Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

Multisensory Activity: Toss it, Read it, Think it

Multisensory Activity: Toss it, Read it, Think it

Posted by Brainspring on 21st Jun 2022

One of my favorite items to use during tutoring sessions was always plastic cups. They are inexpensive to buy, and you can use them in many ways to practice skills and concepts! Materials:Plastic Cups … read more
Multisensory Monday: Red Word Fun

Multisensory Monday: Red Word Fun

Posted by Brainspring on 13th Jun 2022

Red Words are learned through repetition and will be mastered with memorization. Students use the 9-step Red Word process to learn the new Red Word and use the Loading and Armtapping tool to retrieve … read more

Phonics First in a Virtual Classroom: A Guide for Parents

Posted by Brainspring (StephanieCastillo) on 10th May 2021

Hi Parents! If you’re reading this, your child receives phonics instruction using a program called Phonics First®. As we all adapt to virtual classrooms, your help with Phonics First® will be very im … read more

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 compr … read more

Multisensory Monday: Morpheme Toss

Posted by Brainspring on 15th Mar 2021

While the end of winter is upon us, it’s not too late to enjoy some fun snow-related activities! In this activity, students will be playing a relay time game where they toss a certain number of “snowb … read more

Multisensory Monday: Snowball Syllabication

Posted by Brainspring on 24th Jan 2021

If you are like me, you are regularly looking for simple ways to make syllabication a little more fun. I found this trick a while back and have used it with success in my classroom and tutoring sessio … read more