In my Orton Gillingham Weekly Lesson Plan Bundle, you will see that I mention students using "Readers" as part of the instructional cycle to introduce and practice reading a new phoneme. I've made a blank page for your modification or as a dictation sheet (simply add lines and copy) and then one page for each phoneme, c-qu. Each page includes words, phrases and sentences that include the phoneme. At the bottom of each page there is a checklist for students to ensure that complete all steps of reading, including reading with the teacher, reading independently and highlighting the key phoneme, reading to a partner, and reading at home. It also has a blank that requires a signature from a partner and an adult from home. As a last step you could even have students make their own flashcards from this reader. I've had students time each other reading these readers as a fluency center as well. As a teacher, you can take words and sentences from this reader for dictation practice.
One great feature about these readers, is that I've produced them in a specific font that increases readability for students with learning disabilities in reading, or commonly known as dyslexia. The font has a heavier bottom and unique letter shapes that help prevent confusion and flipping. You can find more information about the font here: http://dyslexicfonts.com.
These readers can be used in the general education kindergarten classroom. But, they can also be used in RTI groups or in the special education resource room at higher grade levels. Goodness knows I've taught sixth graders with SLDs in reading that still needed to back and review these basic phonemes.
More readers for grade levels 1+ to come!
Thanks for stopping by and happy teaching! Kris Church
Orton Gillingham, phonics, tiny readers, kindergarten, RTI, special education