Phonics First® Primary Orton-Gillingham Course Content designed for: K-1 General Education; K-2 Intervention, Resource, Special Education
This course covers the same content as the first 18 hours of the Level I Course. It qualifies primary teachers to bring beginning-level 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. Phonics First® Primary encompasses the first 18 hours of the complete Level I course.
Participants learn to teach: • Alphabet and phonological awareness strategies • Basic 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 • Introductory Syllabication for multisyllabic words
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-2 students • Be eligible for the Phonics First® Level I Completion Course
Prerequisite: None Course Hours: 18 To complete the remaining 12 hours of Level I, enroll in the Phonics First® Level I Completion course. Contact Brainspring for details: 800-732-3211Personalized 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.