ORTON-GILLINGHAM WEEKLY

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: Syllabication Word Uno

Posted by Brainspring on 3rd Jan 2021

Quickly and accurately reading multisyllabic words is troublesome for many emergent or struggling readers. I like to use games to provide students with extra practice. They’re quick, fun, and often en … 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

Multisensory Monday: Syllabication Jamboard

Posted by Brainspring on 13th Dec 2020

After almost a year of remote learning behind my belt, I have come to realize that a variety of computer applications are available for online Orton-Gillingham lessons. For those of you experienced &# … read more

Multisensory Monday: Trim the Tree with Phonics

Posted by Brainspring on 6th 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