This story supplements a reading lesson using the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading. "Ray's Dog Training" is an original controlled-reading passage for practice of the "ai" and "ay" spellings spelling options for /ā/. Use this decodable story at the end of lesson to practice oral reading fluency. The story provides much practice for "ai/ay" and is suitable for older elementary students. To use as an assessment, have students highlight the words that have "ai" or "ay" spellings.
This passage was developed for an O-G lesson which follows Dorothy Whitehead's scope and sequence for teaching reading. Key sounds required for mastery before reading this passage: a few VERY basic sight words, magic-e syllables, "-ck" spelling generalization, r-controlled syllables, schwa syllables, and "ai/ay" spelling options for /ā/. Look for soon-to-be-uploaded products, including more original decodable stories, controlled-reading selections, reading word cards, O-G lesson plans, O-G lesson activities, and O-G lesson planning templates.