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Consonant Blends Worksheets and Activities BUNDLE for Orton-Gillingham Lessons

Consonant Blends Worksheets and Activities BUNDLE for Orton-Gillingham Lessons

Many struggling readers need explicit phonics instruction to become proficient readers. This is a bundle for teaching initial blends and final blends and practicing blending drills with consonant blends. It is suitable for Orton-Gillingham lesson plans, distance learning, online tutoring, structured literacy programs, and other reading interventions. It is compatible with Orton-Gillingham methods.

Syllable Types: Closed Syllables Orton-Gillingham Activities

Syllable Types: Closed Syllables Orton-Gillingham Activities

Use this syllable types resource to teach closed syllables. Teaching syllable types and syllable practice will prepare your student for decoding multisyllabic words.

This syllabication resource was created to teach an introduction to closed syllables with one and two syllable practice. It is compatible with the Orton-Gillingham approach, with students who have dyslexia, dyslexia intervention or other reading intervention programs. This resource may be used in a 1:1 setting, small group or even whole class, depending on your needs.

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The Value of Repetition for the Student with Dyslexia
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The Value of Repetition for the Student with Dyslexia

For many years, those of us who work with striving readers and writers have known that certain strategies or techniques are effective, but we haven’t really been able to tell WHY. We’ve known that students with dyslexia often have a pattern of areas of weakness in their psychological testing. We have theories and observations grounded…

What does Explicit, Systematic and Sequential Teaching Look Like?
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What does Explicit, Systematic and Sequential Teaching Look Like?

I’m digging into specific principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach. Three words are key to describing some of the principles that define Orton-Gillingham. Instruction is explicit, systematic, and sequential. While these principles are crucial for your students with dyslexia or learning challenges, they also constitute powerful teaching for most of your learners. What does explicit, systematic…

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How to Explain Multisensory Instruction to Families

When you’re the parent of a child with a diagnosis like dyslexia can be overwhelming. Relief over finally having answers and a plan for helping your child can swiftly turn to a feeling of being unprepared. Parents find themselves faced with an abundance of new information, unfamiliar terms in both legalese and “teacherese” and overwhelming…

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8 Websites to Find Summer Reading Ideas For Struggling Readers

In a typical summer, I might be writing to you about the dangers of the “summer slide”.  The summer slide is a term used to describe the learning loss that occurs during the summer vacation. Struggling students are particularly at risk for losing ground in their quest to become a fluent reader. The statistics are…

Apps for Older Struggling Readers and Writers
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Apps for Older Struggling Readers and Writers

Do you have an older, struggling reader or writer? Here are some useful APPS for older struggling readers and writers. As your students become older and the demands on them in the classroom increase.  The role of technology moves from a tool for practice and skill reinforcement, to that of assistive technology. Assistive technology is…

Orton-Gillingham Lesson Plans: Tips for Word Lists
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Orton-Gillingham Lesson Plans: Tips for Word Lists

When you’re in the middle of Orton-Gillingham training, you learn how to write lesson plans for your students. Part of writing an effective Orton-Gillingham lesson plan is to create a word list.  The words you select must be appropriate for reading and spelling. By appropriate, I mean you are choosing words that suit the needs…

The K or CK Rule In Spelling
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The K or CK Rule In Spelling

K  or CK? Is there a rhyme or reason? After introducing the FLOSS rule, the next spelling generalization that is usually taught is the K/CK spelling generalization. This is an incredibly useful and freeing spelling generalization that allows students to spell many words using standard spelling. This generalization applies to the END of words and…

Top Ten Tips for Teaching Consonant Blends

Top Ten Tips for Teaching Consonant Blends

Decoding and encoding consonant blends is among the most important concepts you teach your beginning readers. This is a skill they will use across multiple syllable types, in both single syllable and multi-syllabic words and even in reading and writing Latin roots and Greek combining forms.   Your students may come to you already confident…

How To Explain Orton-Gillingham to Families
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How To Explain Orton-Gillingham to Families

  Explaining Orton-Gillingham to Families It can be a challenge when talking about dyslexia and the parts of an Orton-Gillingham lesson to avoid using a lot of technical language and jargon. Many times, parents seeking tutoring services have been told their child should receive Orton-Gillingham instruction or sometimes a specific O-G based program, without really…

Multisensory Teaching Techniques in the Classroom
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Multisensory Teaching Techniques in the Classroom

  Using Multisensory Teaching Techniques Multisensory learning strategies are crucial not just for kids with dyslexia, or within Orton-Gillingham lesson plans, it is good solid teaching for ALL students. Incorporating multisensory learning tools into your classroom lessons will not replace intervention services, but it will make classroom lessons more accessible to students with learning differences.  …

6 Multisensory Tools For Orton-Gillingham Lessons

I use a lot of tracing in my Orton-Gillingham lesson plans. When I introduce a new phonogram, students will trace the letters while saying the sound. When I introduce a new prefix or suffix, students will trace the letters while saying the meaning. And when we are working on learned words (high frequency sight words…

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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 segments become a bit mundane. You really don’t want that to…

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How To Run A Successful Dyslexia Pilot Program

    Last Spring, I received an email from Mindy Bramer, an educational consultant for PaTTAN, (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network). The state of Pennsylvania had just become one of the first states to initiate a ground-breaking, dyslexia pilot program that was backed by state legislation.    “Act 69 of 2014, the Dyslexia and Early…