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From the introduction to the article:

Ms. Baxter spends fourth period every day in an eighth-grade general education social studies class where she supports the needs of students with disabilities. She monitors students’ work and checks in with students (Murawski & Swanson, 2001), typically while the social studies teacher presents content-related information through lecture or PowerPoint presentation (Swanson, Wanzek, McCulley et al., 2016). As she goes through her classroom routine, Ms. Baxter reflects on the needs of the students with disabilities. They rarely read. They rarely speak. They are not actively engaged in lessons. She wonders how she can better help these students. At a recent professional development session, Ms. Baxter learned more about the effect of vocabulary instruction on content knowledge (e.g., Goodwin & Ahn, 2010; Swanson, Wanzek, Vaughn et al., 2016; Wanzek, Swanson, Vaughn, Roberts, & Fall, 2016) and broader reading comprehension (e.g., Swanson, Wanzek, Vaughn et al., 2016), and she thinks that she might be able to implement this type of instruction in this co-taught social studies classroom.

Citation

Swanson, E., Vaughn, S., & Wexler, J. (2017). Enhancing adolescents' comprehension of text by building vocabulary knowledge. Teaching Exceptional Children. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/004005991772077


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Published Date

2017

Funding Source

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Topic

Features of Effective Instruction
Literacy Instruction
Reading Instruction
Special Education/Learning Disabilities
Tutoring

Type of Resource

Journal Article/Book Chapter

Audience

Administrators
Coach
General Education Classroom Teacher
Higher Education Instructor
Instructional Coaches
Preservice Teacher
Researcher
School Administrator
Special Education Teacher
Technical Assistance Provider
Tutor

Grade Level

Elementary
Middle School
High School