Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Field Experience

Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Urban Special Education

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Elizabeth M. Beveridge

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Graphic organizers; Writing--Study and teaching


This case study was conducted with a seventh grade student that was identified with Other Health Impaired and had attention related difficulties. He was identified as a struggling reader who was not performing at grade level in reading or writing. The researcher investigated the effectiveness of an intervention which included the following strategies: teaching expository text type, using sentence sorting tasks, the use of graphic organizers, summary writing, and self regulation strategies. These strategies taught in a scaffolded instructional approach during ten 90 minute one-on-one tutoring sessions helped the student to increase his summary writing and study skills as seen in the results of the assessments given. Further research on students’ ability to retain and transfer these strategies would increase the data. In addition, research on the effectiveness of these strategies among a larger sample size of students with various needs could produce more thorough and comprehensive results.


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