Before a student can become a successful writer, we must first find his ideal pencil. Many teachers make the assumption that a student without the physical ability to hold and manipulate a writing utensil is not ready for writing instruction. Many students are able to use a writing utensil such as a pencil, pen, crayon,… [Read more…] Writing Opportunities: Finding Your Student’s Pencil
The benefits of writing instruction for students with intellectual disabilities are numerous. Consider the following suggestions for writing instruction. Each will encourage students to write. None of these tips require students to use a pencil, use immaculate grammar, or perfectly spell. Research The benefits of writing instruction for students with intellectual disabilities are numerous.… [Read more…] Write On! Writing Instruction Strategies for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Writing is much more than forming words with a pencil. Putting thoughts or ideas in written form does not require the author to actually hand write the words (Copeland & Keefe, 2007). If your students have difficulty with writing, consider the following modifications. This is not a comprehensive list, so be sure to collaborate with… [Read more…] Let’s Get Ready to Write!