Author: Emily

Hi there! I’m Emily, Certified Dyslexia Practitioner and the creator of The Literacy Nest. I have been working with children from ages 1-12 since 2000 in a variety of settings.
Jobs of The Letter Y
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Jobs of The Letter Y

If you were to write a job description for yourself, chances are it would be full of many varied types of tasks of varying complexities. As an educator, you wear many hats. You fill many different roles in the lives of your students and in the culture of our schools. Like human jobs, phonograms have…

Taking a Closer Look at Spelling Errors: How a Spelling Assessment Can Inform Your Instruction
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Taking a Closer Look at Spelling Errors: How a Spelling Assessment Can Inform Your Instruction

You will find most teachers of children with dyslexia are not fans of the weekly spelling test. Words arranged by theme or covering multiple spelling patterns is a recipe for failure for many of our students. Other students may manage to learn the words for the Friday spelling test, but not be able to spell…