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    Handwriting

    Posted on May 5, 2014 by in Did You Know?

    “Handwriting automaticity, which is assessed by the number of letters written correctly within a brief time limit, is a strong predictor of the quality in normally developing and disabled writers.” Virginia Berninger “If letter production is automatic, memory space is freed up for higher level composition processes, such as deciding what to write about, what […]

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    Combatting Comprehension

    Posted on May 5, 2014 by in Did You Know?

    1) For those whose reading comprehension difficulties stem from weaknesses in visualization, what fails to come to mind while reading are mental images, or what one sees with the mind’s eye. In some cases the mental images are pictorial, replete with objects, color, movement, and broad settings.” – Marion Sanders, Ed. D. 2) For use […]

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    Fluency

    Posted on April 14, 2014 by in Did You Know?

    “Students may need fluency work at the sub-word, word, phrase, and sentence levels as well as practice at connected text levels”. – Carol Tolman, Ed. D. “Keep track of student progress by charting correct word per minute scores (WCPM). When appropriate, have students chart their own progress to monitor their growth”. – Carol Tolman, Ed. […]

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    Spelling Development

    Posted on April 14, 2014 by in Did You Know?

    “Research demonstrates that combining ample early support of temporary spelling with systematic, formal spelling instruction results in more rapid growth in both correct spelling and word recognition than does either approach alone”. – (Teaching Reading) “The primary goal of spelling is to instill the larger logic and the regularities of the system and its conventions”. […]

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