Research paper #1 will require you to argue for your own perspective on the selected topic (Dyslexia). Your goal is toeffectively argue for your standpoint using the rhetorical appeals. The research paper’s thesis statement must be supported throughout the argument. Avoid digressing from the thesis statement at any stage of the research paper. The argumentation or persuasion research paper will require the use of seven (7) sources that I have already provided you with the annotated bibliography that I want you to use (listed below) on .Dyslexia. Research paper needs to be 4-5 page double-spaced pages.
Williams, J., Lynch, S. (2010). Dyslexia: What Teachers Need to Know. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 46 (2).
Joan Williams and Sharon Lynch conducted a research which examines basic issues which every teacher needs to know about dyslexia. They covered definition of the disease, myths which are connected with dyslexia, the way the disease influences education of children at educational settings of various levels, and general dyslexia characteristics. Addressing the problem, the researchers have also defined a range of strategies which are considered effective when it is necessary to promote academic achievements of children who were diagnosed with dyslexia.
Williams and Lynch conducted a vast literature review which was supported by experience of some teachers who worked with dyslexia children. Examination of the literature in complex with practical knowledge allowed the researchers to analyze the problem and clearly explain its core and also introduce tactics to be used when it comes to work with dyslexia children.
The most important findings of the article are breaking myths about dyslexia and sharing ideas on managing and improving achievements of the students who have to study and experience consequences of the disease.
The article brings a very important contribution both to the general knowledge about the disease and to personal one. The reason is that it breaks the wrong associations and misbelieves which might affect teaching of dyslexia children in a negative way and bring dreadful consequences. However, reading the article is the first step towards prevention of such situation and more effective teaching of children with dyslexia.
The article is well written and it involves great research which is combined with practical knowledge. Partially it is aimed at the audience which has no knowledge about dyslexia, and the researchers provide general knowledge and report on the most widespread principles. However, the new ideas are also present in the article. They are breaking the myths and introduction of effective tactics to promote effective teaching in the class where children have dyslexia.
Aldridge, J. (2007). Rethinking Dyslexia, Scripted Reading, and Federal Mandates: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 34 (1).
Jerry Aldrige conducted a research and wrote an article which reveals some problematic areas and misleading of the professionals who develop programs to make education of children with dyslexia more effective.
In order to conduct the research, author of the article examined literature of the world known experts in the issue and also analyzed federal mandates and scripted reading programs which are aimed to help the children who have problems with reading because of dyslexia.
Findings of the article Rethinking Dyslexia, Scripted Reading, and Federal Mandates: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same state that the programs which are developed by the professionals on the disease do not always represent the best actions to be taken. However, it is much more important for educators to make local decisions and help children with dyslexia to learn reading with the help of actions which are based on the teachers’ personal experience of work with these children and their personal judgment.
There can be no doubts that this research is a significant step towards improvement of teaching of children with reading disorders as it promotes personal approach to each of the students. The article also contributes to personal knowledge of each of the readers, breaking the stereotypes and demonstrating importance of implementation of leadership qualities when it comes to teaching children with dyslexia.
Jerry Aldrige conducted a vast research and thorough analysis of literature in order to conduct the research, which is represented in the form of a well-written article, sharing information about background of dyslexia studies and emphasizing the importance of individual approach to each child.
Wadlington, E., Jacob, S., Bailey, S. (1996). Teaching Student with Dyslexia in the Regular Classroom. Childhood Education, 73(1).
Elizabeth Wadlington, Shirley Jacob, and Sandra Bailey examine the problem of dyslexia in many students and provide general instructions on the way to manage learning in such children effectively.
Similarly to many other researches, this one involves analysis of numerous literature resources, many of which are peer reviewed. However, what differs the article Teaching Student with Dyslexia in the Regular Classroom from other researches, is that it does not only provide instructions on effective teaching, but also explains how to help children with dyslexia on each particular class and with various tasks as, for example, Art and classes where tests should be taken, are of different level of difficulty, so they should be managed in different ways.
Findings of the article are related to various areas of education as they explore how teachers should act at each class. This information brings a very important contribution to the general knowledge about dyslexia and to personal awareness of the disease as well, as it does not only give the general information, but divides instructions into categories of various subjects and tasks.
The article has a clear structure and it is well written. There can be no doubts that significant research was conducted in order to develop recommendations for teaching children with dyslexia and contribute to their knowledge of various subjects. These are the new ideas which are delivered by the authors and which are valuable both form theoretical and practical implications.
Abadiano, H. (2001). Children with Dyslexia: Research Responds to Frequently Asked Questions. New England Reading Association Journal, 37(3)
Children with Dyslexia: Research Responds to Frequently Asked Questions by Helen Abadiano is a detailed research on the issue of dyslexia, which is aimed at development of skills to recognize the disease, and help children who have it to learn in the mainstream classroom.
Author of the article analyzed several sources of information to conduct the research. Probably, because the amount of the information chosen was not vast, the article contains only general instructions on recognition of the disease and ways to help children who have it.
The article is very beneficial for the teachers who work in the mainstream classrooms and have never faced cases of dyslexia. However, those experienced might also find some new knowledge on management and improvement of outcomes of learning in children who have been diagnosed to have dyslexia.
The article is well written, it involves citations of famous authors. However, the research itself reveals basic information only, but it also might be beneficial for some educators.
Wadlington, E., Wadlington, P. (2005). What Educators Really Believe about Dyslexia. Reading Improvement, 42(1).
Elizabeth and Patrick Wadlington are researchers who, in their article What Educators Really Believe about Dyslexia have reached several aims. These are creation and validation of a scale to measure beliefs which are connected with dyslexia; usage of the scale to examine the beliefs which are possessed by teachers in terms of dyslexia, and recommend some ways to improve preparation of the students with dyslexia.
The most important findings of the article reveal ways to contribute to education of children with dyslexia disorders and they can be used by the educators in their practice, and also in theory to make even greater contribution to the dyslexia knowledge.
The research is professionally written, it has a clear and logic structure and a vast literature review and analysis was performed to develop the instructions concerning further actions.