The recent Blogs by Linguistic Foundations beginning on November 5th have presented the Teaching Standards for Teachers of Reading and Writing, which has been created by the International Dyslexia Association – https://dyslexiaida.org. These Standards can guide teachers to identify all of the domains of Language and Literacy that are needed for a child to become a proficient reader. It is a very comprehensive set of standards!
In these Blogs, I have tried to adapt the information of these standards to be practical for families and teachers (and myself). What should these standards look like in the classroom? In this Blog today, I organized a table, which is adapted from the Text Comprehension Standard. It is attached below. This table describes the different skills and strategies that a student needs to effectively understand text and how these skills might be put into place in a classroom.
Being able to understand a text does not depend on a single skill. A student needs to have Language Processing skills and the ability to Read Fluently. A student who is struggling to understand text that she reads may be having difficulties with Language Processing, with Reading Fluency, or in both of these areas of ability.
Linguistic Foundations can target each of these areas through our testing. We can determine a student’s specific areas of strength and weakness and identify if a Language-based Learning Disability (including Dyslexia) is present.
If you have any questions about text comprehension or any other language-literacy related topic, please contact us at Linguistic Foundations. Thank you very much.