The Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading instruction is based on the work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton and was developed into a remedial program manual by Anna Gillingham. This approach is considered the first of its kind to implement and popularize the multisensory, Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic (VAK) ... Read More about Orton-Gillingham Approach to reading instruction
Excerpt from The Read-Aloud Handboook, by Jim Trelease. Another great resource that is a bit easier to read, is Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever, by Mem Fox. DO Begin reading to children as soon as possible. Set aside at least one ... Read More about Read Aloud Dos and Dont’s
Myth: Dyslexia can be cured by completing a program or taking medication. Fact: Individuals are born with dyslexia, it cannot be cured. However with proper instruction and hard work, individuals with dyslexia can lead successful and productive lives. Myth: Dyslexia effects primarily ... Read More about Myths About Dyslexia
In most schools, cursive writing is taught in the third grade. Children often revert to writing in print unless their teachers in subsequent grades insist on cursive. By the fifth grade most children have reverted to print. So what are the benefits of learning cursive? Actually, there are ... Read More about Arguments For Teaching Cursive
Has your child’s teacher said that your child’s reading fluency is low? What does this mean? The definition of reading fluency is the ability to read text accurately and quickly. That means that they don’t skip words or read words incorrectly. Part of fluency is also reading with ... Read More about What is reading fluency?