Unlocking Unfamiliar Words: Syllabication Strategies for Success
Appropriate Audience: • 2nd through 5th grade: General education (Tier 1 instruction for struggling readers) • 2nd through 12th grade: Special education, intervention, resource
Syllabication Instruction teachers struggling readers strategies to decode multisyllable words quickly and accurately. Students learn to systematically break a multisyllable word into small, manageable syllables, identify the vowel sounds within each syllable and read the word. Teachers learn the in-depth Brainspring Orton-Gillingham system for teaching structured, sequential, and cumulative syllabication lessons.
Teachers who have not taken Phonics First® (K-5) or Structures® (6-12) leave this workshop with a very thorough understanding of teaching the syllabication process. For teachers who have taken either course, this workshop provides an in-depth review to refine syllabication instruction.
Note: While the content of this workshop is sufficient for some struggling readers, it is not a replacement for the complete intervention/remediation course content of Phonics First® or Structures® for students with significant reading deficits, LD, or dyslexia.
This self-paced, online workshop uses videos, on-screen animations, activities and quizzes to actively engage teachers in learning.
Participants learn to teach: • A systematic process to read unfamiliar, multisyllable words • Phonetic syllable-reading practice • Three Syllable Patterns • Eight Syllable Types • Multisensory strategies to teach/review non-phonetic sight words
Additional benefits: • Hands-on. Interactive learning • Emphasis on teaching decoding strategies to struggling, dyslexic and learning-disabled students using Orton-Gillingham instruction
Upon completion, participants will: • Be prepared to teach structured syllabication to students in 2nd through 12th Grade.
Course Hours: 6
Self-paced professional development allows educators to receive training on their own schedule (within established start and end dates). To promote fidelity, course information is easy to engage with through built-in interactions, activities, and practice assignments with personalized feedback. Our Instructors are available to answer questions via email.
All Self-Paced Online Professional Development courses are released on a biweekly schedule. Participants have 45 days to complete the course.