The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Phonics
to Struggling Readers and Dyslexics
by Maryann Chatfield / Fellow,
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators
"This book is an excellent reference to have nearby when using the
Orton-Gillingham Approach. It explains all parts of the lesson, provides
tips and tricks for teaching each of the concepts, and gives word lists
and visual cues for each phoneme. I highly recommend this resource
for any Orton-Gillingham teacher!"
- Traci P., MS, Special Education Teacher, Powhatan, VA
I created this book for teachers who are newly trained in this approach and for those who wish to have all of the phonetic concepts, rules, and words in one place. For each concept, there is a phonics notebook page with the rule clearly stated and words that follow the rule. There are suggested activities and reminders for those phonics concepts.
This book encompasses beginning concepts ranging from the introduction of the alphabet and short vowel sounds, blends, digraphs, syllable divisions, common long vowel spellings, evil-r syllables, through Anglo-Saxon prefixes and suffixes. The last concept is the introduction of the three spellings of /shun/. Basically all of the beginning skills are covered.
* Orton-Gillingham Lesson template
* The seven tenets of the Orton-Gillingham approach are explained.
* The steps of Simultaneous Oral Spelling and Trace, Copy, Cover, Closed are listed.
* Finger spelling is explained and illustrated.
"I have just purchased The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Phonics, and I am so relieved to have this resource. It provides concise and clear procedures for introducing and practicing each beginner level OG lesson as well as example words and activities. It is very easy to follow and will come in handy to make sure my lessons are effective, organized and well sequenced."
- Valdine, Winnipeg, Canada
"I love it. It is a wonderful resource for teachers who are implementing
-Wendy P., M.S., Literacy Specialist/Certified Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator
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"I just got the book. It's AMAZING! Thank you so much for creating it. If anyone isn't sure whether or not they want to invest in it, please let them know as a learning specialist, I found it to be an invaluable tool."
-Shana, Associate Director for Education and Pedagogy at a private, special education school in Manhattan
"As a special education teacher, I find it takes the
guess work out of some of the rules, and the tips
are so practical."
- Desiree, VA