Using self-regulated strategy development to support students who have "trubol giting thangs into werds"

Tanya Santangelo, Karen R. Harris, Steve Graham

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Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) is a well-established, thoroughly validated instructional model used to teach a variety of writing strategies to elementary, middle, and high school aged students. In this article, an overview of SRSD is presented. Specifically, this includes a discussion about why students struggle with various aspects of the writing process and an explanation of how strategy instruction is uniquely well suited for writing instruction. Next, the SRSD stages are described and an example of how SRSD was used to teach a story grammar strategy to fifth-grade students is offered. Finally, the principles for evaluation and characteristics of effective instruction are discussed and additional resources are listed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-89
Number of pages12
JournalRemedial and Special Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008



  • Inclusive practices
  • Learning disabilities
  • Self-regulation
  • Strategy instruction
  • Writing instruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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