Resources

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

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    Incorporate SEL into the High School Classroom

    Learn how to incorporate SEL (social and emotional learning) into the high school classroom. This Edutopia article features the comprehensive approach to incorporating SEL at Summit Preparatory Charter High School in Redwood City, California, sharing 13 powerful SEL activities that their teachers incorporate into their daily curriculum.

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    Learning to Read Changes the Brain

    Education Week provides a summary blog post of research conducted by Falk Huettig from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, revealing that the brain undergoes significant changes when a person is taught to read. The study was conducted with illiterate adults in India and Nepal, showing that new communication pathways between areas of the brain

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    Visualization to Assist Comprehension in Content Areas

    This helpful resource from Teacher Vision outlines how teachers can use the strategy of visualization to help support comprehension across the curriculum.  This site includes two free lessons plans that incorporate visualization.

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    Support Comprehension with Character Trading Cards

    Enhance summer reading activities and support comprehension with character trading cards. This interactive digital template from “Read Write Think” allows students to create character trading cards. It also includes lessons that use this strategy for many grades, ability levels, and topics.

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  • Language-Based Learning Disabilities: What to Know

    The development of fluent language skills is rooted in complex cognitive processes that include attention, auditory and visual perception and processing, memory, and executive function. Students who have difficulty in any of these areas may also have difficulty acquiring the facility with language that school requires. To understand a reading selection, for example, students must

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    The Myth of Learning Styles

    Read this insightful article on the myth of learning styles. Education Week’s Keith Lambert, Education World Associate Contributing Editor, wrote a response to the letter many prominent psychologists and neuroscience professors penned to The Guardian. Lambert doesn’t contradict the content of the letter, but instead examines the evidence and makes suggestions about how educators can refocus their energies to help students

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    Support Reading Comprehension with Visual Imagery

    Learn how to support reading comprehension with visual imagery in this comprehensive resource from Reading Rockets. The site provides strategies, research, examples, and other valuable resources to help with reading instruction.

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    Mind Mapping as an Activity to End the Year

    Read about using mind mapping as activity to end the year. This Edutopia article discusses how having students create a mind map presentation can be a useful visual representation to remind them about just how much they have learned over the course of the year. It is also a great way to create a preview for next year’s students.

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    Drawing and Acting to Support Reading Comprehension

    This Mind/Shift articles outlines how teachers can use drawing and acting to support reading comprehension. Using multiple modalities to help students visualize what was read can assist them in understanding and connecting with difficult texts like Shakespeare. 

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