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? More than half of American kids can't read very well because schools are failing to provide effective reading instruction.
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.
Great way to help students link a visual to the meaning and spelling of homophones.
Because it is emotional when it’s your child...
Can dyslexia be a superpower? ABSOLUTELY! Here's a sweet encounter between my daughter and some girls at camp last week.
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.
This is why it's important to teach syllable division and accent! VC'/CV
(via First Grade Fun Times)
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...
Persevering through failure makes success oh, so sweet.
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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.
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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.
Amazing art work and beautiful children’s books.
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!
Yes - if Robert Frost has been a teacher, he would have said exactly this...
Love this by Resource Ranch Teaching Community
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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
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"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!
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,...
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 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 On April 10, 1944, Life magazine published a feature article about dyslexia.
Words have such power!
Part 2 from NPR on Dyslexia.
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.
Read or listen to the first report in a series about dyslexia from NPR.
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 assessment by Shaywitz and Pearson. Early identification is key to providing the best instruction for dyslexic students.
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.
When my best wasn't good enough - teaching all kids to read.
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...
EVERY teacher will IMMEDIATELY recall the smells of each "Smarker" in Principal Brooks' newest B2S offering. Hilarious!
This could be a real game changer for students that need an accommodation for questions and answer choices read aloud.
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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?
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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!
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