Many children struggle with reading at some point throughout their school years. For these students, it can sometimes be difficult to identify effective strategies that teach important skills, all while keeping them engaged and excited about reading. As part of our session on “Metacognitive & Multisensory Approaches to Dyslexia Interventions”, I will be sharing some tips on how to create an engaging and individualized reading classroom. Based on my experience working with students with a range of dyslexia profiles, and my research on reading motivation, we will focus on hands-on teaching strategies and tools you can use starting Monday morning!

As part of the training, we will discuss how to create multisensory reading activities for young readers. Multisensory activities integrate many senses (sound, sight, movement, touch) to support memory and reading development. Some examples we will cover include:

  • Integrating movement to learn common phonological patterns.
  • Using sound and touch to learn high frequency words.
  • Using rhymes to learn phonological rules.

Further, we will discuss how to develop students’ metacognition during reading. This includes teaching them strategies to plan, monitor, and evaluate their learning, which helps them to become independent and confident learners. Some examples we will cover include:

  • Teaching students to set progress-oriented learning goals.
  • Teaching students to monitor and evaluate their progress.
  • Teaching students to self-regulate how they feel in the classroom.

We will discuss these examples and more, and share important resources you can use to support all readers in your classroom!

For more information about the intensive teacher training, please click here.

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