written response

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  1. Joji

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    Is there a method or curriculum that you use to teach written response for reading comprehension? I have a few students who orally can state the correct answer (implicit and explicit) but struggle when asked to complete a written response. I teach 4th and 6th grade students by the way.:confused:
     
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    A lot of my students with LDs struggle with written expression. If I am evaluating their reading comprehension, I will often let them just give me their response orally or record it for me to listen to. For any writing, I find that a framework really helps--I will give them the prompts that they need, sometimes writing in key words from what they have told me during discussion, and have them fill in the rest. For many of the students who struggle with this, I haven't found a method that enables them to communicate all of their ideas as well as oral response.
     
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    There is a book called SLAMS. I will see if I can find the information on it. It is designed to teach students how to respond to written response questions.

    S-Sentences (answer with complete sentences)
    L-Line Length (be sure the writing fills all lines)
    A-Answer the Question (be sure to answer the question being asked)
    M-Mechanics
    S-Support (be sure to support your answers by using the story to help)

    It really helped my kids last year, and I am planning on using it this year. I always ask the kids does your answer SLAM the question.
     
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    We use APE:
    A = Answer the question
    P = Prove your answer (proof from the text)
    E = Extend or Explain
     

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