Dyslexia strategies

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  1. ST13

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    what are some strategies you use to teach students with dyslexia in 4th grade?

    I know multi-sensory/hands on is the way to go, but there are times when I'm at a loss for multi sensory ideas

    For example, for basic division review I have used math manipulates, for teaching money we have used play money ... But then what happens when you start getting into long division?

    In ela I have letter cubes for spelling words but I'm not really sure what else to use.

    What about for social studies? I do not really teach social studies to my students because they are in a general education classroom during that time but I do have to modify and I'm just not sure how sometimes.

    Any ideas that worked for your students?
     
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  3. bballjoe12

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    If you send me a private message with your e-mail, I can send you some GREAT skip counting songs (2-9) to help them with multiplication. If you need them. Even my low 70 IQ kids can learn the songs and do basic multiplication facts easily..
     
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    Is it that your students are having trouble understanding the process, st13, or is it that they're having trouble organizing the work on paper?

    If the latter - that is, if they get the general idea but struggle to "bring down" numbers in the right places - try this simple trick that also works for non-dyslexic kids: have them turn their lined paper 90 degrees so that the lines run vertically rather than horizontally, making columns. Then show them how to write a long division problem so that each number place (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones, tenths, hundredths, and so on) in the dividend occupies its own column, and remind them that a digit that is "brought down" from the dividend stays in the column that it starts out in.
     
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