Reading Intervention In Social Studies

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There were studies that researched how they could help students with a reading based learning disability the goal for the students was for them to become more efficient in their areas of struggle by including the extra help they need in the social studies classroom. One took place in a middle school where mostly eighth graders were studied. This particular age group normally takes classes like U.S, State and World History as per their states Social Studies standard.(Site) this class can be difficult if students have a learning disability. The most common subjects learning disabled students struggle with are the language arts and math. They normally have to attend special classes so they can receive more instruction. 60% of these students’ …show more content…
(Site ) Since Social Studies focuses heavily on reading comprehension, researches thought about using it as a tool to help students outside of their specialized classroom. The study was called, Reading Intervention (“Within Social Studies Content Instruction”) They hoped to improve basic comprehension, and knowledge covering the content discussed in their text (Site1). This experiment, it was designed with students with diverse levels of comprehensive aptitudes in mind, not disabilities alone. I think this is one of the best parts of the experiment. It lets the students who are struggling go as far as they are able. It could do more harm than good by designing it with a limited celling. The structure they built was designed this way so the children with disabilities can be included in the …show more content…
This activity can either be read as a class, in groups, pairs or as an independent activity. These groups are made depending on the needs of the students. As a teacher, it would be important to strategize as they suggest- to pair the students with the lower reading level with the student with the higher reading level (Site1). This is where the students start to apply more of what they learned from previous steps-like their key words or the lessons from their warm up. Although, “Team Based Learning” is more beneficial, it requires “active engagement and text based discourse” (Site1). The point of the structure of this activity is to help students organize their thoughts and finish applying aspects of the lesson. Then the teacher can help the students that need clarification and the students can assess themselves, and take other assessments to see how well they understand the

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