Sentence writing intervention for at-risk writers in upper elementary grades
Smith, R. Alex
Allen, Abigail A.
Panos, Kristin L.
Ciullo, Stephen P.
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Smith, R. A., Allen, A. A., Panos, K. L., & Ciullo, S. (2021). Sentence writing intervention for at-risk writers in upper elementary grades. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, doi:10.1111/ldrp.12266
Fluent production of a variety of grammatically correct sentences is essential to overall writing quality across genres. Sentence-production skills become increasingly important as students prepare to transition from the elementary grades to middle-school. Many students in the upper-elementary grades, however, struggle with sentence production skills—especially writers with a learning disability. This paper provides useful information for educators focusing on improving the quality of sentence-level writing skills for students with learning disabilities in Grades 3–5. Specifically, guidance is provided for using (a) assessment to inform sentence-level intervention and (b) a sequence of instructional practices for improving foundational sentence-level production skills.
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