Orton-Gillingham

How To Keep Your Orton-Gillingham Lessons Multisensory When Tutoring Online
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How To Keep Your Orton-Gillingham Lessons Multisensory When Tutoring Online

Multisensory teaching is a key element of instruction for students with dyslexia. Orton Gillingham has become synonymous with multisensory instruction, but let’s review what multisensory actually means. Multisensory teaching engages multiple senses for the student to support their learning. Ideally, this would involve the senses of sight, hearing and touch or movement. When I am…

Becoming A Structured Literacy Interventionist Using The Orton-Gillingham Approach
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Becoming A Structured Literacy Interventionist Using The Orton-Gillingham Approach

The road you take to become a more structured literacy interventionist can take many twists and turns throughout your career. Who I am today is certainly not the young, impressionable twenty-two-year-old in her first year of teaching back in 2000. If I could talk to that young teacher now, I would definitely have some advice…

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…

How To Explain Orton-Gillingham to Families
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How To Explain Orton-Gillingham to Families

Explaining Orton-Gillingham to families isn’t always easy. It can be a challenge to avoid using a lot of technical language and jargon when talking about dyslexia and the parts of an Orton-Gillingham lesson. Many times, parents seeking tutoring services are told their child should receive Orton-Gillingham instruction or sometimes a specific O-G-based program. However, they’re…

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…