What I wish I knew as a teacher was that my students might have had dyslexia. And if you’re a teacher, you’ve had students with dyslexia, too. I spoke to Marlene M. Lewis, a registered speech-language pathologist, who works with children with dyslexia. She shared what she wishes everyone knew about dyslexia.
The end of the school year is approaching, and students are looking forward to vacation. Educators are ready for a break, too, but are also thinking about students losing momentum during summer. How can we encourage kids to continue to read and learn, when we know that some setbacks are statistically probable?
Reading is a complex task that requires many parts of the brain. Learn what happens in the brain when you read and what you can do to build a reading-ready brain.
Reading aloud isn’t just for beginning readers. Expressive oral reading is a foundational reading skill that all students should be developing between first and fifth grade. Find out why.
Phonemic awareness: it's not innate to humans. It must be taught. Learn the 5 levels...And beware if reading instruction is bypassing weaknesses in any one of these!
What is automaticity in reading and why is it important? Is reading quickly a sign of reading fluency and comprehension? Dr. Timothy Rasinski explains the importance of automaticity and speed in reading fluency and comprehension.
In 1995, research by Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley revealed how differences in early language experience fuel the achievement gap in our nation’s schools. It’s been almost two decades, so why haven’t we made more progress? We interviewed Dr. Steve Miller to find out.
Students with stronger literacy skills will be better able to self-direct, relying less on their teachers and more on the resources available to them. This autonomy is especially important in Deeper Learning.
A new study out of Dartmouth University shows that the 4th grade “shift” from learning to read to reading to learn isn’t as clear cut as educators have thought. What does the study reveal about reading development and what does it mean for teachers?
Do you have a struggling reader at home, or know someone who does? For the first time, BrainPro is offering a scholarship for Fast ForWord. The recipient will be able to work on the Fast ForWord exercises free of charge for 4 months, with support from a trained BrainPro consultant.