Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Research says teaching spelling explicitly in a grade by grade curriculum is a solution for helping all children become better readers.
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Cognitive psychologists are among those leading a revolution in reading education based on science. This is a call to action to save struggling readers.
Some reading scientists and educators are innovating and reinventing themselves during the COVID era. Will technology and long-distance learning lead to new education solutions?
If you work with children symptomatic or diagnosed with dyslexia, here's new information from the science of reading.
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Parents, teachers, and pediatricians should partner in checking for early signs.
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Do you sometimes feel inarticulate, have trouble recalling names, or struggle with directions? You may want to learn about dyslexia.
As reading scores and textbook funding for spelling plummet in Texas science says spelling knowledge builds the reading brain. Read about the Houston Chronicle's investigation.
The past two decades have brought giant leaps in our understanding of how the reading brain works yet these findings have yet to make there way into the classroom.
These silver bullets for attaining higher reading scores are neither a magic nor miraculous fix, but the science-based solution to a twenty-year old problem.
Are beginning reading and writing teachers in your schools using these two science-based techniques? They should be!
Paying attention to science can increase reading scores in America.
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My recent school visits, current reports of failing schools, and testimonies from teachers and administrators reveal a harmful gap between research and spelling instruction.
Building word permanency in the brain is a gift to a child for a lifetime of reading and writing.
Here's part of the solution to a big problem in American education.
Two decades after the National Reading Panel and the National Early Literacy Panel left out spelling reading scores have plummeted! Spelling is the missing link to literacy!
Years of best practices by exemplary teachers in kindergarten and Grade 1 are now supported by the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.
Two Canadian researchers have proven what exemplary kindergarten and first grade teachers have been doing for years to create successful readers by the end of first grade.
Spelling errors tweeted within the Trump administration raise the issue of why spelling matters. Spelling needs to be taught!
No more memorizing the words for the Friday spelling test and forgetting them. These research-based strategies help students retain words in their brains for reading and writing.
Every regular classroom can make better accommodations for dyslexics and or children who may be at risk.
Did you know that handwriting will make you and your child smarter than keyboarding?
Do you know why so many American school children can't read proficiently? Guess what we aren't teaching.
Find out why reading scores have plummeted in Texas and across the nation and what can be done to improve literacy education.
The brain reads by retrieving spellings of words. Spelling books help kids meet today's rigorous standards.
Parents and researchers agree that children need explicit spelling instruction in elementary school but school administrators may be ignoring the facts and harming students.
Here are three lists of classic early warning signs of dyslexia for very young children, school-age children, and adults. Do the lists fit you or your child?
J. Richard Gentry, Ph.D., is an expert on childhood literacy, reading, and spelling. He is the author of Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write—Baby to Age 7.