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The Top 6 Tips For Helping Children Blend Sounds

When a Student Finds It Hard to Blend Sounds Together: 6 Tips for Getting Over the HumpWhile very often, things go along quite swimmingly in the Orton-Gillingham lesson plan, from time to time we all have a student that has particular difficulty…

The Essential Reading List for Orton-Gillingham Teachers and Tutors

Today, I am providing you with a list of professional books that are truly invaluable if you teach reading. Whether you are just starting out on your journey with writing Orton-Gillingham lesson plans, in the middle of a practicum, starting…
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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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How to Improve Reading Fluency in Children

Here is a special guest post from Karina Richland of PRIDE Learning Center! I'm certain you will find these practical tips for improving reading fluency just as helpful as I have! How to Improve Reading Fluency in ChildrenHow do you figure…
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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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How To Incorporate Movement Into Orton-Gillingham Lessons

Everyone needs movement in their life, am I right? For me personally, I love my Zumba classes or just dancing with my kids in the kitchen. Kids need to MOVE. Brain breaks have become increasingly important in classrooms as we have even more…
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Taming the Fly-aways: Weaving Review into Orton-Gillingham Tutoring

As a teacher and tutor using the Orton-Gillingham approach, I am always looking for ways to improve my instruction. Meeting with other teachers and tutors online has truly been a valuable experience when it comes to planning my Orton-Gillingham…
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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…
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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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The Complete O.G.- News and Updates

Hi everyone! I am dedicating the entire contents of this post to those who have purchased The Complete O.G. Part One or The Complete O.G. Part Two. Why do I need an entire blog post? I am keeping a running list of updates and revisions I make…