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Free Structured Literacy Resources [Premium]

Free Structured Literacy Resources [Premium]

…tutors and teachers may prefer non-illustrated decodable books only. Students do benefit by practice reading decodable books without pictures, but illustrated decodable books may also have their value in the variety of books that students read.   Sarah’s Teaching Snippets on Structured Literacy For those new to structured literacy, Sarah’s Teaching Snippets at the link below have simple infographics to…

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The Reading Wars: Will Dyslexic Students Be Helped?

The Reading Wars: Will Dyslexic Students Be Helped?

…they occur. Students may still listen to books at home and use audiobooks for content – it’s just that it should never be assumed that dyslexic students will just “pick up reading” by having them read more. Explicit incremental multisensory instruction unlocks the code for students and it’s worth fighting for. Read more about structured literacy from the IDA: https://dyslexiaida.org/what-is-structured-literacy/…

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How to Avoid the Pandemic Wrecking Ball

How to Avoid the Pandemic Wrecking Ball

…Are they struggling with sounding out words, but haven’t yet formally been identified or received specific help? It is possible to work with your children to make sure that they don’t lose ground and in fact progress in their reading. The gold standard for teaching dyslexic students to become fluent readers is “structured literacy.” We’ve spoken about structured literacy before,…

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Dyslexia Advocacy: Say Dyslexia 2.0

Dyslexia Advocacy: Say Dyslexia 2.0

…identify students at risk of having dyslexia, which is the most common learning disability, they are able to identify learning gaps in skills that are often associated with dyslexia, literacy experts say. But many also note that screening alone will not address systemic issues that contribute to widespread literacy deficits across the city, such as uneven curriculum and inadequate teacher…

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Coronavirus Resources for Dyslexia : Free Resources and Trials for Remote Learning

Coronavirus Resources for Dyslexia : Free Resources and Trials for Remote Learning

    Because events are changing rapidly, email Fernette (team “at” dyslexicadvantage.org) with any changes or new resources that might be valuable to add to this list. The gold standard for remediation of dyslexia is structured literacy as it was coined by the International Dyslexia Association. A structured literacy program is an explicit and systematic multisensory program of remediation that…

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Here We Go: Back to School

Here We Go: Back to School

…used for “high-impact tutoring.” Dyslexic students who have not received appropriate structured literacy instruction in order to allow them to read could definitely be considered under this group. If your student has not been formally tested for dyslexia and there is a high suspicion, contact your school to see what the wait times may be for assessment; see if they…

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[PREMIUM] Crisis Schooling: The Dyslexia Edition

[PREMIUM] Crisis Schooling: The Dyslexia Edition

…may vary. If you are also working from home, plan for a routine where you can also have some relatively uninterrupted time. A common schedule for structured literacy is 25-30 minutes for a lesson and practice, four times a week. Some parents may plan little blocks at a time, but as relaxed homeschoolers, we had a looping schedule whereby we’d…

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HOW DID I NOT KNOW?

HOW DID I NOT KNOW?

…that demonstrated his understanding of complex concepts.” Listen to my interview with Maggie below. Because she was such a good observer and a special educator, it’s an especially sensitive account for the process that so many children go through – but thankfully Maggie and Aiden found their way to intensive remediation (Orton-Gillingham / structured literacy) and in his case in…

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Homeschooling or Modified Schooling?

Homeschooling or Modified Schooling?

…learning loss this past year. Many tutors have now mastered online tutoring based on Orton-Gillingham / structured literacy practices. Some students may develop a better rapport with some tutors compared to others and if a student’s learning is atypical, she or he may learn better with a tutor who knows how to adjust curriculum or vary it for different students’…

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COMMUNITY Q & A: What Program We Can Use for Weak Vocabulary [Premium]

COMMUNITY Q & A: What Program We Can Use for Weak Vocabulary [Premium]

literacy program she begins and what ways she learns best. Most structured literacy programs have a vocabulary component which is interwoven with phonemic awareness instruction in the forms of multisensory practice and books based on vocabulary and letter / letter-blend instruction that they’ve received. Because non-dyslexic students acquire words as they read, over time if she doesn’t listen to audiobooks…

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Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: What Does Writing Look Like? [Premium]

Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: What Does Writing Look Like? [Premium]

…to correct work without a pattern of similar words being taught – resulting in little or erratic progress. In contrast, the exercise below (a structured literacy example, here, Sonday), introduces one sound at a time, moves on only once a sound is mastered, uses multiple modalities (read aloud, touch spell, writes, reads again) and repetition to reinforce learning. These approaches…

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