JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS
You will conduct four Journal Article Reviews. Your reviews must involve critiquing and reviewing selected articles on your chosen topic.
Article 1 — Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom
Article 2 — Low and High Incidence Disabilities
Article 3 — Differentiation and Response To Intervention (RTI)
Article 4 — Strategies and Evaluation for Learning
Each review should be one page, double-spaced and follow proper APA formatting, including a title and reference page.
Be sure not to use first person.
You may choose your articles from any of the professional journals of special education listed below:
• American Annals of the Deaf
• American Journal on Mental Retardation
• Behavior Disorders
• Beyond Behavior
• Clearing House
• Education and Training in Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities
• Exceptional Parent
• Focus on Exceptional Children
• Gifted Child Quarterly
• Journal for the Education of Gifted
• Journal of Learning Disabilities
• Journal of Special Education
• Language and Speech
• Physical Therapy
• Remedial and Special Education
• Exceptional Children
Each article you choose must be current (written within the last five years) and related to students with special needs.
When composing your reviews, practice using graduate professional writing by utilizing a professional writing style. Do not begin with “This article is about…;” open the review with a strong thesis statement and summarize the author’s main points in the first paragraph. Using third person, state your personal reaction to the article in the final paragraph (“This author agrees/disagrees…” or “one can see that…”).