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Help with b and d confusion, Strategies and Activities (Video)


From Orton Gillingham Coaching (Video) Most tutors and teachers of Orton Gillingham have a student (or 10!) that confuse “b” and “d.”  It’s a common challenge for kids, but throw in a dyslexia diagnosis, and it gets even harder. There are several strategies to use to help students overcome this issue. https://youtu.be/Q3xpsTl6u2M ***** Product Links: OGforALL Workbook...

From Isolated Sounds to Blending CVC from Orton Gillingham Coaching


There are reasons it’s hard for students to go from isolated sounds to blending. It’s not just incomprehension, it has to do with moving from doing one task, making one sound, to now doing three things, blending three sounds. It’s a jump for younger kids and includes cognitive processes, memory and phonemic awareness. This video...

6 Easy Steps to Teach Better Spelling (Video): SOS Technique


https://youtu.be/8rf-2G0oOhE 6 Easy Steps to Spelling Better: SOS Spelling Technique Spelling can be a challenge for both kids and adults but throw in a word that makes no sense phonetically, (especially when you are teaching phonics!), and it can throw students for a loop. Simultaneous Oral Spelling (SOS Technique) can be a spelling-lifesaver. It’s used in...

How to Teach Consonant LE Syllable Pattern from Orton Gillingham Coaching


https://youtu.be/ztm72bi9iPo Orton Gillingham Coaching: Teaching Consonant LE Syllables, Tools & Strategies In Orton Gillingham we learn to use Syllable Types to label syllables. Eventually, this leads to syllable division. Consonant + LE is the fifth syllable pattern you teach in Orton Gillingham in the REVLOC system of syllable patterns. Consonant + LE Syllable Pattern The Consonant LE Syllable...

Easy Steps to learning Syllable Division Types, an Overview from Orton Gillingham Coaching


https://youtu.be/3AK7CFd9Gyc This article is to provide an overview of syllable division rules. A birds-eye view into why we are learning REVLOC and how to utilize syllable labeling. What is syllable division? Most of my videos so far have been going over syllable types REVLOC, but I want to give an overview of why we are teaching REVLOC...

Making Sense of the Consonant Reading Deck from Orton Gillingham Coaching


https://youtu.be/XJaIKgd1g5o What is a reading consonant? A reading consonant is when you ask what sound(s) letter or letter combinations make. For example, b says /b/, it only makes that one sound. But, g can make two sounds, /g/ and /j/ as in gem.   In comparison, spelling a sound, for example, is when you ask a student,...