Be careful what reading intervention you use

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New research shows controversial Reading Recovery program eventually had a negative impact on children. The new, federally funded study found that children who received Reading Recovery had scores on state reading tests in third and fourth grade that were below the test scores of similar children who did not receive Reading Recovery. 

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Reading on a smartphone lowers reading comprehension

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A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports lends support to a body of research suggesting that reading on electronic devices reduces comprehension. The study found that reading on a smartphone promotes overactivity in the prefrontal cortex, less frequent sighing, and lower reading comprehension.

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Dyslexia training may become mandatory in Ireland

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Calls have been made to make dyslexia training mandatory for student teachers so they can fully support around 100,000 primary and secondary pupils with the learning difficulty.

Fine Gael senator Tim Lombard is urging Education Minister Norma Foley to introduce a compulsory module on all teacher training courses from September.

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Teaching the names of letters

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In English, we have a deep orthography. We not only have 44 sounds, but many of our vowel sounds have multiple spellings.
So students must be flexible when sounding out words early on. Sometimes this leads to frustration and kids may give up on attempting to read due to this difficulty

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