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May 19, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Tip Tuesday – Bowling for Sounds

Welcome to Tip Tuesday! This Tuesday’s reading tip is twist on the classic game of bowling. Bowling for Sounds is set up and played similar to classic bowling; the main difference being how you score points. For every pin knocked down, a player reads 5 words using the pattern/skill written on the pin; they receive 1 point for each word read correctly. The player with the most points at the end of 10 rounds, wins!

April 28, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Dyslexia: Relevant Federal Education Laws – The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

In a recent post, we discussed how The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) relates to dyslexia. Today we’re going continue that conversation by digging into The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and examine how it applies to dyslexia.

April 21, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Tip Tuesday – Word Boxes

Welcome to Tip Tuesday! This Tuesday’s reading tip is a game known as Word Boxes. Players take turns drawing lines by connecting dots and reading words on either side of the line. The player who “owns” the most boxes, wins!

April 16, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

How to Modify an ELA Assignment for Your Child

Recently, a Literacy Untangled mom sent me an email asking for help. The ELA assignments being sent home for remote learning where taking forever to do and completely overwhelming her and her child. Mom told me she had a hard time understanding what the readings and follow up questions were asking them to do. She asked if there was any way I could help. I told her to send me an assignment and I’d help them come up with a plan of attack.

April 7, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Tip Tuesday – No Whiteboard, No Problem

Welcome to Tip Tuesday – No Whiteboard, No Problem! Whiteboards, chalkboards, you name them, I love them. They are especially handy when it comes to teaching reading. I use them for the auditory drill, dictation drills, teaching new concepts, and even games. It’s amazing how often my small whiteboard gets used!

March 10, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Tip Tuesday – Connect Four with a Learn to Read Spin

Welcome to Tip Tuesday! This Tuesday’s reading tip is the classic Connect Four with an added learn to read ‘spin’. Correctly read the word on the card and place your game piece into the grid. First one to get four of their game pieces in a row – wins!

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