Tag Archive: reading writing connection

Jul 20

Summer Reading List

Research has shown that reading contributes to vocabulary development. Our knowledge of vocabulary directly affects our ability to understand what we read. It has also been demonstrated that the more one reads, the better reader one becomes. Therefore, it is very important that we encourage children to read as much as possible. So, how do …

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Mar 02

Look Who We Caught Reading!

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March is reading month! With spring just around the corner and March being reading month we have a lot to celebrate here at the Reading Writing Connection.  Here in Michigan it is still snowy and cold so it is great time to snuggle in and read a good book.  To celebrate reading we are hosting …

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Nov 10

Community Information Night and Upcoming Training

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Have you wondered what is dyslexia or thought “I can’t be dyslexic, I don’t reverse my letters?  Do I have it?  Is my child dyslexic?  Come and learn more about dyslexia, the myths, the facts and how we can help. What: Informational meeting on dyslexia intervention, upcoming training and employment opportunities. Where: The Reading Writing …

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Oct 20

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Dyslexia is not seeing or reading  words backwards or writing letters backwards. That is a common misconception. There are many misconceptions about the true meaning of dyslexia.  Early signs of learning differences and educational intervention are also not well understood.  Further, many people don’t understand that people with dyslexia are often very smart and can …

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Mar 11

Recent research supports our method for teaching the dyslexic learner

How can we best treat dyslexia? A new meta-analysis of published data, carried out by researchers at LMU, now provides a means of ranking the effectiveness of a range of current interventions. Credit: fiedels / fotolia.com A recently published meta-analysis of the research literature provides the first evidence-based assessment of the relative effectiveness of a …

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Oct 14

Why Children Succeed or Fail at Reading

Why Children Succeed or Fail at Reading By: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (1998)   Most children will learn to read, no matter what method is used to teach them. But unless they receive special help, at least 20 percent of them cannot master this simple task that the rest of …

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Sep 16

Win a FREE Kindle Fire…

What does a Kindle Fire and Mystery Jewelry bags have in common? They both support the gift of reading!  It is that time of year again when the Reading Writing Connection offers “Mystery Jewelry” bags for sale and you can win a brand new Kindle Fire.  What a win – win situation.  When you purchase …

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May 21

New look, same great service…

Did you know that we recently revamped our logo? Our board members all come with talents, skills and expertise but one of them does graphic design!  Board member, Courtney Boatin, owner of Outlet Graphic Design, was asked to create a new logo for our organization and this was the chosen design.  Drive by to see our …

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Apr 08

Why traditional methods might be working for your child

PIPER OTTERBEIN: ‘They were just drilling things into me that were never going to stick. Actor Henry Winkler was told he was stupid. A teacher labeled Dan Malloy, the future governor of Connecticut, “mentally retarded.” Delos Cosgrove recalls “hanging on by my fingernails” in high school and college before becoming a thoracic surgeon and the …

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Feb 05

Tips to help you take exams

Exams bring out the worst in all of us but especially if you are Dyslexic. Here are a few tips to make it  easier for you. Before you do the exam you need to revise. Revise little but often. When you start, first look through the paper and do the easiest question first, then do …

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