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Turning Struggling Readers into Striving Readers

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.” 

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This blog post and the session I will be joining at the Reading Summit on Tuesday, January 28 from 1-3 pm ET will be sponsored by Texthelp, creator of the Read Write Toolbar which I included in 10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students.

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.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Sheelagh Tingle January 24, 2020 - 1:23 am

I have pasted this link onto our facebook page for tutors to listen in. I trust this is in order. Great and really important and life changing work you are doing. Thank you.


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