Reading

I am a language arts nerd, which means I am enthusiastic about reading, writing, and opening up my mind to new information and adventures! I am endorsed to teach Language Arts from Kindergarten to 12th grade. However, my classroom experience is limited to extensive substitute teaching at all grade levels.

In language arts, it is evident that we communicate by using words. Reading opens up our imagination to new and fantastical worlds. Reading is also very important for navigating the world we live in, and for opening the gateway to learning.

Mr. Berg, the language arts nerd

 

 

To highlight the challenges that people with dysgraphia face with reading, I am listing some information here to help people better understand dyslexia, as well as providing some resources below:

  • What Is Dyslexia? – Kelli Sandman-Hurley on TED Ed
  • This Is What Reading Is Like If You Have Dyslexia – CNN (This simulation is not truly accurate, but it does provide a reading challenge that will slow down typical readers and which requires more effort, which is still valuable in helping others develop empathy for dyslexic readers. At the end, it is noted that the simulation is too easy, as the first and last letters of the long words are kept stable.
  • Dyslexia Explained Ebook – Nessy (update: more reports say 1 in 5 are impacted with dyslexia)
  • Misunderstood Minds – PBS

 

Resources for dyslexics:

 

 

To highlight the challenges that people with dysgraphia face in writing, I am listing some information here to help people better understand dysgraphia, as well as providing some resources below:

 

Resources for people with dysgraphia: