Middle School is a tenuous time for students; not only are they navigating emotional and social growth, but many are also living with dyslexia. It’s estimated that 20% of students have dyslexia and it represents almost 80% of all learning disorders in schools.
Data shows that students all over the world have fallen behind during the pandemic, but there is a clear path to getting them back on track.
Reading must be taught explicitly. The essential reading components, often referred to as “The Big 5”, include phonics, phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. These 5 must be taught together, systematically and explicitly, to properly plant the seeds for incremental growth towards lifelong literacy.
HOW children are taught matters, whether at home during a pandemic or in a traditional classroom. Learning to read requires mastery of specific skills. Especially now, preventing the “summer slide” and beyond means doubling down on the fundamentals of reading.
In response to a national movement to change how schools teach students to read, education technology company Lexplore is launching a free online course to help schools more effectively incorporate phonics into literacy instruction.
Eye-tracking technology can provide teachers with tremendous advantages for their students. Here, the educators at Lexplore discuss the amazing benefits of eye-tracking technology for reading assessment and how Lexplore technology [..]