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Self-Regulated Strategy Development for Struggling Writers

Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) is a method of writing instruction that stresses specific skills and steps in helping children (in general education or special education) who struggle with "getting words on the page." We've all taught students who seem to know, instinctively, how to produce a good paragraph, story, or essay. SRSD is designed to help the other ones, who may have good ideas, but become discouraged and confused because they don't know where to start.
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Self-Regulated Strategy Development for Struggling Writers
  • Amelia Franz says:
    For a more in-depth guide for using SRSD in the classroom (and across the curriculum), this book would be a solid resource. It's available in both paperback and Kindle editions, starting at $20.00.
  • Amelia Franz says:
    This teacher resource site features materials on improving student writing from teachers and authors Dr. Karen Harris and Dr. Steve Graham. The site is very user-friendly and well-designed, with videos and forums on the most common writing struggles students face in the classroom. You'll need to sign up for a free membership, and you can choose to purchase books such as Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students.
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    ldatschool.ca

    The Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) Approach to Writing

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    Amelia Franz says:
    From LD@School, a Canadian learning disabilities resource site, this overview of the steps involved in SRSD will be helpful if you're searching for a broad, general overview of the process (activating prior knowledge, discussing, modeling, memorizing, and composing). Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a list of more SRSD resources.
  • Amelia Franz says:
    If you're an elementary teacher, this site will give you several lesson plans and teaching resources for helping your students write persuasively. One of the topics modeled is "Should Children Your Age Be Allowed to Stay Over at Friends' Houses?" This includes graphic organizers, lists of transition words, and printable composition paper.
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    ode.state.or.us

    Using Self-Regulated Strategy Development to Help Students Who Have "Trubol Giting Thangs Into Werds

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    Amelia Franz says:
    An article in Remedial and Special Education explains the model of SRSD and how it can be used to improve student writing, particularly with students with learning disabilities. If you're interested in the origins of SRSD and how it differs from other methods of writing instruction (Writer's Workshop, for example), this will help you understand SRSD and the problems with student writing that it attempts to solve.
  • Amelia Franz says:
    This self-paced learning module presents a hypothetical teaching scenario in which Mr. Carter, a new teacher, is frustrated at the fact that his students don't seem to remember what they learn in class. He consults an expert teacher, who starts him on the path to understanding how strategy instruction will help his students retain information better and improve their writing skills.
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BloomBoard Asks:For those of you who've used SRSD in the classroom, what technique or strategy has been most helpful for your struggling writers?