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Here you’ll find techniques, strategies, ideas and resources to assist students with dyslexia or other specific learning disabilities.

How To Select Reading Books Your Students Will Love

How To Select Reading Books Your Students Will Love

Do you use decodable reading books with your beginning readers? Or with those students who are struggling? Unfortunately, many of the schools that I have worked in do not have any decodable books available to use with their beginning readers (or struggling readers). And I think in many cases the teachers are not actually sure…

10 Dyslexia Myths

10 Dyslexia Myths

Do you have students in your class that have dyslexia?  Do you know much about dyslexia; what it is, how to identify dyslexia and how to accommodate students that have dyslexia? When I was in the classroom teaching, I didn’t really know too much about dyslexia and definitely had no idea how to identify a…

How To Help A Student With Dyslexia Learn To Read

How To Help A Student With Dyslexia Learn To Read

Have you got a student in your class that just doesn’t seem to ‘get’ how to put it all together and be able to read? Or maybe you have a student who repeatedly misspells and misreads commonly used words? Maybe you’ve tried a few different strategies and techniques, but nothing has really helped this student….

TnT Weekly Wrap: Reading Fluency

TnT Weekly Wrap: Reading Fluency

Welcome to this week’s wrap where I share some of the successes and challenges of being a specialist dyslexia teacher. What is reading fluency? Being able to read fluently includes being able to read aloud smoothly and with expression to show an understanding of the text. To me, fluency is much more than just accurate…

TnT Weekly Wrap: Phonics Games

TnT Weekly Wrap: Phonics Games

Welcome to this week’s wrap where I share some of the successes and challenges of being a specialist dyslexia teacher. Phonics Games Using phonics games to help teach reading and spelling is a great way to engage your students, practice using skills they’ve learned as well as have some fun. I’ve recently come across a…

TnT Weekly Wrap: Reading Success

TnT Weekly Wrap: Reading Success

Welcome to this week’s wrap where I share some of the successes and challenges of being a specialist dyslexia teacher. Success with a beginning reader A couple of months ago I started working one-on-one with a girl in pre-primary (5 years old). I had a number of issues with this girl settling in which I…