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3 Ways to Encourage Distance Learning Participation for Students with Word Reading Difficulties

Advice from Dr. Anita Archer

In a recent conversation with Dr. Anita Archer —  author and beloved teacher of teachers — we chatted about ways to adapt explicit instruction in distance learning environments for students with word reading difficulties.

Dr. Archer shared:

“Good instruction is good instruction … In this time, people are thinking more about the technology than what we know about good instruction.”

Watch this first video in our four-part series with Dr. Archer to learn ways to encourage active participation when distance learning, and be sure to download the companion tip sheet.

We’re Here to Help You Provide Exceptional Instruction and Support for Students with Word Reading Difficulties

Dyslexia is top-of-mind in many districts as more states pass legislation to improve supports for students with dyslexia and other word reading difficulties. We work at both the district and school levels to provide insight and guidance to help ensure all students become strong readers. Specifically, Pivot Learning can work with schools and districts to:

  • Develop policies and practices for screening for risk factors and the identification of dyslexia.
  • Provide professional learning and coaching to help teachers understand the key characteristics of dyslexia and learn evidenced-based instructional practices that prevent reading difficulties from becoming lifelong achievement gaps.
  • Implement processes to determine whether English learners are experiencing academic difficulty due to language or a learning disability, such as dyslexia.

If you’d like to speak to someone about how Pivot Learning can support your district to improve outcomes for students with word reading difficulties like dyslexia, please email Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck at CORE.

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