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Aug 18

Why Can’t All My Students Read? A Teacher’s Perspective

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  Following on from my Won’t Read, Can’t Read blogs, I wanted to further examine the reasons why many of our students are unable to read. However, this time I wanted to make it very personal, and walk you through my own training as a teacher in the UK in the 1980s, and why this […]

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Jul 18

Won’t Read, Can’t Read-Part 2

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  In my previous blog on this topic, I promised that I would discuss why many children can’t read, and why so many more struggle. In this installment, I also explain the reasons why “27-34% of fourth graders in the USA read significantly below grade level.”     Like a lot of human behavior, reading […]

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Jul 18

The Compensating Reader

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In a series of three blogs on the Simple View of Reading (SVR 1, 2, 3), I described three types of readers or reading profiles, but I didn’t major on the fourth profile of an adequate or good reader.      The diagram above shows these profiles, but in this blog I plan to talk […]

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Jun 18

What are Executive Functioning Skills and how are they Important in Learning to Read?

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What are Executive Function Skills?     For how many of these questions can you give the answer, “YES?”   Are you able to set goals and achieve them? Can you plan a vacation and organize all of the necessary details to make sure the trip runs smoothly? If you are angry, can you stop […]

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Jun 18

Won’t Read, Can’t Read

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  Summer is a great time for experiencing the joy of reading a great book, but there are many children who don’t read because they can’t, and there are also children who can read, but don’t. This article deals with both kinds of children, because they experience some similar problems, as well as shares some […]

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Jun 18

The Simple View of Reading (SVR)-Part 3

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    This is the concluding part of this blog. Part 1 provides an introduction to this reading model and the profile “Specific Word Reading Difficulties,” which includes dyslexia. In Part 2, I introduced the reading profile “Specific Comprehension Difficulties.” which at its most extreme includes the condition known as Hyperlexia. In Part 3, I […]

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