This product, Lesson 9, 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. The lesson introduces the sound of /ĕ/ spelled with the letter e. The short vowel sound /ĕ/ is introduced in a single lesson on its own because it is the most difficult to the short vowel sounds to distinguish from purely auditory prompts. The student may need three or four 1-hour sessions on this single skill, and the lesson is built to last over several tutoring sessions. The lesson includes 4 auditory discrimination cards, 23 phonics cards, 230 review word cards, 40 new word cards, 25 review red word cards, 9 new red word cards, and 14 multi-syllable word cards for teaching syllabication, and six decodable passages targeting the sound /ĕ/. Additionally, this lesson provides notes, directions, and helpful hints for the tutor, making this lesson plan rich in detail and explanation. 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!
This lesson, like Lessons 6, 7, & 8, 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.
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 8.
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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