Daily Lesson Plan
Tutoring for Students with Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties
The program I use is Basic Language Skills (Orton Gillingham). It is a systematic, sequential, intensive comprehensive literacy curriculum for use with students who are dyslexic or reading-disabled. It consist of a rotation of activities that develop the necessary skills for reading, spelling and writing. Each class meets four days a week for one hour each day. The following are included in the program:
Alphabet/ Phonologic al Awareness Activities – This includes alphabet activities and activities such as counting sounds in a word, omitting sounds, rhyming, etc.
Handwriting (cursive) – This activity is designed to increase fluidity in writing.
Reading of sounds – the initial reading deck allows students to automate sound and symbol correspondences and knowledge of word parts.
Spelling Deck – A sound is dictated, students repeat the sound and give the corresponding letter or letters that go with that sound.
Concept Introduction - Concepts include new letters, suffixes, syllables, syllable division, prefixes, etc.
Reading Practice - Word lists or sentences provide focused practice of newly introduced and previously introduced reading concepts.
Spelling Practice – New spelling concepts and previously introduced spelling concepts. As students progress dictation will become part of the spelling process.
Oral Language - This activity develops the foundational skills of comprehension, oral language, and world knowledge.
Writing – Includes grammar, simple/complex sentences and paragraphs.
Read Aloud – Teacher reads aloud narrative or expository text that is of interest to students. Questions are asked of the students during and after reading.
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