More than 10 million American students struggle to read, but only 2.3 million are identified and even fewer receive special help; schools must provide support for struggling students by creating a culture of reading. In “45 Ways to Support Struggling Readers: A School-Wide Approach,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Learning Ally, Terrie Noland, Learning Ally National Director, Educator Engagement; and Kristy Mathieu, Kiker Elementary, Austin, TX, presented tips for how schools can support struggling readers.
The statistics are staggering: More than 10 million American students struggle to read, but only 2.3 million are identified and even fewer receive special help. As school leaders, we need to bridge that gap by creating a culture of reading when reading is a barrier. We need to empower and support educators with school-wide programs that embrace different learning styles and prioritize continuity from one grade to the next.
Audiobooks cannot replace explicit reading instruction, because a balance of support and accommodations is needed for struggling readers. In this webinar, Learning Ally’s Terrie Noland, National Director of Educator Engagement, will discuss the when, where, how, and why of effectively incorporating audiobooks as an assistive technology tool for students with dyslexia.
One in five students has dyslexia – that translates to 20% of the student population. What might be seen as laziness or acting out in reality is a student inwardly struggling with reading, writing, and spelling. Learn more about why students struggle, what to look for, and how to support dyslexic students in your district with appropriate accommodations and interventions.