News, Tips, and Articles of Interest

June 9, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

The Not So Secret, Secret: Inequities in Special Education

If you have worked with students who have learning disabilities for any length of time, you are keenly aware of the inequities inherent to special education. While there are racial disparities throughout special education, in this post I am going to specifically focus on Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia) and white vs black. It needs to be noted that there are considerable gaps between white special education students and almost all minorities but, for simplicity, we’ll keep this conversation spotlighted on white vs black. Let’s begin with identification.

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.

March 17, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Resources to Help Keep You Sane While Social Distancing

Today, I touched base with my sisters, both who now have kids at home for the foreseeable future. Based on their “School is Closed: Day 1” reports, parents are going to need all the help and diversions they can get! In an effort to help, and provide parents with an outlet or two, I pulled together a wide variety of resources (from read alouds to dance classes) to share with you all.

Good Luck and May the Force be with You!