This module is intended to provide educators across all subjects with the necessary teaching tools to support their students with LDs to gain the skills and knowledge required for success in secondary school, and beyond.
Tory was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia as a child. Watch this video and discover the simple moments of support from caring educators that made all the difference.
Building Oral Language Skills through Classroom Instruction: Six High-Yield Strategies to Borrow from the Clinic
This article provides a number of high leverage strategies to target oral language skills that can be adapted for classroom instruction.
Watch this video to learn more about LITES, how it can help students build their oral language skills, and how to implement some of the same strategies in your classroom.
Phonemic awareness is not only one of the strongest predictors of reading and writing success, but it is also fun to teach. Here are a few ways that educators can work it into kindergarten and primary classrooms.
Cultivating the Hearts of Students through Books: Using Children’s Literature to Support Social-Emotional Learning
For over 20 years, research has shown that social-emotional learning should take a more important role in the classroom. Teachers should highlight the emotions felt by the characters in children's literature to promote social-emotional learning and discussions while continuing to meet academic goals.
Mental imagery, or the ability to create a visual representation in your mind, can be used to support visual reading processes in ways that can benefit students who struggle with reading and writing due to their LDs. Creating mental imagery of a word is a strategy that can be used in the classroom to support reading and writing instruction and remediation.
How Can We Leverage Students’ Reading Skills to Reduce Difficulties in Solving Written Mathematical Problems?
It is now well-known that students’ reading skills have an important role in mathematics, in particular for solving word problems. One reading skill needed to understand and solve written mathematical problems is the ability to make inferences.
Phonological awareness is a crucial foundational skill in the journey of learning to read. Research shows that challenges in phonemic awareness and other phonological skills both predict and cause poor reading and spelling development and that decoding instruction may be ineffective unless children can first hear the sounds in spoken language.
The Writing Circle is an innovative teaching approach used to teach writing at the primary level, which can be adapted to support students with LDs to encourage their enjoyment of writing, activate and increase their knowledge of writing, and enable them to acquire new writing skills, both in planning and revising texts.