How to Teach Orton-Gillingham Open Syllables

How to Teach Orton-Gillingham Open Syllables

There are six different syllable types that students must learn in order to master spelling.   Why is this important?  Well for starters, we use syllables for mastering spelling.  We first break down spelling words in our heads, and then write these words out syllable...

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How to Teach Orton-Gillingham Red Words

How to Teach Orton-Gillingham Red Words

For students to read fluently, they need to be able to recognize and read sight words quickly since these words make up about 50% of the words they will encounter when reading a text. Since so many students struggle with actually being able to memorize their Orton-Gillingham red words, using a multi-sensory approach will help them tremendously. Here are a few of my favorite strategies from the PRIDE Reading Program:

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Orton-Gillingham in the Classroom

Orton-Gillingham in the Classroom

The PRIDE Reading Program is the perfect option for schools and districts to implement the Orton-Gillingham approach. It can be used in a variety of educational settings, including both in the regular and special education classrooms and also in both private and public schools. We have received so much feedback from teachers all over the world and the response has been amazing!

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Can’t Afford Dyslexia Tutoring? Here is what you do…

Can’t Afford Dyslexia Tutoring? Here is what you do…

Can’t afford dyslexia tutoring? Do not fret, you can teach your dyslexic child yourself. The PRIDE Reading Program is heavily scripted out. Parents can follow the script step-by-step. The Teaching Guide is digital and easy to follow. The child has a workbook that they write in, and is also given manipulatives such as a sound chart, phoneme cards, letter tiles, and more. There are also training videos that parents can use each step of the way. It is super easy to use.

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Orton-Gillingham and Reading Comprehension

Orton-Gillingham and Reading Comprehension

The PRIDE Reading Program is an Orton-Gillingham research-based approach that has been proven successful at helping students who struggle with dyslexia, auditory and visual processing, speech deficits and other learning difficulties. The PRIDE Reading Program meets all of the Orton-Gillingham criteria: it is language-based, multisensory, structured, systematic and cumulative. And now…. it is even wonderful for students who struggle with comprehension!

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How I use Orton-Gillingham Sky Writing with my Students

How I use Orton-Gillingham Sky Writing with my Students

The student writes a letter in the air and names the letter at the exact same time she is writing it. She then underlines the letter in the air and says the letter’s sound. This approach allows the student to use her whole body when learning the correct letter formation and sound it makes. She will also visualize the letter or letters floating in the air.

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Why is Phonemic Awareness so Important?

Why is Phonemic Awareness so Important?

Phonemic awareness is the ability to identify and manipulate the individual speech sounds into spoken words. For example the word cat has three sounds – /c/, /ă/ and /t/. The word heat also has three sound /h/, /ē/, /t/ because the letters ea make one sound. Words can be divided into several other units such as syllables and rhymes. The smallest unit of sound in our language is a phoneme and there are forty four of them!

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Using Letter Tiles in Spelling

Using Letter Tiles in Spelling

My favorite part about teaching kids spelling with the PRIDE Reading Program is using the Letter Tiles. Each spelling lesson becomes multisensory since the kids are using both their visual and their kinesthetic modalities.

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How to Improve Reading Fluency in Children

How to Improve Reading Fluency in Children

Do you watch your child struggle to read a book that you feel is just perfect for their age and reading level? Is the reading choppy and slow? I have some ideas and activities you can try out with your children at home to get those kiddos reading fluently and with expression. But first, let’s figure out what grade level he or she is reading comfortably at.

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Orton-Gillingham Training for Everyone!

Orton-Gillingham Training for Everyone!

  When I first began researching the Orton-Gillingham method over twenty years ago, I realized that it was the right program for my child that had been diagnosed with dyslexia.  Being a teacher, I decided to get myself trained in the Orton-Gillingham program and...

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