How Personal & Individual Issues Impact Language & Reading Development


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Which of these is NOT a common link between poverty and student education?

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1. What is a learning disability?

2. When are students old enough to become self-aware and compare their situations to their peers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is designed to test your knowledge of what might cause students to have difficulties in developing reading and language skills. You will be quizzed on the sources of these causes as well as definitions of relevant terms and phrases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment tool, you will answer questions regarding:

  • Common links between poverty and education
  • What a learning disability is
  • The age at which students are self-aware and can compare their situations to those of other students
  • What IEP stands for and what it is
  • Ways in which teaching students about diversity helps in all areas of learning

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the link between poverty and learning difficulties
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as learning disability and IEP
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effectiveness of teaching students about diversity

Additional Learning

You can find out more about what might impede the learning of language arts and reading when you refer to the lesson titled How Personal & Individual Issues Impact Language & Reading Development. This lesson will detail:

  • The importance of language and reading development
  • How home life situations, such as stress or poverty, can impact learning
  • Ways in which learning disabilities can hinder the development of language and reading skills
  • Various emotional issues that can negatively impact language and reading development
  • How knowledge of these issues can help teachers overcome them