The five most recent Blogs by Linguistic Foundations focused on the Teaching Standards for Teachers of Reading and Writing, which has been created by the International Dyslexia Association – https://dyslexiaida.org. The International Dyslexia Association is the voice of the Dyslexia community – students, teachers, family, researchers, administrators – and is committed to improving instruction and the quality of education for all students diagnosed with Dyslexia. These Teaching Standards can guide teachers to identify all of the domains of Language and Literacy that are needed for a child with Dyslexia – or any student – to become a proficient reader.
These five Blogs have addressed the most important areas of teaching and learning – Phonological Awareness, Phonics/Word Reading, Reading Fluency, Comprehension, and Vocabulary. For each of these Teaching Standards, I organized the information into tables that I hope a parent or teacher can use to learn to recognize the important teaching approaches that need to be happening in the classroom.
The tables are provided below. I thought that a parent could use these tables as a guide to be able to discuss the teaching needs of his/her child with the classroom teacher or specialist. I think a parent could also use these pages during classroom observations. Use these resources to learn what effective instruction may look like and to determine the level of expertise that is actually present in a child's classroom.
If you have any questions, please contact me at Linguistic Foundations. I will be happy to speak with you. If you have specific concerns about your child, I can give you an overview of our testing process as a way to identify Dyslexia, Language-based Learning Disability, and other language-related issues. Thank You!