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  1. I love this..I plan to have my students do this in their journals this year. What a grade idea to have the foldable to use as a guide and for review.

  2. I am a certified Orton-Gillingham provider with 20 years of experience in special education. Your chart is good start but if you are working with severely dyslexia or learning disabled children, I suggest finding a training program, such as IMSE. They provide a multi-modality approach to encoding and decoding. Children struggling to read in 3rd and 4th grade generally struggle with reading for the rest of their lives without explicit, strategic and systematic teaching. The reading gap becomes difficult to close as struggling readers attempt to memorize.

    1. Hi Margaret,

      Thanks for your feedback. I am also a certified Orton-Gillingham provider with formal IMSE training. This is just one visual that we use to put some of our teaching practices down onto paper. It helps some kids and some it doesn't. 🙂


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  4. This is a wonderfully colorful way to show the segmentation! And the bridge is clever! Thank you! My daughter is a tactile learner so we may also add a "building" option with legos or something for fun.

  5. Oh.My.Day. Thank you for sharing this in-depth explanation. I am going to use this with my second graders. We use Orton, so I know they'll get it! May God bless you 100-fold for sharing this. Thank you, thank you, thank you!