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Strategies to Motivate Adolescents with Word Reading Difficulties

Advice from Linda Diamond, Author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook

Students who advance to middle and high school reading significantly below grade level often feel defeated. In this second video in our four-part series with Linda Diamond, she shared strategies to engage adolescents with word reading difficulties in intensive intervention so that they can become strong readers.

We’d love to hear how these strategies worked for you and if you have other ideas for supporting adolescent students with word reading difficulties. Email us or share on Twitter by tagging @PivotLearning.

Get More Advice from Linda Diamond

Watch the first video in this recorded conversation with Linda Diamond about supporting adolescents with word reading difficulties.

We’re Here to Help You Provide Exceptional Instruction 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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