News, Tips, and Articles of Interest

March 3, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

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

Did you know there are specific education laws related to dyslexia? With IEP Season coming into full swing, as a parent it’s important to have your ducks in a row before walking into the meeting. The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of these laws and today we’ll delve deeper into the law and how it relates to dyslexia.

February 25, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Tip Tuesday – Swat the Letter

Welcome to Tip Tuesday! This Tuesday’s reading tip is Swat the Letter. Place letter cards around the room, call out a letter name or sound, and watch them race to swat the matching letter card!

February 18, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Timers: A Handy Time Management Tool

The timer is probably one of the most used tools in academic settings, from the good old reliable kitchen timer to the online timer projected up on a SmartBoard. The reason they are used so frequently is because they work! But why do they work?

February 11, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Tip Tuesday – Roll and Read

Welcome to Tip Tuesday! This Tuesday’s reading tip is Roll and Read. The name of the game says it all – roll the dice and read a word from the matching number column. For example, roll a 3 and read a word from the column number 3. The first person to correctly read all of the words in a column wins!

January 28, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Tip Tuesday – Hot Lava

Welcome to our 1st Tip Tuesday!! I often hear from moms – “I don’t remember how I learned to read. I don’t even know where to start, what can I do?” In response, I would give them some ideas – most of them revolved around games and playing. But I would walk away feeling like you moms needed more. That’s where the inspiration for Tip Tuesday came from – my desire to give moms activities and ideas for helping them teach their child to read in a way that is fun for everyone!

January 14, 2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Who is the woman behind Literacy Untangled?

With so many new faces joining Literacy Untangled, I wanted to reintroduce myself. I’m Jennie the woman behind the curtain! In my lifetime I’ve been a professional photographer, special education teacher, and now, a dyslexia tutor. Crazy fact: I was in Russia (then Soviet Union) when the German teenager landed his plane in Red Square.

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