Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers By: Elaine K. McEwan To improve students' reading comprehension, teachers should introduce the seven cognitive strategies of effective readers: activating, inferring, monitoring-clarifying, questioning, searching-selecting, summarizing, and visualizing-organizing. This article includes definitions of the seven strategies and a lesson-plan template for teaching each one. To assume that one can simply have students memorize and routinely execute a set of strategies is to misconceive the nature of strategic processing or executive control. Such rote applications of these procedures represents, in essence, a true oxymoron-non-strategic strategic processing.— Alexander and Murphy (1998, p. 33)
Finding books to read Charles is a struggling reader. Like three out of four children with reading difficulties, Charles is a boy. He started school with limited experience with print, struggled through activities with letters and sounds, and tended to be off task when there was independent reading time. He learned in second grade to have his reading buddy do most of the reading. By third grade, when most of his classmates were fairly fluent, Charles was still guessing at words, using picture clues and avoiding books whenever he could.
Fountas & Pinnell Supporting Materials Guided Reading: The Romance and the Reality This article was published in The Reading Teacher Vol. 66 Issue 4 Dec 2012 / Jan 2013. In this article Fountas and Pinnell examine the growth and impact of guided reading, small group teaching for differentiated instruction in reading that was inspired by their early publications. Guided reading has shifted the lens in the teaching of reading to a focus on a deeper understanding of how readers build effective processing systems over time and an examination of the critical role of texts and expert teaching in the process. Fast ForWord Software Program Helps Reading, Dyslexia, APD, Autism Brain-Based Reading Software For Children & Adults Neuroscience-based Fast ForWord accelerates learning by working on the cognitive delays that cause most reading and learning difficulties. Just as physical training builds fitness, brain function can be improved with exercise. Fast ForWord software taps into this opportunity.
Teaching Strategies for Reading: Professional Development Resource Highlights SummerSummer is here! While most of your students will be on break from school for a few months, you can still engage their minds this summer. Try our summer reading suggestions, math and science worksheets, and cross-curricular resource packets to prepare kids for what the next school year will bring! June Calendar of Events June is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Learning Disabilities in English Language Learners Louise Spear-Swerling February 2006 Children with learning disabilities (LDs) in reading and youngsters who are English language learners (ELLs) both are at risk for low reading achievement, but for different reasons. Children with genuine LDs in reading have intrinsic learning difficulties or differences, often related to problems in phonological processing that impact their word identification skills. ELLs usually can learn to read normally in their native language, but they lack sufficient exposure to both spoken and written English, which can adversely affect their development of English literacy. When both situations coexist for the same youngster---when a child with a learning disability happens also to be an English language learner---the issues surrounding identification and remediation can be very complex.
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What Is Dyslexia? As with other learning disabilities, dyslexia is a lifelong challenge that people are born with. This language processing disorder can hinder reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking. Dyslexia is not a sign of poor intelligence or laziness. It is also not the result of impaired vision. Children and adults with dyslexia simply have a neurological disorder that causes their brains to process and interpret information differently. What Every Teen with a Learning Disability Should Know Most teenagers struggle with their self-image. Teens with learning disabilities have more concerns because they know they have more learning difficulty than others. Feelings of embarrassment, failure, low-self esteem, and worry about the future are common. While teens and parents may avoid talking about learning disabilities at all, many teens benefit from learning more about their learning differences. Here are some quick facts you should teach your child about his learning disability.
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Dyslexia International Dyslexia impacts the individual, society and the economy at large. Dyslexia is neurologically based and often hereditary. It causes difficulties in reading, writing, spelling and organization. Dyslexia makes fluent reading difficult, which affects not only academic success but also self-esteem and social-emotional development.