Tag Archives: Writing

What is reading fluency?

What is reading fluency? Reading fluency is a complex skill that is made up of multiple components. In the article “Reading Fluency” by Nancy Mather and Sam Goldstein they assert that “reading fluency encompasses the speed or rate of reading, as well as the ability to read materials with expression. In addition, she notes that …read more

A New Experience–Going to High School!

This spring I have had the privilege to work as a paraprofessional in the Special Education Department at Summit High School. I have always found my niche in the elementary and middle school levels since I began my teaching career. I went into this experience with excitement and a little bit of apprehension. This was …read more

Prevent the Summer Slide!

Summer vacation! What every student and teacher looks forward to throughout the year. A time for sleeping in, playing outside for hours, taking trips, swimming, biking, boating, and so much more. For students school is over and therefore so are any school related activities. However it is critical that parents take the opportunity in the …read more

What is Dysgraphia?

When a child is diagnosed with a learning disability, they typically experience difficulties in at least one of three academic areas: reading, mathematics, and written language. A learning disability in the area of reading known as dyslexia was discussed in an earlier blog (1/12/2015) and affects an individual’s ability to acquire the skills necessary for …read more

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that affects an individual’s ability to acquire the skills necessary for reading such as identifying the alphabet, linking letters to sounds, rhyming, blending sounds, segmenting sounds, and comprehension just to name a few. An individual needs to be able to use all these skills simultaneously with fluency (with accuracy …read more