I wanted to include some of the essential components of my OG lesson that will also serve as good review if I send the folder home with a student. Everything I choose will be placed into a plastic sheet protector.
On the front, I have a phonogram mini poster with the lesson focus. Alternatively, I might change the front to a mini poster for teaching a spelling generalization from my OG Materials pack, and feature a specific spelling rule. On the inside, I placed a play-dough mat from my Play-Dough Phonogram Mats and a word list from my OG Words and Sentences Bundle.
Here are some other options. Keep the word list present to keep the lesson focus, but switch up the reading practice. You can use sentence strips or a decodable story. Provide different colored dry erase markers and an eraser for students to highlight, circle, underline, syllabicate, code or mark up any of
If you are doing a review lesson, place extra sheets behind the word list or story. Then just slide them to the front for more write and wipe practice.
My favorite part of the OG lesson is when I get to play games with my students. I can say with certainty that it’s my students’ favorite time as well. Games in OG are not only quick and easy to set up, but provide such wonderful practice. I placed the game materials in the back of the folder. Cut the word cards apart, placed them in an envelope, and slid them behind the game board.
Does this file folder system sound like something you could try out? Perhaps it could be an easy system for summer remediation. If you think you have an idea of how you’d use it, please comment below. You can click here for any of the Orton-Gillingham materials I discussed in this post. Be sure to sign up for my monthly newsletter. You’ll see a place to sign up on the right sidebar of this page. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!