In 2017, the Nation's Report Card revealed that only 37% of 4th graders were proficient in reading.
The tragedy is that most reading failure is unnecessary. When students receive research-based instruction, 95% can become skilled readers. A student who fails to read adequately in 1st grade has a 90% chance of reading poorly in 4th grade (Gabrieli, 2009).
We must identify the warning signs of later reading challenges, including dyslexia, before 1st grade.
What are warning signs of dyslexia?
Does your child have difficulty... 📚 with articulation? 📚 by mixing up sounds and syllables in words? 📚naming familiar objects? 📚recognizing or writing their name? 📚 learning the letters of the alphabet? 📚 connecting sounds to letters? 📚 rhyming? 📚 with recalling days of the week, colors, etc.?
Is there a family history of reading challenges? If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, your child may be at risk for dyslexia. What should I do?
Imagine building a house. Every house needs a sturdy foundation, so it won't fall apart. Reading is much like building a house, and its foundation is Phonological Awareness & Alphabet Knowledge. Instruction in Phonological Awareness & Alphabet Knowledge is necessary for all students to become skilled readers, but is critical for students demonstrating the risk factors of dyslexia. The Dyslexia Toolkit is a research-based curriculum, focusing on the foundational skills needed for skilled reading: Phonological Awareness & Alphabet Knowledge.
What's included? 📚 Information about dyslexia and how the brain learns to read 📚 Easy to use Instruction Manual 📚 396 Cards 📚 50+ Game Boards w/ playing pieces 📚 Fun Anytime, Anywhere Activities 📚 Bags for easy Organization and Storage