Challenges with Reading or Spelling?

posted Oct 29, 2015, 12:25 PM by RAiSE 102   [ updated Oct 29, 2015, 12:29 PM ]

Raise is hosting a presentation by Mary McBride, M.A.E. on: Challenges with Reading or Spelling? What Works Instead to Improve Reading, Spelling & Vocabulary. Join us on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM in the LRC at Park Jr. High for this presentation focusing on information about improving reading, spelling, and vocabulary skills in students in both general education and special education.  Included will be advice about what parents and teachers can do to help all students understand the origin and structure of words to improve reading and spelling, which especially helps students with dyslexia and other reading challenges.  Mrs. McBride will also discuss the importance of spelling given its impact on reading comprehension and vocabulary, as well as why memorizing words is often not an effective learning strategy for reading, spelling and vocabulary.

Mary McBride holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and has over 20 years of teaching experience.  Mrs. McBride has worked as a reading specialist, reading interventionist, resource teacher, tutor, and general and special education classroom teacher.  She is also certified in Orton Gillingham, and has training in Real Spelling, Real Script.  For the last 6 years, Mrs. McBride has worked as an Interventionist and Literacy Coach in District 101 in Western Springs, Illinois. 

All parents, teachers, and community members are invited to attend.  If you would like to receive emails about future meetings and speakers, please send a request to

Note:  meeting cancellations will be announced via email and posted on the RAiSE website.