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Looking at Reading Interventions



In this special video series from our partner project Reading Rockets, reading expert Linda Farrell works one-on-one with students in grades K-3 to help ensure that they master the skills they need to become proficient readers.


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Self-Questioning to Support Reading Comprehension

Proficient readers typically engage with a text by asking themselves questions as they read: Who is speaking? Why did the author choose this example? What's important here? Do I understand what I am reading? In contrast, struggling readers, and those with disabilities, are not likely to pose these questions. Learn about before, during and after reading strategies that work, as well as ideas for embedding technology supports.

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Instructional Grouping for Reading for Students with LD

As general education classrooms become more heterogeneous, due in part to the integration of students with LD, special and general education teachers need to use a variety of instructional techniques to meet the individual needs of their students. Get an overview of the research on grouping practices (whole class, small group, pairs, one-on-one) and what it means for your reading instruction.

The Communication Sandwich (and Other Ways to Strengthen Home-School Connections)

Educator and LD advocate Rick Lavoie offers his 21 best tips for teachers on how to avoid the pitfalls and keep the promise of a true partnership with parents.

Demystifying the Homework Challenge

LD expert Regina Richards talks about how to offer homework support for your child through positive, ongoing communication and establishing habits for time management and task completion.

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Self portrait: Lenny

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Self portrait: Lenny, by Lenny, age 10

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Today's First Person Essay

I'm never sure what to expect anymore by Michelle Sarabia

My son sits up at 9 months. He speaks at 15 months. The doctor says, "Some children take longer." Other doctors examine him. Our son is behind, they say, but it's nothing serious. They say, "Don't worry." No one says, "Developmentally delayed."

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