Homework or Practice Ideas:
Remember to keep your child on a schedule, offer breaks if needed. They will feel accomplished and so will you!
Chunk the work into smaller parts
Timers can help break time into manageable breaks
the same spot for homework
- the same time daily
Fluency practice- after they have read the book and are comfortable, set a timer for 1 minute and have students try to read the book as far as they can.
Comprehension-can they retell the story? Try and have the student act out or draw what they remember.
- Then time them again, make it fun.(Remember, repeated reading builds fluency).
How to Choose Books:
Preview the books of interest together and read them together if support is needed
Encourage highly visual books that provide support with pictures
Look for nonfiction books in areas of high interest because your student will probably have background knowledge that helps with unfamiliar words.
Choosing books in a series enables the reader to be familiar with characters and topics and make connections to previous books read
Preview using ebooks allows the reader to review/ research titles or topics they may be interested in.
You can read with your child using a variety of ways:
Each take a page to read
Read through an ereader such as Learning Ally
Listen to a book being read online and read along in text
Practice sounds, find vowel patterns & sight words.
- Practice breaking words into syllables via movement.
For the second 15 minutes, read to your child.
- This exposes them to:
time with you
a good model for reading
vocabulary that they will not find in their “just right” books.
Other Reading Ideas:
- Have them follow along with their eyes as you read, (they will begin to recognize new words).
- You can also have them choral read along with you.
- This helps with fluency.You can trade off reading pages.
- Share online read alouds and follow along with the book
- Read books on Apps or Websites
- Thousands of audio booksRead books at your child’s interest level
- Supports vocabulary growth and fluency
- Your child should have access to Learning Ally through their dyslexia teacher
- Access to Learning Ally is now available through Class Link so students can access the app with their single sign in.
- Segment, Say, Write
- Use manipulatives
- Draw pictures
- Use a different color to highlight the spelling pattern
- Set a timer for 5-10 minutes, child does free writing
- Parent child interactive writing journals, write notes back and forth
- Make the shopping list, check off items as they are put in the cart
- Write a thank you note
- Happy notes on sticky notes
- Quick Write Lists: for example (would you choose hamburger/hotdog, summer/winter, etc.)
- Write with smelly markers, or practice tracing letters or words that are difficult.
- The story was about (who)
- It took place (when and where)
- (What happened) because (why)
This helps your child understand and explain the story. It is also a great chance to have your child practice verbal and written expression.
They make learning fun and interactive!
- Kinetic Sand
- Thinking Putty
- Silly Putty
- Stress Balls
- Magnetic Letters
- Shaving Cream