Rivkah Holland
Rivkah Holland
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  San Antonio, TX
Rivkah is an Administrator and English instructor at Assemble-Together eCampus. She has homeschooled her five children for the past fifteen years while...

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I know all of our PATCH faithful have noticed I have been missing the last couple of weeks. I have been absent so that we could get some educational diagnostic testing done. One of my children is profoundly dyslexic. Tomorrow I will be away yet again so that I can be trained in how to teach a Orton-Gillingham Method style of reading.
I had two topics that I planned on discussing tomorrow so I will share them here.
IXL has a diagnostic feature that is really robust. I sent my youngest through it and one other student from A-T, the results were right on target. The bonus of using the diagnostic is that it updates in real-time and the "recommendations" tab will suggest the next skills your student should be learning. If you opt to take the diagnostic know that it takes about an hour to an hour and a half. Give your student a few breaks, no helping on the test, and make sure they use the button that says that they haven't learned that skill yet when necessary.
The second is an amazing find!
This is an ebook/read-aloud/video/comic-book library. I signed up as a teacher using my @assemble-together.net email address and my account is free. When you sign up choose the Lexile Reading System it matches up to ReadTheory and will help you choose the right books for your different readers. You can use this site on your computer or download the app to a mobile device both work really well.
If you have any questions...comment below.