OG Lesson Planning
There are two sets of videos for Lesson Planning.
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.
Cluster Lesson Plan
Demonstrates how to deliver a lesson plan focusing on teaching initial consonant clusters, such as, bl-, gr-. The video shows how to teach clusters in the Card Drill, Spelling and Reading sections. Several activities are suggested.
Alphabet Card Drill (VAKT) Introduction
The video explains how Visual Auditory Kinesthetic and Tactile modalities are used in the Card Drill to establish strong links between the letters (graphemes) and their sounds (phonemes).
Alphabet Card Drill (VAKT) Traditional Approach
The video explains in more detail all the steps the student will carry out in the each part of the drill. You will see a teacher and student carry out the visual and auditory components of the drill where kinesthetic and tactile modalities are used by tracing on a rough surface.
Alphabet Card Drill (VAKT) Objects Variation
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.
Alphabet Drill (VAKT) Contrast Variation
In this version a T-chart is used for student to sort pictures and group in the appropriate column depending on the phoneme they represent. Contrasting objects are helpful for students confusing two graphemes and their respective phonemes or to show students how different two graphemes are.
Alphabet Drill (VAKT) Picture Prompts Variation
Instead of using one keyword to prompt for recall of a phoneme, here the video shows how several pictures beginning with the same grapheme and phoneme can be used to promote grapheme-phoneme recall.
Alphabet Drill (VAKT) with Criteria Variation
In this version, the drill uses raised letters and the student goes through the card drill using kinesthetic and tactile senses. The order of the drill is based on criteria that teacher asks for.
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.
An important section of the lesson plan is reading a word list or words in isolation to promote automatic recognition. This video shows you how to incorporate this is an Orton‑Gillingham lesson plan.
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.
S.O.S. with 2-Syllable Words
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 to carry them out with 2-syllable words.
All Orton‑Gillingham lesson plans include dictation exercises in which the student is required to listen to a phrase or sentence and then write it down applying punctuation and capitalization rules. This video demonstrates this component of the lesson plan.
The video explains how Visual Auditory Kinesthetic and Tactile modalities are used in the Morpheme Card Drill to establish teach reading and spelling of Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes. Also it shows how the drill teaches meaning and parts of speech.
Blending with Morphemes
Using morphemes taught in the Card Drill, this video shows how to combine them so that students can read and spell complex words.
Simultaneous Oral Spelling techniques are demonstrated with morphologically complex words. Building on S.O.S. procedures learned at lower levels, learn how to adapt them for Latin-derived polysyllabic words.
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