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Building the spelling/reading connections by providing strategies for teachers & parents from a Cert Academic Language Therapist - Lic Dyslexia Therapist

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Why Aren't Our Kids Being Taught to Read? 08/25/2018

Why Aren't Our Kids Being Taught to Read?

I’m tuning in, how about you?

https://www.apmreports.org/story/2018/09/10/hard-words-why-american-kids-arent-being-taught-to-read

Why Aren't Our Kids Being Taught to Read? More than half of American kids can't read very well because schools are failing to provide effective reading instruction.

8 New Apps I Recommend for Kids With Learning and Attention Issues 08/24/2018

8 New Apps I Recommend for Kids With Learning and Attention Issues

Always on the lookout for helpful apps. Check these out for your learning different students.

8 New Apps I Recommend for Kids With Learning and Attention Issues Assistive technology expert Jamie Martin has spent hours trying out new apps so you don't have to. Here are 8 new apps he recommends for kids with learning and attention issues.

Photos from Children's Dyslexia Center of Georgia's post 08/18/2018

Great way to help students link a visual to the meaning and spelling of homophones.

08/16/2018

Kelly got emotional hearing about Joaquin's progress at his new high school.
#KellyandRyan

Because it is emotional when it’s your child...

08/04/2018

http://www.3wordnerds.com/blog/dyslexia-superpower

Can dyslexia be a superpower? ABSOLUTELY! Here's a sweet encounter between my daughter and some girls at camp last week.

07/27/2018

A great illustration of the value of looking below the surface. We all need others to look past our facade and see the “real”. I believe that teachers want to see deeper to help students overcome obstacles. I also believe that teachers are pulled in too many directions and have too many students to be effective at reaching the needs of every student in their classroom. #studentsmatter #teachersmattertoo

I taught a class at the jail today and there was this moment.

I was sharing the picture below. I began talking about how our children often present with behaviors that look like the shark, but if we look below the water, we will realize they are really just scared goldfish trying to have a need met. Their behaviors might communicate anger and hostility, but below the surface is fear and a hurting child. I further explained that it is our job as parents to stop parenting the shark fin, and look below the surface and meet the needs of the goldfish.

One of the inmates raised her hand and said, "I'm alot like that picture. I act all tough and mean, but I'm really just a scared fish. I wish when I was a kid, someone would have thought to look for the goldfish, instead of just seeing me as a shark"

May we all spend the day looking for the goldfish, instead of punishing the shark.

07/21/2018
07/20/2018

This is why it's important to teach syllable division and accent! VC'/CV

😂

(via First Grade Fun Times)

New Year - Fresh Start 07/15/2018

New Year - Fresh Start

http://www.3wordnerds.com/blog/new-year-fresh-start

New Year - Fresh Start I just LOVE new school supplies and although it's just the middle of July, Target, Walmart, and Staples already have aisles filled with back to school supplies to fuel my addiction. Maybe you're in...

07/04/2018

Persevering through failure makes success oh, so sweet.

Finger Exerciser & Hand Strengthener (3 Pack(Light+Medium+Heavy)) 06/30/2018

Finger Exerciser & Hand Strengthener (3 Pack(Light+Medium+Heavy))

Wondering if this might help
kids develop hand strength for fine motor skills. Swiping and touch pads don’t quite cut it. Handwriting requires hand strength and strong fine muscles for stamina. Just as reading is linked to academic success, so is handwriting.

Finger Exerciser & Hand Strengthener (3 Pack(Light+Medium+Heavy)) Hand strengthener provides your hands with better chances of uninterrupted mobility. It also reinforces coordination, and develops agility. We use our hands every single day for all kinds of activities making our hands prone to fatigue and injury. This products works as both prevention and rehabi...

06/27/2018

These are important foundational skills that set a child up for reading success. Another important skill - saying (not singing) the alphabet in sequence. When they struggle in these skills - it may be revealing characteristics of dyslexia.

06/26/2018

Amazing art work and beautiful children’s books.

89 today!

Staples Back to School Deals – 25¢ Notebooks, 50¢ Crayola Crayons & More (Starts June 24th) 06/22/2018

Staples Back to School Deals – 25¢ Notebooks, 50¢ Crayola Crayons & More (Starts June 24th)

Never too soon to start shopping for NEW school supplies!

Staples Back to School Deals – 25¢ Notebooks, 50¢ Crayola Crayons & More (Starts June 24th) If school supplies are on your shopping list, check out these upcoming deals at Staples!

06/20/2018

Yes - if Robert Frost has been a teacher, he would have said exactly this...

Love this by Resource Ranch Teaching Community

06/16/2018

read TO - read WITH - read BY - EYE read - EAR read -

Why stop at six books? When a child reads upwards of ten books per summer break, they won’t just maintain their reading skills, they’ll start to advance their reading abilities! #ReadingTip

06/12/2018

Think about it.

06/02/2018

Dyslexia Explained - 10 Reasons why we should identify dyslexia.

05/18/2018

K? Thanks! (4BoysMother- Melissa Fenton, Writer)

05/18/2018

"Yanny" or "Laurel"? Speech sound (auditory) processing difficulties are a hallmark of dyslexia, so this is familiar territory for us! The "Yanny" - "Laurel" phenomenon illustrates that we hear with our brains more than with our ears!

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/upshot/audio-clip-yanny-laurel-debate.html

Michael Jr: Know Your Why 05/06/2018

Michael Jr: Know Your Why

This time of year it often feels like the world is on my shoulders and there are too many loose ends to tie up before the school year is done. This video by one of my favorite comedians encourages me to shift my focus on WHAT I’m doing to WHY I’m doing it. My students always the WHY. https://youtu.be/LZe5y2D60YU

Michael Jr: Know Your Why Great lesson to share with your students! The reason you teach them is to help them find "their why"! For more great videos like this to share with students,...

04/29/2018

The high cost of dyslexia therapy??? The societal and individual cost is so much greater. We can’t afford to wait!!!

Fountas and Pinnell Community Blog | A Level is a Teacher's Tool, NOT a Child's Label 10/06/2017

Fountas and Pinnell Community Blog | A Level is a Teacher's Tool, NOT a Child's Label

http://blog.fountasandpinnell.com/post/a-level-is-a-teacher-s-tool-not-a-child-s-label

Fountas and Pinnell Community Blog | A Level is a Teacher's Tool, NOT a Child's Label It’s hard enough to be a kid. They have lots of things to worry about: parents, friends, sports, gra

Vintage dyslexia: Life magazine 1944 07/19/2017

Vintage dyslexia: Life magazine 1944

Vintage dyslexia: Life magazine 1944 On April 10, 1944, Life magazine published a feature article about dyslexia.

12/30/2016

Words have such power!

How Science Is Rewiring The Dyslexic Brain 12/06/2016

How Science Is Rewiring The Dyslexic Brain

Part 2 from NPR on Dyslexia.

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/29/503693391/researchers-study-what-makes-dyslexic-brains-different?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=postplanner&utm_source=facebook.com

How Science Is Rewiring The Dyslexic Brain Scientists are exploring how human brains learn to read — and discovering new ways that brains with dyslexia can learn to cope.

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It 11/30/2016

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It

Read or listen to the first report in a series about dyslexia from NPR.

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/28/502601662/millions-have-dyslexia-few-understand-it

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It It's the most common learning disability, yet it's still hard to answer the question: What is it? An NPR reporter who has dyslexia talks with other people — young and old — in search of answers.

New Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen From Pearson Designed to Support Early Identification of Children With Dyslexia | Education Dive 10/24/2016

New Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen From Pearson Designed to Support Early Identification of Children With Dyslexia | Education Dive

New assessment by Shaywitz and Pearson. Early identification is key to providing the best instruction for dyslexic students.

http://www.educationdive.com/press-release/20160929-new-shaywitz-dyslexiascreen-from-pearson-designed-to-support-early-identifi/

New Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen From Pearson Designed to Support Early Identification of Children With Dyslexia | Education Dive News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

Teaching Kids to Read - When My Best Wasn't Enough 09/19/2016

Teaching Kids to Read - When My Best Wasn't Enough

When my best wasn't good enough - teaching all kids to read.

http://www.3wordnerds.com/blog/teaching-kids-to-read-when-my-best-wasnt-enough

Teaching Kids to Read - When My Best Wasn't Enough BORN to Teach! When I became a classroom teacher, I finally felt I was in my element. This is where I thought I could make a real difference and besides, it’s in my blood. My grandmother and...

08/06/2016

Smarkers - Fun For Everyone

EVERY teacher will IMMEDIATELY recall the smells of each "Smarker" in Principal Brooks' newest B2S offering. Hilarious!

Audio Exam Creator 08/04/2016

Audio Exam Creator

This could be a real game changer for students that need an accommodation for questions and answer choices read aloud.

Audio Exam Creator

One More Day to Save! 08/02/2016

One More Day to Save!

One More Day to Save! TeachersPayTeachers.com -- 1,000,000+ free and priced teaching resources created by teachers for instant download including lesson plans, unit plans, novel studies, and more!

Timeline photos 08/02/2016

Students will soon be filling your classroom and a new school year will begin. Many have heard some pretty strong political views over the summer which may require you to be prepared to intensify your focus on promoting a strong classroom and school community. What books, lessons or activities do you use to build your classroom community that celebrates diversity?

Faces finished!

copyright Mary Engelbreit Enterprises, Inc.

Photos from 3Word Nerds's post 07/28/2016

Punctuation matters.

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Campus Visit Experts Campus Visit Experts
PO Box 423
Allen

Founded in 1997, Campus Visit Experts is the leading provider of college campus visits in the U.S. and an authority on college preparation. www.cetours.com

Allen Arts Alliance Allen Arts Alliance
102 S. Allen Dr
Allen, 75013

The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community.

Allen's Best Kids Summer Camp and After School Program Allen's Best Kids Summer Camp and After School Program
Allen, 75002

The summer camp and after school program at Allen's Best Kids provides a safe and positive life skills building environment for your child while keeping them active and engaged with qualified coaches.

International Institute of Aesthetic Arts & Beauty International Institute of Aesthetic Arts & Beauty
1022 S. Greenville Ave Suite #300 Allen, Texas 75002
Allen, 75002

A private vocational beauty school offering classes in esthetics, eyelash extensions, nails, and Instruction. Courses offered 100% online, hybrid, and on-campus! See our current programs @ https://iioaaab.education

Foundation Outreach International Foundation Outreach International
PO Box 2152 Allen, TX 75013
Allen, 75013

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to a world of good. We support teaching, education, community development, and service projects globally.

C2 Education of Allen C2 Education of Allen
Allen, 75013

C2 Allen works to engage and prepare students for SAT, ACT, AP Testing, and College Essays. Working in a 3:1 environment, students are given individual attention to prepare strategies for success to get into their top college choices.

The Ark’s Learning Adventures The Ark’s Learning Adventures
111 Central Expy N Suite 116
Allen, 75013

Offering Wonderful Childcare at an Affordable price.

The Dinosaur Company The Dinosaur Company
420 Century Parkway
Allen, 75013

The Dinosaur Company is a world leader in the design and development of animatronic exhibits for zoos, museums, and theme parks... and we are now open to the public for facility tours and events! Check out our website for details!

Allen Gifted Allen Gifted
1314 W McDermott Dr
Allen, 75013

Allen Gifted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting gifted and talented education in Allen, Texas.

Kinder Bilingüe Kinder Bilingüe
Allen

Bilingual resources are hard to find! Let me connect you and show you where all those resources are. You will find materials for your bilingual class and for your gifted and talented students!

AHS Environmental Awareness Team (EAT) AHS Environmental Awareness Team (EAT)
Allen, 75002

AHS Environmental Awareness Team (EAT)

Marion PE/Wellness Marion PE/Wellness
1595 Stablerun Dr
Allen, 75002

This is the page for the Physical Education and Wellness department of Marion Elementary.