This product, Lesson 10, is a continuation of my series of introductory Orton-Gillingham lessons for teaching reading to students who struggle to read and write. The lesson is exceptionally complete, scripted for the tutor, and easy to implement. Lesson 10 is the most comprehensive and thorough lesson yet. It finishes the introduction and mastery of sounds, reading, and spelling drills of all short vowels and consonant sounds. (Lesson 11 will begin the introduction of digraph qu-) The student may need three or four 1-hour sessions on this single lesson maser reading and spelling all 5 consonants with all five short vowels; lesson 10 is built to last over several tutoring sessions. The lesson includes an advanced phoneme manipulation drill, 5 auditory discrimination cards and an advanced auditory discrimination drill, visual cues explained in depth for each of the five short vowels, 28 phonics cards, 290 review word cards, 60 new word cards, 25 review red word cards, 9 new red word cards, and 20 multi-syllable word cards for teaching syllabication, and six decodable passages targeting the sounds of v, w, x, y, and z.
This lesson, like Lessons 6, 7, 8, & 9, provides a phonemic awareness drill taught before the actual O-G lesson begins. The phonemic awareness portion of the lesson activates phonological processing and provides practice in auditory discrimination, a skill that is necessary for the dyslexic student to be a successful reader. Additionally, this lesson provides even more notes, directions, and helpful hints for the tutor, making this lesson plan even more rich in detail and explanation. For instance, the lesson has much more detail on the O-G method for syllabication than any previous lesson. A tutor or homeschooling parent who is not a reading specialist, but who is familiar with the O-G approach, will be able to implement this lesson with accuracy and success!
Orton-Gillingham is an approach used for remediation for students who struggle to read and write due to dyslexia. This is an authentic Orton-Gillingham lesson that I developed during internship for Associate-level certification with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (www.ortonacademy.org). I have taught this lesson and perfected it. The lesson includes materials for each of the 10 essential components that are needed for implementation: phonics drill cards, review word cards, new word cards, word cards for syllabication and learned words, and a controlled reading passage. This lesson should follow my O-G Lesson 9.
Many TpT sellers promote Orton-Gillingham lesson plans or products, but only a few TpT products are sold by a certified O-G Associate. I can assure you that my lessons that are true and complete, following the structure of Orton-Gillingham instruction exactly.
While every O-G lesson is individualized and specific to a particular student, this lesson framework would be useful in the beginning of a tutoring course with a dyslexic student.
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