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Did you know that October is Dyslexia Awareness Month? Dyslexia is often defined as an unexpected difficulty in reading.  Dyslexia does not affect an individuals overall ability to read, rather it is a weakness in one specific language system, phonological awareness. Individuals with dyslexia are often typical in other intellectual areas: thinking, reasoning and understanding. Dyslexia affects one out of every five children and early intervention is key is supporting children to develop a manual mode of reading. Some signs to watch for as early clues for potential reading struggles: * speech delay * difficulties with pronunciation of words * inability to identify rhyme * difficulty matching names and sounds of letters * talking "around" a word  In 2015, CT Legislation Act 14-39 began to modify the education system and how we address challenges in literacy, specifically, dyslexia. From the CT State Dept of Education to your local school district, policies and programs have been instituted to support individuals with dyslexia. College teacher prep programs have been revamped, teacher training has been instituted and guidelines for assessment and intervention have been put in place.  For more information: or reach out to [email protected]  
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 24, 2022 at 2:36 PM
Did you know that your child has access to the iReady Reading My Path? My Path lessons are personalized for your child using their diagnostic results. Using My Path provides students with an opportunity to practice skills they may not have mastered in previous grades. Practice is done independently and at the student's pace. Students are presented with learning opportunities they are able to be successful with, yet challenge their thinking! Log in is simple with your child's Clever badge! Keep an eye out for a fun incentive to get those lessons completed!
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 18, 2022 at 8:33 PM
Welcome! In today's busy world, we find ourselves sending the kids out the door to school as we rush off to work. At the end of the day, we are balancing sports practices, club meetings, dinner, and of course the dreaded homework. As we lay our head on the pillow, we ask ourselves how we can help our student. How can we drill in those math facts? Will the Science project get finished? Why is he having trouble reading that chapter book? And in the morning, it all starts again... Reading is an important part of this busy world we live in. Let me help you stay informed with the literacy happenings at Eli Whitney School!  As the Reading Consultant, I will keep you up to date on "what's new" in the reading world. I will keep you informed on the current issues related to literacy and education. Learn about various disabilities and their impact on reading. I will provide resources to challenge the excelled and support the struggler. Let's turn homework and reading at home into an enjoyable nighttime routine!           Ms. Maggio                                  Reading Consultant                                  [email protected]
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 11, 2022 at 11:17 AM