Sunday, August 1, 2010

Free Complete Multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham Lessons

They rearranged their site so my old links don't work! I added the new links in place of the old below.

I found these materials to do a complete multi-sensory phonogram (Orton-Gillingham) based approach to reading and spelling! The links for K through 2nd grade are at the bottom of this page. It’s absolutely fantastic and free. If something happens to the link materials you might purchase Recipe for Reading and see if it covers the same material. It’s a pretty cheap book new and even cheaper used.

Each grade (K-2) has a methods plan that tells you how to do the multi-sensory approach and complete lesson plans.
This is the first grade methods page and the first grade lesson plans.

Implementing this program cost me $1.50 to purchase the needlepoint mats to use as sensory bubble mats for writing. I used salt in a pie plate as our sand tray.


  1. Hi Rachelle!
    I tried responding to your email, but my email got rejected. Here's my email:

    I was pretty picky about our early readers, there are so many out there that don't follow phonics/phonogram progression and rely too much on sight words. I've been pretty happy with Nora Gaydos books though. It followed very closely our phonogram lessons we use in our reading/spelling programs. My daughter hasn't had any problem reading them and we love the sticker incentives. We're on to their last level (4) and the Independent readers on Math and Science topics now.

    Oh, can you allow Name/URL in your comments so I can comment easily instead of making up a profile? :)

  2. Hello, I'm sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place. I'm really excited about the resources provided here on this page and was wondering if my daughter is too old to use the materials listed above in the links. She is just starting 3rd grade (8 1/4 years old) and is reading Magic Tree House books, but was just diagnosed by a psychologist to have dyslexia and dynomia. She has a good sight word vocabulary but gets stuck on multisyllable unknown words and just guesses and keeps going. She also cannot spell at all. I am trying to find good resources because the local tutors charge $45/hour and recommend 2 hours / week and this is going to be tough for our budget. But she desperately needs help and is getting upset and sad about the reading assignments at school. Thanks for any advice you can give me!

  3. I am a new reading teacher and have the same issue with two 2nd graders as Jane. I need a direction to start in with OG lessons. I tried to find the 2nd grade link but could not find it at the bottom of the page as indicated. My email is I would appreciate your feedback if possible! Thanks so much.

  4. I know this is an old page, but wanted to thank you. I've been reading all week looking for a reading program that would be a basic prep for a more full orton gillingham approach. This blog helped me. I think Recipe for Reading is what my child needs. Thank you.

  5. I can't find the link to the first grade lesson plans, could you email me them at Thank you!

    1. I can't find the link as well.

    2. I can't find the link as well.

  6. I cant find the link either, can you please email it to me Thanks

  7. I can't find the link for the first grade lessons either. Would you be able to email them to me at Thank you so much.