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Seven Summer Reading Tips For Struggling Readers

When I think of summer vacation, I have visions of popsicles, playing in the sprinkler, lemonade stands, long summer evenings and lazy days reading in a hammock. As an educator, I know that for struggling readers, reading is often the last thing…
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The Top Six Repurposed Games and Ideas For Literacy Practice

The Top 6 Types of Repurposed Games: From Precision to Super SillinessNo one knows quite how to breathe new life into something old quite like a teacher. Since Orton-Gillingham students require extensive practice to reach mastery of the concepts…
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Phonics Activities Your Kids Will Love

Hi everyone! As a teacher using the Orton-Gillingham approach, I am constantly looking for phonics activities that my students will find fun and engaging. Using Orton-Gillingham methods does NOT mean the instruction has to be dry! I hear that…

Five Reasons To Use More Learning Games With Kids

Hi Everyone! Let's talk about games with children. We all know how important they are for so many reasons. As an Orton-Gillingham teacher, I use an Orton-Gillingham approach. Phonics activities and games play an integral part of EVERY lesson…

The Block Game Your Students Will Beg To Play

(This post has affiliate links.)Hi everybody! I've been thinking back to old games I played as a kid. Who remembers playing Jenga? Anyone remember that silly commercial from the 80s that showed the lady playing and saying, "Jeng-A, Jeng-A!"…
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Taking A Crack At Spelling: Multi-Sensory Spelling Strategies

Hi everyone! We all need a little motivation from time to time, don't we? What tasks sometimes feel tedious to you? (Don't even ask me about laundry.) Now try to imagine challenges your students face when learning. What…