2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Education

Use of the Paraphrasing Strategy to Increase the Comprehension of Diverse Learners in a Middle School Setting
Reesha M. Paul♦
Dr. Dale Blesz, Faculty Mentor

The reauthorization of IDEA 2004 has placed new demands on accommodations for the differing needs of students. Strategic instruction is an important component to ensure that the needs of diverse learners in classrooms are addressed. A metacognitive procedure developed by The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning has been proven effective at promoting effective teaching and learning of critical content in schools. In this study the Paraphrasing Strategy was implemented in an urban middle school setting by teachers of students with special needs. The preliminary data reflect significant gains in reading comprehension.

Keywords: SIM, Special Education, Paraphrasing, Diverse Needs, Comprehension

Topic(s):Special Education

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 60-7
Location: OP Lobby and Atrium
Time: 4:15

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