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Dyslexia & Related Conditions

Dyslexia and Related Conditions

Informational Guidebook on Dyslexia and Related Conditions

One Page Summary of Guidebook


Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction offers the following background related to the Informational Guidebook: “Required by 2019 Wisconsin Act 86, Wisconsin's Informational Guidebook on Dyslexia and Related Conditions was created through collaboration between an advisory committee created by Act 86 and DPI. Feedback was solicited from advisory committee members at several points in the drafting process. In addition, the guidebook was available for 30 days of public comment. Per Act 86, the informational guidebook discusses screening, instruction and intervention, and resources that can support improved learning for school-aged individuals with characteristics of dyslexia. The audience for the information is broad and includes but is not limited to parents and families, educators, interventionists or reading teachers, and educational leaders.” Please see DPI’s related website for further information.

Monona Grove School District uses McGraw-Hill’s Wonders (2017) as its foundational ELA curriculum for grades K-5. Wonders is filled with exemplars, award-winners, and other high-interest literary and informational texts that range across many genres, eras, and cultures. The program provides unmatched support for

  • Building a strong reading foundation
  • Accessing complex text
  • Finding and using text evidence
  • Engaging in collaborative conversations
  • Writing to sources

Each elementary school and the middle school in MGSD has at least two reading teachers on staff, with one reading teacher servicing MGHS and MG21. Our district reading staff have a variety of resources and supports that are used to meet student reading needs, and many of our reading staff are Orton-Gillingham trained.