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The Top Ten Tips For Teaching Vowel Teams

Teaching Tips for Vowel TeamsSome of the mountains that our struggling readers must climb are bigger than others. One skill that we must introduce fairly early on, but that will take a long time to master is the vowel team syllable.In principle,…

5 Fun and Easy Ways to Practice Spelling Generalizations

5 Fun and Easy Ways to Practice Spelling GeneralizationsWhen you are working with children in Orton-Gillingham lessons or other reading interventions, there is often a big discrepancy between our students’ proficiency with understanding a…

Visualizing Spelling Choices: Strategies For Spelling Success

It's been a busy summer in the world of Orton-Gillingham this summer! I am always seeking new books, materials and lesson ideas for using the Orton-Gillingham approach, and today I am back to share some wonderful teaching tips for teaching spelling…

The Doubling Rule Spelling Game

Hi everyone! When using the Orton-Gillingham approach or in any reading intervention program, the review portion is such an important component. Using games to review is a great way to reinforce learning. Today, I have a fun game to share…
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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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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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Using the S.O.S. Strategy

Hi everyone! Today I'm going to talk about a multi-sensory spelling strategy called S.O.S. The S.O.S. (Simultaneous Oral Spelling) strategy is a commonly used technique used as one way to help improve a dyslexic reader's ability to…