Tips for Teachers

Teachers, are you looking for tips for lesson planning, multi-sensory teaching, and organization? You’re in the right place! We have so many tips for teachers and trainings to share.

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…

Levels of Certification Through The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI)
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Levels of Certification Through The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI)

There are many organizations that offer Orton Gillingham training. In addition, there are trainings in various Orton Gillingham-based programs. It can be difficult for professionals and especially for parents to understand what level of expertise a particular teacher has. The Center for Effective Reading Instruction, or CERI, has created a certification system that clears up…

How To Get the Most Out of Your Structured Literacy Professional Development

How To Get the Most Out of Your Structured Literacy Professional Development

If you are anything like me, you love going to conferences and workshops. Although I always wind up physically exhausted, I somehow also find myself energized and my batteries recharged. Professional development has so many wonderful benefits. You may discover a whole new vein of interest and develop a brand-new skill set. You can reignite…

The Organized Orton-Gillingham Teacher: Part 2
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The Organized Orton-Gillingham Teacher: Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we discussed modeling organization, as an organized Orton-Gillingham teacher, for our students both through our own organized space and in more explicit ways such as how to set up a dictation paper. Organization and executive functioning skills are frequent areas of difficulty for students with dyslexia. By implementing some…

The Organized Orton-Gillingham Teacher: Part One
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The Organized Orton-Gillingham Teacher: Part One

Kids with dyslexia also often struggle with organization. Why? Well, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that many of our students struggle with organizational skills. In addition to affecting reading and writing, dyslexia often impacts working memory and executive functioning skills. Check out this video for a preview of some helpful executive…

Meaningful Review in Orton-Gillingham Lessons
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Meaningful Review in Orton-Gillingham Lessons

The very best practitioners make decisions for individual students regarding pacing, repetition, mastery, and review. Your students need meaningful time to review what you have previously taught based on their individual needs. Let me help you plan a meaningful and effective review in Orton-Gillingham lessons. If you are using an Orton Gillingham-based program, you can…

Benefits of An Orton Gillingham Teacher Training Practicum
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Benefits of An Orton Gillingham Teacher Training Practicum

The world of Orton-Gillingham teacher training programs can be a bit confusing for those who are new on the scene. Although there are numerous training programs that are based on Orton Gillingham, what is sometimes referred to as “straight Orton Gillingham” is not a program, but a group of principles underlying the practice of teaching…

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…