Top 5 Reading Strategies to Try This Summer

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Our Nessy YouTube Channel has helpful videos with tips and tricks, to make learning that little bit easier. We’ve compiled 5 reading strategies you can try this summer to keep kids learning over the holidays. Try showing them these fun and educational videos and see what sticks!

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My Gifted Child Can’t Read

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Ginny Kochis of Not So Formulaic shares reading and writing tips, contemplation on motherhood and homeschooling commiserations in her blog. She recently tried Nessy Reading & Spelling for the first time and shared her – and her daughter B’s – experiences.

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Prevention, Not Intervention

Today’s blog post looks at illiteracy rates in the US and how to solve the ongoing crisis. Whilst the research is US-based the findings are relevant globally and with similar illiteracy rates for adults in the UK, it’s important that we also pay attention and look for solutions.

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Richard Branson – Famous People with Dyslexia

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In celebration of Richard Branson’s 67th birthday we take a quick look at how he got to where he is today, the impact of his dyslexia and his new charity aimed at supporting and providing early identification for those with dyslexia.

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Nessy Reading & Spelling – Understanding Admin & Reports

Nessy’s admin & reports section is jam-packed with loads of useful information to help you track your student’s progress, see what they’re working on, download resources and more.

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Spring Fever Saver: Online Reading & Spelling Program

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In a new post on her blog, Mum Alicia Hutchinson, has recently shared her experience with Nessy Reading & Spelling and why it is useful for children and their parents.   Alicia explains that when spring comes, she believes that it becomes harder for our children to concentrate, so she found this program very useful …

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Dyslexia Fonts and Facts

Can a new font make reading easier for someone with dyslexia? There are many fonts that have been designed for the dyslexic reader including Dyslexie, Opendyslexic, Gill Dyslexic, Read Regular, Lexia Readable, and Sylexiad.   Let’s take a look at one font to better understand the thinking behind fonts for reading proficiency and explore the …

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William Butler Yeats – Famous People with Dyslexia

  If W. B Yeats was alive he would be 152 today, sadly he isn’t, but his poems live on and he is widely regarded as one of the best poets and foremost figures of 20th century literature.  A lesser known fact however is that it is also widely believed he had dyslexia.   In …

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What Makes a Good Dyslexia Screener?

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A dyslexia screener should not be confused with a test that measures student grade level like DIBELS and FAST. These tests will identify students who have fallen behind but not the reasons why. A thorough dyslexia assessment requires a highly trained professional and will cost a minimum of $500 – usually more.  It takes 2-4 …

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