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Excellent Links for Learning to How to Study

Dyslexic kids usually need explicit, intensive instruction in anything that is language based, study skills are no different. Yesterday, I suggested a course of study in reading comprehension using a science or history textbook. Today, I have a fabulous link … Continue reading

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Testing and Diagnosis

On my FB page today, I opened the testing and diagnosis conversation. As I was reviewing what I have scheduled for you this week, I found two interesting posts, both from Lexercise: and this page

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Graphics Organizers Help Organize Learning

Here’s a graphics organizer MAKER! This page has a bunch of graphics organizers and how to use them. Originally created for use with Tapestry of Grace curriculum, Writing Aids can be used by anyone with any curriculum. At it’s heart … Continue reading

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Read aloud alongside your struggling learner!

I usually recommend this technique once a child is fairly competent at decoding many words, but still behind where you would prefer them to be compared to established norms. While you can certainly have your child listen to a novel … Continue reading

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Learning Ally

On my FB page today, I mentioned that I can help you get started with Learning Ally. One reason why having dyslexic kids listen to audio books is because they can help bridge the gap between what they need to … Continue reading

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More Decodable Readers

Please note that many of these resources are only available during COVID pandemic. Some of them have specific requirements for their use. Please honor the publisher’s requests. Fly Leaf SPELD-SA, Australia Scott Foresman 1st Grade

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Decodable Readers

I have several sets of decodable readers that I like to use with students, but now that everything has gone online due to COVID, parents may want to purchase their own copies. The following list of sets are just the … Continue reading

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Cigdem Knebel–Dyslexia Advocate and Author

Cigdem Knebel has several decodable readers available, which can be bought in “real” and in digital format. You may not have known that she teamed up with the amazing Emily Gibbons to provide phonics and comprehension lessons to go with … Continue reading

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Children’s Books with Dyslexic Characters

Goodreads has a list here. Emily Gibbons has a list here. I can heartily recommend Fish in a Tree. The author even provides a teacher’s guide at the link I provided! Excellent book!

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Executive Functioning Skills

Executive functioning skills are another area where kids with language disorders often struggle. Not all of them, of course, but enough that you really ought to look into it. Here’s a good screener. Here’s an even more comprehensive one. If … Continue reading

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