Best Orton Gillingham resource for building self-esteem in beginning readers! 

I run a non-profit tutoring center for children with dyslexia. Our tutors are all training to be certified by the Academy of Orton- Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. I rarely encourage them to use pre-written materials (as per our training, it is best to make your own materials so that reading passages can be controlled), but the Dog on a Log series and Brookes’ other books have proved tremendously helpful in developing the self-esteem of our lowest level readers. They are not “baby books,” they look and feel like “big kid” books but the language is so carefully controlled that OG learners can succeed with them! I am so grateful to have found them. I use them with my own daughter as well, who proudly boasts to anyone who will listen that she is up to book 5! The books even include lists of sight words to review with students so that none of the language in each book will come as a surprise to the student.

Karen Micciche, Executive Director, Literacy Nassau




Please ask your school and library to carry DOG ON A LOG decodable books.

Sound Out Decodable Books and Decodable Chapter Books


The DOG ON A LOG Book series helps kids, including kids with dyslexia, learn to read. Sound Out Decodable Books and Decodable Chapter Books start with just a few phonics rules.  Each following Step of books adds a few more phonics rules and sight words. This gradual progression lets kids learn to read without feeling so overwhelmed.  All DOG ON A LOG Books follow a Structured Literacy/Orton-Gillingham based phonics sequence. Gameboards, flashcards, and other activities can be downloaded from our Printables Pages.

Click Here To See The DOG ON A LOG Quick Assessment Tool

Scientifically-based research has shown that “Systematic and explicit phonics instruction is more effective than non-systematic or no phonics instruction.” **


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 **The above link is a really good resource on the teaching of reading process.


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