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How To Find A Starting Point Using The Orton-Gillingham Approach

Hi Everyone! I'm going to walk you through a tricky part of using the Orton-Gillingham approach 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,…
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A Light Box In The Classroom And Beyond

  (This post contains affiliate links.) Hi Everyone! A few weeks ago I was on Instagram and saw photos of teachers using light boxes. The Heidi Swapp Light Box is the cutest little tabletop or desktop invention. Immediately I thought,…
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Unpacking The Complete O.G.: Tips For Getting Organized

  Years ago, when I was knee deep in my Orton-Gillingham training, I longed for more cohesive materials that truly match the progression skills I was trained to follow. But it was HARD! Ready made programs didn't quite work for me all…
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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…
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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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What's In My Orton-Gillingham File Folder?

(This post uses affiliate links.) Hi everyone! I'm back with some tips for using Orton-Gillingham materials. You've made a big investment and want to implement them well. You may notice that the volume of printable materials needed really…
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When You're Stuck Trying To Find Appropriate Reading Passages...

    I'm here to talk about finding reading passages for your Orton-Gillingham lessons or reading intervention groups. It's one we all grapple with, am I right? We spend hours pouring through scads of Orton-Gillingham resources…
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I Just Finished My OG Training...Now What? Series: Part One- Getting Your Materials Organized

  (This post contains affiliate links.) Hi everyone! Have you just finished your OG training or in the middle of a program? Then this series is for you! I've spent the past month chatting with fellow Orton-Gillingham trained teachers,…
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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…
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Blending Practice

Hi Literacy Nest, friends! Do you ever find some of the simplest materials make the best games? How many ways can you think of to use a pack of index cards? How about those sticker dots people use at yard sales? Today I'm going to share how…