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Making a Case for Word Study Instruction

Systematic, Sequential, Cumulative, Explicit Every year, we inevitably encounter students with a similar reading profile. These are the students who score within the independent range for comprehension. However, oral reading fluency scores tend to indicate a need for support. Closer examination of fluency will likely reveal decreased accuracy with minimal self-corrections. Rate, however, may falsely…

Learning Disability or Curriculum Disability?
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Learning Disability or Curriculum Disability?

Nature vs. Nurture What is the difference between a learning disability, a curriculum disability, and instructional confusion?  Some of these terms may be familiar to you, while others may not. This was one of our very first blog posts.  It is still quite relevant today, which is why we’d like to revisit the term curriculum…


Back it Up

Always start with what they know… Imagine expecting a baby to run before he or she learns to crawl. While this seems preposterous, it is no different than expecting a third grader to explain how key details support the main idea when the student does not possess a secure understanding of the difference between main…