The holidays have come and gone. For most of us, life is getting back to the usual pace and routine.
Remember back in a previous article, I wrote how early math skills are a predictor of reading skills? Well of course it’s important to teach and practice reading skills along with basic math concepts.
So as a long time Orton-Gillingham Practitioner, I was excited to receive a copy of a new reading resource that fits perfectly with Orton Gillingham instruction.
The big idea with the book, A Duck in a Sock: Four Phonics Stories, is that it’s designed for shared reading between two people.
How it works: An adult or buddy reads more complex text that keeps the story interesting, while the child reads a simpler level of text that uses a phonics approach. A kid learning to read at an older-than-average age no longer needs to feel bored and demoralized by being given books written for a younger child. This is the debut book for the much-needed new Meg and Greg series. I love it and the book and the OG Practitioners who tired it like it too.
The book was created by Elspeth & Rowena Rae along with the talents of Vancouver-based illustrator Elisa Gutiérrez. More information can be found here. www.tworeadbooks.com.
Good reading resources are hard to find and this one is definitely worth purchasing.