Books

We all love books and reading, especially literacy specialists and dyslexia advocates! In these posts, we’re talking about audiobooks, children’s books, picture books, and novels! Books and reading can help to build phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, morphology, and more!

 

20+ Tips for Supporting Executive Function Skills at Home
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20+ Tips for Supporting Executive Function Skills at Home

Executive function refers to a set of brain-based cognitive processes that help us to plan, regulate our behavior, and achieve our goals. Depending on where you look, the number of executive function skills varies considerably. However, executive function skills are related to three main areas: working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. This includes skills such…

10 Can’t-Miss Books About Adults with Dyslexia
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10 Can’t-Miss Books About Adults with Dyslexia

As we know, dyslexia is not something you can outgrow. Children with dyslexia become adults with dyslexia. While remediation can decrease the reading gap, there are still certain challenges for adults with dyslexia. It can also provide some benefits. When undiagnosed, dyslexia is particularly damaging to self-esteem and self-concept. Dyslexia in adults may cause slow…

8 Websites With Summer Reading Ideas For Struggling Readers
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8 Websites With Summer Reading Ideas For Struggling Readers

With summer break quickly approaching, it’s time to take a look at the dangers of the “summer slide”.  The summer slide is a term used to describe the learning loss that occurs during the summer vacation. Struggling students are particularly at risk of losing ground in their quest to become fluent readers. The statistics are…

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6 More Picture Books (Plus some sequels) for Building Phonological Awareness

    Not too long ago, I shared 6 of my favorite read aloud books to promote phonological awareness. I promised that there would be even more to come. Here they are! Not only are these great books for building phonemic awareness, but several of them have sequels that have similar structures and can be…