Dyslexia, Uncategorized

Resolutions for 2019

First, do no harm! (Hippocratic Oath) Second, do not leave children back! (“There is no evidence, therefore, that holdovers make academic...

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Annual Conference, Dyslexia, News, Reading Workshops

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Vacation

At this very moment, the Grinch is creating those joy-killing Vacation Homework Packets. Don’t let him get the best of you. As your...

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Happy New Year!

I know this greeting is premature, but I can’t help telling you about a few of the things we have planned for 2019. First and foremost...

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Dyslexia, Reading Workshops

Listen Up!

A speech pathologist recently reminded me that, on any given day, about one third of the students in Grades K-2, can’t hear the teacher....

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Dyslexia

Simple Gifts

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be… Sang and danced...

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Dyslexia

Saint Theresa Would Be Proud

New York City children are getting more saintly by the minute. Everywhere I go, they are having visions. They are envisioning what will...

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Annual Conference, Dyslexia

2019 Everyone Reading Conference

You may have sensed my despair at some popular instructional practices (a/k/a teacher and child abuse), but I am not yet prostrate with...

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Dyslexia, Reading Workshops

Accents

On Saturday Night Live recently, Awkwafina (née Nora Lum) said that she was often asked if her father had an accent. Indeed he does. He...

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Dyslexia, Reading Workshops

Topsy Turvy

Why are we teaching phonics in fourth grade and asking first graders to do “deep reading” of words they haven’t been taught to read?...

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Dyslexia

The Sublime and the Ridiculous

Mario Vargas Llosa started his Nobel Prize acceptance speech with his early memories of reading: “I learned to read at the age of five,...

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