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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:40 PM

iPad Apps for students with Dyslexia.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:44 AM

Great resources!

Erin Schettler's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:47 AM

This is an AMAZING compilation of apps to aid struggling readers!

Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students
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Early Literacy | Edmonton Public Library

Early Literacy | Edmonton Public Library | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
RT @GreatStuffLindy: @aliettedb Wonderful! Also, check out @EPLdotCA's online early literacy resources: http://t.co/shYycKeQb2
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Geography4Kids.com: Atmosphere

Geography4Kids.com: Atmosphere | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Geography4Kids.com! This tutorial introduces atmosphere basics. Other sections include climates, the biosphere, hydrosphere, the Earth, and ecosystems.
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Missouri Schools To Soon Screen Children For Dyslexia

Missouri Schools To Soon Screen Children For Dyslexia | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Springfield, Mo - "She didn't even like to color, because she would say 'it moves' and I think the lines were just kind of moving for her when she looked at them," said Missi Joplin, whose youngest daughter struggles with dyslexia. She says a diagnosis was an important step.
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T.A.L.K.

T.A.L.K. | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Conversation is at the heart of learning. This is about learners (children, students) talking their way into learning.
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CLOSE THE READING & VOCABULARY GAP!

CLOSE THE READING & VOCABULARY GAP! | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
PROVEN STRATEGIES TO HELP TEACHERS ENHANCE VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT IN THEIR CLASSROOMS! Children use vocabulary stored in their auditor
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Should We Stop Using Guided Reading Because of Common Core?

Should We Stop Using Guided Reading Because of Common Core? | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Teacher question: I am now a literacy specialist in a middle school and am hoping you can give me your opinion on the process of the guided reading method of reading instruction. I completely agree with you that the F&P levels are ludicrously low and it would be difficult to transition students to the end goal of CCSS using these levels.
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Why Do Intervention Effects Fade?

Why Do Intervention Effects Fade? | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Nothing is more familiar to those who follow the literature on early educational interventions. A program meant to boost children’s reading or math or school readiness works wonderfully
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The focus here is math, but wouldn't the same idea apply to reading?
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Why Do Early-Childhood Programs Rely on Old Brain Science? TY! @Ryan_Masa @lawrenceschool 

Why Do Early-Childhood Programs Rely on Old Brain Science? TY! @Ryan_Masa @lawrenceschool  | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
"In short, the idea is to invest in different people and programs who understand the science behind child development and give them the ability to test different interventions. Shonkoff isn’t delusional; he knows that trying to convince cash-strapped government officials to fund speculation isn’t going to work. “It really requires a new breed of philanthropy,” he said—investors who made their fortunes in the high-risk, high-yield world of venture capital and are comfortable in that space, for example. The Center on the Developing Child has already begun working with several programs to test the early-childhood R&D concept in what it’s calling an “innovation cluster” in Washington state. The Children’s Home Society piloted a video coaching program there aimed at improving executive function and self-regulation skills (things like self-control and the ability to retain and use new information) in both children and their parents. Parents were filmed interacting with their babies. Instead of focusing on what they did wrong, coaches clipped a few seconds of good interaction and used that to positively reinforce the ways caregivers could help their babies develop. The researchers originally tested the idea primarily with mothers but found, after several adaptations, that it was fathers who had previously been disengaged who benefited the most, which allowed them to tailor the program to dads. A separate intervention to bring mental health services to moms flopped, but when adapted, proved effective when it was targeted at teen moms specifically. There’s “growing interest” in this model of implementing and testing new ideas, said Jason Gortney, the director of the Office of Policy and Innovation at the Children’s Home Society of Washington. But he acknowledges that it takes a willingness to fail and rebound publicly."

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I found the call to action intriguing--fund programs in same way that venture philanthropists go about determining where to "invest" in social programs. It requires the strength to learn from flops and focus on successes to build strong interventions. --Lou
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Parents' low expectations 'condemning toddlers to a life of underachievement'

Parents' low expectations 'condemning toddlers to a life of underachievement' | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Save The Children study warns half of parents missing out of 'light bulb' potential of children's early years
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Toddlers 'need early years teachers in nurseries' - BBC News

Toddlers 'need early years teachers in nurseries' - BBC News | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop key skills like speech and language, the charity Save the Children says.
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Starting Early Matters; What YOU Know Matters

Starting Early Matters; What YOU Know Matters | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
I don't usually post this kind of K-12 resource on the TALK blog, but if we really want to help children to grow in thei
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If we don't know what to expect--what kids are capable of, when--then we can't help them to grow!
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Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids

Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Kiddle is the search engine tailored for children that brings up only suitable content using Google safe search.
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Oral Reading Fluency Is More than Speed

Oral Reading Fluency Is More than Speed | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Letter to Shanahan:   I found these troubling quotes in the Report of the National Reading Panel:   "Fluency, the ability to read a text quickly, accurately, and with proper expression..."   "Fluent readers can read text with speed, accuracy, and proper expression..."  
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Fixing the Failure Model

Fixing the Failure Model | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Are we looking for dyslexia too late? Ongoing research at Boston Children’s Hospital shows that brain imaging and a child’s family history of dyslexia, among a multifaceted array of other factors, can point to a predisposition for dyslexia well before that child ever steps foot in a kindergarten classroom. For schools and parents, this opens the possibility that struggling readers could receive interventions from the very start of their educational careers, offering them a better chance to succeed as learners and readers.
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Why How Many Minutes of Teaching Something Isn't the First Thing to Ask of Research

Why How Many Minutes of Teaching Something Isn't the First Thing to Ask of Research | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Question: I am now director of literacy in my district. I am advocating for interactive read alouds, shared reading, guided reading, and similar activities in our primary grades (K-3). Is there a research base that would allow me to determine how many minutes of these activities I should prescribe? Could you provide me with a copy of that research? Shanahan's response: Yikes, Madam, I suspect that your cart has gotten before your horse.
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Recent Trends in Income, Racial, and Ethnic School Readiness Gaps at Kindergarten Entry

Recent Trends in Income, Racial, and Ethnic School Readiness Gaps at Kindergarten Entry | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
This study found that low-income kindergarten students have reversed the trend of growing academic achievement gaps between them and their higher-income peers. Academic achievement gaps grew from the 1970s to the 1990s, but from 1998 to 2010 the gaps shrank 10-16%. During this time frame, the White-Hispanic kindergarten readiness gap and the White-Black gap each dropped. Researchers attributed the improved preparedness, in part, to low-income parents spending significantly more time reading to their children, taking them to museums, and introducing them to educational games on computers.
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The Role of Early Oral Language in Reading Comprehension

The Role of Early Oral Language in Reading Comprehension | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
When I was 18 years old, I was a volunteer tutor in an inner-city school. I wasn’t an education major — that came later — but I was intent on saving the world. I was excited about the idea of going into the city and working with elementary school kids who were growing up in poverty. But I was also nervous about it. I didn’t know a damn thing about working with kids, the inner city, or reading. A trifecta of ignorance.
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Oral language AND literacy: both not either
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Take Home Literacy Project

Take Home Literacy Project | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Explore Cheryl Beattie's board "Take Home Literacy Project" on Pinterest, the world's catalog of ideas. | See more about Literacy Bags, Book Bags and Literacy.
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What if young people designed their own learning?

What if young people designed their own learning? | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Across Australia some of these ideas are being put into practice. Some schools have dropped the notion of year levels to enable them to meet children at their point of need and acknowledge that not all students learn at the same pace.

Computer programs are enabling instruction tailored to the student by assessing where they are at and providing a tailored curriculum.

Capabilities , such as personal and social capability and critical and creative thinking, are being embedded in the curriculum. Work is under way to develop assessment measures. Teachers across Australia are working on developing new models of practice to support this approach.

We need to accelerate the change. We are wasting too much of students’ learning time and are failing to amplify their talents. To continue along the current path is increasingly unscientific, unjustifiable and plain dull.

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Prometheus's curator insight, May 15, 2016 4:24 PM
Hmmmmmm....interesting...what does it mean for teachers and schools. Is this the future of education in the western world?
Chris Carter's curator insight, May 15, 2016 8:20 PM
Rainbows, lollipops and unicorns!
Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 2016 11:43 AM
an innovative method
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5 Reasons Why Teachers & Students LOVE Flocabulary

5 Reasons Why Teachers & Students LOVE Flocabulary | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
Do you teach vocabulary? How do you teach it? Did you know that "there is no one best method for vocabulary instruction." (National Reading Panel, 2000).
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play with syllables so kids hear sounds in words | reading tip 10 #raiseareader

play with syllables so kids hear sounds in words | reading tip 10 #raiseareader | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
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The New Preschool System is Crushing Kids and Making Them Hate Learning

The New Preschool System is Crushing Kids and Making Them Hate Learning | Dyslexia and Early Literacy Success for All Students | Scoop.it
A growing group of educators and parents in the U.S. is becoming increasingly frustrated by preschool learning methods.
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