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What’s In My Orton-Gillingham Binder?
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What’s In My Orton-Gillingham Binder?

Whenever my students meet with me for an Orton-Gillingham lesson, they have a few supplies handy, like their Orton-Gillingham binder. I, of course, come towing my large O-G bag, but I find having things that the student can easily access while I am not with them is helpful for them. Families have an opportunity to see…

7 Tips to Help Your Student Master Short Vowel Sounds:  Tricky Short I and Short E!
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7 Tips to Help Your Student Master Short Vowel Sounds: Tricky Short I and Short E!

One of the very first things students need to master happens to be one of the most difficult for many of them: the short vowel sounds. Short vowels are introduced very early in level one of an Orton-Gillingham lesson plan or with any reading intervention program for that matter. While every student is different, probably the most…

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The Top 6 Tips For Helping Children Blend Sounds

  When a Student Finds It Hard to Blend Sounds Together: 6 Tips for Getting Over the Hump   While very often, things go along quite swimmingly in the Orton-Gillingham lesson plan, from time to time we all have a student that has particular difficulty blending sounds together. They know their letters and can correctly…

How To Organize Phonological Awareness Supplies

    (Contains an affiliate link.) Phonological Awareness contains a mixture of foundational literacy skills which are critical for reading success. It’s hard to argue against the need to provide a strong phonological awareness curriculum, particularly in the younger grades where we can identify and remediate early to avoid later reading failure. We want to…

5 Sneaky Ways to Improve Handwriting

Students with dyslexia frequently struggle to have legible and fluent handwriting. In a world surrounded by computers, it can be easy to let handwriting slip through the cracks or decide it is unimportant. However, there are several good reasons to spend some time on cursive handwriting practice, whether you are a classroom teacher, support teacher…

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What Does An Orton-Gillingham Lesson Look Like?

What Does an Orton-Gillingham Lesson Look Like? If you were to observe an Orton-Gillingham lesson such as Wilson, SPIRE or Barton, they would have similarities, but also plenty of differences. The same is true of a non-program-specific Orton-Gillingham lesson plan that follows the Orton-Gillingham approach. The exact lesson sequence may differ depending on where the teacher was…

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6 More Picture Books (Plus some sequels) for Building Phonological Awareness

    Not too long ago, I shared 6 of my favorite read aloud books to promote phonological awareness. I promised that there would be even more to come. Here they are! Not only are these great books for building phonemic awareness, but several of them have sequels that have similar structures and can be…

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The Top 6 Picture Books For Building Phonological Awareness

The Top 6 Picture Books For Building Phonological Awareness  (This post contains affiliate links.) building phonological awareness can happen anywhere at anytime. We know that beneath the umbrella term, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness is the most important skill to work on for early reading success. Struggling readers may have poor phonological awareness; therefore, it is…

Managing Challenging Behaviors in Orton-Gillingham Lessons: 5 Tips to Decrease Problems
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Managing Challenging Behaviors in Orton-Gillingham Lessons: 5 Tips to Decrease Problems

Whether you are working in a mainstream classroom, in small groups, or in a one-on-one tutoring situation, you are bound to encounter the occasional challenging behaviors in Orton-Gillingham lessons. When choosing which techniques to best help a particular situation, I find it helpful to start with the ABCs of behavior. Getting to the root of…