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Decodable Readers Thanksgiving Theme Includes Digital

Decodable Readers Thanksgiving Theme Includes Digital

This collection of decodable readers supports the science of reading. They follow an Orton-Gillingham progression to support your Orton-Gillingham lesson plans. Your students will practice their decoding and fluency skills while enjoying fun Thanksgiving and November themed stories.

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Decodable Readers for Valentine’s Day Includes Digital

Decodable Readers for Valentine’s Day Includes Digital

These Valentine’s Day themed decodable readers support the science of reading. They follow an Orton-Gillingham progression to support your Orton-Gillingham lesson plans. Your students will practice their decoding and fluency skills while enjoying fun Valentine-themed stories.

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Summer Decodable Readers and Games Includes Digital

Summer Decodable Readers and Games Includes Digital

These summer themed decodable readers support the science of reading. They follow an Orton-Gillingham progression to support your Orton-Gillingham lesson plans. Your students will practice their decoding and fluency skills while enjoying fun summer themed stories.

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Decodable Readers for the Science of Reading SEASONAL BUNDLE

Decodable Readers for the Science of Reading SEASONAL BUNDLE

Successful decodable readers will have your students practice the phonics skills they’ve been taught in an engaging, meaningful way with a systematic phonics progression that follows the Science of Reading. Decodable readers are the type of text used with beginning readers or challenged readers and only contain what the student has already learned.

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Five Misconceptions About A Structured Literacy Approach

Five Misconceptions About A Structured Literacy Approach

If you are a dyslexia specialist or educational advocates for your students with dyslexia, you may be facing an uphill battle. Trying to encourage structured literacy changes to classroom instruction can sometimes be a challenge/. There is bountiful scientific evidence supporting a structured literacy approach as part of the regular Tier 1 curriculum. However, the…

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Five Reasons To Believe In The Orton-Gillingham Approach

If you do an online search for reading interventions, your head will start to spin. The marketplace is full of products, programs and philosophies of reading. As an educator for over twenty years, I have used my fair share of different programs and products. Nothing compares to the success I have seen since I began…

How To Help Younger Students Build Phonemic Awareness Skills
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How To Help Younger Students Build Phonemic Awareness Skills

Phonemic awareness might be one of the most important, most talked about, and most misunderstood aspects of literacy. Some of that confusion stems from the similarities and differences between phonological and phonemic Awareness. They are very much related, but not interchangeable. If Phonological Awareness is an umbrella that covers skills, those skills include hearing words…

Top Resources for Teaching Kids about the Brain
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Top Resources for Teaching Kids about the Brain

Many times, your students with dyslexia or other learning differences mistakenly believe that their brain is somehow defective. You might hear them referring to themselves as stupid. These are insults that are often used to bully or insult children with learning challenges. One of the ways you can empower your students is to teach them…

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Use Decodable Text With Your Students
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The Top 5 Reasons You Should Use Decodable Text With Your Students

One thing that I find myself frequently explaining to parents, students, and other teachers is the rationale for using decodable texts. Students are accustomed to using leveled texts in their classrooms and in many school-based interventions that follow and balanced literacy model of instruction. While engaging, there are important reasons why decodable text can be…

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Practical Tips for Orton-Gillingham Lessons When Tutoring Online

We are certainly living in challenging times right now. For our students with dyslexia, the specialized instruction they get through Orton-Gillingham lessons is extra important. Many students may not be getting the literacy support throughout their day that they would in a school setting. With a little creativity and flexibility, it is possible to deliver…

Navigating the Emotional Response to School Closings
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Navigating the Emotional Response to School Closings

Our world just got bigger and smaller all at once. It’s hard to imagine that a little over a week ago we were preparing for spring break. Now we are dealing with navigating the response to school closings. The carefree energy that comes with springtime has been clouded with a mist of uncertainty. This has…

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…

A Structured Literacy Approach: How to Help Your School With Making The Transition
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A Structured Literacy Approach: How to Help Your School With Making The Transition

One challenge that structured literacy practitioners face in their work is isolation and frustration with how to share their knowledge in a way that will be well received. While this is a bigger challenge for those working in a school setting, the issue may also arise for those in private practice when communicating with other…

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

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, and why they are so important for reading. I plan to blog extensively about each one…

Seven Tips for Success When Starting with New Orton-Gillingham Students
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Seven Tips for Success When Starting with New Orton-Gillingham Students

 7 Tips for Getting Off to a Great Start with a New Student When parents come to me seeking help for their child, very often it is the child’s emotional well-being that has been the final catalyst to seek tutoring. Struggling readers often begin to think of themselves as “stupid” and their overall self-confidence and…