Rough boards add a multisensory aspect to both the phonogram drill and sight word practice in an Orton Gillingham type lesson. My standard rough board is a sheet of plastic canvas. It is easy to find, inexpensive and versatile. I have enough sheets so that all students in my small groups can have one. I… Continue reading Tactile Practice in a Multisensory Lesson
Textured letter cards are a staple in many preschool and kindergarten classrooms. They can be used in many ways to add a multisensory aspect to instructions. I have a 30 year old homemade set that I'm still using. One of my very favorite ways to use them is to do rubbings. This is… Continue reading Sand paper letter rubbings
I usually avoid fly swatter games in my small groups. I know they are popular but they can get crazy and someone often gets swatted by accident. I dislike ending my classes with a student in tears! However, this game works pretty well. I have two versions depending on the group of kiddos I'm working… Continue reading Digraph Swat!
I'm glad you stopped by. I'll be sharing ideas, games, and strategies from more than twenty years as a reading tutor. Each week I'll feature at least one activity that you can put right to use in your homeschool, class, or tutoring program.