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The Best Way to Improve Reading Comprehension

When students love to read they have an enormous advantage over those who don't. Research shows that reading exercises attention, exposes readers to new ideas, and improves knowledge, vocabulary, imagination, writing abilities, attention and memory. So why is reading loved by some and hated by others?
Why do Some Children Love to Read While Others Don't?
Imagine going to the movies with your eyes closed.  Would that be fun?  Would it be easy to get distracted by your thoughts, because you have no visuals to pull you into the story?  Would it be boring? How about comprehending the plot?  Would you confuse the characters or miss other important details? What watching a movie and reading have in common is imagery.  While a movie provides the images that the audience passively views, good readers actively create mental imagery that engages their imagination, drives their attention, and pulls them into the virtual reality of the story.

While generating one's own mental imagery …

Letter Reversals:11 Free, Fun Activities for Dyslexics

Almost all elementary students experience some letter, number and word reversals, but for some, it is a pervasive problem.  Many of these students have symptoms of dyslexia or visual processing weaknesses, and they need to develop learning strategies and exercise visual processing and recognition to a point of automaticity.  Automaticity is the ability to do things without occupying the mind, allowing a process to become an automatic response or habit. It is usually the result of learning, repetition, and practice. Why Did I Create Reversing Reversals?
I created the Reversing Reversals series, because I want to help struggling learners to quickly remediate visual processing weaknesses with fun activities that exercise cognition and provide memorable strategies.

What Population of Learners are Served by this Workbook?
I created the Reversing Reversals Series to help students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities to develop the core skills needed for reading and math. These produ…