Blog: Orton-Gillingham Weekly

Accented Syllables: Meaning & Examples

Posted by Brainspring on 13th Jun 2024

Have you ever marveled at how the sway of stress in a sentence can change its entire meaning? Stress is the art of the accented syllable – an essential yet often overlooked aspect of the English l … read more
Multisensory Activity: Exit with Prefix “Ex-”

Multisensory Activity: Exit with Prefix “Ex-”

Posted by Tammi Brandon on 4th Jun 2024

The prefix ex- is commonly attached to the start of words. It is a language tool meaning separation, exclusion, or a former state of being. Whether it's an 'ex-president' leaving office or an 'exos … read more

Analyzing Non-Phonetic Words: Make it Meaningful

Posted by Brainspring on 4th Jun 2024

Navigating the English language is not easy! Being able to automatically tackle the many irregularities and non-phonetic words can require lots of practice and repetition. This week, we will cover … read more
Multisensory Monday-Vowel Teams

Multisensory Monday-Vowel Teams

Posted by Brainspring on 6th Jun 2022

Vowel Teams are a combination of two vowels making the long vowel sound. They appear often and early in English vocabulary and are taught as early as Kindergarten for reading. Some facts about teachin … read more