Phonics First® Level I

PREREQUISITE

None

COURSE HOURS

30 hours

APPROPRIATE AUDIENCE

Kindergarten through 3rd grade: General Education (Tier 1: Whole class or small group)

4th & 5th grade: General Education (Tier 1: Small group)

Kindergarten through 5th grade: Special education, intervention, resource (Tiers 2 & 3: Small group or one-on-one)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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

PARTICIPANTS LEARN TO TEACH
    • Alphabet and phonological 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, dyslexic, and learning-disabled readers using Orton-Gillingham methodology
  • Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities
UPON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL
  • Receive a document of completion
  • Be prepared to teach Phonics First® phonics (decoding and encoding) content to kindergarten through 5th grade students at all Tiers.
  • Be eligible for Level II and to apply for Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification program
  • Be eligible to purchase two Graduate Credits (Ashland University)
  • In-Person

  • Livestream

  • Self-Paced