Try reading the passage below. Is it difficult for you to understand? Believe it or not, this is what it looks like when a child reads with 91% accuracy. That might seem high, but is it enough to comprehend? When children do not read with 98% accuracy, it affects their comprehension. How can they understand … Continue reading Reading Comprehension Problem? Maybe not.
September 26, 2016, Newsday, Long Island cartoon can be a nightmare for someone with dyslexia, a language-based disability. Why? Many people think dyslexia is just reversing letters and not being able to read, but it is so much more. There are a host of tell-tale signs. In this cartoon, the words “deportable” and “deplorable” look … Continue reading Deportable Deplorable Dyslexia
Has anyone seen the LifeLock commercials on television where a group of masked robbers smash their way into a bank with baseball bats? Everyone drops to the ground in fear except for a security guard who just stands there. The customers in the bank tell him to do something about the robbers, but he explains … Continue reading The Purpose of Reading Assessments and Monitoring
How can you be sure if your child knows how to read? This is a question I am asked all the time. If you just hear your child read familiar books with predictable text, you might not be able to tell. Many young children memorize their favorite stories and “read” aloud to entertain their parents … Continue reading “Can My Child Really Read?”
According to a recent article appearing in Newsday, Long Island, entitled, “More Time for Play,” the Patchogue-Medford School District has extended recess by twenty minutes in order to educate the “whole child.” Some would argue that this is a waste of time; others might say that recess and gym can be eliminated altogether. Since Common … Continue reading More Time To Play