ORTON-GILLINGHAM WEEKLY

The Orchestra of the Reading Rope Harmony

Posted by Brainspring on 24th Mar 2021

Where was Scarborough’s Reading Rope back when I started teaching? After going through college as an education major in the 90s, the complexities of reading, including how one learns to read and … read more

Multisensory Monday: Paper Dolls for -NG/-NK Review

Posted by Brainspring on 10th Jan 2021

I can remember loving to play with paper dolls as a child. Nowadays, paper dolls have evolved into having fancy hair, eyebrows, puckered lips and smiles, sunnies, and elaborate outfits. Paper dolls al … read more

Come Back, Cursive!

Posted by Brainspring on 6th Jan 2021

In many school districts nationwide, cursive handwriting is making a comeback, and rightfully so. Come Back, Cursive! There are many reasons to encourage cursive penmanship with your students. Cursive … read more

Multisensory Monday: Compound Word Match Football

Posted by Brainspring on 20th Dec 2020

This activity is easy to make! All you need is a brown piece of cardboard, construction paper (or fun-foam), a hole punch, some yarn or string, some sticky notes, and a marker. Cut out a football sha … read more

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