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

Is it AI or AY? Decisions…..Decisions As students expand their knowledge of vowel teams, the number of spelling choices increases and 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 with…

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…

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…

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

How to Write Effective Orton-Gillingham Progress Reports
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How to Write Effective Orton-Gillingham Progress Reports

    Tips for Sharing Progress with Parents Whether you are working in private practice as an Orton-Gillingham tutor or working with students in a classroom or school setting, sharing information about a student’s progress is an important part of our work. When it comes to learning to read, a child’s progress is as individual…

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Those Tricky Short I and Short E Sounds: 7 Tips for Helping Your Student Master Short Vowel Sounds

  7 Tips for Helping Your Student Master Short Vowel Sounds   Those Tricky Short I and Short E Sounds! One of the very first things students need to master also happens to be one of the most difficult for many of them, the short vowel sounds. Short vowels are introduced very early in level…

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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…

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5 Fun and Easy Ways to Practice Spelling Generalizations

        5 Fun and Easy Ways to Practice Spelling Generalizations When you are working with children in Orton-Gillingham lessons or other reading interventions, there is often a big discrepancy between our students’ proficiency with understanding a spelling generalization and their proficiency with the application of that spelling generalization. It takes a lot…