Sentence Writing Intervention for At-Risk Writers in Upper Elementary Grades
Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
Fluent production of a variety of grammatically correct sentences is essential to overall writing quality across genres. Sentence-production skills become increasingly important as students prepare to transition from the elementary grades to middle-school. Many students in the upper-elementary grades, however, struggle with sentence production skills—especially writers with a learning disability. This paper provides useful information for educators focusing on improving the quality of sentence-level writing skills for students with learning disabilities in Grades 3–5. Specifically, guidance is provided for using (a) assessment to inform sentence-level intervention and (b) a sequence of instructional practices for improving foundational sentence-level production skills.
Learning Disabilities Research and Practice
(2021). Sentence Writing Intervention for At-Risk Writers in Upper Elementary Grades. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 36(4), 367-379.
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