Here is a chance to build your jewel case! Early Orton-Gillingham practitioners called their box of word cards and syllable cards a jewel case. The jewel case was a collection of cards created for O-G lessons. An experienced tutor had cards for many different skills to suit a wide range of abilities in tutoring a child struggling to read and write. For each lesson, the tutor gathered word cards from their collection and used them over and over again.
As a private tutor, I have created more than 5000 word cards that I have used for real lessons with dyslexic students. Previously, I have posted several groups of advanced multi-syllable word cards on Teachers Pay Teachers, and I have posted syllable cards for building multi-syllable words. But this is the first set of one-syllable word cards that I have shared. In this product I have created 750 word cards with closed syllables, real and nonsense, that are appropriate to use with a beginning student in an Orton-Gillingham program.
(If you have purchased Lessons 1-10, you already have these word cards.)
Every O-G lesson has ten steps, and two of the steps are Review Words to Read and New Words to Read. The word cards are white cards with black ink (except for learned words), and they can be handwritten or typed. A stack of word cards is referred to as a deck. For each O-G lesson, the tutor needs a review deck and a new deck of word cards.
These word cards are divided into ten decks according to the skills introduced. Since the skills are cumulative, the same words show up in multiple decks. In decks 1-5, there are review words mixed with new words. For decks 6-10, only new words are included. Your review words for subsequent lessons will be created using the new words from the previous lesson.
I hope you find these cards useful as you start your journey as an Orton-Gillingham tutor!