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Jordan Butel

Structure strips

May 30th, 2018

Recently, while training a school on DocsPlus, the teachers and I were discussing strategies for supporting learners on the structure of their writing - as well as the content.

The school had begun to implement structure strips, which offer learners an on-screen structure support for their writing.

However, with many of their learners having reading difficulties, they wanted to find a more accessible way of recreating this. Fortunately, DocsPlus offers exactly this.

First, we used the Voice Notes tool to provide verbal prompts for the learners. The teacher would record sound clips of some key ideas and concepts for the students to listen to while they were completing their writing.

Then we created a Wordbar with the necessary support, in a way that the students could access. The students could listen to, read, and use the content in their writing. The Wordbars were then easy to print or share across the school.

structure strips support

The students were excited to have the opportunity to pick the way in which they were best supported. If you’d like to find out more about DocsPlus, or arrange some training, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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