My Name is Mackenzie, and I am Dyslexic.

My name is Mackenzie, and I am dyslexic.

Some of my earliest memories of school are feelings of frustration, confusion, sadness, and feeling lonely. Another memory that still makes my stomach hurt today is trying to memorize math facts. I have a great memory for some things; song lyrics, things people say, and pictures. But, remembering letters and numbers is a totally different story.

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How Do I Pick Relevant Activities for My Reading Intervention Students?

So this can be one of the most challenging things we face as interventionists - what activities do I pull to target specific weaknesses for my students? And how can I do that without spending a TON of extra time that I don’t really have?

We all want the very best for our students, it’s our mission and our goal to be providing the best possible instruction to help completely eliminate reading and spelling gaps.

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Vowel Teams - The Reading & Spelling Rules That Nobody Taught You

Thanks for sticking with us and our series of The Reading & Spelling Rules Nobody Ever Taught You. The fifth syllable type we talk about is Vowel Teams.  This is when two vowels stick together to make one sound.  Think of the vowel sounds in words like rain, play, green, key, goat, boil, etc. Vowel teams can be kind of tricky so we have added a FREE bonus at the end of this blog!

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Bossy R Syllables - The Reading and Spelling Rules That Nobody Taught You

So we’ve been talking all about the reading and spelling rules that were brand new to us when we began to learn about Structured Literacy and the “science” behind the English language. Check out our blogs on Closed Syllable Rules and Magic E (VCE) Rules over here.

If you are anything like me, these rules actually start to become Earth shattering. Like why did I not know this? How come no one ever taught me when to use c versus k versus ck? That would have been so helpful…

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Organizing an IEP/504 Plan Binder

As a parent, one of the most important things you need to do if your child is receiving support services from the school is to make sure you are organizing all of that paperwork! Whenever you have formal documentation it can be incredibly valuable long-term for your child.

For example, it can help you qualify your child for ACT/SAT accommodations or college supports if that is the direction they want to go. Alternatively, it can help your child qualify for supports in their job or career later on.

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How to Organize Your Intervention Materials

Organizing our intervention materials is the key to our success, right?

When I’m not prepped and ready – my instruction and delivery suffer. This week I'm going to share with you how I keep my intervention materials organized.

The Suggested Schedule Freebie that you downloaded last week is your road map. I keep this at the front of my lesson plan binder – always.

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