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: 30Personalized 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.