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Jan 18

What is Dyslexia? Part 1

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“Qyslexia is a specific learzing qisabiliqy that is zeurobiological in origin. Iq is characqerized by qifficulqies with accuraqe anq/or fluezt worq recogzitioz azq by poor spelling azd qecoqing abiliqies. Did that make sense to you? Would it be helpful if I gave you a little support with the decoding? Read it again, but this time, […]

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Jan 18

Vocabulary for Struggling Readers Part 2

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In this article, we’ll target the critical aspect of choosing appropriate words to teach. Since this instruction involves so much more than presenting a dictionary definition, it does require a concerted amount of time and effort. So, choosing the “right” words for students to learn and practice is an important element in our discussion. Later, […]

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Jan 18

Vocabulary for Struggling Readers Part 1

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In this first of a series of vocabulary blogs, we’ll discuss some basic underlying concepts concerning struggling readers and vocabulary. In the next few blogs, we’ll look at how to choose words to teach, how to provide robust vocabulary instruction, and how to incorporate engaging vocabulary strategies into daily learning.     How Do Students […]

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02
Jan 18

The Motivation Breakthrough

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As teachers, tutors, or parents, we have all come across that child who is very difficult to motivate. If you are anything like me, you probably spend many hours brainstorming ways to engage them in the learning process. When these attempts don’t work, we frequently blame ourselves, or worse still we blame the child. Despite […]

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Nov 17

Reversing Reversals

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The Orton Gillingham Online Academy is thrilled to once again have Lorna Wooldridge as our guest blogger on the topic of reversing reversals. Lorna has a unique perspective on this condition as she has Dyslexia herself.    Lorna Wooldridge   Lorna has a Bachelor of Education degree from Bath College of Higher Education in England, […]

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Nov 17

Multisensory Holiday

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We have put together a compilation of sensory activities that are sure to be a hit around the holidays. Our fun and engaging multisensory holiday collection is meant to enhance the Orton Gillingham lesson. Who wouldn’t love the delicious smells of gingerbread or sugar cookies, and if they can inspire learning at the same time, […]

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