Writing and Research Instruction for Students with Significant Disability: Providing Accessible ELA Instruction through an iPad App

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This presentation will inform participants of studies targeting both writing instruction and studentled research instruction via an App for middle school students with significant disabilities. Based on results two studies, participants will learn about supports to make persuasive writing and research instruction accessible for students with significant disabilities. Learner Outcomes: • Apply a persuasive writing intervention and a student-led KWHL research intervention that incorporates evidence-based practices in their classrooms. • Discuss ways to provide meaningful grade aligned access to ELA skills for students with significant disabilities from diverse backgrounds. • Incorporate technology (ipad) and grade aligned fictional and nonfiction novels that address complex and diverse themes into writing instruction as a means for increasing engagement and access for students with significant disabilities.


Honolulu, HI

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