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Three Simple Tips for Working With Kids In A 1:1 Setting

Hi everyone! I’m sharing three tips for working with kids in a 1:1 setting today. Seems like a pretty easy topic, but it’s important. I look at different pictures of teachers in classrooms working with students,  and I’m often taken back to the days my supervisor would come during my Orton-Gillingham practicum and observe my…

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Three Literacy Tips Related to Multisensory Teaching

(This post contains affiliate links.)Hi everyone! It’s back to school time and I’m sure you’re busy getting all your classrooms prepared and supplies organized. I work with students all year round, but I certainly use the BTS season to rethink some of my teaching strategies, purchase new materials and set a plan to help my…

Starting Orton-Gillingham: How To Find A Starting Point With This Approach
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Starting Orton-Gillingham: How To Find A Starting Point With This Approach

Hi Everyone! I’m going to walk you through a tricky part of planning your Orton-Gillingham lessons today: finding a starting point. As a teacher or tutor using the Orton-Gillingham lesson plans, you want to make the best choice for your student, but that means gathering some pieces of the puzzle that show who they are as a…

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Help! I’m Heading To My First Orton-Gillingham Training Session Tomorrow! ~Tips for Newbies~

I received a message from a fellow teacher a few days ago. She was getting ready to attend her first Orton-Gillingham training session, and asking what supplies to pack in her bag. I was instantly transported back to when I first started. Those nostalgic thoughts of nervousness, excitement and the “Yikes! Can I really do…

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Building Phonemic Awareness For Struggling Readers

(This post uses affiliate links.) Hi everyone! As an Orton-Gillingham teacher who works with children with dyslexia, I know first hand how they struggle with phonological awareness. Under the umbrella term called phonological awareness, we have a very important early reader offshoot- phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is a critical early reading indicator. What Is Phonemic…