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Effective Ways to Promote The Transfer of Learning
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Effective Ways to Promote The Transfer of Learning

Tyler’s classroom teacher shows you his latest writing assignment. He scored 100% on his latest posttest on structured literacy concepts, but his writing sample is full of errors. Despite all the practice on the k/ck spelling rule, he has not applied it here even once. You pop into Camryn’s classroom during reading time and despite…

Orton-Gillingham Lesson Plans: Tips for Word Lists
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Orton-Gillingham Lesson Plans: Tips for Word Lists

When you’re in the middle of Orton-Gillingham training, you learn how to write lesson plans for your students. Part of writing an effective Orton-Gillingham lesson plan is to create a word list.  The words you select must be appropriate for reading and spelling. By appropriate, I mean you are choosing words that suit the needs…

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 these kinds of decoding…

What’s In My Orton-Gillingham Binder?
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What’s In My Orton-Gillingham Binder?

Whenever my students meet with me for an Orton-Gillingham lesson, they have a few supplies handy, like their Orton-Gillingham binder. I, of course, come towing my large O-G bag, but I find having things that the student can easily access while I am not with them is helpful for them. Families have an opportunity to see…

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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…

I Just Finished My OG Training… Now What? Part One: Organizing Teacher Materials
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I Just Finished My OG Training… Now What? Part One: Organizing Teacher Materials

This post about organizing teacher materials contains affiliate links. Have you just finished your OG training or you’re in the middle of a program? Then this series is for you! I’ve spent the past month chatting with fellow Orton-Gillingham-trained teachers and compiled some tips for you to use right away. I’m going to break this…