Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

How To: Prepare For Summer Reading

How To: Prepare For Summer Reading

Posted by Brainspring on 21st Apr 2022

This time of year, we look forward to the lazy, carefree days of Summer. No routine or plans to try something new or complete a project. Taking things day by day is good, but having a plan, like a "Su … read more
Practice Makes Perfect: Reading Strategies

Practice Makes Perfect: Reading Strategies

Posted by Brainspring on 7th Apr 2022

Reading is different from spoken language, so we need to teach our students what to do and expect when reading.  Students have been working hard all year on learning new words, reading strategies, and … read more
Multisensory Monday: Red Word Flowers Activity

Multisensory Monday: Red Word Flowers Activity

Posted by Brainspring on 28th Mar 2022

The more students use and practice Red Words, the easier they will remember them. I love having students practice reading their Red Words in the Springtime while doing some different flowery activitie … read more
Multisensory Monday: Decodable Scavenger Hunts

Multisensory Monday: Decodable Scavenger Hunts

Posted by Brainspring on 21st Mar 2022

While reading, in general, is a vast process that covers lots of different concepts, we do not have to make it boring. One favorite activity of mine is to take some of the dictation words or sentences … read more
The Evolution of Red Words

The Evolution of Red Words

Posted by Brainspring on 10th Mar 2022

Red Words in Phonics First© and Structures© are considered irregular words.  They are either words that are not phonetic (cannot be fingertapped) or high-frequency words that contain advanced spelling … read more