Sometimes you know that a meeting is just meant to be. When you have a passion for helping students read and write. When you are looking for just the right reading materials for struggling readers. When you have a drive to find the “Just Right” text that they can read. When you want to share that motivating drive to get kids reading and you find someone else that shares that passion.
That is how I feel about meeting author Yasmin John-Thorpe last November in Green Valley, Arizona.
Because children with dyslexia are not at the same level of literacy as their peers, we must approach some literacy aspects differently. I’ve often heard and read teachers comments about how to increase reading skills. Generally, the comment is, “Read more.” While reading more will develop additional literacy skills for the average reader, most dyslexic students cannot decode the words they are being tasked to read. If they are reading, generally they are guessing at unknown words. Reading more, incorrectly, is not going to create a more apt reader.
Successful Learning, Dr. Seuss and Reading
Successful Learning Educational Services recently purchased two limited edition Seuss prints from Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery in Tahoe, Nevada. The art displays our work perfectly! Our tutors and staff come alongside a student who would love to be able to read. These students, who need reading instruction provided in the way that they learn, require support during this journey to reading. We provide the necessary support and instruction. In time, students are then able to read whatever they desire on their own. This is the reason we are celebrating!