Phonics First® Level I - In-Person

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Phonics First® Level I

Prerequisite: None

Appropriate Audience:

  • Kindergarten through 3rd grade: General Education (Tier 1: Small group)
  • 4-th & 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)

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

Course Hours: 30

Minimum Participants: 15

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