Free Digital Library Promotes Reading Independence for Middle School StudentBy Chernek, Valerie; Exceptional Parent Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 8/9, p. 77
Publication Date: August/September 2009
Article describes how a special education teacher and an English instructor combine texts from the Bookshare online accessible library with reading comprehension strategies to aid their school’s 9th through 12th graders with reading and learning disabilities. The Bookshare library helps school administrators comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requiring schools to provide accessible reading materials to students with print disabilities who qualify for the service. Focus is on a 9th grade student with a reading disability who successfully completed a reading assignment of To Kill a Mockingbird using a digitized version of the novel and e-book voice output software in combination with a study guide including comprehension questions furnished by the English teacher. The school district hopes to widen the circle of Bookshare users to include elementary school students.
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