An Orton-Gillingham based education blog sharing multisensory teaching strategies, information and ideas for teaching reading.

Red Words By Heart

Posted by Brainspring on 16th Dec 2020

Red Word instruction is an essential part of every Phonics First® or Structures® lesson. Approximately 15% of the words in English are “non-phonetic” or do not contain regular spelling patterns. These … read more

Multisensory Monday: B is for Basketball

Posted by Brainspring on 29th Jun 2020

With all the learning happening at home within the last few months due to COVID-19, summer reading loss is an even more important issue. During a typical summer, students in kindergarten through third … read more
Teaching Red Words to Older Students

Teaching Red Words to Older Students

Posted by Brainspring on 17th Sep 2015

What Red Words (Sight Words) do my Older Students Need? I want to share a question about teaching Red Words to Older Students. This year she is using Structures® with her older students, 6-8th graders … read more