This case study examined the impact of a series of tutoring sessions on the literacy development of a young woman with Down syndrome. The first author assumed the role of participant observer through the reported sessions and acted as an individual tutor to the young woman. Data obtained from an initial screening indicated that the young woman had only limited word decoding strategies when reading text, and consequently, had significant problems with comprehension.
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George Orwell's thought-provoking novel covers the themes of dehumanization, isolation, repression, loneliness, social class disparity, and abuse of power. This teacher's guide includes chapter summaries, questions, and extension activities. Enhance students' understanding of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with the reading activities and questions in this literature guide.
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The purpose of reading is for the reader to construct meaning from the text. For many young adults with Down syndrome, knowing what the text is all about is difficult, and so for them the activity of reading becomes simply the practice of word calling. It is suggested in the literature that for those individuals with Down syndrome, learning can continue into adolescence and that this may be the optimal time for learning to occur.
Jump to navigation. Learning how to read is one of the most important things a child will do before the age of The Phonics Method teaches children to pair sounds with letters and blend them together to master the skill of decoding.
Authors Susan L. Groenke and Lisa Scherff offer suggestions for incorporating YA lit into the high school curriculum. Sales of young adult literature are stronger than ever.