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|It's Called Dyslexia (Live and Learn Series) This is one of several titles in Barron's Live and Learn series for younger children. They are books that take a child's point of view, especially if the child suffers from some physical challenge or lack self-confidence in going about everyday activities. These attractively illustrated picture storybooks encourage kids never to be afraid of a challenge. Following each story are four pages of suggested activities|
|Tom's Special Talent - Dyslexia (Moonbeam book award winner 2009) Tom is not sure if he has any talents at all when he sees how good his friends are at writing and reading. But a school competition soon helps him to find his own very special talent ! Children with Dyslexia or a learning difficulty often find school a daunting and sometimes terrifying daily task. In an environment where certain skills, like writing and reading, are praised and highlighted more than others, it is important for children to recognise that everyone has a 'special talent' of their own. It encourages other children to be mindful of the differences that exist between their friends and classmates and to be aware that all children, regardless of their talents, learn differently.|
The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia
for K-3: This book is good to use with the free lessons for learning left from right
and for letter and word reversal correction on this site.|
Adam is a boy with a "learning disability" who struggles between his desire to read and dyslexia. Readers share his hopes as he learns to stop pretending and learns how to win the war against words.
Little Lemon: Activities for Developing Motivation and Memory Skills|
Betsy B. Lee, Ed. S., Linda Lee (Illustrator) for ages 5-8
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Most books about how to learn begin at the fourth grade level. Patterns of failure and poor study habits can be well established by then. Using learning strategies does not come naturally for some children. They need to be taught how to use them. A school psychologist/school counselor created this K-3 fictional story which has puppets, music, lesson plans, and discussion questions for developing motivation and memory skills. Lesson plans have memory cues for spelling, learning left from right, vocabulary improvement, correcting reversals, etc. These lesson plans have been featured on many websites including sites sponsored by ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center).
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A Purple Cow: How to Learn Colors
Whoa Wiggle-worm: a Little Lemon Book about an Overly Active Child
See excerpts and discussion questions from Whoa Wiggle-worm.
|The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child The author describes these average or above average children as Lego kids or high-spatial children. They thrive with hands-on tasks that use their visual and spatial abilities. This book offers a positive perspective and hope to parents who are struggling with helping children who feel defeated by school work. The book addresses a range of learning problems but the author stays away from the labeling. Sometimes the label can be almost as much of a handicap as the condition itself increasing negative feelings. The author offers understanding. He suggests specific helpful approaches. Parents and teachers are encouraged in their efforts to focus in students' strengths to empower them.||