ADAPTING FAIRY TALES

Posted on December 10, 2021 by Lindy Ancelovici

Teacher

Summary of workshop/​opportunity

"This mini-institute will share our learning about how to support students with dyslexia in reading workshop. As a whole group, we will study dyslexia and how it affects the brain. We'll share new research that provides a picture of how students may present in the classrooms and the next steps you can take to support these students." -Reading and Writing Project

Goals & Collaborations

What are you going to START doing?

I am going to start paying more attention to the font and colors I use when typing things up for students. Black on white is most clear and some fonts are more friendly for those with dyslexia than other fonts. There are even free fonts that you can download online. I had no idea!

What are you going to STOP doing?

Stop using the MSV cueing system! This was a huge departure from TC's previous stance. It sounds like they are going to revise their reading units based on research that says MSV does not support phonics skills.

What are you going to CONTINUE doing?

I am going to continue using our reading time to informally assess students. One assessment idea that I loved was having students read a book to you, have them close the book, then write a word from one of the pages on a whiteboard and ask them to decode it. Such a simple task can inform teachers whether students are relying on MSV or using their phonics skills to read.

Would you recommend this opportunity?

Yes

PD #247


 

SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA IN READING WORKSHOP AND ACROSS THE SCHOOL DAY

Posted on December 10, 2021 by Lindy Ancelovici

Teacher

Summary of workshop/​opportunity

"This mini-institute will share our learning about how to support students with dyslexia in reading workshop. As a whole group, we will study dyslexia and how it affects the brain. We'll share new research that provides a picture of how students may present in the classrooms and the next steps you can take to support these students." -Reading and Writing Project

Goals & Collaborations

What are you going to START doing?

I am going to start paying more attention to the font and colors I use when typing things up for students. Black on white is most clear and some fonts are more friendly for those with dyslexia than other fonts. There are even free fonts that you can download online. I had no idea!

What are you going to STOP doing?

Stop using the MSV cueing system! This was a huge departure from TC's previous stance. It sounds like they are going to revise their reading units based on research that says MSV does not support phonics skills.

What are you going to CONTINUE doing?

I am going to continue using our reading time to informally assess students. One assessment idea that I loved was having students read a book to you, have them close the book, then write a word from one of the pages on a whiteboard and ask them to decode it. Such a simple task can inform teachers whether students are relying on MSV or using their phonics skills to read.

Would you recommend this opportunity?

Yes

PD #247