Read Ability: Intervention for Struggling Readers

Read Ability: Intervention for Struggling Readers

Offering reading support and intervention for struggling readers.

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Early signs of dyslexia

Early signs of dyslexia

Thank you, IDEAS Plano, for this graphic.

Dyslexia and the Third Grade Wall 03/02/2023

“What makes success in third grade so significant? It’s the year that students move from learning to read — decoding words using their knowledge of the alphabet — to reading to learn. The books children are expected to master are no longer simple primers but fact-filled texts on the solar system, Native Americans, the Civil War. Children who haven’t made the leap to fast, fluent reading begin at this moment to fall behind, and for most of them the gap will continue to grow.”

This is why early literacy intervention is so important.

Dyslexia and the Third Grade Wall If you’re not aware if the ‘3rd Grade Wall’, you can get blind-sided. A recurring theme that we hear about when we interview accomplished dyslexic men and women is the trouble and failure (often grade retention) that happens in the 3rd grade. Why? What’s the big deal about the 3rd grade? Fro...


Keep these red flags in mind when working with kids.


professionals have the advanced, specialized training to effectively teach reading and writing to struggling students.

ALTA certified professionals are dedicated to helping students with dyslexia develop their reading and writing skills. Visit to learn more.


Dyslexia can often be IDENTIFIED BEFORE First Grade, and dyslexia-appropriate instruction from the start may prevent a life long reading disability.


Dyslexia is no longer a mystery. MRI scans and other tools of neuroscience have advanced our understanding in the last decade. Yet, many misconceptions remain and too many students continue to struggle to learn to read.
CORE is kicking off this hour long webinar for Dyslexia Awareness Month with expert advice and guidance from Dr. Jan Hasbrouck.
If you’re not able to attend the live event, go ahead and register. Following the live webinar, CORE will email you a recording to watch at your convenience.


Dyslexia IS as unique as the human fingerprint.

Timeline photos 18/08/2021

The same can be said for progress in reading fluency. We have to be patient with our struggling readers.

Timeline photos 12/04/2021

I love this idea.

"This year, I changed my assessments by adding a piece of paper at the end, asking, 'What else do you know about the topic, that I didn’t ask you about?'

Another teacher suggested this idea online about a year ago – I wish I could remember who it was! – and I thought, 'BOOM. I want to do this.'

Answering the question is completely optional, and when students do show more understanding on the sheet than they did on their assessment, I’ll point it out to them. Sometimes I’ll write, 'The learning wasn’t shown in your assessment, but I can see you do know this from what you wrote at the end.'

Afterward, I’ll follow up with them about how to recognize and answer test questions asked in different ways. Clearly, in cases like this, they understand the material but aren’t able to formulate an answer in response to the way I posed the question. I’ll point out to them that while it’s great that they’ve shown me their learning, they won’t always have a chance to answer assessment questions in an open-ended way, and I want them to succeed when they encounter assessment-style questions in the future.

I love what this change has done. This strategy has made my assessments more inclusive. It helps me communicate to my students: When I assess your understanding, I’m looking for what you DO know."
—Teacher Julie Arsenault


An amazing opportunity to learn how to advocate for our students and children with dyslexia.

We all want what's best for our children and our students. Sometimes it's difficult to know how to advocate for what our children with dyslexia need at school. ALTA-RMC is providing a crash course in advocating for your child or student with dyslexia. While this is parent-focused, professionals will also find it helpful to know how to advocate for their students. April 8, 7:00 PM. Email [email protected] to register and receive the Zoom link!

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