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Diane Henry Leipzig

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About Reading: An Introduction

It’s not an easy thing, learning to read. This article provides a brief overview of what is involved and what parents, teachers, and everyone else who touches the life of a child can do to help those who struggle.
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Reading & Dyslexia

Portraits of Struggling Readers

You may have a child in your life who isn’t as successful with reading as you think he or she could be. The challenge is that not all reading difficulties look the same, and not all reading difficulties should be addressed in the same way.

Working with Families

Support Services

First and foremost, struggling readers need excellent reading instruction from their classroom teachers in order to overcome their difficulties. Many schools are also equipped to provide extra help to the children who need it.

Writing & Spelling

Word Study: A New Approach to Teaching Spelling

“Word study” is an alternative to traditional spelling instruction. It is based on learning word patterns rather than memorizing unconnected words. This article describes the word study approach.

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