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Our Orton-Gillingham Reading Programs

We offer three Orton-Gillingham reading programs for three different age groups.

I Can Fly ® Reading Program - Ages 5 to 7

This program includes two workbooks with lessons and worksheets and an online app.
Also available are lesson slides, for classroom or remote teaching.

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Lesson-Based Workbook - A

I Can Fly Book A

Lesson-Based Workbook - B

I Can Fly Book B

I Can Fly Lesson Slides

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I Can Fly Web-App

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Blast Off to Reading! ® Reading Program - Ages 7 to 13

This program includes a lesson-based workbook with an optional online web-app, which includes phonics games and teaching tools that go with the program. Also available are lesson slides for classroom or remote teaching, an economical student workbook, and a premium-PLUS app, for remote teaching, where the book is not needed.

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Economical Student Workbook

Blast Off to Reading Student Workbook

Exercises only, B&W interior.

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Blast Off Premium PLUS

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A Workbook for Dyslexics - Ages 13 to Adult

This program is comprised of a lesson-based workbook with lessons and worksheets. An online web-app is available as a companion to the program. It includes flash cards, the letter tile teaching tool, and audio dictations.

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A Workbook for Dyslexics

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Reading Comprehension Tools

Reading Comprehension Book
for Struggling Readers

Comprehension Reading Passages for Struggling Readers and Those with Dyslexia

Ages 7-10

Explore Our World - Vol 1 - Reading Comprehension

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Explore Our World - Vol 2 - Reading Comprehension

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Explore Our World - Vol 3 - Reading Comprehension

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The Little Monster - The Adventures of Max & Liz - 3

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Phonics Apps to Supplement Your Reading Program

Your students will earn coins as they play the games, which can be spent in the "fun zone" on their Student Dashboard. You'll be able to see how they answered the questions, right down to the details, on your Teacher Dashboard.

Mars Mission

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Phonics Rule - c as s

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Phonics Rule - g as j

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Rocket Game - Long Vowels

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Rocket Game - R-Controlled Vowels

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Rocket Game - Short Vowels

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General Teaching Apps to Help You Teach

Letter & Number Reversals

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Letter Tiles

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Letter Tiles PLUS

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The Homophone Hound

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Physical Phonics Games & Tools to Supplement Your Teaching

Take a break from the screen and use these fun card games and teaching tools .

Our Books for Struggling Readers

Chapter Books Made for Struggling Readers (ages 7 to 12)

These chapter books are for children who struggle to read and may have dyslexia. Our books are designed to foster independent reading, having a story to interest older children, yet with short sentences and paragraphs with simpler text. Eliminate the frustration of learning to read and show your child that reading can be fun!

The Secret Shed

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The Adventures of Max and Liz - Book 1
5000-6000 words
Flesch–Kincaid Grade Level: 2.0
paperback, 108 pages

Sister and brother team, Liz and Max, with their friend Jack, explore the woods to find a neighborhood secret. Tucked in the woods sits an old shed, with many treasures that are over 100 years old. Join them on this adventure as they learn about an old story that is tied to the farm that is across the street from Max and Liz’s house.

The Trap Door

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The Adventures of Max and Liz - Book 2
5000-6000 words
Flesch–Kincaid Grade Level: 2.2
paperback, 110 pages

Sister and brother team, Liz and Max, with their friend Jack, find something special in the old shed. A trap door! They learn about how root cellars, used in the olden days, were used to store vegetables. But now there's trouble when the quad kids take over the shed. When the shed is torn down, there's more trouble when the quad kids blame our trio.

The Little Monster

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The Adventures of Max and Liz - Book 3
5000-6000 words
Flesch–Kincaid Grade Level: 0.8
paperback, 89 pages

A strange noise in the woods leads Max and his friend Jack to find a little monster! The monster, a scared kitten, soon wins the hearts of the club house gang, but trouble ensues when the kitten is taken by a big quad kid. Read how the club house kids get the kitten back!

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Supplimental Books to Use with an Orton-Gillingham Reading Program

Reading Comprehension Passages

Reading Comprehension Passages for Kids Who Struggle to Read & Those with Dyslexia

For struggling readers, bridging the gap from decoding to fluency requires consistent practice. The more they engage in reading, the greater their fluency will become.

Tailored for students aged 7 to 10, this book aligns its passages with various grade levels, from kindergarten to third grade. This deliberate range prevents young learners, who struggle with reading and writing, from feeling overwhelmed. The pages are thoughtfully crafted, featuring vibrant colors and uncluttered layouts to create an engaging and accessible reading experience.

Each passage is complemented by a range of activities directly related to the content. These activities encourage writing, enhance spelling skills, and reinforce reading comprehension.

Purchase of the book includes our Explore Our World, Vol 1 app!

Letter and Number Reversals Activities for Dyslexia

Orton-Gillingham Tools for Dyslexia - Letter & Number Reversals

Addressing letter and number reversals, particularly prevalent among children with dyslexia, is a key focus of this resource. To mitigate these challenges, the book incorporates memory cues designed to establish a solid framework, aiding students in recalling the correct orientation of the common letters and numbers that are often confused.

Beyond tackling reversals, the book includes exercises to enhance reading skills through the practice of simple sentence comprehension. Additionally, it offers contextual word-finding exercises, further reinforcing language skills within a meaningful context.

The common reversals addressed are: ‘d’, ‘b’, ‘p’, ‘q’, ‘9’, ‘6

Purchase of the book includes our Reversal App!

Math Curriculum for Third Grade

Just the Facts! Grade 3 Math Workbook Curriculum

Just the Facts Math Curriculum, grade 3 Third grade is the year when students with certain learning issues often start to noticeably fall behind. Just the Facts! Workbook #3 is perfect for students who have not completely mastered addition and subtraction, however, need to learn multiplication, division, as well as many other math related topics that include these operations. This workbook, 8.5" x 11", has 45 lessons (247 pages) that, like our reading programs, easily walks you through teaching your student math, it's cumulative with repetition. It also utilizes pictures whenever possible to illustrate a concept. Each lesson is done with the student, side-by-side, followed by 1 to 3 pages of independent work.

What makes this math curriculum different than others is that it repeats older material, so concepts are not forgotten. It is also different in that it is designed specifically for visual learners, utilizing many visual aids.

This curriculum is in-line with common core for third grade; the grade in which teachers and parents often start to notice their students struggle with math, especially the students who have struggled with reading and/or may have memory difficulties.

Colorful Images

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Colorful images to illustrate important mathematic concepts.

Visual Cues

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Whenever possible, visual cues are given to help the visual learner understand and remember the concept.

Organized

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Problems are presented in an orderly manner to help eliminate confusion and promote good habits.

Exams & Quizzes

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PDFs for exams and quizzes are available with answer keys.
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Difficult Math Facts Use Stories
For difficult multiplication facts, where skip counting is not easy, we use simple math stories with an image. These stories help the student quickly recall the math fact. For example, this image shows 3 and 6 taking bus 18 to school.

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Just the Facts Math Curriculum, grade 3

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Just the Facts! Math Stories
The Easy Way to Memorize Those Hard to Learn Math Facts

This Kindle book acts like flash cards to help reinforce the math facts that are taught with short stories in the Just the Facts! Workbook #3. Use on any device that supports a browser using Amazon's free Kindle app. Get the Kindle App.

Items We Recommend

Below are some recommended items that we have personally used with students.

5-Minute Story Books

When a student is learning to decode, at some point they will need to read text that they find interesting. Since fluency has not yet been achieved, they will need to read aloud with a proficient reader. We recommend our side-by-side reading method, read more about this method. Using a lengthy book is difficult, since reading aloud is time consuming, and, if you're tutoring or not able to spend a lot of time with your student, then the short stories in these books are ideal. The stories are interesting and at a level that students (ages 7 to 13) won't find insulting.

Simple Word Books

These books are written for students who are making the transition from reading out loud, with a proficient reader, to reading independently. The words are simple, however, the stories are engaging for older children. In addition, comprehension sheets are available at the author's website.

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