writing for dyslexic studentsSome great take-home points from Charley Haynes’ webinar on Teaching Writing to Dyslexic Students. Premium Subscribers, log into your Premium account for handouts and webinar video below.

 Use multisensory instruction in the writing process (Listening, Speaking, Reading Writing) works well for most dyslexic students

Teach Vocabulary with Themes

Start discussions with an evocative picture or experience

– Use graphic organizers to ‘Structure Map’ new words – who uses it, how is it used, where is it? what is it made of?  etc)

– Link Sounds and Meaning (will help with retrieval)

– Fill-in-the-Blank (Mad Libs) approaches to understand and elaborate  Simple – to – Complex Sentences

– Understand Sentence Construction Before Paragraphs (walk before you run)

– Have Students Analyze Good Example Paragraphs Before Being Asked to Write Them

Powerpoint Handouts: DyslexicAdv-Webinar-Charley-Haynes-Writing