Resources: Multi-sensory Spelling Rules Think, Ready, Read: Orton-Gillingham Strategies
- Multi-sensory Monday – Rabbit Rule
Students practice when to double the middle consonant when spelling two-syllable words by using their hands or a paper cut-out to make rabbit ears.
- C or K Spelling Rule- Multi-sensory Monday
Both c and k can make the same sound at the beginning of a word. How will your students know which letter to use?
C comes before a, o and u.
K comes before i, e and y.
- Multi-sensory Monday- Spelling Rules- Double f, l, s, and z
Our first one is about -ff, -ll, -ss and -zz (sometimes called the FLOSS Rule).
F, l, s and z are doubled at the end of a one syllable word with a short vowel. Learn the rule and activities for teaching it to students, including my favorite mnemonic “Sammy Loves Fuzzy Zebras”.
- 111 Doubling Rule- Multi-sensory Monday
Learn how to teach students when to double the consonant when adding a suffix.
- Silent e with Suffixes- Multi-sensory Monday
“Hide” the silent e when adding a suffix that starts with a vowel.
Don’t “drop” the e because it’s still there when you read the word.
- Y Plus a Suffix- Multi-sensory Monday
When adding a suffix to a word that ends in y, if there is a vowel before the y, KEEP the y; if there is a consonant before the y, CHANGE the y to i (unless the suffix starts with i).
Spelling / Word Study
- Spelling and Word Study (Reading Rockets)
This is a series of 18 videos which helps educators learn more about the English spelling system, how spelling supports reading, why children with dyslexia and dysgraphia struggle, which words should be taught, and word study instruction that works.
- Word and Sentence Dictation: Dr. Anita Archer
Dr. Anita Archer models how to practice spelling words by saying, counting the syllables in a word, then spelling the word. Sentence dictation is also modeled.
- Writing Sentences with Nancy Fetzer
Nancy Fetzer models how to build sentences with K-1, 2-3, and 4-6 grade levels.
- Whole Brain Teaching Air Punctuation
Second-grade teachers share WBT air punctuation gestures to use with students.