October 12

Definition of Dyslexia

The current definition from the International Dyslexia Association states:

“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin.  It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.  These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.  Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”

August 25

Famous People

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Alexander G. Bell, Tom Cruise, Cher, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, General George Patton, Nelson Rockefellar, Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picaso, Charles Schwab, John F. Kennedy, Sir Winston Churchill, Henry Ford, Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Winkler, and George Washington are well known for entertaining, discovering, inventing, creating, singing, and much more.  Did you know that they have also been found to be dyslexic?  Find out more about famous people with dyslexia at…

dyslexia.learninginfo.org/famous-people2.htm

 

August 13

Daily Reading Makes a Difference

Students who start reading for 20 minutes nightly in Kindergarten will have read for the equivalent of 60 days by the end of 6th grade.  Students who read for 5 minutes nightly will have read for 12 days.  Students who read for 1 minute nightly will have read for 3 days.  Look at the results.  Such a small sacrifice that yields HUGE dividends.  We practice sports to become better at the games we play.  We practice music to become better too.  Reading works the same way….just practice!

June 25

Summer Reading

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Hope everyone is having a super summer!  Don’t forget to log into your Learning Ally account for some fun summer time reading.  I have many books on your bookshelves just waiting for you!