Sight words are words that must be memorized by sight, rather than being sounded out phonetically. Sight words are important to learn because once children are able to read the most common 100 sight words, they can read up to 50% of most children’s literature. Mastery of the top 300 words, gives students access […]
Education Prof Benita Bruster was invited to work with five 4th grade boys identified as struggling readers.
When she asked them to suggest a favorite poet, the response was not unexpected “Poetry is dumb”, “Girls like poetry”, etc.
When she asked about a favorite musician, she got a rousing response – but then she countered with, […]
Hidden grammar difficulties can be common reason why older students with dyslexia hit a plateau with reading, writing, and even testing. The problem is so subtle at times that many difficulties may be missed for years if not for their entire academic careers.
One of the reasons that the problem is difficult to detect is […]