SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Fahsl, A. J., & McAndrews, S. L. (2012). Journal writing: Support for students with learning disabilities. Intervention in School and Clinic47(4), 234–244.

Abstract: Writing can be a powerful tool for thinking and learning. Journaling is one form of writing that is a commonly used learning tool in many classrooms. Children use journals to record personal experiences; explore reactions and interpretations to reading and videos; or record, analyze, or enhance information about literature or other subject areas. This article examines how to scaffold journal writing instruction for students with learning disabilities within a diagnostic teaching cycle by establishing learning outcomes, planning assessment, planning instruction, implementing instruction, and analyzing individual student learning. Example lessons, differentiation strategies, scoring guides, and student samples are provided.