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Purpose of the book

The purpose of this book is to provide:

a clear understanding of an O-G lesson
a detailed explanation of how to teach specific lessons, including syllables, teaching the types of syllables, adding suffixes, etc.
caution signs to watch for when teaching certain phonograms and concepts
the why’s and how’s to make corrections during parts of the lesson
activities to be used in conjunction with the lessons and to support instruction  at all levels
understanding the use of Fingertip™ Books

              • reading/writing samples of students who have been taught using the 

              right tools.

This book has provided me with an outlet to share my invaluable experience in teaching phonics to students, teachers, and aspiring teachers. My hope is that it will inspire teachers and parents to learn more about the explicit, systematic, multisensory teaching of phonics and reading so more students will become better readers.  I hope as you refine your skills in this type of teaching phonics you will be empowered by the genius of O-G. Your students will reap the benefits!!! teaching strategies

This set, Teaching of Phonics, consists of three parts:

1. The Book, Teaching of Phonics:

   • gives information and explains 

     how to teach specific  lessons 

   • and parts of the Orton-   

     Gillingham approach.

2. Run-Off sheets contain the sheets 

    to teach the lessons.

3. Cue Cards are included. These are 

   intended to be used as lessons are 

   taught.

Phonics Lessons at your Fingertips:

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-are phonics books which can be used: by tutors; teachers in classrooms in small groups or the entire class; and in home school settings.  They are especially valuable in teaching reading to students who are dyslexic.

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-enable students to become proficient in reading writing and in spelling through phonics instruction based on a systematic, explicit, multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham approach.

-can be used with regular ed students as well as special ed students

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- includes material from basic reading skills to prefixes, suffixes, and roots.

- includes systematic, explicit, multi-sensory, cumulative, structured phonics lessons.


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-include progress sheets.

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-include reproducible student sheets.

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- includes detailed, yet simple teacher direction and information.

Material included in the books

Kindergarten Level

Kindergarten Level consists of Student Sheets and Teacher Manual.  Students benefit from the layout, clear structure and large print of the material.

                                              •all the consonants and short vowels are taught                                                                                           • short vowels are taught with pictures and hand signals

•plurals, -ck, sh, ch and st are taught

•suggestions for teaching each of the consonants are given

• a modified Blending Drill is taught

The Kindergarten Level consists of Student Sheets,  a Teacher Manual and a set of small alphabet cards which are used in the Blending Drill part of the book.

Beginning Level

 The Beginning Level includes: 

 • a section on how consonant sounds are reproduced;  

• activities for teaching consonant sounds;  

• a modified blending drill to be used before vowels are learned;  

• and tips for teaching handwriting.
It provides ample review for students to learn how to blend letters in order to read words.
The Beginning Level includes the teaching of:  

• all short vowels; silent e words; spelling rules;  

• beginning and final blends; open and closed syllables;  

• -cle; kn-, wr-; vowel and consonant digraphs;  

• and rules for adding endings.
The Beginning Level has 114 prepared phonics lessons. The books are intended to be used with students in grades one through four depending upon skill level. 

Level One

Level One includes the teaching of:  

• all short vowels; silent e words; spelling rules;  • beginning and final blends; open and closed syllables;  

• -cle, kn-, wr-; vowel and consonant digraphs;  

• r-controlled words; soft c and g sounds;

  • ind, old words; teaching of schwa;  

• prefixes and suffixes; and rules for adding endings.
Level One has 110 prepared phonics lessons. The books can be used with students in grades three through high school, even adults, depending upon skill level. 

Level Two

 Level Two includes the teaching of:  

• all short vowels; silent e words; spelling rules;  • beginning and final blends; open and closed syllables;  

• -cle, kn-, wr-; vowel and consonant digraphs;  

• more advanced vowel teams  

• r-controlled words; soft c and g sounds;

  • ind, old words; teaching of schwa;  

• adjacent vowels; irregular vowel teams;

  • the letter y in the middle of a word;  

• the letter “i” having the long e sound as in liter 

 • more prefixes and suffixes; and rules for adding endings.
Level Two has 103 prepared phonics lessons. It uses higher level vocabulary than Level One. It includes extensive practice in using syllable division rules. The books can be used with students in grades three through high school, even adults, depending upon skill level. teaching strategies

Level Three

 Level Three includes the teaching of:  

• teaching of prefixes, suffixes, and roots;  

• a review of the six syllable patterns;  

• extra practice with the types of syllables; 

 • a review of the syllable division rules;

  • a review of the rules for adding endings;  

• extended help with the visual and auditory drills at this higher level.
Level Three has 74 prepared phonics lessons. It uses higher level vocabulary than Level Two. Level Three is intended for students in Junior High, High School, and adults.