Sunday, September 9, 2018

Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia

I am always on the lookout for lists of classroom accommodations - this one from is helpful At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexia
I especially like "Provide sentence starters that show how to begin a written response." Many of my students just don't know how to begin a written response, or how to organize even a short response. However, they actually know the material.  It can be frustrating for them. In addition, they often cannot articulate that they just don't know how to start.  For challenging responses, I will provide a sentence starter for the beginning, middle, and end of the response.  This is good classroom modeling - not enabling.  The idea is to gradually teach the student to develop the independence to formulate the sentences on their own. The next accommodation on the list, "Show examples of work that is correct to serve as a model" will help you teach that independence.

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