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It’s That Time of Year
Posted on Sep 5, 2018
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • #IAmMore
  • Dyslexia
  • ELL
  • ESSA
  • Literacy Symposium
  • Writing
It’s That Time of Year

It's a new school year and we're happy to launch our Fall blog series, which will focus on timely topics of interest to educators. This Fall, we'll share valuable information on the #IAmMore movement, ESSA, teaching struggling students (including dyslexia) as well as other teaching and learning subjects. Be sure to watch for our Fall Webinar series also, launching next month.

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Literacy Expert Debunks 5 Popular Myths About Dyslexia
Posted on Apr 26, 2018
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
Literacy Expert Debunks 5 Popular Myths About Dyslexia

Coming to terms with the challenges dyslexic students face can be daunting. Here, Dr. Louisa Moats dispels assumptions to illustrate five realities about dyslexia that parents and professionals must embrace.

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I AM MORE than a student with dyslexia
Posted on Oct 19, 2017
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • Struggling Readers
I AM MORE than a student with dyslexia

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. During this month, we celebrate the amazing stories of the many people who have overcome challenges associated with dyslexia to be more. Some of these people have gone onto to lead incredibly remarkable lives, people like Richard Branson, Pablo Picasso, Henry Winkler, Agatha Christie, Octavia Spencer, Tim Tebow and Steven Spielberg – showing that they are not defined by their diagnosis.

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Defending the "D" Word ... Dyslexia
Posted on Oct 5, 2017
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
Defending the "D" Word ... Dyslexia

Henry Ward Beecher once said, a word is a “peg to hang ideas on.” A single word can conjure a host of meanings and associations. “Dyslexia” is such a word. In the last couple of years, well-known and respected researchers have been arguing that it is time to do away with the “D word.”

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Staying Grounded in Reading Realities: A Better Approach for Struggling Readers
Posted on Mar 29, 2017
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Education Technology
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • Struggling Readers
  • Struggling Students
Staying Grounded in Reading Realities: A Better Approach for Struggling Readers

I attended and spoke at the annual International Dyslexia Association (IDA) meeting in Dallas. IDA remains the best interdisciplinary conference for all professionals, advocates, and families concerned with reading, writing, and language difficulties.

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How Teacher Talk Affects Student Vocabulary Growth
Posted on Jan 6, 2016
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Education Technology
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • Struggling Readers
  • Struggling Students
How Teacher Talk Affects Student Vocabulary Growth

Rather than focusing on text reading this month, let’s turn our attention to one of the critical components of language necessary for comprehension: vocabulary.

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