The first key principle is interest. Individuals with dyslexia learn best when their interest is engaged. This phrase should be carved into the wall of every classroom. A state of heightened interest is often the only condition under which individuals with dyslexia can engage texts deeply enough to make progress with reading skills. That’s why the first step in any form of reading practice should be to find something that the student wants to read. A book, magazine, website, comic strip, or anything else that truly engages the student’s interest will always be better—even if it seems a little...