Reading Exceptionality

As a teacher, you may be working with students that have characteristics or are in the process of being identified as having exceptionalities that affect reading. Some exceptionalities include dyslexia, learning disabilities, ADHD, ELLs, and gifted and talented. It is important to understand what research says about exceptionalities, how they affect students in literacy instruction, research-based intervention strategies, and classroom supports for students with exceptionalities.

Choose three reading exceptionalities that teachers in the classroom can encounter, include dyslexia as one of your exceptionalities. Using the textbook, topic Resources, and your own research create a 500-750 word Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) sheet to share with fellow teachers on exceptionalities that affect reading. Include the following information in your FAQ sheet for each exceptionality:

Describe the exceptionality, including common characteristics, and explain how the exceptionality affects students during literacy instruction. Discuss how students with exceptionalities are identified through the RTI process.
Identify and briefly explain at least one classroom accommodation or modification that can be provided to students to support Tier 1 literacy instruction.
Identify and briefly explain at least one research-based intervention or remediation instructional strategy that can support students with the exceptionality in Tier 2 or Tier 3 instruction.
Share one way to provide social-emotional support to students by building on their strengths and promoting motivation and confidence.
Identify at least one technology tool that can be used in the classroom to support students with the exceptionality.
Support your FAQ sheet with 2-3 scholarly resources.

While APA Style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

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