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 Encoding and Decoding (Video) from Orton Gillingham Coaching


https://youtu.be/oNEz4Ychqak Full article: Expert Strategies for Teaching Encoding and Decoding Skills - Orton Gillingham for All (ogforall.com) Encoding and Decoding are terms we hear a lot in any phonics approach and in Orton Gillingham you will also hear these terms. This video shines a light on encoding and decoding and gives plenty of activities for teaching...

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...

Orton Gillingham Coaching: Teaching Open Syllables, Tools and Strategies


https://youtu.be/x45Fxy5kVTo Video on Strategies and Teaching, with 7 activities, Open Syllables Teaching Open Syllables, Tools & Strategies Open Syllable is the third syllable pattern you teach in Orton Gillingham in the REVLOC system of syllable patterns. Open Syllable Pattern The Open Syllable pattern is CV or V – Consonant, Vowel (or just Vowel). The open vowel at the end...

The Magic of Teaching Silent E Syllables from Orton Gillingham Coaching (VIDEO)


https://youtu.be/y-_vENKfXSA Video on Magic E Syllables in REVLOC System of Labeling Syllables Teaching Magic-E (Silent E) Syllables, Tools & Strategies Magic E is the second syllable pattern you teach in Orton Gillingham in the REVLOC system of syllable patterns. Magic E Syllable Pattern The Magic E pattern is VCE – Vowel, Consonant, Silent E at the end. The silent...