Using the CCSS to Support Struggling Writers in the Secondary Setting It can be difficult for secondary speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to feel truly integrated as valuable faculty members of the schools they serve. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) present a unique opportunity for SLPs to take a leadership role and establish themselves as a vital part of the educational process ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2013
Using the CCSS to Support Struggling Writers in the Secondary Setting
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  • Angela Greenwood
    Salem-Keizer School District, Salem, Oregon
  • Disclosure: Financial: Angela Greenwood is a speech-language pathologist and augmentative communication specialist at the Salem-Keizer School District.
    Disclosure: Financial: Angela Greenwood is a speech-language pathologist and augmentative communication specialist at the Salem-Keizer School District.×
    Nonfinancial: Angela Greenwood has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Angela Greenwood has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.×
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Article   |   October 01, 2013
Using the CCSS to Support Struggling Writers in the Secondary Setting
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2013, Vol. 14, 39-46. doi:10.1044/sbi14.3.39
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2013, Vol. 14, 39-46. doi:10.1044/sbi14.3.39

It can be difficult for secondary speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to feel truly integrated as valuable faculty members of the schools they serve. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) present a unique opportunity for SLPs to take a leadership role and establish themselves as a vital part of the educational process for students. As experts in language development, SLPs are adept at providing scaffolding to students who are struggling in the areas of reading and writing. Thus, the SLP can be an important resource to general education and special education teachers as he or she seeks to provide instruction aligned to the CCSS. This article describes how one SLP worked with her team of middle school educators using the CCSS to support students as they completed a grade-level writing project. Issues related to service delivery models and writing Individualized Education Program goals aligned with the CCSS are also discussed.

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