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How To Help Younger Students Build Phonemic Awareness Skills

How To Help Younger Students Build Phonemic Awareness Skills

Phonemic awareness might be one of the most important, most talked about, and most misunderstood aspects of literacy. Some of that confusion stems from the similarities and differences between phonological and phonemic Awareness. They are very much related, but not interchangeable. If Phonological Awareness is an umbrella that covers skills, those skills include hearing words…

Top Resources for Teaching Kids about the Brain
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Top Resources for Teaching Kids about the Brain

Many times, your students with dyslexia or other learning differences mistakenly believe that their brain is somehow defective. You might hear them referring to themselves as stupid. These are insults that are often used to bully or insult children with learning challenges. One of the ways you can empower your students is to teach them…

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Use Decodable Text With Your Students
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The Top 5 Reasons You Should Use Decodable Text With Your Students

One thing that I find myself frequently explaining to parents, students, and other teachers is the rationale for using decodable texts. Students are accustomed to using leveled texts in their classrooms and in many school-based interventions that follow the balanced literacy model of instruction. While engaging, there are important reasons why decodable text can be…

Back to School Tips for Structured Literacy Teachers
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Back to School Tips for Structured Literacy Teachers

Late summer means cooler evenings, and back to school. Even for the most seasoned teachers, back to school this year presents many new challenges. Nerves and uncertainty dull the shine of freshly sharpened pencils and new sneakers. The excitement of seeing friends is confused by social distancing requirements, separated cohorts, and face coverings. And holding…

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Practical Tips for Orton-Gillingham Lessons When Tutoring Online

We are certainly living in challenging times right now. For our students with dyslexia, the specialized instruction they get through Orton-Gillingham lessons is extra important. Many students may not be getting the literacy support throughout their day that they would in a school setting. With a little creativity and flexibility, it is possible to deliver…

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does The Literacy Nest provide? A: The Literacy Nest, LLC creates multisensory learning activities to use for reading intervention with struggling readers who need an explicit and structured approach to learning. Many of these dyslexia resources can be used as dyslexia activities, dyslexia strategies, or to support an Orton-Gillingham program or dyslexia intervention…

Navigating the Emotional Response to School Closings
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Navigating the Emotional Response to School Closings

Our world just got bigger and smaller all at once. It’s hard to imagine that a little over a week ago we were preparing for spring break. Now we are dealing with navigating the response to school closings. The carefree energy that comes with springtime has been clouded with a mist of uncertainty. This has…

Apps for Older Struggling Readers and Writers

Apps for Older Struggling Readers and Writers

Do you have an older, struggling reader or writer? Here are some useful APPS for older struggling readers and writers. As your students become older and the demands on them in the classroom increase.  The role of technology moves from a tool for practice and skill reinforcement, to that of assistive technology. Assistive technology is…

Why English Isn’t Crazy and The Resources To Support It
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Why English Isn’t Crazy and The Resources To Support It

As teachers of structured literacy, we soon discover that English is more logical than it appears at first, but that isn’t always the popular opinion out there. This article details several resources to prove WHY English isn’t crazy. Have you ever heard… These are the types of comments I hear from my students during Orton-Gillingham…