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Effective Comprehension Strategies For Struggling Readers
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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…


A Year In The Life of The Literacy Nest

Wrapping up a whole year as a certified dyslexia practitioner, I look at the accomplishments, the progress made and the people I have reached. Through the power of the Orton-Gillingham approach, a structured literacy methodology, and dyslexia awareness spread through social media, I’ve been able to reach parents and other educators all over the world….

Active Word Play | multi-sensory teaching | Orton-Gillingham

12 Fresh Ideas for Your Phonogram Card Drills

  After working with a student in Orton-Gillingham lessons for awhile, the routine can become very well known. Guess what? That’s a good thing! But… if you don’t take time to shake things up every now and then, you run the risk of having certain segments become a bit mundane. You really don’t want that…

Dyslexia | Dyslexia Advocacy | early intervention | reading passages

How To Run A Successful Dyslexia Pilot Program

    Last Spring, I received an email from Mindy Bramer, an educational consultant for PaTTAN, (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network). The state of Pennsylvania had just become one of the first states to initiate a ground-breaking, dyslexia pilot program that was backed by state legislation.    “Act 69 of 2014, the Dyslexia and Early…

Orton-Gillingham | Phonics

Taming the Fly-aways: Weaving Review into Orton-Gillingham Tutoring

As a teacher and tutor using the Orton-Gillingham approach, I am always looking for ways to improve my instruction. Meeting with other teachers and tutors online has truly been a valuable experience when it comes to planning my Orton-Gillingham lessons. Did you know I run a private Facebook book for trained O.G. teachers and tutors?…

Household Hacks For Orton-Gillingham Lessons
Tips For Parents | Tips for Teachers | Tutoring tips

Household Hacks For Orton-Gillingham Lessons

Hey Orton-Gillingham teachers and tutors! Do you have this problem? Any store you walk in, you spot ordinary, household objects that you could use in your Orton-Gillingham lessons. My wheels are always turning. And if you’re like me, with small children at home, you do NOT have a lot of spare time. I need to…

Dyslexia | Dyslexia Advocacy

Five Classroom Practices Your Dyslexic Kids Don’t Need

Hi everyone! I meant to publish this post last month, but things with my four little ones always get pushed back a bit. If you have started out a new school year, waiting for services or new accomodations for your dyslexic child, then it can seem like a particular tense time. Perhaps last year may…