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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…

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

Phonemic awareness might be one of the most important, most talked about, and most misunderstood aspects of literacy. Some of that confusion stems from the similarities and differences between phonological and phonemic Awareness. They are very much related, but not interchangeable. If Phonological Awareness is an umbrella that covers skills, those skills include hearing words…

Metacognition and Comprehension Strategies : Critical for Struggling Readers
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Metacognition and Comprehension Strategies : Critical for Struggling Readers

  As teachers and tutors, you know that we must go beyond helping our students learn to decode and read fluently.  Comprehension is the end goal for all of the instruction and practice that we provide.  BUT how do you know WHAT and HOW to teach in order to help our students improve in this…