Resources

These resources were created and/or collected by Outreach staff to assist you in better understanding how to teach students with LBLD.

  • Using a Decoding Toolkit to Develop a Common Language

    by Natalia Harrison I have always looked forward to September; I find the start of a new school year serves as the perfect opportunity to establish routines and develop good habits. As reading teachers, one way we can do this is by committing to using a common language to provide consistent cues and vocabulary, both

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  • Reading Development: What to Know

    Reading is a complex process that requires the development and interaction of a variety of skills. Although reading is a crucial part of navigating the modern world, it is important to understand that the ability to read is a recent human invention and is not an inherent, genetic trait that all people possess. Humans can

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  • Understand Rapid Automatized Naming

    Understand more about rapid automatized naming (RAN) and its impact on learning. Understood.org explains the test protocol and the implication low scores the RAN can have for student learning.

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  • Working Memory and Executive Function

    Learn more about the link between working memory and executive function. This article from ADDitude: Inside the ADHD Mind highlights how working memory is part of what enables us to engage in goal directed behavior.

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  • Executive Function: What to Know

    What is Executive Function? The idea that there is a system of functions within our brain that helps us coordinate our actions, direct our behavior, and manage our emotional response is a long-standing concept. The term “executive functions” was created by Karl Pribram in the 1970s through his research that attempted to understand the role

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  • Evidence-Based Reading Intervention

    Learn more about the background of evidence-based reading intervention.  This LD@School resource explains why these strategies are helpful to support all areas of reading acquisition.

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  • Structured Literacy

    Understand more about structured literacy.  This International Dyslexia Association resource explains structured literacy and why it is so effective in help students learn to read.

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  • Supporting the Transition to In-Person Learning Through Classroom Routines

    By Caitlin Parker For the 2020-2021 academic year, May is the new September. For so many students and teachers, April was the first time they may have set foot in their schools and classrooms. What we used to be able to do in September – memorize our daily and weekly schedules, teach classroom routines, organize

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  • Developing Number Sense with Number Strings

    By Avery McNiff What are Number Strings? A number string is a series of carefully structured and related math problems that develop an understanding of number relationships and operations (Fosnot & Dolk, 2001). The practice engages students in problem solving and provides opportunities for students to participate in math discourse.  Number strings are a flexible,

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