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This special issue of Intervention in School and Clinic supports the knowledge and skills of educators who provide reading and writing intervention to students with learning disabilities in the upper elementary grades. Grades 3 through 5 are critical to long-term academic success because, for many students with learning disabilities, foundational literacy skills are still developing during a time when reading and writing tasks become more challenging. In this issue, evidence-based instructional practices and strategies are presented. The articles in this issue include interventions for improving word reading skills, written expression, advanced reading comprehension, as well as motivation and self-determined learning. Detailed teaching steps, classroom examples, and suggestions for classroom resources are included.


Toste, J. R., & Ciullo, S. (2017). Reading and writing instruction in the upper elementary grades. Intervention in School and Clinic, 52(5), 259–261. doi:10.1177/1053451216676835

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Reading Instruction
Writing Instruction

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Journal Article/Book Chapter

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