Orton-Gillingham is a research based reading and spelling methodology of teaching that has effectively helped children with dyslexia since the 1930s. It is phonics-based and teaches word structure rather than whole word meanings. Teaching with an O-G approach utilizes visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modalities to increase the number of neural pathways in the brain. It is a program that is structured yet flexible to accommodate the needs of students with dyslexia.
LiteraSee introduces students to sentence structure, nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and articles. To practice grammar, we include the best online resources for free, grade appropriate worksheets.
Prefixes and suffixes are taught alongside the history of the English language and English language origins. The historic influences on our language begin with the explanation of why we have so many sight words and ends with Latin and Greek roots in the upper levels.
LiteraSee lessons follow a consistent format, so following a script is unnecessary. At the end of each lesson, read together, review with games, practice phonemic awareness, or do fluency exercises as time permits. While the format is structured, teaching is at the pace and level of the student.
Through Socratic questioning, students learn to make connections that are critical for understanding. Their answers give insights about which concepts need to be retaught and or practiced. After each lesson, write notes and plan for the next session.