Entries by Brainspring Educator Academy

Multisensory Monday- Open & Closed Syllable Types

Welcome to Multisensory Monday!  Educators are always looking for quick, effective activities.  Whether working one-on-one with a student or in a whole classroom, this activity is easily assembled and costs nothing more than the paper it is printed on! Open and closed syllables are the first types of syllables students are introduced to in the Continue Reading

Orton-Gillingham Part 2: Principles of Orton-Gillingham

Orton-Gillingham programs are based on six main principles of instruction.  The first three (Phonics-based, Structured/Systematic, and Direct-Instruction) are recommendations of the National Reading Panel.  The next three take it above and beyond what the National Reading Panel recommends (Multisensory, Sequential, and Cumulative). Find out more about each principle in Part 2 of the series “Orton-Gillingham: Continue Reading