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How Spelling Keeps Kids from Learning – Atlantic

“The amount of time and energy devoted to learning to read and write could have been spent learning other things…”

A nice reminder from The Atlantic about how hard the English language is to read and write. It’s easy for many to forget that the nature of English language today makes it much hard than […]

[Premium] Stealth Dyslexia and Reading

Whereas dyslexia is usually characterized in part by challenges in fluent reading and spelling (in addition to strengths), stealth dyslexia’s relationship to reading is more complex. As young children, some stealth dyslexics may have some early difficult mastering the code of reading, but most silently read with good comprehension in the upper elementary or middle […]
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Reading Picture Books Aloud for Better Vocabulary

Reading picture books aloud to children has 2-3x higher likelihood of introducing new vocabulary words according to Dominic Massaro, Professor at University of California Santa Cruz.

From Edsource (HT: DD-CO)

“We talk with a lazy tongue,” Massaro said. “We tend to point at something or use a pronoun and the context tells you what it is. We […]

Happy Fathers Day – Dyslexia Dads!

“My father had, however, got interested in teaching me, and only shifted the lesson to a weekday till he had conquered my wandering mind.

My father read out poetry, for the first time, when I was eight or nine years old Between Sligo and Rosses Point, there is a tongue of land covered with coarse […]

A Dyslexic Author’s Tips for Writing for Kids: Tom McLaughlin

“Spelling isn’t important. It really isn’t, people get hung up on it. Being able to spell has nothing to do with being a good writer. Being able to know how a car engine works, doesn’t make you a racing driver. It’s about having something to say. It’s about feeling the wind in your hair.” […]