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The Writing Road: Reinvigorate Your Students' Enthusiasm for Writing

Priming your students for writing with props or humorous thoughts can pique their interest in a writing topic. In addition to priming, visual organizers like hamburgers and word trees challenge students to organize their writing and choose interesting words.

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to what you are doing while you are doing it — being present in the moment. Studies show suggest that mindful meditation decreases anxiety and detrimental self-focus, which, in turn, promotes social skills and academic success for students with learning disabilities. Here are four ways to introduce mindfulness practices into your classroom.

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Helping Kids with Dysgraphia Succeed

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. Kids with dysgraphia often have difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting, and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Discover the warning signs of dysgraphia and learn more about effective accommodations, modifications, and instructional strategies.

Effective Writing Instruction

The “once and done” model of teaching writing to kids with LD just doesn’t work, says expert Steve Graham. In our exclusive interview, Graham outlines three research-based practices that are particularly helpful to students with LD. Learn how to implement each recommendation in your classroom.

The Reviewing Process: How Technology Can Help Struggling Writers

After prewriting and drafting, students move on to reviewing and revising their work where they learn about the 'craft' of writing, review content for clarity, and make deliberate changes to improve the piece. See how one teacher uses technology to help her students edit text, improve flow, and clarify meaning.

Writing Disabilities: An Overview

"The words are all tangled up inside my head. I'm confused. I get tangled up in writing the words, and I stop." Learn from an expert why some kids with learning disabilities struggle with writing and how some instructional approaches can help.

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Mosaic Teapot, by Jonathan, age 12

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Today's First Person Essay

Tear it! by Joshua Maiche

The teacher asked the class condescendingly: "Class, what do you think I should do with Joshua's sheet of paper?"

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