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 19 year educator with experience as Chief Academic Officer, School Counselor and High School Science Teacher. 

She is the author of Classroom to CEO in 30 Days and founder of Healthy Wealthy Educators, where she provides actionable tools and resources that empower you to live a healthy lifestyle and build generational wealth by creating multiple streams of income. 

While inspiring educators to create a life they love embodies her professional passion, her husband, Melvin and daughter, Eva are the driving force and greatest blessings in her life. You can find her hanging out on Instagram @healthywealthyeducators

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