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From: susan caro

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2008070100:34:17
Subject: word problem-problems

In order to help children who are Learning Disabled to understand word
problems, I often encourage them to illustrate ( with funny sketches)
the information  that is given in the text.  Why?  This method allows
the students to THINK, make learning creative and fun, and helps them
understand the words in the problem.  They often explain that they
cannot draw, but I calmly explain that this is not an art class, and
their pictures will not be graded for their artwork.  They usually
accept this and cooperate!	

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