Almost 50% of students with ADHD experience difficulties with reading. A school-related chore? An unwanted job? Getting teens and young adults with ADHD to read is an unpleasant activity. Motivating them to read might be avoided with all costs, but it will pay off in the end. Try creativity. Think of reading as a social […]
Decoding is the letter-sound relation used to pronounce written words. It’s also what some might call reading. By improving skills, readers develop the ability to recognize words quickly and identify words they haven’t seen before. There is an ongoing contention regarding decoding interventions. Some focus on translating print into speech by rapidly matching letters. Others […]
Whether tests, quizzes, or standardized tests, students with ADHD should use specific strategies to help performance. For these strategies to be effective, it will depend on what was done beforehand. Include reading and understanding materials being evaluated. Prepare early and take frequent breaks. Avoid waiting until the last minute to limit stress. Maintain a positive […]
Reading is a complex act that integrates the visualization of graphic symbols. The key is reading in the sciences is whether a student can understand the meaning of the words in context. Older students typically read literature or fictional stories, while adults spend the majority of their reading nonfictional materials and expository writing. The goal […]
The English Language Arts standard has 2 components: Literature and Informational Texts. They work in tandem, defining college and career readiness expectations. Guidelines are integrated by grade levels (9/10, 11/12). Informational Texts Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of what the text explicitly says. Determine the meaning of words and phrases using context […]
Do teens and young adults with learning disabilities and ADHD snooze while reading? Wake ’em up with active reading.
Active reading is a catalyst for critical thinking skills. It improves problem solving as well. It can be combined with notetaking strategies, improving retention and understanding of conceptual knowledge. Before reading strategies Ask “What is the topic?” Identify what you already know about the topic. Define unfamiliar words. During reading strategies Find the main idea/theme. […]
So what on Earth is content area reading and why is it important to more advanced students? Instead of relying on theme, this reading takes place in “content classes” like math, science, and social studies. Non-fiction in nature, it focuses on collecting, understanding, and interpreting information. Content area reading strategies in math: Break words down […]