Author Archives: Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

For Those with Dyslexia, Whole Language is a Coping Mechanism, Not a Strategy

For Those with Dyslexia, Whole Language is a Coping Mechanism, Not a Strategy

I think about hanging up my advocate hat a lot because sometimes it just isn’t healthy for me.  There are moments when I think we are making progress with dyslexia awareness and then there are days when I feel like I was hit by a truckload of indescribable frustration. Today, one of my clients was sent this picture as an example of how they will help her dyslexic son. This is from a large district that knows better. So, let’s take these ‘strategies’ one at a time. Continue reading

Misspelled Word of the Day – Day 3: growth

Misspelled Word of the Day - Day 3: growth

Reminder: The purpose of Misspelled Word of the Day is not to try to make everyone a perfect speller, the purpose is to learn from misspellings and then teach the student the misspelled word of the day while instilling an understanding of written language in general. The intention is not to teach students to spell every word in the English language, of which there are more than one million, the intention is to teach the student to think about words differently and learn to question, and understand word structure.

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Misspelled Word(s) of the Day – Day 2: -ion Words

Misspelled Word(s) of the Day  - Day 2  - ion Words

Reminder: The purpose of Misspelled Word of the Day is not to try to make everyone a perfect speller, the purpose is to learn from misspellings and then teach the student the misspelled word of the day while instilling an understanding of written language in general. The intention is not to teach students to spell every word in the English language, of which there are more than one million, the intention is to teach the student to think about words differently and learn to question, and understand word structure.

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