Avon School District

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Orton Gillingham

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  • The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to students.  Each lesson is designed to work with students at the level they present by pacing instruction and the introduction of new materials to their individual strengths and weaknesses.  This approach is most often used in a one-on-one teacher-student setting.

    It is an explicit, sequential, systematic, and multi-sensory approach used to teach literacy.  The evidence-based program breaks reading and writing into smaller skills involving letters and sounds, then builds on these skills over time.  

    Lessons and materials are designed to work with students at the level they present by pacing instruction and the introduction of new materials to their individual strengths and weaknesses. Students with dyslexia need to master the same basic knowledge about language and its relationship to our writing system as any who seek to become competent readers and writers. However, because of their dyslexia, they need more help than most people in sorting, recognizing, and organizing the raw materials of language for thinking and use. Language elements that non-dyslexic learners acquire easily must be taught directly and systematically.

    Orton-Gillingham Approach

     

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