Parents: No one cares more than you do about your child's success. This Guide will enable you to teach your child at home or to monitor your child's progress in school, to make sure his reading and writing skills are progressing as they should. Whether or not your child is dyslexic, these principles ensure success.
Teachers: This Guide describes the best practices and covers what you need to know to teach reading and writing skills in preschool, kindergarten, and in the primary grades.
This Guide describes many of the ideas originally developed by Anna Gillingham, working in partnership with a physician, Samuel Torrey Orton. Together they described a way of teaching that enable dyslexic children to succeed -- now known as the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
Chapter 1: Sounds & Symbols
Chapter 2: Phonology
Chapter 3: Motor Component
Chapter 4: Closed Syllables
Chapter 5: Digraphs & Blends
Chapter 6: Silent-e Syllables
Chapter 7: Vowel Teams
Chapter 8: R-Controlled Syllables
Chapter 9: Consonants with Two Sounds
Chapter 10: Syllable Division
Chapter 11: Oral Reading practice
Chapter 12: Tackling Spelling
Chapter 13: Paragraph Writing: Exposition
Chapter 14: The Final Stable Syllable
Chapter 15: Morphology
Chapter 16: Grammar & Sentence Structure
About the Author
Diana Hanbury King is a master teacher with over half a century of experience.
On Saturday June 11, 2016, at their 25th anniversary, the National Teachers Hall of Fame awarded Diana Hanbury King the "Lifetime Achievement Award."
Diana was the second educator to ever receive this award. At the NTHF ceremony, the attendees began calling her the Einstein of Education!
NTHF asked Pete Wright to present the Award to Diana. Why? Because in the early 1950's, for two years, every day, after school, an hour a day, she taught Pete how to read.