Video Library

This collection of videos explain and demonstrate key elements of the Orton-Gillingham curriculum. They provide a quick reference for how to carry out procedures and to remind practitioners of linguistic concepts taught in our courses. Anglo-Saxon has 5 sections: The Alphabet, Lesson Planning, Phonological Awareness, Reading and Spelling. Greek/Latin has one section for Lesson Planning procedures. No matter which membership you have, you will be able to access all the videos.

The following videos are a sampling of what can be found in the Memerbers Area. We have selected 10 videos from our  library of 70 instructional videos for you to sample.

With a GWH Membership you will have access to even more videos! We have instructional and demonstration videos with accompanying handouts on a wide variety of subjects.

For a full list and description of our complete video library, see below.

Sample Videos

What We Teach

Explains the philosophy guiding the development of the Orton-Gillingham lesson plan. It shows how the elements of the curriculum build on each other and progress from simple to complex presentation in the lesson plan.

Vowels and Consonants

What is the difference between vowels and consonants? View this video to discover why our alphabet is divided into these two groups.

The Alphabetic Principle

The English language is based on the alphabetic principle. This video explains what the alphabetic principle is and that it refers to how the letters of our language map on to sounds and combine in a particular sequence.

Blending

This video demonstrates how to apply the student’s knowledge established in the Alphabet Card Drill (VAKT) to read short words. The sequence shows how to blend simple words and progress to more complex syllables.

Card Drill (VAKT) with Objects

This is a variation of the Alphabet Card Drill where are objects are used to scaffold and liven up the activity. Objects are used as memory mediators to promote recall of the grapheme-phoneme association.

S.O.S. Simultaneous Oral Spelling

Simultaneous Oral Spelling is a unique feature of an Orton-Gillingham lesson plan. It synthesizes auditory, visual and motoric processes to promote recall. The process known as S.O.S. has 6 important steps. This video demonstrates how a student will carry them out with 1-syllable words.

The 6 Syllable Types

There are only 6 syllable types in English words and this video defines each syllable type, providing several examples for each type. Recognizing syllable types promotes word recognition and in turn reading fluency.

Short Vowel Markers
in 1-Syllable Words

Some spelling patterns are used when syllables have short vowels. View this video to find out which spelling patterns are used with short vowels and where they occur in the word.

Ways of Spelling /a/

Open Syllables and vowel combinations can make the long vowel sound. This video shows all the possible spellings of Long a sound.

Spelling with Magic e

“Magic e” is one type of “Silent e” and it occurs in VCe syllables. It changes the vowel sound, making it “long” or “tense”. This video shows the various spellings with “Magic e”.

The Members’ Area Video Library

 

This collection of videos explain and demonstrate key elements of the Orton-Gillingham curriculum. They provide a quick reference for how to carry out procedures and to remind practitioners of linguistic concepts taught in our courses. Anglo-Saxon has 5 sections: The Alphabet, Lesson Planning, Phonological Awareness, Reading and Spelling. Greek/Latin has one section for Lesson Planning procedures. No matter which membership you have, you will be able to access all the videos.

OG Lesson Planning

Anglo Saxon/Basic – 13 videos
Greek/Latin Morphology – 3 videos

The Alphabet

17 videos

Phonological Awareness

8 videos

Reading

12 videos

Spelling

17 videos