Orton-Gillingham

So, you’re heading to Orton-Gillingham training or just finished up. You sure know a lot about the Orton-Gillingham approach, but now what? Getting started with OG can be exciting and overwhelming. There are so many OG supplies and so much more to learn about structured literacy. Check out these Orton-Gillingham lesson-planning tips!

 

6 Tips for Finding Orton-Gillingham Practicum Students
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6 Tips for Finding Orton-Gillingham Practicum Students

Finding Orton-Gillingham practicum students may seem intimidating, but it can be quite easy if you’re networking in the right places! What is an Orton-Gillingham Practicum? The O-G practicum is similar in many ways to student teaching. It is a way of putting theory into practice with the support and feedback of a mentor. A practicum…

5 Ways the KPS Help Structured Literacy Educators
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5 Ways the KPS Help Structured Literacy Educators

The KPS or Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading were developed by the International Dyslexia Association in 2010 and revised in 2018. They represent a list of skills and knowledge necessary to teach literacy to all learners. The KPS help structured literacy educators in a variety of ways. The KPS are divided into five…

How is Orton-Gillingham Diagnostic and Prescriptive?

How is Orton-Gillingham Diagnostic and Prescriptive?

All who are trained in Orton-Gillingham have something in common and that is that we follow this specific set of principles of the approach. These principles are the interwoven thread and commonality between everyone trained in Orton-Gillingham.  In a previous post, I covered What does Explicit, Systematic and Sequential Teaching Look Like? All of these…

5 Tips for Ensuring Effective Routines in Orton-Gillingham Lessons
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5 Tips for Ensuring Effective Routines in Orton-Gillingham Lessons

Routines are an important part of Orton-Gillingham instruction for a number of reasons. Time is a precious commodity when working with students with dyslexia. Routines make lessons more efficient. Students know what to expect when there are well-established routines. This reduces stress and anxiety, but also requires less language when transitioning from one activity to…

Five Misconceptions About A Structured Literacy Approach

Five Misconceptions About A Structured Literacy Approach

If you are a dyslexia specialist or educational advocates for your students with dyslexia, you may be facing an uphill battle. Trying to encourage structured literacy changes to classroom instruction can sometimes be a challenge/. There is bountiful scientific evidence supporting a structured literacy approach as part of the regular Tier 1 curriculum. However, the…

Effective Ways to Promote The Transfer of Learning
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Effective Ways to Promote The Transfer of Learning

Tyler’s classroom teacher shows you his latest writing assignment. He scored 100% on his latest posttest on structured literacy concepts, but his writing sample is full of errors. Despite all the practice on the k/ck spelling rule, he has not applied it here even once. You pop into Camryn’s classroom during reading time and despite…

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. In another post, I…