The first guide of its kind written specifically for trainee and newly qualified teachers, this standards-based text explores the needs of dyslexic learners in mainstream secondary schools. In light of the current dyslexia-friendly schools initiative, it looks at organisational-level support for dyslexic children, together with pragmatic strategies which teachers can use to support children's cross-curricular learning. Further, it includes case studies and practical tasks to build readers' confidence in supporting Specific Learning Difficulties, as well as a range of coping strategies and practical advice, based upon the authors' experience of working with dyslexic learners in different contexts over many years.

The Dyslexic Reader and Writer and the Secondary Curriculum

The dyslexic reader and writer and the secondary curriculum

Chapter Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should:

  • be able to answer, ‘What is reading?’ and know the basic model of reading development and where the dyslexic student may struggle within this model;
  • be able to explain what reading decoding is and what it looks like in your classroom;
  • know how to consider the choice of text books and texts in relation to reading ages and text illustrations;
  • be able to suggest ways of supporting reading development in the classroom;
  • be able to suggest ways of accessing the curriculum as a poor reader or non-reader;
  • be able to explain the difference between secretarial and authorial writing skills;
  • be able to suggest ways of supporting ...
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