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Checking for Mastery In Orton-Gillingham Lessons


This is a featured image for a blog post about mastery in Orton-Gillingham lessons. There is a watering can labeled mastery and a flower labeled success.

Teaching to mastery is one of the most important considerations when teaching your students with dyslexia. Striving readers and writers very often find the class and instruction moving forward before they have had a chance to master new concepts. This results in learning gaps. When I encountered this in pupils at school, I would describe their knowledge base as Swiss cheese. Regardless of where or how you received your Orton-Gillingham training, this principle of mastery is one that has likely been emphasized. But, if we are going to achieve mastery, we first need to define what mastery looks like.


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