Multisensory Math Activities That Really Work

Many children and adults struggle with math. Teaching multisensory math techniques as well as incorporating multisensory math activities into lesson plans is not only best practice for students with dyscalculia, but can be helpful for all learners.…
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Effective Decoding Strategies To Improve Reading

Many teachers are familiar with decoding strategies that may emphasize the use of picture clues, meaning and self-monitoring. Sometimes these decoding activities are even given cute nicknames to help students remember. While we want students…
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Multisensory Teaching Techniques in the Classroom

Using Multisensory Teaching TechniquesMultisensory learning strategies are crucial not just for kids with dyslexia, or within Orton-Gillingham lesson plans, it is good solid teaching for ALL students. Incorporating multisensory learning…
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Multisensory Teaching Strategies in the Classroom: Part One

Multisensory Teaching Strategies in the ClassroomPart One: Using Multisensory Teaching TechniquesMultisensory teaching is not just crucial for kids with dyslexia, or within Orton-Gillingham lesson plans, it is good solid teaching for ALL students.…

6 Multisensory Tools For Orton-Gillingham Lessons

I use a lot of tracing in my Orton-Gillingham lesson plans. When I introduce a new phonogram, students will trace the letters while saying the sound. When I introduce a new prefix or suffix, students will trace the letters while saying the meaning.…
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What Does An Orton-Gillingham Lesson Look Like?

What Does an Orton-Gillingham Lesson Look Like? If you were to observe a lesson from an Orton-Gillingham based program such as Wilson, SPIRE or Barton, they would have similarities, but also plenty of differences. The same is true of a non-program-specific…
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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…
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Multisensory Spelling Strategies For Learned Words

Hi everyone! I have a lot more time for writing blog posts in the summer than during the school year, and I'm especially excited about today's topic: spelling strategies for learned words.What are learned words? In Orton-Gillingham…
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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…
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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…