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    • Linda Morrow

      I haven't researched this, but this teacher says: Thanks to brain specialist Fritz Mengert, I learned how to use a red dot in my reading instruction. Dr. Mengert told me that placing a red dot in the center of a word helps kids focus on the middle rather than just the beginning. Many of my students just looked at the beginnings of words and guessed at what they were, and the red dot was the answer I had been looking for. It worked! My students were much more able to distinguish between similar-looking words. Placing a red dot at the end of a line of text also improves reading fluency, he taught me, because it gives kids who have difficulty crossing the midline a focal point. With practice "reading to the dot," my kids learned to read all the way to the end of the line without stopping, and their fluency improved.

    • Anna Carreon

      For teaching sight words. Worth trying... Did you know that placing a red dot in the middle of words can help children see the whole word? Try it for students who just look at the beginning of words and then guess.

    • Judy Foster

      Never heard this-but worth trying: Brain research says placing a red dot in the center of a word helps kids focus on the middle rather than just the beginning ......and then guessing the word.

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