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This second edition of Inclusion Strategies for Secondary Classrooms helps teachers access specific findings that target students with disabilities secondary classrooms. Providing a quick resource of research-supported strategies, M. C. Gore offers field-tested and teacher-friendly approaches to understanding the levels and stages of learning for students with disabilities.
An updated revision of the bestselling book Successful Inclusion Strategies for Secondary and Middle School Teachers, this book: Addresses the reauthorization of IDEA 2004 and the full impact of NCLB on special education; Highlights how the strategies in this book can be incorporated in all levels of RTI; Includes expanded discussion of Universal Design for Learning
Chapter 10: Promoting Factual Mastery Through Mnemonic Devices
Promoting Factual Mastery Through Mnemonic Devices
Mnemonic strategies are the single most powerful inclusion strategy (Kavale & Forness, 1999), with an astonishing effect size of 1.62. In addition, the playful nature of keyword and musical mnemonic strategies motivates students and captures their attention.
Because students must master discipline-specific Knowledge level information before they can engage in higher-order thinking in that discipline, as craftspeople must gather rough gems before they can process them and create beautiful jewelry, mnemonic devices are valuable tools for working with students with memory problems. The fact that they are fun is a delightful bonus.
As middle and secondary school teachers, we love to teach higher-order thinking skills. But in the same way that craftspeople must gather rough gems ...