Monday, April 4, 2016

Alabama's Remediation Rate Decreases 5%! New Dyslexia Resources!


"Since the Implementation of PLAN 2020, the Number of Students Taking Remedial Courses in Alabama Colleges and Universities Inches Downward. A recent report by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) shows that Alabama high school graduates’ remedial coursework rates are down a full five percent in 2015 (30 percent), compared to 2011 (35 percent). Remedial coursework are classes that some students must take in order to build up math, reading, or English skills before they are allowed to take regular college courses. A major component of the State Board of Education’s PLAN 2020 initiative is to increase the number of students who leave high school fully prepared to enter college without the need for remediation and/or enter the workforce with an industry-recognized credential."

Click here to read the full press release:

ALSDE Press Release on Remediation Decrease 

Dyslexia Resources:

Hettie Johnson
Educational Diagnostician Dyslexia/LD Support Speech/language Therapist

Hettie Johnson's website

Interview with Hettie Johnson:

Learning Ally Specialist Spotlight

Hettie Johnson's YouTube Channel:

Hettie's YouTube Videos

Dinah Zike

Photo from Dinah Zike website
See link to purchase this book.
One teaching resource that Hettie Johnson lists on her website and is also listed as a Print Resource in Appendix H of the Alabama Dyslexia Resource Guide, is the Dinah Zike Foldables book.  See links below to access some valuable classroom resources:

Dinah Zike website

Dinah Zike's YouTube Videos

Foldables on the Secondary Differentiation Weebly

"Foldables are three-dimensional graphic organizers that take complicated data and information and make it visual and kinesthetic." ~ Dinah Zike website

For hundreds of examples of foldables see these Pinterest boards:
Dinah Zike Foldable Examples

Blog Spotlight

Becky Spence
Author of This Reading Mama blog
Multisensory Learning Fun - 24 Animal Sight Word Chants

Becky has a lot of FREE resources on her blog:
This Reading Mama

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