Tag: Reading

Visualizing to Make Meaning

07/18/2020 | By More
Visualizing to Make Meaning

By: Judy Zorfass, Tracy Gray, and PowerUp WHAT WORKS   I grabbed my purse, stepped outside into the cold night air, and watched as a flake drifted to the ground. I started walking to my car, but I had to grab hold of a mailbox to keep from slipping. Did you picture a woman standing […]

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Crickets, Books, and Bach: Develop a Summer Listening Program

07/13/2020 | By More
Crickets, Books, and Bach: Develop a Summer Listening Program

  Summer reading is as much a seasonal pastime as baseball and fireworks. Many parents put together a selection of books that are meaningful, educational, and engaging—books to nourish and stimulate young minds during these few freewheeling months. Parents should consider assembling a summer listening list, too. When we think of literacy, we tend to think first […]

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Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

07/03/2020 | By More
Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

Gary Waters—Getty Images/Ikon Images People with dyslexia have difficulty reading letters and words; it’s a learning disability that has nothing to do with their intelligence. Until recently, researchers assumed the challenge could be traced to language difficulties, including problems processing printed words, and they focused their attention on the language parts of the brain. But […]

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The Difference Between Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

07/01/2020 | By More
The Difference Between Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Both dyslexia and dyscalculia can make it hard to learn math. It’s possible to have both, but they’re very different. Dyslexia is better known than dyscalculia. That may be why some people call dyscalculia “math dyslexia.” This nickname isn’t accurate, though. Dyscalculia is not dyslexia in math. Continue reading here: https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/child-learning-disabilities/dyslexia/the-difference-between-dyslexia-and-dyscalculia

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The Easy Reading Card – Easier Reading with System!

04/30/2020 | By More
The Easy Reading Card – Easier Reading with System!

Reading is the key to success. Anyone who reads well and who understands what has been read automatically learns the rules of correct spelling. Precise, accurate reading is a prerequisite for writing and learning. The specific design for children of the Easy Reading Card makes reading easy and fun. Scientific studies have shown that a […]

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TextProject – Free reading texts for teachers, students, tutors, and parents

05/18/2015 | By More
TextProject – Free reading texts for teachers, students, tutors, and parents

TextProject is a website with high-quality student texts and teacher guides that are all available for free download. Text for students, vocabulary lessons and lists, professional development modules and videos – TextProject provides a world of open-access resources for teachers, teacher educators, parents, tutors, and students. Some examples of the resources you’ll find: BeginningReads™ TextProject’s […]

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What is dyslexia?

03/11/2015 | By More
What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum — one that doesn’t necessarily fit with labels like “normal” and “defective.” Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of […]

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ReadWorks: Free resources for reading comprehension

01/29/2015 | By More
ReadWorks: Free resources for reading comprehension

Can children learn reading comprehension? Of course, they can. Thanks to ReadWorks, this is not even expensive. In fact, it is completely for free. This non-profit site offers research-proven tools so that students can improve their academic achievement. ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages online, for free, to be […]

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Storyline Online

10/09/2014 | By More
Storyline Online

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read […]

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1500 free worksheets

08/22/2014 | By More
1500 free worksheets

The American Dyslexia Association offers more than 1500 free worksheets on its website. The worksheets follow the AFS-method , a very successful method to help children with dyslexia and dyscalculia. If a child has dyslexia or dyscalculia, it is not enough to work on the mistakes. The child also has to learn to be attentive all […]

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