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Shared story reading is used successfully to promote literacy skills for all students. However, the benefits of shared story reading are not exclusive to literacy instruction and should carry into other disciplines, such as mathematics. Using shared story reading to teach mathematics concepts can play an important role in mathematics instruction for all students. What steps should teachers follow when using children's literature as a contextual springboard to meaningful mathematics lessons for students with moderate and severe disabilities?


Courtade, G. R., Lingo, A. S., Karp, K. S., & Whitney, T. (2013). Shared story reading: Teaching mathematics to students with moderate and severe disabilities. Teaching Exceptional Children, 45(3), 34–45.

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Mathematics Instruction
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Special Education/Learning Disabilities

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