Lesson Plans that Unlock Adventures: How to Best Create Them


Orton Gillingham lesson plans are the keys to unlocking learning adventures for our students.  We don’t want to go into lessons just winging it, right? But, how are lesson plans created? Some questions we may ask: What should always be included? How many parts should be in the lesson? What is too much and what’s too...

Mastering R-Controlled Syllables: Innovative Orton-Gillingham Techniques You Need to Know


The R-controlled syllable is the R in REVLOC. In REVLOC, R-controlled syllables dominate all. The remember sentence says: Always look for R first, then look for E, V, L next, and last look for O and C. REVLOC is a made-up word, but tells students the order to look for when decoding words. R-Controlled Syllable Pattern For someone new...

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...