Phonics First® Level I-Wait List

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Phonics First® Level I-Wait List

Phonics First® Level I Orton-Gillingham Course Content designed for: K-5 General Education*, Intervention, Resource, Special Education
* Classroom intervention instruction for grades 4-5

This comprehensive and highly intensive course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to their classrooms. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic/LD readers into skilled learners through our effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling.

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
• Syllabication for multisyllabic words (8 Syllable Types/3 Syllable Patterns)
• Higher-level spelling skills
• Oral reading/connected text fluency

Additional benefits:
• Guidance with lesson planning and classroom implementation
• Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants
• Emphasis on teaching reading to beginning, struggling, and dyslexic/LD 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 for Level II and to apply for Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification program

Prerequisite: None
Course Hours: 30

Personalized Distance Coaching

To address questions that occur as teachers begin implementing Phonics First®, a personalized consultation session provides effective support based on each teacher’s unique needs.

  • The teacher records and uploads a 20- to 30-minute video of a lesson being taught to students.
  • The Phonics First® Coach views the video and schedules a 20- to 30-minute phone consultation to provide guidance, feedback and support and to answer questions for the teacher.

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