Tuesday, February 2, 2016



Top Ten Ways to Truly Help Dyslexic AND Dysgraphic BOYS Learn to Love Reading and Writing!
  1. Read Great Literature Daily
  2. Read Fairy Tales, Folk Tales and Fables to build literary background knowledge
  3. Use Books on Tape to Build a Love of Reading 
  4. Read everything out loud with the text visually tracked by the student!
  5. Learn cursive first and skip printing Think Art and Calligraphy! 
  6. While writing, say what you are writing out loud
  7. Read high-interest books with the child cover to cover if possible in one sitting
  8. Turn the closed captioning on anytime your child watches TV
  9. Watch music videos that have the lyrics embedded
  10. Read movie scripts and act out the scenes while reading to increase engagement
  11. Play lots of fun complex strategy games that take reading complex instructions Book Based Role Playing Games
  12. Build old fashion models that require step by step instructions
  13. Use bookmarks, pointers, color cover overlays, fingers to always track the text and keep it targeted
  14. Make reading engaging with Socratic seminars 
  15. Use formative reading assessments not summative assessments
  16. Turn off the TV, Computers and Smart Phones 

 Some of My Favorite Links to Great Free Resources


[PDF]Grade 1 National Reading Vocabulary - Geneva 304


[PDF]Grade 3 National Reading Vocabulary - Geneva 304


[PDF]Grade 4 National Reading Vocabulary - Boone County ...


[PDF]Grade 2 National Reading Vocabulary - Rainbow Ridge ...


[PDF]Grade 5 National Reading Vocabulary - Reading Key


[PDF]GRADE 6 National Reading Vocabulary - Reading Key


"Mr Taylor who annually starts with a class of fourth graders, 2/3 of whom are below grade level, and ends the year with most of the class at and above grade level. He gets results by emphasizing reading and writing, and holds students responsible for the work assigned. All the students read the same challenging books, stories and poems; they spend a lot of time on vocabulary, take notes, identify the main chapter idea and write a chapter summary every day. They read about six challenging books a year...Fortunately for his students, he puts them first and is determined that every student will make at least one year of progress in his class. Some students make spectacular gains in reading, writing or math. The average student this past year made about three years academic progress....His Title I students perform as well as students in the nearby "rich" area with all top-rated schools." Robert Cherba

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