The process of learning how to read can vary from child to child. Although there are certain reading milestones most children hit at similar points, each child will learn at his or her own pace, in his or her own way. Here, the educators at Lexplore provide an overview of the developmental stages of learning to read as well as some valuable resources that are widely regarded by educators and literacy experts.
Our society’s increased implementation of technology as a platform for learning offers a wealth of educational support for struggling readers and the educators who are determined to support them. In our fourth and final installment of the four-part series, “How to Support a Struggling Reader in Your Classroom,” the dedicated teachers at Lexplore discuss effective and time-saving online tools that will ease the disability accommodation process and help every student succeed.
There has been much debate surrounding whether oral or silent reading is more beneficial in developing the skills and fluency of struggling readers. Here, the educators at Lexplore explain the differences between oral and silent reading techniques, what studies show regarding the benefits of each type of exercise and how a balance of both oral and silent reading may be optimal.
As an educator, it is imperative to construct a specialized plan of discovery, support and accommodation in order to help your struggling students succeed. In the third section of our four-part series, “How to Support a Struggling Reader in the Classroom,” the educators at Lexplore provide an overview of the specific steps you can take as a teacher to discover any signs of reading disabilities early on and give assistance to the students who need it.
Even after you have discovered that a student in your classroom may struggle with a learning disability, it is crucial to identify which type of learning disability your student may be struggling with, as different disabilities require different practices or methods of care and attention.
Even the most seasoned educator may struggle with identifying which of his or her students has a learning disability or has difficulty reading basic text. Properly identifying who in your classroom may be falling behind while maintaining the rest of your students’ growth and development can be overwhelming for a teacher striving to address the needs of each and every one of his or her students.