Practical Games for Orthographic Mapping! Connecting the sounds, spellings, and meanings of words to make reading easier, more effective, & fun!

In this workshop, Martha Kovack, MEd, OCT, will share her stories and experiences from a three-decade-long quest to find the most effective and highly regarded research and instructional approaches to learning to read. Learn about the Reading Rope, the Simple View of Reading, and how Orthographic Mapping fits into these frameworks to help make learning to read easier and more effective for all students – especially for those with dyslexia. Participants will learn how to help students recognize words in a systematic and explicit way and will leave with new ideas for practical games/activities that will ensure lots of practice with decoding, learning new vocabulary, and mapping words onto the brain!

Target Audience



12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

This session is full.


  • Martha Kovack


    Martha Kovack spent the first ten years of her career as a kindergarten, primary and special education teacher in Ontario. She is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers and is a certified Orton-Gillingham and Practical Linguistics Teacher with the Canadian Dyslexia Society. Martha completed her Master of Education in Early Childhood Education at the University of British Columbia and is currently an English Language Arts sessional instructor for preservice teachers in the Faculty of Education at Brandon University in Manitoba, and at Georgian College in Ontario. Martha also offers structured literacy training and tools for educators in her private practice.