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What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia?

Here is an overview of Dyslexia, a common reading disorder that involves difficulties reading, writing and spelling.

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What is Phonological Awareness?

What is Phonological Awareness?

Phonological Awareness is a critical component for future blending, decoding and reading skills. Here are some specific strategies that you can use with your child for teaching phonological awareness.

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Evidence-Based Reading Instruction for Dyslexia

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction for Dyslexia

Most states in the US have dyslexia laws that mandate how schools should address dyslexia. Not every state’s dyslexia laws are the same, but they all require that teachers use evidence-based reading instruction. What is evidence-based reading instruction for dyslexia...

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Initial Blends DIY Activity

Initial Blends DIY Activity

Once your student is very comfortable reading consonant-vowel-consonant words (cat, bit, fed, lug, etc.), it is time to introduce your student to initial blends. Initial blends are the 2 consonant letters at the beginning of a word that each make their own sound. Some...

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10 Telltale Signs of Dyslexia During Home Learning

10 Telltale Signs of Dyslexia During Home Learning

If you are a homeschooling parent, you are most likely seeing the benefits of customizing your own child's educational experience and developing a program that meets the unique needs of your child. But what if teaching your child at home is revealing issues? What if...

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Multisensory Reading Activity: Beach Ball Toss

Multisensory Reading Activity: Beach Ball Toss

Multisensory means engaging more than one sense at a time. You see it, you say it, you touch it and you move with it. Using multisensory activities in your reading lessons makes learning fun and memorable. On today’s post I am going to share with you a fun and active...

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What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia?

The official definition of dyslexia defines the condition as a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with fluent word recognition, and often with poor spelling and decoding abilities. Dyslexia has nothing...

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My Favorite Multisyllabic Word Activities

My Favorite Multisyllabic Word Activities

Are you looking for some multisyllabic word activities that will help your student practice reading and spelling difficult words? Here are some of my favorite multisyllabic word activities that are really great practice and involve a lot of movement. Watch our...

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Alphabet Q-Tip Letter Activity

Alphabet Q-Tip Letter Activity

Want a fun multisensory alphabet activity to help your student with letter recognition and also develop letter writing skills? Below is a super fun and creative way to engage your student in learning the letters and sounds in the alphabet. Your student will love...

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What is Phonological Awareness?

What is Phonological Awareness?

Phonological awareness involves being able to hear and recognize the different sounds within words. It is the foundation of reading.  Without this crucial skill, a child cannot learn to read. Children that have strong phonological awareness are able to do things like...

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How to Teach Beginning Blending in Reading

How to Teach Beginning Blending in Reading

After your student has mastered the alphabetic principle, the next step in learning to read is beginning blending. This means pushing all of the sounds together in a word to create the whole word without pausing. For example, reading the word ‘bat’ as /bbaatt/ instead...

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BLUSH! Initial and Final Blends Reading Game

BLUSH! Initial and Final Blends Reading Game

Once your student has learned initial blends in words (flag, brim, snip, drop), it is time to introduce your student to final blends. Final Blends are the 2 consonant letters at the end of a word that each make their own sound. Some examples of final blends are lamp,...

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How to Teach Letters and Sounds Correctly

How to Teach Letters and Sounds Correctly

Most children learn to recognize the letters in the alphabet between the ages of 3 and 4. By age 5, the majority of children begin to make letter-sound associations. Children's reading development is dependent on their understanding of the Alphabetic Principle - which...

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My Favorite Sight Word Activities

My Favorite Sight Word Activities

Sight words, sometimes referred to as high frequency words, are common words that students need to read often in sentences and stories.  These words do not fit standard phonetic patterns and need to be memorized. These include words like who, does, said, come, etc....

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Spelling Strategies for Learning Differences

Spelling Strategies for Learning Differences

Spelling can be challenging for students with learning differences. Reading and spelling are closely related processes and yet despite this connection, the process of spelling is much more difficult than reading. Spelling requires a child to produce a task, whereas...

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Frazee-Vergas School District and the PRIDE Reading Program

Frazee-Vergas School District and the PRIDE Reading Program

PRIDE Reading Program is proud to announce that the Frazee-Vergas Public School District in Frazee, Minnesota is now using the PRIDE Reading Program’s structured literacy curriculum for students with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities.  Frazee-Vergas School...

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