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IMSE’s Orton-Gillingham Training Leads To Huge Growth In Students’ Reading Ability

At the start of the school year, most of Alyssa Bergman’s students didn’t think they’d be able to read words like “peanut,” “leaflet,” “toffee” and “rainbow.” But as the year wound down, the students celebrated by reading the words and…
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Ultrarunner Running 43 Miles To Raise Funds For Reading Center

Melissa Raguet-Schofield describes being a mother of a dyslexic child as “like running through the wilderness all by yourself.” Raguet-Schofield, an adjunct professor of anthropology at Colorado State University, will literally run through the wilderness in June to raise funds…
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Summer Reading Initiative Fights “Summer Slide” at this New Jersey School

For the fourth straight year, the 200-plus students at Slackwood Elementary School, a pre-K-3 school in Lawrenceville, N.J., will send their students home with their choice of 12 books. As part of the school’s “Summer Reading Initiative,” students not only…
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For Some Students, Reading at Grade Level Isn’t Tapping Their Full Potential

Victoria Jones, an instructor for the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education, knows first hand the power the Orton-Gillingham teaching method can have on children, at all reading levels, even those that aren’t technically struggling. But, when she started working with her niece,…
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Super Bowl Champ Malcolm Mitchell Is A True Champion Of Youth Literacy

Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell this year won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, but his biggest accomplishment has been leading the nonprofit Share the Magic Foundation, which transforms the lives of young students through literacy. Mitchell in 2016…
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Conservation Educator Overcomes Learning Disability, Inspires Next Generation

Dan Spencer said it took most of his educational life to realize he wasn’t “stupid.” Spencer, the Information & Education Specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services branch in Puget Sound/Olympia Peninsula (Wash.), for more than a decade struggled…
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Learning Specialist: ‘Helping These Kids Is What I Was Created To Do’

Pola Millard believes she’s found her true calling teaching the students at New Hope Christian Academy — and her daughter — the Orton-Gillingham methodology.  
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Principal Led School-Wide Literacy Initiative Embraced By Community

Monday is National School Principals’ Day, and what better way to honor them than by featuring William Colon, the principal at Greenwood Elementary School. Colon, 42, who has been principal at the Toledo, Ohio school since 2007, has organized school-wide…
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It’s World Penguin Day. Celebrate With These Super Cool Books

It’s World Penguin Day, which coincides with the annual march to the sea by the penguins in Antarctica. Check out this cool collection of children’s books — both fiction and nonfiction — that focus on the 17 species of penguins,…
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A New Teaching Approach Has Wyoming Inmates Reading With Success

Learning Latin has become a breeze for some of the inmates in the Wyoming Department of Corrections, thanks to the Orton-Gillingham methodology the educational staff has implemented into the curriculum. Orton-Gillingham is a structured, phonics-based multi-sensory approach to teaching students to…
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It’s National Drop Everything and Read Day, So Here’s a Great Book List

Wednesday is National Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day, which is celebrated on legendary children’s book author Beverly Cleary’s birthday. Cleary, who turns 101 on Wednesday, has sold more than 90 million copies of her dozens of published books. In…
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You Sent These Awesome Photos And Videos Showing IMSE’s OG At Work

At the Journal, we love getting feedback from our thousands of Twitter followers. Check out some of the great photography and videography our community shared with us through Twitter. And please continue to send photos and videos our way to…
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Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking is a great way to collaborate with other readers and students online!
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Book Trading Sites

Hop on these handy web sites to trade in your old books for some new titles for your summer reading list!
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