Author Daniel Pink Reveals the ADVANTAGE of the Dyslexic Mind

Author Daniel Pink Reveals the ADVANTAGE of the Dyslexic Mind

This week Reading Horizons is focusing on the strengths of those with dyslexia. Although dyslexia presents its possessors with many difficulties in reading and writing, the condition also provides dyslexics with many valuable skills worth celebrating! The number of dyslexics in the U.S. …
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Orlando Bloom Thrives by Embracing his Dyslexia [Famous Dyslexics]

Orlando Bloom Thrives by Embracing his Dyslexia [Famous Dyslexics]

The more I learn about dyslexia, the more advantages I see to those who are dyslexic. Not to undermine the struggles that come with the condition, but the abilities of dyslexics are valuable and worth celebrating. This week Reading Horizons will focus on the strengths of dyslexics and the …
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Enough Confusion Already in Teaching Reading

I read this poem on Schoolhousefamilies.com today. With such trickiness in meanings of words, it's amazing there's a reading program teaching only 5 simple rules for decoding words and 2 rules for syllables that can hold true nearly 85% of the time. I do love English, and certainly …
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What Type of Phonics is Best?

Something I was very unaware of before I started working in this field is that there is more than one type of phonics.  It is kind-of like saying you want pizza for dinner without specifying which kind.  The differences in phonics comes from the manner of instruction, sequence, …
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Warm Summer Reading Activities

It's not very warm here yet in Utah; it's been a wet and cool spring. That's okay. The temperature will rise and summer will come with its accompanying joys any day now. Here's my wish list today: I wish for children to have memories of lazy summer afternoons outside under a tree on a …
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Connecting By Learning to Read

We’re all different, but there are a few similarities that connect almost everyone. One of those things is learning to read. I’ve seen first hand that not everyone effectively learns to read, but I think it’s safe to say that almost everyone has had experiences learning …
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Summer Reading Program for Struggling Readers

Summer Reading Program for Struggling Readers

As summer approaches I’ve been thinking increasingly about the importance of summer reading programs for struggling readers. Summer presents the perfect opportunity for children that struggle with reading, or any skill, to catch up with their peers and improve their reading skills. …
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Warmheartedness Overcomes Dyslexia

My last phone call this morning was from an older, retired teacher who knew the value of a good foundational phonics program from her days spent teaching reading to second-graders. She told me about the 22 year-old young woman she has been helping with our reading program manuals, ( …
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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Reading Products Review

We recently recieved a copy of the product review (a hearty recommendation!) completed by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's senior reviewer, Dr. Anne Margaret Wright about our program, Intensive Phonics (for ages 4-9) Software and Direct Instruction Materials- the simplest and easiest way to …
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Update on Reading Program Version 5 Release

The release of Reading Horizons' version 5 for schools and institutions has recently been in the limelight. This new V5 product is not yet adapted for home use and will be made available sometime this summer. In the meantime, here's a link to an interesting article about it posted at the …
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