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

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

literacy rates in the us

A case for reducing the need for reading and literacy interventions by preventing reading failure before it happens. America’s literacy crisis has reached epidemic proportions, 65% of American 4th graders do not read at basic proficiency level. This post takes a look at ways in which we can solve that crisis.

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Richard Branson – Famous People with Dyslexia

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. This week I look at how you can best utilize the admin & reports section to make sure you’re getting the most out of Nessy Reading & Spelling.

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Spring Fever Saver: Online Reading & Spelling Program

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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Independent Learning And The Struggling Reader

Shawna’s personable blog focusses on motherhood and special needs as both of her boys need some extra help with schooling. She shares her experiences in a real way, complete with snippets of dialogue from her sons and her own frustrations and hopes through the homeschooling journey.

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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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