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

  • Putting the Decoding Toolkit to Work

    by Natalia Harrison January 4, 2023 Previously, I wrote about the importance of building a common language with students by implementing a Decoding Toolkit. The key benefit of this approach is that, once established, it allows the teacher to more efficiently deliver instruction so time is not lost in explanation and background knowledge.  Students with

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  • Vocabulary Strategy: Use of Context

    by Joan Sedita This post was reprinted with permission from Joan Sedita.  The original post can be accessed here and all posts by Joan Sedita can be accessed at the Literacy Lines blog.  January 10, 2023 An important strategy to help students build their vocabulary is use of context – i.e., using the clues or hints provided in the

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  • The Language Box

    December 21, 2022 The language skills that students are asked to use in a classroom fall into two distinct categories: language processing, or receptive language skills, and language production, or expressive language skills. The columns in the  Language Box™ show these categories.   Receptive Language Skills refer to how we process either spoken or written word.

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  • Decodable Texts from The Reading League

    October 13, 2022 Explore this comprehensive list of decodable texts for students of all ages from The Reading League. Landmark Outreach is one of its mission partners.

  • Using Consistent Language and Cueing to Support Both Social Communication and Classroom Management

    by Elizabeth Knox November 28, 2022 Instructors are tasked with teaching a subject curriculum as well as ensuring that their pupils understand what it means to be a student ready and able to access this curriculum. Teaching social communication and expectations through specific language, verbal cueing, and gestural cueing can help students understand what it

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    Reading and the Brain: What to Know

    October 3, 2022 Decades of research in the fields of literacy and neuroscience have helped to articulate what happens in the brain when we read. A crucial takeaway from this body of research is that the human brain is not hardwired for reading, meaning that for most people to learn to read they need to

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  • The Science of Reading: What to Know

    September 6, 2022 The Reading League, a national education nonprofit led by educators and reading experts, defines the science of reading as: A vast, interdisciplinary body of scientifically-based research about reading and issues related to reading and writing. This research has been conducted over the last five decades across the world, and it is derived

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    Computer Science and Accessibility

    by Sarah Ciras October 4, 2022 In Massachusetts, 19% of students are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), however, only 10% of those students take part in Computer Science (CS) courses. Nationwide 14.4% of students receive services under IDEA, but only 8% take part in CS. This is likely in large part

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  • Hot and Cold Executive Function Skills

    November 15, 2022 The executive functions are at the core of learning and are crucial for success in school and beyond. These cognitive processes allow us to approach a task or goal, whether it is academic or non-academic, manage our attention, plan each step, and regulate our emotions to achieve the desired outcome. Specifically in

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