Reading Resources

Websites

Aside from great pre-made lessons you can use in a pinch (think substitute plans), you have access to many great assessments. Comprehension tests, inferences, synonyms, figurative language, games, etc. It made my life as a teacher so much easier.

A major problem for students with low reading comprehension is finding content that they actually want to read. Newsela offers age appropriate content that can be adjusted to meet students’ different Lexile levels. Many tools are free, but your district will have to pay for the upgrades (totally worth it).

This website provides common vocabulary words for grades k-12, as well as lesson plans. Flocabulary was recently bought by Nearpod, so you can expect greater integration across subjects and support for classroom (and home school) lesson activities. Flocabulary can be very interactive and typically more engaging for younger students.

Excellent resource in understanding the difference between the two disorders, as well as explaining Irlen syndrome.

This website provides blog posts in a range of reading topics. Recent topics (Feb. 2019) include tips to help students become strong readers, how to write a newspaper article, and seeing poetry in a new light.

Run through Gallaudet University, this website provides tons of helpful information on teaching literacy, especially for those who are Deaf/deaf and hard of hearing.

Books

Great for understanding reading difficulties holistically instead of the pigeon hole we typically think of when referring to dyslexia.

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