03
May 15

Voiced and Unvoiced Consonants

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The consonants in the English language are differentiated in two categories: voiced and unvoiced consonants. Voiced – Vibrations in the vocal cords Unvoiced – NO vibrations in the vocal cords   When assisting students with how to distinguish between voiced and unvoiced consonants, use the “B” and the “P” as an example & walk through the following […]

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03
May 15

Orton Gillingham Notebook

mbernard

It has been requested that I create a post about how I organize my Level 1 Orton Gillingham notebook.      The structure and order of my notebook is important as it dictates the proficiency of my lesson delivery. When I have everything I need to be diagnostic and prescriptive with every lesson, I am […]

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27
Apr 15

Vision Boards

mbernard

It is easy for our children with Dyslexia to become discouraged & sadly, many give up the prospects of realizing their dreams because so much of life becomes laborious & defeating. Outside of the conventional box is a whole other world… a place of affinity for our students with Dyslexia where intelligence, creativity, intuition, designing, […]

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22
Apr 15

Scooping Technique for Blending Syllables

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One of the essential elements of the Orton Gillingham Approach is that it is sequential. The concepts move from simple to more complex language structures. It is important to graduate our students from foundational literacy skills as they are mastered to advanced morphological concepts to keep them moving forward along the language continuum. One such transition […]

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14
Apr 15

Using Keywords As Memory Aids

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We are thrilled to once again welcome Lorna Wooldridge to be our guest blogger. She brings a wealth of experience and first-hand knowledge about the time tested strategies and interventions to assist those with Dyslexia to be optimally successful. One such strategy is using keywords as memory aids during Orton Gillingham lessons. Whether we are […]

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31
Mar 15

Resources to Assess Struggling Readers

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Resources to Assess Struggling Readers Guest Blog by Lorna Wooldridge Having read Lynn Given’s excellent blog, “How to Assess Struggling Readers,” I have compiled a list of the related resources to assess struggling readers for the first time. I have collected and used these resources over several years of tutoring students with Dyslexia. I also […]

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