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Nov 14

Reading Fluency for Struggling Readers

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    1.) What is reading fluency?   Fluency is made up of “accurate reading of connected text at a conversational rate with appropriate prosody or expression.” (Hudson, Lane, Pullen, 2005)   Reading fluency is reading at an appropriate pace, with accuracy and expression.   It involves not only automatic word identification but also the […]

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Nov 14

Phonemic Awareness

mbernard

      A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in spoken language. There are about 25 consonant phonemes and about 18 vowel phonemes, or sounds. Seven phonemes such as /ch/ and /sh/ are represented by two letters.   Phonemic Awareness is… identifying and manipulating sounds of spoken language. “Phonemic awareness instruction/practice can be […]

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11
Nov 14

Interventions for Struggling Readers

mbernard

We would like to introduce to you our guest blogger, Lynn Givens! Her bio is quite impressive and we certainly look forward to learning from her:   “I have been a teacher of struggling readers and a teacher educator for over 35 years. I served as Director of Intervention at the Florida Center for Reading Research […]

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28
Oct 14

Teaching Grammar to Those with Dyslexia

mbernard

Those with Dyslexia have difficulty with decoding & encoding. They also seem to have difficulty with grammar and identifying parts of speech. Teaching grammar to those with Dyslexia should include a structured, systematic, & sequential approach, similar to the approach we use to teach them the logical connections between the sounds and symbols in the […]

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11
Sep 14

Orton Gillingham For Older Students

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham for older students can be very effective & this post serves to address the factors and prerequisites of the OG Advanced Language curriculum.   By older students, I am referring to those in junior high and beyond. Mastery of literacy skills is contingent upon many factors. The list below is certainly not […]

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Jul 14

10 Essential Elements of the Orton Gillingham Approach

mbernard

Teachers have been given a higher calling. Not only do they need to be master educators; they also need to be expert behavior managers (& of course, they wear many other hats as well).   With varying disabilities on the rise, teachers really need to scramble to accommodate & differentiate in order to educate appropriately […]

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