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Give young readers the tools they need to improve reading fluency and master letter-sound relationships with this teacher-friendly book of multisensory lessons based on the proven Orton-Gillingham (OG) reading approach.
Bringing Orton-Gillingham and multisensory teaching into your classroom has never been easier. With this big book of easy-to-follow lesson plans, you can help your struggling students or those with dyslexia start reading today.
Teach Reading with Orton-Gillingham offers research-based suggestions and instructions to make reading multisensory and engaging. Whether it’s using sand or shaving cream, there are tons of fun, proven ideas and strategies to help your students better understand key concepts like letter-sound relationships.
With 9 unique units and 72 different lesson plans, each unit will include lessons, tips, pictures, reference charts, suggested teaching timelines, and more resources. Also included are strategies for customizing this approach, whether you’re working one-on-one, within small groups, or in a whole-class setting.
About the Author
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.
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 treetopseducation.com or search Treetops Educational Interventions on Teachers Pay Teachers.