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Oct 17

Strategies That Work Part 2

mbernard

Throughout this blog series, I will be writing my reflections on the book, “Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement” by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis. I own the second edition; however, I recently purchased the third edition and I will peruse it as well. This blog post reflection is on Chapter Two: […]

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25
Sep 17

Strategies That Work: Reading is Thinking

mbernard

Throughout this blog series, I will be writing my reflections on the book, “Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement” by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis.     We, at the Orton Gillingham Online Academy, are passionate about all aspects of reading. It is not only important to understand the alphabetic principle and […]

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12
May 17

Orton Gillingham Teaching Philosophy

mbernard

The Orton Gillingham teaching philosophy is the go-to remedial tool for those with Dyslexia and works beautifully for anyone learning the English language. Sadly, there are many misconceptions about the Orton Gillingham Approach. It is my hope that this article clears up some of those misconceptions, as well as provides you with a synopsis of our […]

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07
Feb 17

ADHD Resources

mbernard

We welcome Lorna Wooldridge, once again, as our guest blogger. Here, she shares with us her tried and true ADHD resources.   Lorna has a Bachelor of Education degree from Bath College of Higher Education in England, and holds a Certificate of Professional Practice from Roehampton Institute in London: “Teaching Children with Reading and Writing […]

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02
Dec 16

Moldable Play Snow

mbernard

 How about moldable play snow to make the Orton Gillingham lesson more fun and engaging for the student?   One of the essential elements of the Orton Gillingham Approach is that it is multisensory. This means that the neural modalities by which we learn (visual, auditory, kinesthetic/tactile pathways) are engaged in every lesson. This is […]

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01
Dec 16

Sensory Play with Colorful Rice

mbernard

Who wouldn’t love to engage in sensory play with colorful rice? My students looked forward to their Orton Gillingham lessons to see what fun and messy activities I had in my basket of goodies. I made certain their fingertips were engaged in every lesson. Engaging the fingertips during an Orton Gillingham lesson is essential for […]

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