Reading. Writing. Thinking. Sharing. Break up the mid-winter slump, and bring Fluency Boot Camp into your classroom! What is a Fluency Boot Camp? No… you will not be shipping your students off (sorry), nor will students have to march around the room (your choice), but I can guarantee that your students’ brains will be sweating as they participate in the classroom fluency camp you create! Just like any boot camp, students will build confidence through practice and drills. You can organize it for just one day, or you can set it up to last a full-week or month!
SuperSpeed: Game of Champ Readers! Improving student reading speed, of all serious educational problems, is one of the easiest to solve. Only 100 words, sight words, make up over 50% of the words students will ever read. Many of these words cannot be sounded out phonetically and thus must be known at sight, instantly. Popplet and Pizza So how does a pizza and attacking multi-syllabic words go together you are wondering? You don't eat a whole pizza at once, in one bite and if you don't know a long word (multi-syllabic word) you don't try to read the whole thing at once. You break it down (slice it up like a pizza) and read it (eat it) bite by bite! It's gotta be in kid language so they get it!
Reading Fluency Activities The reading fluency activities on this page are essential for children with dyslexia and struggling readers. These activities can be taught in the classroom (small and large group setting) and can also be implemented at home! Keep checking this page for more free printable reading fluency activities and other ways to increase reading fluency! Reading Self-Check Poster By enlarging this template you can help students learn and remember important self-check strategies when reading.
Phonemic Awareness Assessment All assessments should be given one-on-one. When should it be assessed? Phonemic awareness assessments should be done three times during the kindergarten and first grade years to help guide instruction. Examples of assessment questions Best iPad Apps for Dyslexia In a recent webinar from Dyslexic Advantage, which we have recommended previously, Jamie Martin from the Kildonan School reviewed his picks for the best iPad apps for dyslexia. Jamie talks about activating built-in speech-to-text features of the iPad, reading, literature, phonics apps, apps for taking notes and study skills, and math. He walks through the apps showing you how to use them and how they are useful in the classroom. To watch the webinar follow this link: Jamie Martin’s webinar Best iPad Apps for Dyslexia. I have marked minute 33, when he discusses Alphabetics (no longer called I Can Alphabetics), but I recommend the full webinar.
Smartboard in the Classroom SMART Technologies An online community for educators using SMART products. SMART Technologies Website (Download Notebook Example) (Download Notebook Example) What Every Teacher Needs to Know The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has recently published a booklet for schools called “Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know.” They sent every public elementary school in the US this resource booklet. Ask your child’s school if they received it. 82 Free Phonics Flash Cards Download your phonics flash cards here. It may take a second New! Preschool Alphabet Flash Cards. What do our 82 flash cards accomplish?
Helping Children With Dyslexia Blog Ottawa’s Shaylyn Hewton, 13, is a nationally ranked swimmer. She is also dyslexic and takes out her stress in the pool. The list of accomplished dyslexics is long and distinguished and includes basketballer, Michael Jordan, Boxer, Muhammad Ali, racing car driver, Sir Jackie Stewart, and golfer, Adam Scott. All these high achievers are dyslexic. And just as dyslexia didn’t stop them from reaching the top of their field, Shaylyn Hewton, 13,says it won’t stop her. The Grade 8 student in Ottawa, is one of the top five backstroke swimmers in Canada in her age group and aspires to be on the Canadian team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.