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...

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...

REVLOC Game Online, Fun with Syllable Division


Syllable labeling and division is a major foundation of the Orton Gillingham approach. I posted, April 2020, a REVLOC game with a printout that you could cut out and have students sort syllables. Now, with many kids learning from home, I created a sorting game online. https://www.flippity.net/ma.php?k=1Fb5Sk5wEpfq4MPN-HpSjPpFaYggAUm1aDKEpaaoyAWM How To Play The colored blocks (at the bottom...