Orton-Gillingham Finger Spelling: "Finger Spell to Read It Well!"
Christie Welsby, M.A, Certified Reading Specialist
In this 5 week flex course, students will learn how to use the Orton-Gillingham technique of 'finger spelling' to read and write CVC words.
US Grade Kindergarten - 1
Beginning readers are often told to 'sound it out' to attempt unknown words. While this can be helpful, the Orton-Gillingham based technique of 'finger spelling' is even more helpful. Finger spelling gives the beginning reader a motor component to 'sounding it out,' making it multisensory and multimodal. This class is most appropriate for learners who know their individual letter-sounds, but are not yet fluidly blending the letter-sounds into words. This is a skill that is often learned from...
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn how to read and write CVC words using finger spelling.
I've been trained at the Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator level, and am currently in training at the 1-on-1 Associate level.
Homework OfferedAfter each recorded lesson, students will record themselves finger spelling as they read and write 5 CVC words. This should take 5-10 minutes each time after the video time. I will respond to each video with praise and specific feedback! Students will also do a scavenger hunt to choose objects from their homes and practice finger spelling those sounds. Each week, they will search for 3 items that have the focus letter sound of the week in it.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Paper & pencil or dry-erase board & marker (anything to write with will work!)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Meet the teacher
Hello! I've been a public school elementary reading specialist near Buffalo, NY for 26 years and I just love it! I have a BA in Elementary Education from SUNY Geneseo and a MA in Reading, Language Arts and Literature from The Ohio State...
$1weekly or $5 for 5 weeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(7)
Completed by 101 learners
No live video meetings