Recently we were contacted by a student who wanted to improve his reading fluency before attending college. He had completed a full course of "Wilson and Orton-Gillingham" yet his reading was still slow and effortful. He asked, "Is there anything I can do to improve...
Learning Irregular Words: Activities and Games [Premium]
Irregular words don’t fit the standard sounding out convention, but because they can occur commonly in text, they need additional practice to be recognized quickly. How do you help students practice, but not be guilty of “drill and kill”? Rote memorization is also difficult for many dyslexic students so that not only is repetition […]
Reading Fluency: What is Timed Guided Repeated Reading and Why Should Students Do It? [Premium]
In a recent report in the Journal of Learning Disabilities, Lee and Yoon reported that repeated reading had significant beneficial effects on the reading fluency of students with a reading disability. Listening to the passage first increased the benefit. Excerpt: “Reading the passage at least four times increased reading fluency more than two to three […]