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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does The Literacy Nest provide? A: The Literacy Nest, LLC creates multisensory learning activities to use for reading intervention with struggling readers who need an explicit and structured approach to learning. Many of these dyslexia resources can be used as dyslexia activities, dyslexia strategies, or to support an Orton-Gillingham program or dyslexia intervention…

Tips for Monitoring Your Orton-Gillingham Lessons
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Tips for Monitoring Your Orton-Gillingham Lessons

  Want to learn how to monitor your orton gillingham lessons? Here are some useful tips. The data-driven world of education can sometimes feel overwhelming. But with the tips I have for progress monitoring, the task isn’t going to feel so daunting. Is it important for you  take some time to consider progress monitoring? Yes!…

A Phoneme, A Grapheme, A Morpheme: What’s the Difference?
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A Phoneme, A Grapheme, A Morpheme: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between a phoneme, a grapheme, a morpheme? The science of teaching reading can sound like a foreign language, especially when you are first learning about Orton-Gillingham or Structured Literacy instruction. While you will likely be talking about digraphs and trigraphs, and blends before you know it, some of the specialized vocabulary can…

Top Ten Tips for Teaching Consonant Blends
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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 with…

Multisensory Math Activities That Really Work
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Multisensory Math Activities That Really Work

      Many children and adults struggle with math. Teaching multisensory math techniques as well as incorporating multisensory math activities into lesson plans is not only best practice for students with dyscalculia, but can be helpful for all learners.   I’m thrilled to welcome a guest blogger today who can explain what multisensory math…

Effective Decoding Strategies To Improve Reading
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Effective Decoding Strategies To Improve Reading

      Many teachers are familiar with decoding strategies that may emphasize the use of picture clues, meaning and self-monitoring. Sometimes these decoding activities are even given cute nicknames to help students remember.    While we want students to monitor our students and their reading for accuracy to make sure it makes sense, often…