Thursday, July 19, 2012

OG Lesson Flow/Behavior Chart

We are on the next two last day of our 2012 Orton Gillingham Associate Level Training.  Almost done!  It has been a great week, and what an awesome group of trainees!  The thing I love about training is the friendships, networking, and extended learning communities that are developed.

If you don't know about the Orton Gillingham Approach or Trainings you should definitely check it out.  Ask any of the trainees.....well maybe wait a week or two until their brains have had a break and their opinions not so frazzled (just kidding).

So for all of you new trainees or Orton tutors, trainer, teachers, parents, etc. here is a schedule/checklist I created for my little friends who need a visual reminder of the flow of the lesson.  It also has a component where you or the student can monitor how they feel they are doing in each of the portions of the lesson.  ++ = Giving my best work  + =Just ok   triangle= needs work.  I have also built in Brain Breaks (stretching, yoga moves, joke, settle your thoughts jar, etc.) where I felt were natural breaks in the lesson.  This is based on a 30-45 minute lesson and you may want to extend the length of the brain break.

You can download the freebie here!   
Hope it is helpful!
Candi : )

Check Yourself
My Very Best

Just Ok

Work on It
Warm Up

Visual Drill

Auditory Drill

BRAIN BREAK!!!!!!! -30 Seconds
Words to Read

Words to Spell

BRAIN BREAK!!!!!!! -30 Seconds
New Info-

Words to Read

Words to Spell

BRAIN BREAK!!!!!!! -30 Seconds



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Subtract All and a freebie!

Wow! It's been a few weeks since I have posted.  But what a fun, but busy, month it has been.  I recently finished my first OG training as on-site director.  It was a blast!  Thank you to Jane Childers and all of the wonderful teachers from The Learning Center at The Lexington School who participated!     You ladies made it a truly wonderful experience and I hope to continue working with you!

So as I prepare for Math camp, I put together a quick resource on Subtracting All (or none).  I think we sometimes forget how important it is to directly and explicitly teach the vocabulary of the content.  I know I am guilty of getting caught up in what I am teaching and assuming they know more than they do.  So here is the freebie.

For those of you in the Lexington area you should check out this wonderful school:
The Lexington School

I hope you all have a safe and Happy 4th!  - Candi : )

                                                  A funny from Pinterest to leave you with: