Parent and Teacher Guides For Teaching Reading and Dyslexia

Sixty-five percent of U.S. fourth graders are not proficient readers because their teachers have not been taught how to teach reading using evidence-based methods. Up to 20% of children have dyslexia. Few receive the individualized teaching they need from their schools.

The DOG ON A LOG Parent and Teacher Guides help parents and teachers who want to teach their children to read using an evidence-based, effective method. The learning to read progression is the same for any learner whether they are typical learners or if they have dyslexia. The primary difference is learners with dyslexia will need more repetition and individualized instruction. In these guides, the author introduces essential information for understanding dyslexia and the learning to read process. To make sure both books follow the scientific evidence on dyslexia and the teaching of reading, both books were edited by Dr. Nancy Mather, a professor of learning disabilities, reading, and writing.

Both books can be read for free and downloaded as a printable pdf bookfold for distribution. They are available as a free e-book from many online booksellers. (Merchants my choose to charge at their individual discretion.) Teaching a Struggling Reader: One Mom’s Experience with Dyslexia is available in paperback format.


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Parent and Teacher Guides For Teaching Reading and Dyslexia






Book 1: Teaching a Struggling Reader: One Mom’s Experience with Dyslexia

Introduces parents and teachers to essential information on dyslexia, struggling readers, and illiteracy. It is available as a free e-book, can be read on this website, and can be downloaded as a printable pdf bookfold. It is also available in paperback format from many online booksellers.

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Book 2: How to Use Decodable Books to Teach Reading

The author discusses their family’s daily routine as she teaches her daughter to read using the decodable DOG ON A LOG Books series. As the author of DOG ON A LOG Books, Pamela also shares how to choose where in the series to start, how she teaches each of the phonics rules used in the book series along with the reasons for teaching the syllable types and handwriting. Although this booklet is meant to guide parents and teachers using DOG ON A LOG Books, the information can be adapted and applied to any systematic series of decodable books.

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