To effectively teach reading to someone with dyslexia (a language based learning difficulty),
Go Phonics approach and strategies
Intricately woven into the Go Phonics Reading Program is an Orton-Gillingham based approach with key strategies and tools ALL beginning readers need to succeed! By using them, students will learn properly and thoroughly, and your job of teaching them is going to be a lot easier!
1. Simultaneous, multisensory instruction is used to teach the name, formation, and sound of letters: vison, hearing, and touch used simultaneously to promote higher retention.
2. Phonics based lessons are explicit, systematic: one at a time in building block fashion.
3. The phonics sequence minimizes confusion and shows the patterns and relationships.
4. Decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) skills are taught using the 42 (not 44) basic sounds of the English language---helping those who cannot memorize words by sight, and helping all students to read longer words independently.
5. DAILY REVIEW is done -- the vowel, phonogram, and digraph sounds until mastered.
6. Substantial decoding and encoding practice is needed to achieve mastery.
7. FUN Practice makes it memorable using games, songs, and activities.
8. Preparation for reading a story: playing word decoding games, doing worksheets related to the new sound/spelling and the language arts skills in the decodable story.
9. Use decodable stories with controlled vocabulary that builds on the skills taught to date---eliminating the tendency to guess.
What does the word "dyslexia" mean?
What are the common
Strategies --- learn more in the
"...once a child falls behind, he must make up thousands of unread words to catch up to his peers who are continuing to move ahead."
"If help is given in 4th grade, rather than late in kindergarten, it takes four times as long to improve the same skills by the same amount."
Multisensory Reading Program Especially Effective for Students with Dyslexia/LLD (language based learning difficulties).
Integrated Tools for Practice and Repetition phonics games, workbooks, sequenced, decodable controlled vocabulary stories
The Slingerland Institute
The Slingerland Institute for Literacy trains teachers to work with dyslexic students in their classrooms using the Slingerland Method -- an adaptation of the Orton Gillingham approach. www.slingerland.org
Orton Gillingham Approach
The International Dyslexia Association: www.interdys.org
The Orton Gillingham Approach
for Teaching Reading, web page: Multisensory
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