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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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Simple Strategies to Help Struggling Readers Achieve Grade-Level Success
Posted on Nov 15, 2018
  • Michelle Easley
Tags
  • reading
  • Reading Intervention
Simple Strategies to Help Struggling Readers Achieve Grade-Level Success

Only one-third of American students entering high school are proficient in reading (National Assessment of Educational Progress). Many students lack the basic, foundational reading skills necessary to be successful academically.

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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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Overcoming the Challenge of Poverty: Helping Low-Income Students Move Toward Reading Success
Posted on Apr 12, 2018
  • EdView360
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • Struggling Readers
Overcoming the Challenge of Poverty: Helping Low-Income Students Move Toward Reading Success

Growing up in a household where academic success is not encouraged or financial challenges outweigh other priorities can cause many students to struggle. Imagine how the challenges are magnified when those students attend a majority low-income school.

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I AM MORE than a struggling reader
Posted on Dec 14, 2017
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • Struggling Readers
I AM MORE than a struggling reader

Adolescents who struggle with reading are often reluctant to bring attention upon themselves and engage in class. However, with the right intervention, these students—who share the same dreams and aspirations as their grade-level peers—can become more, do more, and achieve more.

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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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