Many students with learning disabilities can benefit from systematic and explicit approaches to teaching writing. Writing can be a forgotten but critically important academic area for students with learning disabilities across elementary through high school grades. A framework of explicit instruction, including a variety of components such as modeling, scaffolding of supports, and close monitoring of student performance, can help teachers design and deliver effective, evidence-based instruction on writing. This webinar details each component of explicit instruction and guides participants through the design of their own explicit instruction lessons on a variety of writing skills including spelling, sentence writing, and extended composition.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe each component of explicit instruction.
- Apply the components of explicit instruction to lesson plans.
- Discuss ways of using explicit instruction across multiple writing skills.
Presented by Shawn Datchuk, Ph.D., University of Iowa. Original air date March 29, 2017. 57 minutes. #WEB1704A.
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