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Orton-Gillingham In Small Groups? Yes, You Can!
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Orton-Gillingham In Small Groups? Yes, You Can!

    Do you find yourself scratching your head when thinking about how the heck to run an Orton-Gillingham lesson plan in small groups during a typical school week? Common problems which may arise: Timing could be off. You might only have a session about 30 minutes a day or a few days a week….

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…


How To Combine Literacy Lessons With Motor Skills Practice

      Thank you, Miss Jaime, O.T. for joining my blog in honor of National Handwriting Day!  “There’s no time to work on Motor skills!  We’ve got to get these 5 year olds reading!” Kindergarten just isn’t what it used to be.  As an Occupational Therapist, one of my concerns is that the children…


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….

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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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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 and phonemic 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…

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How to Get Your Dyslexic Child Engaged and Excited About Summer Reading

  Getting your dyslexia child to want to read this summer can sometimes be a challenge. I have students whose moms reveal their kids will simply not pick up a book on their own. They will however, if mom or dad initiates it, and provides a bit of support like reading together, reading aloud or…

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How To Incorporate Movement Into Orton-Gillingham Lessons

Everyone needs movement in their life, am I right? For me personally, I love my Zumba classes or just dancing with my kids in the kitchen. Kids need to MOVE. Brain breaks have become increasingly important in classrooms as we have even more demands. I’m finding as a dyslexia practitioner using the Orton-Gillingham approach in…

Starting Orton-Gillingham: How To Find A Starting Point With This Approach
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Starting Orton-Gillingham: How To Find A Starting Point With This Approach

Hi Everyone! I’m going to walk you through a tricky part of planning your Orton-Gillingham lessons today: finding a starting point. As a teacher or tutor using the Orton-Gillingham lesson plans, you want to make the best choice for your student, but that means gathering some pieces of the puzzle that show who they are as a…