I love using the Blending Drill in Orton-Gillingham with my students and actually think it is one of the most important steps in the Orton-Gillingham lesson. My students have to practice the sounds in isolation and create nonsense words, so they are forced to use decoding and not memorization skills. Blending nonsense words really helps my students to build rapid decoding skills and also provide a solid foundation for teaching closed syllables. It’s a of fun:) More information on the PRIDE Reading Program at https://www.pridereadingprogram.com