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: Trim the Tree with Phonics

Posted by Brainspring on 7th Dec 2020

Deck the halls with Phonics First® and Structures®, fa la la la la, la la la la! Yes, you read that correctly: Today’s multisensory activity combines holiday crafting with a little bit of phonic … read more

Multisensory Monday: “Kick” the Vowel (In The Most Friendly Way Possible)

Posted by Brainspring on 30th Nov 2020

As the days get shorter, we are finding ourselves sitting inside a lot, staring at screens and papers. Why not change things up a bit and get moving?! This Multisensory Monday, we’re shaking off … read more