The month of October is set aside each year to raise Dyslexia Awareness. Governors across the country sign proclamations stating they support this attention in their respective states. Washington and Oregon are states included in this growing list of proclamations.
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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.
Nicole has been a professional Pastry Chef for 13 years, and is very passionate about her work. She has worked in a wide range of establishments from a patisserie to restaurants, from a chocolaterie to catering, and from a boulangerie to an Asian-inspired American bakery. She has learned and grown along the way as a pastry chef and leader.
Nine years ago she was blessed to find out that she was going to have a baby boy; she has been single from the time of his birth.
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.