Orton-Gillingham in Small Groups: Engaging Students All the Time

I love using Orton-Gillingham in my small groups, but it can get boring every day, doing the same thing over and over. How can it become fun and engaging for all students?
Making Orton-Gillingham instruction fun can be a challenge, but these ideas will keep it fresh and fun for all of your students in small groups.

I found that making the lessons more engaging sometimes helped take the mundane out of the lessons. Things like games and other hands-on activities help students get excited about learning and stay engaged. Here are some of my favorite multi-sensory methods to help my students as they learn to read and write.

5 Simple Ways to Use a Dry Erase Calendar in Literacy Instruction

I love a dry erase board just like every other teacher in the world! But what can I do with them that will make everything go smoothly in my interventions?
Many teachers use dry erase boards in their classrooms, but using dry erase calendars for literacy instruction can be life changing!

I never thought that I would have a use for dry erase calendars in my classroom, but these have made learning a little easier and more organized for my learners.

Understanding Feelings with The Real MVP Kids

It's tough being a kid in today's world. There are so many things that our children want to do, but sometimes life gets in the way for them. Now, there are some books to help children understand their emotions and find ways to control them.
It's tough being a kid sometimes! Their feelings are all over the place sometimes. The Real MVP Kids have ways to help young children better understand their feelings in these new books.

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The Real MVP Kids have two series of books that help children understand and deal with their emotions:  Help Me Become and Help Me Understand.

Keeping with the Theme in Virginia Readers' Choice

As I sat and read the elementary Virginia Readers' Choice books, I realized a common theme that runs throughout them all. And that is why I have waited to write about all of them in one blog post. So, here goes!
A common theme of friendship runs through all of these Virginia Readers' Choice books. See how they can help so many students as they work on making new friends each day.

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