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Is it -GE or -DGE? How to Teach This Spelling Generalization

Is it -GE or -DGE? How to Teach This Spelling Generalization

GE or DGE? Your student knows more than they think! Whether to use -ge or -dge at the end of a word is the fourth of the short vowel spelling generalizations. Teaching the GE/DGE Spelling Generalization This spelling generalization states: Some words that follow this generalization include: Bridge             fudge               ledge               badge              lodge Bulge               hinge               large               …

Is it OI or OY? How to Teach This Spelling Generalization

Is it OI or OY? How to Teach This Spelling Generalization

When you’re thinking about spelling a word with OI or OY, location is everything. In some ways, the /oy/ sound is one of the more straightforward vowel teams and spelling generalizations that your students learn during their Orton-Gillingham lessons. The /oy/ sound really only has 2 spellings: oi and oy and the letters oi and…

Is it AI or AY? Spelling With Long A Vowel Teams

Is it AI or AY? Spelling With Long A Vowel Teams

Is it ai or ay? Decisions, decisions. As students expand their knowledge of vowel teams, the number of spelling choices increases. Often, students need some tools for determining which spelling to use. In reading, we generally teach the possible sounds that a letter or combination of letters can make and teach students about the frequency…

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…

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

Explaining Orton-Gillingham to families isn’t always easy. It can be a challenge to avoid using a lot of technical language and jargon when talking about dyslexia and the parts of an Orton-Gillingham lesson. Many times, parents seeking tutoring services are told their child should receive Orton-Gillingham instruction or sometimes a specific O-G-based program. However, they’re…

Effective Comprehension Strategies For Struggling Readers

Effective Comprehension Strategies For Struggling Readers

If you have a child or students who struggles with reading comprehension, there are a number of reasons why this is happening. These include: weak decoding due to poor phonological awareness skills that have compounded over the years and impacted a child’s ability to make meaning of text weak fluency skills poor vocabulary development due…

Orton-Gillingham In Small Groups? Yes, You Can!
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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 about 30 minutes a day or a few days a week. A…