TeacherGoal #20: Effective Reading Interventions for Elementary Students with Emily Gibbons

"There isn't going to be any one magic program that is going to encompass everything you need to do. It doesn't exist but we can integrate." 


Emily Gibbons
CEO, The Literacy Nest

Are you looking for effective tools and strategies to implement reading interventions in your classroom? In this episode, Emily Gibbons, a dyslexia specialist remarks on the importance of building trust and relationships with struggling students, as well as being proactive in targeted instruction. She explains why using explicit instruction, building background knowledge, and being flexible is key to helping students improve their literacy skills. Let's dive in!

Emily Gibbons, M.Ed, C/OGA, SLDP is CEO of The Literacy Nest, an extensive online resource and networking site for families and educators. She has nurtured a collaborative community where families and educators can learn more about dyslexia, Orton-Gillingham's methodology, and evidence-based practices for teaching literacy since 2013.

3 TeacherGoal Tips

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Tip 1:

Begin by building trust and positive relationships with students from the start

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Tip 2:
Build background knowledge into the curriculum and be flexible to best serve students

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Tip 3:
A structured literacy model is the most effective way to benefit students

This Episode Features...

Emily Gibbons

Emily Gibbons, M.Ed, C/OGA, SLDP is CEO of The Literacy Nest, an extensive online resource and networking site for families and educators. For over 20 years, Emily has worked in education first as a classroom teacher and then as a Certified Orton- Gillingham educator and dyslexia specialist. Emily creates resources for educators and families to use for reading intervention. She has been trained in Project Read, Orton-Gillingham in both IMSLEC and OGA accredited programs, RAVE-O and LETRS. She has nurtured a collaborative community where families and educators can learn more about dyslexia, Orton-Gillingham methodology and evidence-based practices for teaching literacy since 2013. When she isn’t running The Literacy Nest, Emily loves spending time with her husband and four children.

Erica Terry, Host

Erica Terry is a 20-year educator and co-author of the Eva the Diva Girl rhyming picture book series written with her daughter, to empower young girls to build confidence and grow in self-love. She is also the founder of Healthy Wealthy Educators, where she equips teachers with actionable tools and resources to start a profitable online business and build generational wealth without stress.

You can find her hanging out on Instagram @ericanterry_

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