Phonics First® Level I

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Phonics First® Level I

Phonics First Orton-Gillingham Level I Course Content designed for:

K-3 General Education; K-5 Resource/Special Education

This highly-intensive course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to their classrooms. Phonics First® transforms struggling readers into skilled learners through our effective, fun, multisensory approach.

Participants learn to teach:
• Alphabet and phonemic awareness strategies
• Basic and advanced phonetic concepts for decoding and encoding
• A Three-Part Drill for structured review
• Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
• Oral reading/connected text fluency
• Higher-level spelling skills
• Syllabication for multisyllabic words (8 Syllable Types/3 Syllable Patterns)

Additional Benefits:
• Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
• Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice
• Emphasis on teaching reading to beginning, struggling and dyslexic/learning disabled readers using Orton-Gillingham methodology

Upon completion, participants will:
• Receive a document of completion
• Be prepared to teach Phonics First® to K-5 students
• Be eligible to apply for Level II and certification

Prerequisite: None

Course Hours: 30

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