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Dyslexia and Structured Literacy: Why I Fell in Love with Phonemic Awareness
Posted on Oct 15, 2020
  • Leslie Mata
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy
  • Structured Literacy
Dyslexia and Structured Literacy: Why I Fell in Love with Phonemic Awareness

The Structured Literacy approach has been found to be particularly effective with learners with dyslexia because it focuses on decoding skills, which are critical components of finding success in reading. By emphasizing spelling patterns (instead of specific words), I can lead my students toward using decoding as a strategy, rather than them trying to memorize words by their appearance. It’s true—“Memorization is Not Understanding.”

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Dyslexia: Overcoming the Challenges of Teaching Reading
Posted on Oct 8, 2020
  • Leslie Mata
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Reading Intervention
Dyslexia: Overcoming the Challenges of Teaching Reading

Teaching reading in any classroom requires a complex set of skills and knowledge. A guided reading program is often used and a teacher must have a highly organized system of meeting with small groups, providing direct instruction when possible, and assessing and engaging in error correction. At the same time must also be working on comprehension skills while keeping students engaged and excited about reading and one can easily agree that while teachers do one of the hardest jobs on Earth, they are often lacking adequate training in how to effectively teach reading.

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Of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About
Posted on Oct 16, 2019
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • LETRS
  • Reading Intervention
Of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About

The time has come to call the public’s attention to reading science and to dispel the misconceived beliefs and practices that are so widespread in our classrooms.

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My Fight for Literacy: Growing up with Dyslexia
Posted on Nov 28, 2018
  • Liz Catalani
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • ELA
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
My Fight for Literacy: Growing up with Dyslexia

Imagine how scary class, peers, and the world can be for a child who can’t read and the many instances where reading is necessary and obvious.

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It’s Dyslexia: What’s a Teacher to Do?
Posted on Oct 4, 2018
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
It’s Dyslexia: What’s a Teacher to Do?

Dyslexia is the most common type of developmental reading disability and one of the most studied of all learning disorders. Advocates have successfully pushed more than 40 states to adopt rules and guidelines for the identification and treatment of dyslexia. Given prevalence estimates of about 5 percent to 17 percent of all students, one or two who merit this descriptor are likely to be in every classroom. Thus, every teacher should be familiar with the nature of the disorder and how to teach children who are affected by it.

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In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Voyager Sopris Learning Literacy Symposium
Posted on Sep 13, 2018
  • Carol Tolman
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Dyslexia
  • ELL
  • Literacy
  • Literacy Symposium
  • Professional Development
In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Voyager Sopris Learning Literacy Symposium

It's not too late to bring the expertise of this year's Literacy Symposium into your school or classroom! This year's speakers covered a wide range of relevant topics, including dyslexia laws, common core state standards, English language learners (ELL), teaching writing, LETRS literacy professional development, and so much more. Sign up now to have access to this content for the rest of the school year.

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