Entries by Stephanie Cork

The Importance of Controlled Readers

What are Controlled Readers? And Why are they Important to Emerging and Struggling Readers? Controlled Readers are an excellent resource for beginning and struggling readers, yet they are seldom used in most reading programs.   They are extremely effective for helping students gain confidence in reading while also building fluency.  Controlled Readers are a series of Continue Reading

Orton-Gillingham Part 4: Lesson Demonstration

We are often asked what a typical Orton-Gillingham lesson looks like.  Most lessons are comprised of five main components:  The Three Part Drill;  Introduction of a new skills and the application; a Syllabication process for decoding multi-syllable words; Red (sight) Words; and Oral Reading. For more information on nationally accredited Orton-Gillingham programs, contact Brainspring Educator Continue Reading

Is my Orton-Gillingham program accredited?

Hi Everyone, Today we have an article about accredited Orton Gillingham-based programs.  Many people don’t know that Orton Gillingham isn’t an program; it’s an approach.  Many programs, like Phonics First,  use the OG approach.  The way to tell if a program is legit is to check if it’s accredited.  Stephanie’s article explains this and more. Dyslexia Specialist Continue Reading