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5 Ways the KPS Help Structured Literacy Educators
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5 Ways the KPS Help Structured Literacy Educators

The KPS or Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading were developed by the International Dyslexia Association in 2010 and revised in 2018. They represent a list of skills and knowledge necessary to teach literacy to all learners. The KPS help structured literacy educators in a variety of ways. The KPS are divided into five…

Levels of Certification Through The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI)
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Levels of Certification Through The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI)

There are many organizations that offer Orton Gillingham training. In addition, there are trainings in various Orton Gillingham-based programs. It can be difficult for professionals and especially for parents to understand what level of expertise a particular teacher has. The Center for Effective Reading Instruction, or CERI, has created a certification system that clears up…

7 Tips For Helping Students Recognize Patterns In Words
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7 Tips For Helping Students Recognize Patterns In Words

There are several reasons why recognizing patterns in words is difficult for our students with dyslexia. Dyslexia often causes difficulty linking the phonemic analysis with the orthographic patterns. This means that a student not only has difficulty correctly hearing, analyzing, and identifying the separate sounds in a word, but in putting the sequence of letters…

How To Get the Most Out of Your Structured Literacy Professional Development

How To Get the Most Out of Your Structured Literacy Professional Development

If you are anything like me, you love going to conferences and workshops. Although I always wind up physically exhausted, I somehow also find myself energized and my batteries recharged. Professional development has so many wonderful benefits. You may discover a whole new vein of interest and develop a brand-new skill set. You can reignite…