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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F3 - Story Frames: Using Narrative Structure to Improve Written Language, Reading Comprehension, and Executive Function Skills

Nov 10, 2017 8:30am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 9:30am

Standard: $20.00


Written expression is often challenging for students with dyslexia or dysgraphia. Using story frames is a means of scaffolding the higher-level skills needed for achieve proficiency in written language. This approach links executive function skills to the various stages of the writing process, enhances language-processing skills, and improves comprehension for students of all ages. Story frames use storyboards, pictography, and the structure of story grammar to address the underlying skills required for comprehension and writing at the sentence, paragraph, and essay level across ability levels.

Learning Outcome:

  • HANDWRITING/WRITTEN LANGUAGE: Identify effective practices and strategies for written language.

Disclosure: Carolee Dean and Paula Moraine have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Carolee Dean, M.S., CCC-CALP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Community Rehab Associates
  • Paula Moraine, M.Ed, The Attention Fix Educational Consulting, LLC

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