Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

Multisensory Monday: Syllabication Jenga

Posted by Tammi Brandon on 13th Apr 2020

Do you need an activity to practice syllabication that is both challenging and fun? If so, try this out! Make it Multisensory You’ll need a Jenga game and fine-tip marker. You’ll also want to have the … read more

Red Word History

Posted by Guest Blogger on 11th Mar 2020

National Reading Month is going strong here at Brainspring! What is a red word, and what are their origins? How much of our complex English language follows spelling rules compared to these irregular … read more

Multisensory Monday: Play CaTCH with Me!

Posted by Brainspring on 24th Feb 2020

Introducing the –tch rule was a lot of fun using my own Bitmoji! Here I am with a big baseball glove, perfect for “catch.” In my first grade class I begin with a whole group lesson using a PowerPoint … read more

Multisensory Monday: Number Root Word Match-Up

Posted by Brainspring on 24th Nov 2019

Remembering the meaning of numerical root words can be tricky, especially for struggling readers. Many times, for example, math story problems are full of long words that contain number roots (think h … read more

Multisensory Monday: Follow the Yellow Yarn

Posted by Marguerite Foshee on 18th Nov 2019

Letter Y can make multiple sounds, depending on where it is located in a word. This multisensory acitvity is for letter Y, when it is at the beginning of a word and thus making the sound of /y/. Using … read more

Multisensory Monday: Muffin Pan Phonics

Posted by Stephanie Castillo on 22nd Sep 2019

Today’s Multisensory Monday activity is a great way to introduce a new phonics concept.  Simply grab a muffin pan and a pom-pom ball! Keep in mind, lessons containing several new sounds are ideal for … read more