Teaching students with learning disabilities to mindfully plan when writing

Three fifth graders with learning disabilities received instruction designed to help them incorporate three common planning strategies into their current approach to writing. Students learned to set goals, brainstorm ideas, and sequence their ideas while writing stories and completing assignments. The schematic structure of stories improved, and papers became longer.

Author: 
Troia, G. A., Graham, S., & Harris, K. R.
Year: 
1999
Source: 
Exceptional Children, Vol. 65, 235-252.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
Grade Level: 
middle school
IDEA Disability Category: 
specific learning disability
Instructional Support: 
organize and plan
National Writing Next Standards: 
planning and organizing
English Language Arts: 
Writing