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Who Helps Kids with Dyslexia Gain Reading Fluency?

While most volunteer tutors are not paired with children with dyslexia or other learning disabilities, a recent article on MindShift, a blog on KQED News Education Project provides an interesting look into the challenges of working with dyslexic students within our public school system. The article includes good background on the fundamentals of reading instruction...
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New Study Says Reading Aloud is More Effective than Talking for Building Literacy

Several PLC partners rely on read-aloud techniques when working with struggling readers. An article appearing July 8 on EdSource summarizes recent scholarship, confirming the value of this approach. In his study, Dominic Massaro, professor emeritus of psychology at UC Santa Cruz, has found that books tend to use more sophisticated vocabulary and grammar than everyday speech, presenting a more challenging language...
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