Tips for Teaching Consonant Digraphs

Many children have some knowledge of consonant digraphs when they start their Orton Gillingham lesson with an Orton-Gillingham tutor, although few really are familiar with the term digraph, its definition, or all of the digraphs we teach in…

Online Supplemental Resources To Support The Big Five In The National Reading Panel

 Please welcome, Lorna Wooldridge as my guest blogger! In a recent blog I wrote for the Orton-Gillingham Online Academy (OGOA) on “The National Reading Panel and The Big Five”, I explained what exactly “The Big Five” are,…

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Tutoring Business

Top 5 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Tutoring BusinessHave you ever wondered what it would be like to run your own tutoring business? Maybe you’ve left the classroom to start a family or retire, or you think it’d be great to have some…

Orton-Gillingham In Small Groups? Yes, You Can!

Do you find yourself scratching your head when thinking about how the heck to run an Orton-Gillingham lesson plan in small groups during a typical school week?Common problems which may arise:Timing could be off. You might only have a session…

A Year In The Life of The Literacy Nest

Wrapping up a whole year as a certified dyslexia practitioner, I look at the accomplishments, the progress made and the people I have reached. Through the power of the Orton-Gillingham approach, a structured literacy methodology, and dyslexia…

12 Fresh Ideas for Your Phonogram Card Drills

After working with a student in Orton-Gillingham lessons for awhile, the routine can become very well known. Guess what? That's a good thing! But... if you don't take time to shake things up every now and then, you run the risk of having certain…

Household Hacks For Orton-Gillingham Lessons

Hey Orton-Gillingham teachers and tutors! Do you have this problem? Any store you walk in, you spot ordinary, household objects that you could use in your Orton-Gillingham lessons. My wheels are always turning. And if you're like me,…

Five Ways to Celebrate Progress And Sucess With Struggling Readers

If you have a child or work with children who struggles with reading on a daily basis, you know what a battle it can feel like. As an Orton-Gillingham teacher who uses the Orton-Gillingham approach, I sometimes see progress in small increments,…

Five Things I've Learned From My Mom

Hi everyone! I haven't blogged for a little while, but I'm back and with a brand new blog design! Thanks to Kristen from Chalk and Apples, The Literacy Nest has gone from drab to fab.  I am so grateful to her for design expertise. Stay…

Educents Launch 4/2/15

Have you heard the news!? Educents is opening their MARKETPLACE! What does that mean? That means that besides the already AMAZING deals they offer on a daily basis, you can now purchase items from sellers stores, also on a daily basis! WHAT!?…