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: Syllabication Jenga

Posted by Tammi Brandon on 13th Apr 2020

Do you need an activity to practice syllabication that is both challenging and fun? If so, try this out! Make it Multisensory You’ll need a Jenga game and fine-tip marker. You’ll also want to have the … read more

Multisensory Monday: Play CaTCH with Me!

Posted by Brainspring on 24th Feb 2020

Introducing the –tch rule was a lot of fun using my own Bitmoji! Here I am with a big baseball glove, perfect for “catch.” In my first grade class I begin with a whole group lesson using a PowerPoint … read more

Multisensory Monday: Syllabication Word Uno

Posted by Tammi Brandon on 20th Jan 2020

Quickly and accurately reading multisyllabic words is troublesome for many emergent or struggling readers. To provide extra practice with longer words, I like to use games. They’re quick, fun, and oft … read more