Phonics First® Primary
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
• 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
Contact us to set up a private course for your school/district or to discuss your state's requirements for dyslexia and other literacy initiatives.