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Strategy Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities: Creating Independent Learners

Strategy Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities: Creating Independent Learners

By: Laura R. Hedin (author), Gregory J. Conderman (author), Mary V. Bresnahan (author)Paperback

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Teach your students learning strategies that will last a lifetime! The pressure is on special and general education teachers alike. If we're to ensure that adolescents with mild disabilities achieve the very same gains as their peers, we must first teach them how to learn. Here's a one-stop guide for getting started, pairing the very best instructional methods with assessments and IEP goals so all students can be independent learners. Driven by research, this indispensible resource features: Evidence-based strategies for teaching vocabulary, reading, written language, math, and science, as well as study skills, textbook skills, and self-regulation Clear presentation that describes strategies in context Informal assessments for every content area or skill addressed Case studies that link assessment results, IEP goals, and learning strategies Application activities with questions and suggested responses Whether you teach in an inclusive, resource, or self-contained setting, there's no better guide for teaching your students learning strategies that will last a lifetime.

About Author

Greg Conderman is full professor of special education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where he teaches methods and collaboration courses for elementary education, secondary education, and special education majors. He was a middle and high school special education teacher and special education consultant for 10 years before entering higher education. He has authored over 70 articles on instructional methods and collaboration, which have been published in special education and general education journals. He is a frequent presenter at local, state, and national conferences. He has also received numerous teaching awards for excellence in instruction at the college level Laura Hedin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special and Early Education at Northern Illinois University. She teaches instructional methods courses including reading methods in both the graduate and undergraduate special education certification programs. Her research interests include reading in the content areas for intermediate and secondary students with disabilities as well as teacher preparation and co-teaching. Val Bresnahan is an adjunct instructor of special education at Northern Illinois University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in learning disabilities and inclusion. Bresnahan has taught elementary, middle, and high school students in special and inclusionary environments, and she has been a learning facilitator and a speech-language pathologist. In addition to teaching college courses, she is a middle school co-teacher in language arts and social studies in a central Illinois suburb. She has authored books and articles on vocabulary instruction and co-teaching and is a frequently invited presenter on reading and language skills.


Introduction to Secondary Special Education1. Instructional Approaches2. The Strategies ApproachInformal Assessments, IEPs, and Strategies3. Vocabulary: Informal Assessments4. Vocabulary: Methods and Strategies5. Reading Decoding: Informal Assessments6. Reading Decoding: Methods and Strategies7. Reading Comprehension: Informal Assessments8. Reading Comprehension: Methods and Strategies9. Written Language: Informal Assessments10. Written Language: Methods and Strategies11. Study Skills: Informal Assessments12. Study Skills: Methods and Strategies13. Textbook Skills: Informal Assessments14. Textbook Skills: Methods and Strategies15. Self- Regulation: Informal Assessments16. Self- Regulation: Methods and Strategies17. Math: Informal Assessments18. Math: Methods and Strategies19. Science: Informal Assessments20. Science: Methods and Strategies

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412996327
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781412996327
  • ISBN10: 1412996325

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