Helping Special Education Students Learn Through Reading


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What is an independent reader?

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1. What does it mean to have a learning disability?

2. What is a schema?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo is designed to gauge your understanding of reading strategies and methods useful for learning-disabled students. Practice questions focus on relevant term definitions and specific actions teachers can take to increase reading comprehension and fluency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you can expect to be tested on:

  • The definition of independent reader
  • What having a learning disability means
  • The definition of schema
  • The ability to recognize an effective reading strategy
  • What strategy is used for learning-disabled students after reading a content-area text

Skills Practiced

You will use the following skills when completing this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding ways in which teachers can assist learning-disabled students use reading in all areas of learning
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as schema and independent reader
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding learning disabilities

Additional Learning

More details about this topic are found in the lesson Helping Special Education Students Learn Through Reading. By using this lesson, you will encounter information about:

  • The ways in which reading is utilized in all content areas for effective learning
  • How learning-disabled students can struggle with the use of reading as a learning tool
  • Strategies which teachers can employ to build the reading skills and confidence of special education students