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Effective Literacy Instruction for Students with Moderate or Severe Disabilities -- By Susan R. Copeland, Ph.D., & Elizabeth B. Keefe, Ph.D.

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"A very insightful book ... The writing is clear and concise which makes the book an excellent learning tool for experienced as well as novice teachers. The collaboration widens the knowledge base of the book and brings many fresh, varied opinions on how to accomplish the task of teaching literacy to students with disabilities." —Education Review—Brief Reviews

For students with moderate or severe disabilities, developing literacy skills is a critical component of successful communication, employment, and community participation. Finally, educators have a practical, concise guidebook for helping these students meet NCLB's academic standards for literacy. Appropriate for use in all settings, including inclusive classrooms, this book is the lifeline every K-12 teacher needs to

  • Address Reading First. Educators will discover ways to teach Reading First's six key literacy components — phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension, and oral language — to students with disabilities.

  • Implement proven strategies. The practical teaching techniques and suggestions throughout the book are backed by research and field tested.

  • Plan better lessons that get results. With simple organizational tools like the Literacy Planning Matrix, teachers will ensure that their curriculum and instruction meet the needs of all their students.

  • Teach students with a wide range of disabilities. Focused on better literacy for all, this book is filled with effective guidelines for students with the full range of disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and multiple disabilities.

  • Make the most of assistive technology. Teachers will learn how high- and low-tech supports can minimize barriers to classroom participation.

  • Understand the latest research.The authors highlight reliable, up-to-date research on effective literacy practices and put it in the most accessible terms.

A must-have resource on one of today's hottest emerging topics, this easy-to-use book will help everyone involved in education.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
About the Contributors
Foreword, by Diane L. Ryndak

  1. The Power of Literacy
    Susan R. Copeland

  2. Creating Rich Literacy Learning Environments for All Students
    Jonathan D. Brinkerhoff and Elizabeth B. Keefe

  3. The Role of Language and Communication as the Basis for Literacy
    Julia Scherba de Valenzuela and Marilyn Tracey

  4. Word Recognition Instruction
    Susan R. Copeland and J. Anne Calhoon

  5. Fluency
    Elizabeth B. Keefe

  6. Reading Comprehension
    Susan R. Copeland

  7. Vocabulary Development
    Elizabeth B. Keefe

  8. Written Communication
    Susan R. Copeland

  9. Supporting Literacy Development with Assistive Technology
    Beth Foley and Amy Staples

  10. Organizing Literacy Instruction
    Elizabeth B. Keefe

  11. Literacy for Life
    Susan R. Copeland



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