The Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction is language-based and multi-sensory.

The reading instruction is:

• Comprehensive: Whole language skills are taught

• Explicit: (Direct Instruction)

• Systematic

• Sequential: Taught in a specific order

• Cumulative: Builds on what was previously taught

• Multi-sensory: Incorporates all learning pathways (Visual, Auditory, Tactile, Kinesthetic)

The National Reading Panel states, “Beginning readers must have direct, explicit, systematic instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension to be successful readers”.

Our goal at Garden Montessori School is to lay a strong foundation in which the children can build upon and become successful lifelong learners.

To give not only reading instruction, but teach language as a whole unit which will allow the students to:

• Read fluently

• Increase their reading and listening skills

• Increase their spoken vocabularies

• Increase their comprehension skills when reading and being read to

All support instruction offered by the Reading Specialist is given on a one-to-one basis.


We offer Handwriting Without Tears® as a supplement to the Montessori writing curriculum when additional support is needed by our young learners. It incorporates hands-on activities and multi-sensory teaching strategies that build good handwriting habits early. Reading and Handwriting are directly correlated to each other for success in learning. At GMS, all support instruction is offered by our Reading Specialist on a one-to-one basis.


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