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-ch or -tch, which witch?

/ch/ -tch after a short vowel  Don’t you love that we have a pattern that is so simple to follow?  Yes, but people ask me, what about much and sandwich?  Let’s take a look at the historical aspects of these...

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Too many rules and exceptions!

As the Science of Reading pushes awareness of how to teach reading and spelling, people are jumping on the bandwagon. Publishers also see an opportunity to make money, so they are cranking out a “phonics-based “ curriculum with all the...

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I just took Orton Gillinghan training, now what?

I just took Orton Gillinghan training, now what?

 Taking an Orton Gillingham course is just the start of your training. So, if you watched a youtube video of a person hanging wallpaper does that qualify you to hang wallpaper in other peoples’ homes? Would your walls be as...

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