Topics of Interest Library – The Science of Dyslexia and Literacy


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We are in the process of compiling a list of trusted resources to answer Frequently Asked Questions.  This page is a working document. Information will be added on an ongoing basis.

Comprehensive Resource Libraries

Structured Literacy: All Children Can Read

  • Louisa Moats, Ed.D. (2020 Fox Reading Conference, “Explicit Language Instruction is the Heart of Structured Literacy”)
  • Tom Odegard, Ph.D., CALP (2020 Fox Reading Conference, Moderator – Q&A – Listen beginning at 3:54:24)
    (2020 Fox Reading Conference, Listen at 4:05:27, Q: Louisa Moats answers the question of multisensory learning strategies “Oral language paired with written language is by its very nature a multisensory integrated process.  It’s multimodal, integrative learning of oral and written language. It really is a fundamental principle of learning.  It engages the learner and that helps them pay more attention.”

Multisensory Learning Strategies

  • Louisa Moats, Ed.D. (2020 Fox Reading Conference, Listen at 4:05:27, Q: Louisa Moats answers the question of multisensory learning strategies: “Oral language paired with written language is by its very nature a multisensory integrated process.  It’s multimodal, integrative learning of oral and written language. It really is a fundamental principle of learning.  It engages the learner and that helps them pay more attention.” )

Dyslexia 101

Debunking Myths about Dyslexia

The Brain & Reading

Screening for Reading Impairments

Phonemic Awareness, Orthographic Mapping, and Word Study

Teaching Common “Oddball” Words

Teaching Writing

Reading with Your Child

Pencil Grip

Oral Language and World Knowledge

Oral Language and Listening Comprehension

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Vocabulary

Listening and Reading Comprehension

  • Neuhaus Education Center (neuhaus.org, Listening and Reading Comprehension Screening for Grades 2-5)
    A deep, rich understanding of text, reading comprehension, is the ultimate goal of all reading instruction. Reading comprehension can be disrupted by multiple factors, and it is the job of the reading teacher to determine where instruction needs to begin. With these listening and reading comprehension screenings, teachers can determine if reading comprehension difficulties are due to poor basic word recognition skills, poor vocabulary, poor background knowledge, poor listening comprehension, or a combination of factors.

Comprehension

  • Neuhaus Education Center (neuhaus.org, Retelling Rubric)
    “Story retelling gives a good indication of a reader’s understanding, yet it is difficult to assess in a way that informs instruction. This informal rubric for assessing retelling can give screening, formative, and summative information about a student’s ability to translate ideas from stories into words. The rubric assessment can be included in student portfolios and used as RTI data.”

Supporting Comprehension Through Writing About Reading

  • Joan Sedita, M.Ed. (September 2020, IDA Dyslexia Webinar)
    Research indicates that writing about reading supports comprehension. Learn practical suggestions for structured, explicit teaching of strategies for writing about text in any subject across grades 3 to 12. Several strategies will be addressed including summarizing, personal response to narrative text, and writing from informational sources. Presentation Handout – https://app.box.com/s/8azqe1iu9a9giza…

Code-Switching

  • William Brennan on “Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English” (April 2018, The Atlantic)

Advocating for Students with Dyslexia

PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network) Conference 2020


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