Improving Comprehension for Kids with LD
Reading comprehension is critical for school success, and students with LD often struggle to understand what they read. As parents and teachers, it's important to learn ways to help students read more successfully and with meaning.
Read more for information about how to use visual organizers, hooks such as hand gestures, and mnemonics like RCRC to help your students with homework.
Think Alouds are powerful ways for teachers and parents to demonstrate simple things good readers do while reading, including connecting to our own experience and to other books read. Find out how to do a think aloud with your reader!
Strong reading programs share several characteristics, including a strong instructional core that includes direct instruction and strategy instruction. Read more to learn how to evaluate your child's reading program.
Electronic textbooks are a lifesaver for college students with dyslexia, but they can be expensive and hard to find. Student E-rent Pilot Project (STEPP) is an eTextbook rental program offering cost effective textbooks that can be accessed on a web-enabled device (i.e. desktop computer, laptop, mobile device) and read using a screen reader.
Do you assign traditional-style book reports to your students? Excite your students by offering some alternatives, inspired by formats used within the New York Times. A few of the options include hosting a book talk, rate and debates, and reports by video.
Story Comprehension To Go
Help your elementary students improve their reading comprehension skills with these easy-to-use lessons. Each lesson has brief stories and reading comprehension questions similar to those found on classroom and national tests.
What accommodations/modifications do you recommend for high school students in math and science when the main issue is dysgraphia? Many of the "usual" accommodations do not work as well due to the format of the math and science classes.
Ed Tech author Tracy Gray recommends digital voice recorders, Smartpens, and specific software that allows the user to generate equations and diagrams.
Metacognition is the process of "thinking about thinking." For example, good readers use metacognition before reading when they clarify their purpose for reading and preview the text.
myIEPmeeting helps parents and guardians effectively participate in their student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.