Read about how this Minnesota school district revised their literacy guidelines

The dyslexia piece is fairly new to the district within the last couple years, Bjorge said. But teachers are now trained to look for four indicators to determine if a child is dyslexic:

  • Poor phonemic awareness, or the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words.

  • Poor decoding, or the ability to use knowledge of letter-sound relationships to accurately read a word.

  • Poor encoding, or spelling.

  • Poor orthographic recall, or the ability to recognize a particular pattern of letters as a familiar word or familiar letter strings.

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