Hamilton Summer Program
Orton-Gillingham-based Language Arts 1: Students in Allyson Villari’s class practiced the spelling rule for -tch and -ch while playing an interactive game of O-G Bingo. They also worked on closed/VCe syllables combined in compound words, such as “landslide” and “pancake,” helping them break down and spell bigger words.
Orton-Gillingham-based Language Arts 2: Liz Ford’s class practiced reading and spelling words including specific vowel teams, such as “ea” and “ie”. They also used iPads to practice taught Orton-Gillingham concepts and apply reading and spelling skills through the Lexia Core 5 app.
Orton-Gillingham-based Language Arts 3: Lea Legault’s students practiced reading and spelling with the hard and soft sounds of the letters “c” and “g”. Students also practiced applying the SQ3R (Study, Question, Read, Recite, Review) comprehension and study strategy to a short passage.
Orton-Gillingham-based Language Arts 4: Linda Bak’s students created their own (paper) sandcastles and wrote about them to reinforce and apply taught concepts, such as using transition words, sequencing, words ending in -ng and -nk, and words with plural endings to review -s versus -es.
Study Smarter, Not Harder with Written Expression: Karen Seal’s middle schoolers worked on Brain Cogs in the computer lab – an interactive program that delves into five study strategies (organizing, prioritizing, remembering, shifting, and checking). They also reviewed the writing process and began crafting an essay implementing new strategies and tools.