Improving Reading Comprehension

The “Dyslexia” Debate – International Dyslexia Association

May 20th, 2014 | By

The dyslexia debate is, at first glance, a small one. Julian Elliott and Elena Grigorenko, in their new book, The Dyslexia Debate, argue that the term “dyslexia” describes too many conditions, is too broad for diagnosis, and should be replaced by “reading disorders,” a term that is, oddly, even broader and less scientific than the

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Innovations In Technological Applications Help Dyslexic Learners

Aug 9th, 2013 | By

Learning-disabled students and children who are diagnosed as dyslexic typically dislike reading and writing activities. These learners process and interpret information differently. That’s why it’s so important to incorporate multi-sensory approaches when teaching reading and writing. Multi-sensory teaching techniques and reading activities address all the learning pathways within the brain: seeing, hearing touching, and muscle

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Simple Ways to Introduce Reading

Jul 29th, 2013 | By

Jim Trelease Read Aloud Handbook Many new parents today are both savvy and exited about introducing reading to their toddlers and pre-school age children. Parents want to know when’s the best time to introduce the alphabet, and the world of Books. Here are three ways I recommend getting started: Reading Aloud -As soon as your

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President’s Day – Mock Interview Reading Activity

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

President’s Day began in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington. It is always celebrated on the third Monday in February. Many states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. “Mock

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Happy Valentine’s Day – Reading Actvitiy

Feb 14th, 2013 | By

Besides passing out Valentine’s Day cards and eating sweets today, take time to read to your children or students. The following reading activity is for children in first through third grades Read a short picture book, like The Yuckiest Stinkiest Best Valentine Ever by Brenda Ferber, aloud to your children or students. Tell them you

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Teaching Dyslexic Learners – Multi-sensory Reading Strategies

Jan 30th, 2013 | By

Children who struggle to learn the sound/symbol relationship of written language are often dyslexic. In fact, ten in one hundred children and adults have dyslexia. Unfortunately, children often go undiagnosed until they reach the second or third grades of elementary school. While many reach adulthood before they realize they are dyslexic. Dyslexia is a genetic

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Identifying Dyslexia

Jan 9th, 2013 | By

Not all children learn to read at the same pace. In fact, many children struggle to read more so than others. Sadly, these children never really learn to read well and are undiagnosed dyslexics. Children who are dyslexic usually reverse “b” and “d”, “saw” and “was” and have trouble hearing letter sounds. While also experiencing

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5 Fun Learning Activities for The Holiday Break

Dec 18th, 2012 | By

The holiday break is just around the corner. That means school is out, your kids are under foot and you’re looking for ways to keep them busy, until the school bell rings again. Instead of plopping your kids in front of the television, or plugging them into a video game get them involved in hands

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Applying Individual Multi-Sensory Teaching Techniques in The Classroom

Dec 5th, 2012 | By

A Teacher’s Guide to Multi-Sensory Teaching Multi-sensory teaching techniques are usually associated with one-on one instruction. The good news is these techniques, developed to help children who are struggling to learn to read, can be easily be applied to large group instruction. After all, meeting the learning styles of every student should be the goal

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Interactive Reading Activities

Nov 14th, 2012 | By

Parents and teachers can help children with dyslexia develop confidence in their reading abilities and begin to enjoy reading by using the latest technology innovation, interactive applications used on smart phones and tablets. Dyslexic learners need learning activities that are hands on and multi-sensory in nature. Learning to read applications available today do a good

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