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Intense, explicit and systematic instruction in reading and writing is essential to helping students with dyslexia and related learning disabilities succeed in their academic careers and beyond. This updated and expanded second edition of the laminated reference guide Dyslexia: Strategies, Supports and Interventions by Sandra Rief offers teachers practical classroom strategies and proven accommodations for addressing the language and literacy needs of students with dyslexia. This six-page guide summarizes the recent research findings on dyslexia as they relate to language and literacy, and identifies the key areas of difficulty for students with dyslexia, including poor decoding or word attack skills, slow, inaccurate reading, and spelling difficulties. It details key instructional requirements for students with dyslexia and describes the kind of intensive, explicit instruction that should be delivered within an RTI framework, offering a number of research-based, Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions appropriate for one-on-one or small group instruction. The guide outlines the critical components of instruction for students with dyslexia, including phonemic awareness; phonics and decoding skills; components of language; fluency; word level skills; comprehensions strategies; spelling skills and strategies; metacognitive strategies; study skills. The guide also recommends evidence-based, research-validated intervention programs as well as dozens of online resources, making it a valuable resource for all teachers committed to addressing the needs of students with dyslexia in their classrooms.