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Back to School Tips for Structured Literacy Teachers
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Back to School Tips for Structured Literacy Teachers

Late summer means cooler evenings, and back to school. Even for the most seasoned teachers, back to school this year presents many new challenges. Nerves and uncertainty dull the shine of freshly sharpened pencils and new sneakers. The excitement of seeing friends is confused by social distancing requirements, separated cohorts, and face coverings. And holding…

A Structured Literacy Approach: How to Help Your School With Making The Transition
Orton-Gillingham | Structured Literacy

A Structured Literacy Approach: How to Help Your School With Making The Transition

One challenge that structured literacy practitioners face in their work is isolation and frustration with how to share their knowledge in a way that will be well received. While this is a bigger challenge for those working in a school setting, the issue may also arise for those in private practice when communicating with other…

Becoming A Structured Literacy Interventionist Using The Orton-Gillingham Approach
Dyslexia | Orton-Gillingham | Tips for Teachers

Becoming A Structured Literacy Interventionist Using The Orton-Gillingham Approach

The road you take to become a more structured literacy interventionist can take many twists and turns throughout your career. Who I am today is certainly not the young, impressionable twenty-two-year-old in her first year of teaching back in 2000. If I could talk to that young teacher now, I would definitely have some advice…

What does Explicit, Systematic and Sequential Teaching Look Like?
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What does Explicit, Systematic and Sequential Teaching Look Like?

I’m digging into specific principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach. Three words are key to describing some of the principles that define Orton-Gillingham. Instruction is explicit, systematic, and sequential. While these principles are crucial for your students with dyslexia or learning challenges, they also constitute powerful teaching for most of your learners. What does explicit, systematic…

Dyslexia Advocacy | Orton-Gillingham

Five Reasons To Believe In The Orton-Gillingham Approach

If you do an online search for reading interventions, your head will start to spin. The marketplace is full of products, programs and philosophies of reading. As an educator for over twenty years, I have used my fair share of different programs and products. Nothing compares to the success I have seen since I began…

How To Help Older Students Build Phonemic Awareness Skills
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How To Help Older Students Build Phonemic Awareness Skills

You may think of phonemic and phonological awareness as something for the primary grades, for early readers or non-readers. If you teach older struggling readers or language arts classes for upper elementary or middle school, you may not find phonemic awareness tasks among the materials at your disposal. However, for a lot of readers that…

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Use Decodable Text With Your Students
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The Top 5 Reasons You Should Use Decodable Text With Your Students

One thing that I find myself frequently explaining to parents, students, and other teachers is the rationale for using decodable texts. Students are accustomed to using leveled texts in their classrooms and in many school-based interventions that follow and balanced literacy model of instruction. While engaging, there are important reasons why decodable text can be…