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Saturday, April 17 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Reverse engineering instructional design to teach paragraph writing

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Expository paragraph writing is difficult to learn and teach. For many students, particularly those with learning disabilities, it is difficult to manage multiple, simultaneous complex processes required. And for their teachers, writing is the content area they feel least prepared to teach. In a recent intervention study, the concept of reverse engineering was applied to instructional design to teach expository paragraph writing, using a color-cued graphic organizer, to students with dyslexia. The promising results of the study have been translated into implications for practice. A brief overview of the study will be included followed by a detailed discussion of how STEM content area teachers can teach this vital skill to their students.
Pedagogy, Special Education, 3-12

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avatar for Dr. Kathy B. Ewoldt

Dr. Kathy B. Ewoldt

Assistant Professor of Special Education, UTSA
I am an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Texas at San Antonio. My research interests are paragraph writing and technology implementation for culturally and linguistically diverse learners in inclusive classrooms, and high-quality teacher preparation for... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Byrne

Suzanne Byrne

GRA, UTSA


Saturday April 17, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Virtual