Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

Let Assessment Be Your Guide

Posted by Brainspring on 10th Feb 2021

If you have been a teacher for any length of time, you have been bombarded with the idea of “using data to guide instruction.” Occasionally, however, the amount of data demanded is confusing – and qui … read more

Why Handwriting Matters

Posted by Brainspring on 12th Nov 2020

Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in January 2019. The version you see below has been updated with additional resources. Trends in schools across the country have shown that stud … read more

5 Ways to Practice Phonemic Awareness at Home

Posted by Brainspring on 29th Jul 2020

As a teacher, I regularly am asked by parents, “What can I do to help my child?” The answer to this question is very simple, but also pretty complex – phonemic awareness. On the complex side, phonemic … read more

Multisensory Monday: Using Apples for Skill Practice

Posted by Brainspring on 4th May 2020

Students often need intensive work to master short vowels or other difficult skills. This quick activity is designed to target weak areas in a fun way. To begin, print out this page. Cut out the apple … read more

Ten Ways to Get Kids to Read!

Posted by Samantha Brooks on 4th Mar 2020

Each year at the beginning of March, school children kick off National Reading Month by celebrating the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss. March also opens up the time of the school year that kids nee … read more