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

  • Assessing Writing: Challenges and Strategies

    by Keryn Kwedor

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  • Strategies to Support Students with Learning Differences in the COVID-19 Educational Landscape

    by Dr. Mandi Davis Skerbetz As a society we are working to pivot and develop new routines due to the impact of COVID-19. The world of education, which historically is resistant to change, has been forced to evolve. Educators have been in a race against time to develop new learning environments and platforms that allow

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  • A student and a teacher work on writing together

    The Writing Process: Teach the Thinking Phase

    The thinking phase of writing refers to a student’s opportunity to think about what they know about a topic and put that understanding in writing. This phase is much more complex than it appears on the surface, as successful writing incorporates many academic and metacognitive skills. When students are asked to write, it is assumed

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  • Cognitive Load and the Learning Management System (LMS)

    By Lauren Murphy and Kaia Cunningham Collectively, we have over 20 years of experience teaching secondary school, and we’ve taught a variety of classes: literature, psychology, history, writing, and study skills. This year is unprecedented. We find ourselves filled with apprehension, and much of the familiarity and routine that we have both come to love

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  • Evidence-Based Tips to Support Online Learning

    Explore evidence-based tips to support online learning.  Taking cues from studies on the impact of online learning, Edutopia offers suggestions for teachers to not only support students achievement in the digital classroom but also their own well-being

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  • Participation in the Online Classroom

    Improve participation in the online classroom. Edutopia tackles the challenging topic of virtual student engagement and offers 8 tips to help students engage in learning for both synchronous and asynchronous learning.  

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  • Study Skills: What Are They?

    Study skills are defined as the management of time, materials, and information and/or language.  Study skills are often equated with the organization of physical materials like binders, desks, lockers etc. They are also frequently associated with a student’s ability to study for and perform on tests or other assessments. Although these skills are absolutely a

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  • The Language-Based Classroom Environment Adapted for the Remote Classroom

    As online learning takes center stage this year, it is important to create digital spaces that support all learners. Taking the main ideas from one of our past, most popular Free Teaching Strategies, Language-Based Classroom Environment, we have reimagined these best practices for the hybrid classroom.   A cornerstone of language-based instruction is to encourage teachers

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  • The Language Box and Technology

    As many of us are learning how to navigate teaching in a hybrid or remote learning environment, the options for how to use different technology in remote learning is endless and overwhelming! There are so many factors to consider when deciding what technology to utilize, especially in the context of supporting students with language-based learning

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