Jan 27

Informational Meeting for Parents, Students & Potential Instructors

New Instructor & Parent Information Night.

Have you thought about becoming an instructor?  Want to learn more about what we do?

Come and learn HOW we are different, WHAT we do and how YOU might be a part of it.


June 8, 2016

5- 6:30  p.m.

at the Reading Writing Connection, 1826 Horton Road, Jackson, MI 49201


A Different Approach


Students with dyslexia learn differently, so our approach is different.  Orton-Gillingham effectively facilitates a learning partnership between the student and teacher.


Research has shown that people with dyslexia do not use the same part of the brain when reading as other readers.  The Reading Writing Connection’s tools address this difference. Our one-on-one, multi-sensory instruction uses visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic pathways to the brain.


Our approach results in:

  • Academic success
  • Self-confidence
  • Improved access to the job market
  • Literacy, and even a love of reading
  • Realization of potential

Teaching Our Approach


There are three parts of class work to effectively teach The Reading Writing Connection way.  Those who desire to teach must successfully complete Part 1, Parts 1 and 2, or all three to further expand tutoring abilities.


Part 1

Part 1 covers  the initial information needed to teach a student in the beginning stages of remediation.  There will be brief discussions on the brain and the history of language.  The following aspects of the teaching sequence will be covered:


  • Correct sounds (phonemes) for each grapheme covered
  • The first three (3) syllable patterns
  • Four (4) syllable-division patterns
  • Initial punctuation and grammar
  • Spelling rules pertinent to the beginning stages of Orton-Gillingham

Practicum:  Each trainee teaches five to seven (5-7) lessons to a dyslexic student while being observed by an experienced O-G instructor.  The trainee also observes the lessons presented by other trainees in the class.