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

Getting Older Students to Buy-In to Multisensory Lessons

Posted by Brainspring on 19th Nov 2020

Working with older, struggling readers can be exceptionally challenging. They have an enormous well of “coping” strategies. In other words, they have learned a million ways to NOT read while reading. … 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