Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

What is Scarborough's Reading Rope?

Posted by Brainspring on 13th Jun 2024

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 co … read more

“Stop making the words swirl!”

Posted by Brainspring on 28th Jan 2021

Almost seven years ago, I attended a class called “How to Screen for Dyslexia” instructed by Susan Barton, author of The Barton Spelling System and recognized by the International Dyslexia Association … read more

Multisensory Monday: Syllable Scramble

Posted by Brainspring on 1st Jun 2020

Students dig syllabication! They’re so relieved to realize there’s a tool to tackle reading the many long, seemingly complicated words they come across in this very irregular English langu … read more

Differentiated Instruction

Posted by Brainspring on 23rd May 2019

Differentiation involves valuing students as diverse learners and providing them with tools and opportunities suited to them.  Think of differentiating instruction like exercise and fitness. Not every … read more