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- Rhonda Rademacher
" This is a great game with words appropriate for the higher level student who needs to differentiate between <-dge> and <-ge> when spelling words with the soft g /j/ sound. It took a lot of thought to come up with the words at this level. They are also good for reading practice as the words are less common, but not obscure. There are multiple ways to play the game, and the demo videos are helpful. I love these games! "
- Kris K
" My students LOVE playing games and I love that they are practicing the skills we are learning. I have used Slim Slime as a BOOM game and as flash cards. I just watched the video and can't wait to try the other variations suggested. Thanks to Laughing Ogre Press for making such versatile games! "
I'm training as an Orton-Gillingham tutor and just love BOOM. It's hard to find reading games that are appropriate to a very specific reading level AND engaging for students, but Laughing Ogre Press delivers! The word difficulty is spot-on/ no surprises and my students love the suspense of trying not to get a BOOM card. I love using this game in my tutoring sessions and encourage parents to get a deck for home!
- Hallie Lindemann
I received this game a few months ago and I have got to say, my students love it! They ask to play it at least weekly. This game does a great job of reinforcing whether or not a word will be read with a long or short vowel and helping students understand when to use -ck at the end of a word. As the students play, I often stop and ask them how they know if the vowel will be long or short as this is a skill my students struggle with. I have not bought any of Pam's games before but will be buying more in the future!
An emerging reader focuses on patterns to solidify new sounds and rules. We have developed games that isolate these patterns. From short a to vowel pairs our games are a fun way to practice a variety of sounds.
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Who are you, and why should I trust your products follow the tenets of Orton Gillingham?
Great question! I am a highly trained Og practitioner with over 10,000 hours of tutoring hours under my belt. I started my journey over 20 years ago with Sonday System training and then went on to OG training through Orton Gillingham of Minnesota; I received all four levels of training that were offered at the time. I then began working at Orton Gillingham Reading Specialists and was mentored by Karen Sonday, Fellow OGA, and her mother, Arlene Sonday, Founding President of OGA. Students and teachers thoroughly test my games for playability and fun! The teaching materials are all edited by a Fellow before release.
Your games seem kind of expensive; why is that?
Thanks for asking! All of my products are printed in the USA! I knew it was a risk, but it was important to keep my production local. This added to the expense. If you are in the lower 48, you don’t pay any shipping, so it’s a win-win!
Do you still tutor?
Recently I was asked to join an OG training team. Since that is time-consuming, I am taking a little break from tutoring; I would be happy to send you some recommendations of great tutors if you message me!
Your Bug Books look cute; who are they for?
These books are designed for early readers, but many folks have been telling me students of all ages enjoy these adorable bugs' tactics.
What is the scope and sequence of your decodable books?
My books follow the short vowel introduction of a, i, o, u, and e, with all consonants. All books are primarily CVC, with a handful of irregular words and a few fizzle/floss words tossed in when needed.
What age group are your games for?
My games cover all levels of reading acquisition. Prereader games include shapes, colors, and letters for names or sounds. Emerging readers focus on CVC games to blends and -ck. Higher-level games challenge students with multisyllabic words and morphology. All of the games touch on some aspect of Phonological Awareness.
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