Struggling readers can come in all ages and at all stages of the educational process. I love struggling readers so much. This upcoming Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 1-2:30, I’ll be joining Texthelp over at the Education Week Virtual Summit about Struggling Readers. This free summit, “Getting Reading Right” is free and text-based. I’ll be in the booth with Texthelp and we’ll be talking “Turning Struggling Readers into Striving Readers.”
A Passion to Help Struggling Readers
As a Mom of three, I’ve been gifted with one of my children having dyslexia. I say gifted because he has become the best reader in my family! Perhaps because of how long it took us to help him learn to read or the way reading became a focus of our household, he has thrived. Or perhaps it is because of the many tips and tools I’ve taught him.
He is now a senior in high school and while I am not crazy about tests, I will say that he made a 30 on the ACT reading section of the test. He is a fantastic reader now and I want to encourage all teachers and parents out there with the tips, tools, and strategies to help struggling readers of all ages.
The 5 Pillars of Reading
We’ve built this session around the 5 Pillars of Reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. We’ll dive into each of these pillars (phonemic awareness and phonics will be combined.)
I hope you’ll join us to help Get Reading Right on Tuesday, January 28 from 1 – 3 pm. The event is free and I hope it will encourage, inform, and give you hope for possibilities for the struggling readers in your classroom and life.