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Teach Reading with Orton-Gillingham: Early Reading Skills

A Companion Guide with Dictation Activities, Decodable Passages, and Other Supplemental Materials for Struggling Readers and Students with Dyslexia

Published by Ulysses Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Make reading easy and fun for early elementary readers with this ready-to-use book packed full of proven Orton-Gillingham (OG) reading resources.

Whether you’re a teacher or parent of a struggling reader or a child with dyslexia, you can get help with this book of Orton-Gillingham strategies intended to improve phonetic knowledge and fluency for early readers.

Designed as a supplemental text to Teach Reading with Orton-Gillingham but easy to use with any robust phonics program, this book includes tons of activities for your students to overcome their difficulties with reading. It consists of five units that include decoding and encoding practice using the major tenets of Orton-Gillingham: explicit, systematic, individualized phonics practice with multisensory practice and delivery. Each lesson will offer either letter identification or spelling practice (writing or letter tiles); word cards (small flashcards) for word sorts; and letter, word, or sentence dictation. Also included in each lesson is a teacher’s guide, along with helpful tips, verbal/listening activities, and easy-to-follow instructions.

Created by literacy specialists and educators, this teacher-friendly guide will bring more OG strategies to your classroom today!

About The Authors

Kristina Smith is an educator and clinical therapist with more than 15 years' experience teaching and tutoring children with learning challenges. Trained in the Orton-Gillingham method and having developed learning aids that build it, she coauthored Teach Reading with Orton-Gillingham and continues to explore and develop new teaching methods in a variety of study areas. Kristina is a native of Washington, DC. She grew up in Crofton, MD, then moved to Tampa, Florida, receiving her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of South Florida and, later, her master’s degree in social work from Florida State University. Currently, Kristina resides in Panama City Beach, Florida, with her husband. To learn more about Kristina and fellow coauthor Heather MacLeod-Vidal’s resources for struggling readers, please visit their website or search Treetops Educational Interventions on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Heather MacLeod-Vidal is a former teacher, tutor, educational business owner, and coauthor of Teach Reading with Orton-Gillingham. She currently works as a literacy specialist to support students with dyslexia and other learning differences in a Tampa Bay area school. She has a degree in elementary education from the University of Tampa and is endorsed in reading, ESOL, and exceptional student education. She is passionate about teaching all children to read. She lives in Gulfport, Florida, with her husband, two children, and a variety of rescue animals.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (December 13, 2022)
  • Length: 152 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781646044054

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