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

  • Brain-Based Research and the Teenage Brain

    Explore brain-based research and the teenage brain.  This Edutopia article outlines the outdated myths related to adolescent behavior and discusses new findings that help us understand the behaviors better, and through this understanding, help to better reach adolescents in the classroom and beyond.

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  • Study Skills in Early Elementary School: Vocabulary Instruction Strategies and Activities

    by Lauren Guerriero

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  • English Language Learners

    Watch this video from Ed Week on teaching English Language Learners.  Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Synieski outline tips for differentiated induction for English Language Learners and how these tips can create a more inclusive classroom for all learners.

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  • Inclusive Reading Celebrations

    Learn about creating inclusive reading celebrations.  This resource from Reading Rockets outlines how to include all types of learners in school or community wide reading celebrations.

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  • Multiple Intelligence Theory

    Understand the true meaning of Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory. Edutpoia reports on the widely cited and often misunderstood multiple intelligence theory.  The article asserts that that although it is true that students do learn differently, there is not one way that students learn best and that presenting information in multiple ways is what truly benefits

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  • Oral Reading Fluency Norms

    Understand oral reading fluency norms with this helpful resource from Reading Rockets.  This summary outlines how to use the fluency chart and explains the updates from 2017.

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  • Reading Comprehension Strategies

    Explore reading comprehension strategies from Read Naturally.  The site explains tools for general reading comprehension and also outlines strategies to help students comprehension different types of texts such as narrative or expository.  

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  • Reading for Meaning

    Reading Rockets explores reading for meaning.  Watch this series of videos about how to inspire young readers to engage with what they are reading and learning both in and outside of school.  

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  • Response to Intervention

    Understand the goals of response to intervention. Louisa Moats outlines the necessity in using a unified, systematic, research-based approach to truly accomplish the goals set forth in response to intervention and tiered systems of support.

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