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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

Red Words By Heart

Posted by Brainspring on 16th Dec 2020

Red Word instruction is an essential part of every Phonics First® or Structures® lesson. Approximately 15% of the words in English are “non-phonetic” or do not contain regular spelling patterns. These … 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: Red Word Battleship!

Posted by Tammi Brandon on 26th Aug 2019

My students love to play games! When I was a child, one of my favorite games to play was Battleship. Although Battleship has its own educational elements (plot points, strategy), I wanted to make it e … read more
Multisensory Monday- Connect Four Spelling

Multisensory Monday- Connect Four Spelling

Posted by Tammi Brandon on 20th Nov 2017

Spelling skills are very important to both reading skills and writing skills.  We at Brainspring Orton-Gillingham feel a student has mastered a phonetic concept when the student can both read and spel … read more