Reading Strategy Guides to Assist Middle School Educators of Students with Dyslexia
According to the 2010 International Dyslexia Association publication, “Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading,” effective instruction is the key to addressing students’ reading difficulties associated with dyslexia, a language-based disorder of learning to read and write. “Informed and effective classroom instruction.
. . can prevent or at least effectively address and limit the severity of reading and writing problems.” The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission Education and Public Outreach program recently funded the development of six strategy guides for teachers of middle school students with reading difficulties, especially dyslexia. These guides utilize space science-themed reading materials developed by the Great Exploration
in Math and Science (GEMS), including the IBEX-funded GEMS Space Science Sequence (Grades 6–8). The aforementioned reading strategy guides are now available
on the IBEX mission website.