50 Awesome Remedial Games for Struggling Readers

Posted by Erica Warren on

When I first began my private practice about 20 years ago, my primary focus was remedial reading with Orton Gillingham (OG) methods. With my doctoral training in hand, I continually reviewed reading programs, read books, and went through a number of OG training courses.  Although the suggested materials were purported to be "multisensory," I still found the process, for the most part, dull and boring. In addition, I often had to bribe my students with candy and stickers to read long lists of words and complete tedious drills.  What could I do to make the process fun, exciting, memorable and even more multisensory?
collage of 50 games for struggling readers

Creating Games with Phonics and Orton Gillingham Content

I soon began to create card games out of sight word lists as well as board games for the 6 syllable types.  My students loved the games, and their motivation and memory improved dramatically.   I continued to create more games for words beginnings, word ending, rhyming words, syllabication, spelling, and more.  My students were a constant sounding board, and I tweaked them until the kids were begging to play.  

I Had So Much Success I Decided to Share My Materials with the Public

Creating the games was a blast.  I was able to tap into my BA in fine arts and create colorful and engaging materials.  I always used my students as eager advisors, and it wasn't long until I had about 50 reading games.  I have been selling them now for about 10 years and I always get glowing feedback.  Here are a few reviews:
  • "I always love to use games to reinforce the learning for my students. Thank you for helping to make my lessons fun."
  • "Thank you so much for sharing this with the world! I will use these to supplement my Wilson reading."
  • "To have all of the resources made for you is heaven!"
  • "Absolutely Love! I am starting Wilson this year and was afraid I would get bored and it would be too dry! This will definitely keep my kids engaged!"
  • "Thank you so much for this! I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham methods. I work as a resource teacher for our district as well as a tutor at our Children's Dyslexia Center. As a graduate student for Reading Specialist, I am always looking for great resources for my own teaching as well as to share with my classroom teachers. This is definitely a great addition to my collection! Thanks!!"
  • "I struggled to find materials to use with a new student who has dyslexia. These were great! Thank you so much!" :)
  • "This is absolutely worth the cost. These games are really engaging, the skills are well-targeted and give lots of practice, and my squirrelly students can learn and move at the same time."

How Can You Learn More About My Reading Games?

I have created more than 50 different games for all levels of reading remediation. To learn more about all of these games CLICK HERE. If you would like to try a free sample game CLICK HERE.

I also create games for writing, math, executive functioning, working memory and more.  If you would like to learn about all my games, CLICK HERE.

Cheers, Erica
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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