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Students with dyslexia struggle in Washington. Will a fresh approach to reading instruction be enough?

Monday, July 8, 2019

Students with dyslexia struggle in Washington. Will a fresh approach to reading instruction be enough?

Article Printed: July 7, 2019 at 6:00 am Updated July 8, 2019 at 10:32 amBy: Katherine Long By Katherine Long, Seattle Times staff reporter

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When teacher Kay Nelson directs her class at Hamlin Robinson School to spell a word, she helps them break down every step.

Spell the word “monster,” she tells her students. How many syllables does it have? What is the vowel sound in the first syllable? The second?

Spell it out loud. Spell it in the air with your hand. Write it on the paper on your desk.

Her class, 15 children in all, spell the word out loud, in unison. Fifteen students raise their hands and write big, loopy letters in the air. Fifteen hands pick up pencils and write the word on paper, in cursive.

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