Valuable Activities for Teaching Short Vowels Using Multi-Sensory (Video) from Orton Gillingham Coaching


https://youtu.be/jMMaVaNCEWg If you’re teaching short vowels using the Orton Gillingham approach, this guide has some direction and ideas for you. Let’s walk through effective strategies to help your students not only understand short vowels but also retain and use their knowledge. Full article: A Simple Guide for Teaching Short Vowels Using Multi-Sensory - Orton Gillingham for...

A Simple Guide for Teaching Short Vowels Using Multi-Sensory


If you're teaching short vowels using the Orton Gillingham approach, this guide has some direction and ideas for you. Let’s walk through effective strategies to help your students not only understand short vowels but also retain and use their knowledge. Start with Phonemic Awareness Developing a student’s phonemic awareness and the ability to clearly hear the...

Expert Strategies for Teaching Encoding and Decoding Skills


Unlocking the mysteries of reading and writing begins with encoding and decoding. In Orton Gillingham, encoding and decoding are the backbone of the approach. Let’s shine a light on encoding and decoding by looking at the difference between these concepts, and check out some activities that you can do with students. Teaching Encoding/Decoding The Orton-Gillingham approach...

How to Teach Schwa from Orton Gillingham Coaching


https://youtu.be/yIu2BD9PILs Understanding schwa can be hard for students and tricky for teachers and tutors to explain. This video has an explanation of schwa with how and when to teach it as well as activities. Want more? A full article is here: Activities to Make Schwa Fun and Engaging - Orton Gillingham for All (ogforall.com) More Learning OGforALL Workbook...

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...

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,...