Author: Emily

Top Tips for Helping Children Distinguish Between Short and Long Vowel Sounds
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Top Tips for Helping Children Distinguish Between Short and Long Vowel Sounds

  One question that comes up in discussion among OG colleagues more than just about anything else is about students that are having difficulty distinguishing vowel sounds. Sometimes they struggle with two similar short vowel sounds. Sometimes they have difficulty distinguishing between short and long vowel sounds. We are always looking to add to our…

The Best Decodable Books and Decodable Passage Resources
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The Best Decodable Books and Decodable Passage Resources

If there is one thing Orton-Gillingham teachers can never have enough of, it is decodable text. Finding books that are highly decodable, engaging for our students and suitable for a wide variety of ages is challenging. Differences in scopes and sequences further complicate matters. However, there are some resources that I turn to again and…

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…