What is the science of reading?
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What is the science of reading?

The science of reading is a body of research from the last 40 years that has led to evidence-based reading instruction and recommendations for teaching reading. This research has shown that reading is not natural and needs to be explicitly taught in a systematic way for many students to become fluent readers. If you’ve been…

Literacy & Educational Resources With A Focus On Diversity
Parents | Reading Comprehension

Literacy & Educational Resources With A Focus On Diversity

With all the focus right now on antiracism, many people are looking for quality resources that teach about diversity to use with their children. Reading is such a great way to foster inclusivity and teach about important topics like racism. This is a list of resources I recommend for children to teach about diversity. These…

Highly Effective Dyslexia Interventions and Programs
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Highly Effective Dyslexia Interventions and Programs

With dyslexia being estimated as occurring in 1 out of 5 students in a typical classroom, you might be looking for some effective dyslexia interventions and programs. Before explaining strategies you can use to help dyslexic students, you should really understand dyslexia. It is a language-based learning disability that will require a multisensory, structured language…

Reading Intervention To Improve Reading Comprehension in Struggling Readers
Reading Comprehension

Reading Intervention To Improve Reading Comprehension in Struggling Readers

There are so many strategies that we learn to teach reading comprehension but in this post, I share my favorite reading intervention that helps struggling readers improve their reading comprehension. This is the foundation of the extremely successful reading program Lindamood-Bell Visualizing & Verbalizing. It is the most effective reading intervention I have used to…