Phonics First® Primary - In-Person

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Phonics First® Primary

Prerequisite: None

Appropriate Audience:
• Kindergarten through 1st grade: General Education (Tier 1: Whole class or small group)
• Kindergarten through 1st grade Special Education, intervention, resource (Tier 2 & 3: Small group or on-on-one)

This course qualifies teachers to bring beginning-level 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 phonetic concepts for decoding and encoding
• A Three-Part Drill for structured review
• Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
• Beginning 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, 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® to students in Kindergarten through 1st Grade
• Be eligible for the Phonics First® Level I Completion Course
• Be eligible to purchase one Graduate Credit (Ashland University)

Course Hours: 18

Minimum Number of Participants: 15

To complete the remaining 12 hours of Level I, enroll in the Phonics First® Level I Completion course. Contact our Partnerships team for details: 800-732-3211

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