Structures Level I




30 hours


4th & 5th grade: General Education (Tier 1 Small-Group Intervention – Use phonics/syllabication components; Whole Class – Use morphology components)

6th through 12th grade*: Special Education, intervention, resource (Tiers 2 & 3: Small group or one-on-one instruction)

*Appropriate for students with dyslexia and/or learning disabilities whose reading skills are at or above a 1st grade level


This comprehensive and highly intensive multisensory training course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to their intervention and remedial classrooms. Structures transforms students with dyslexia and learning disabilities into skilled learners through its effective, interactive, multisensory approach to reading and spelling.

Participants Learn to Teach
  • Phonological awareness strategies
  • Anglo-Saxon word study of basic to advanced phonetic concepts
  • Morphological study of Greek and Latin roots and affixes
  • 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
  • Vocabulary development
  • Fluency-building strategies
Additional Benefits:
  • Guidance with lesson plans and classroom implementation
  • Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants
  • Emphasis on teaching reading to struggling, dyslexic and learning-disabled readers using Orton-Gillingham methodology
  • Complimentary Brainspring Members Area Access: reproducible lesson resources and activities
  • Receive a document of completion
  • Be prepared to teach Structures® phonics (decoding and encoding) and morphology content to Tier 2 and 3 students in grades 6-12; 4th-5th grade Tier I small groups (morphology whole class)
  • Be eligible to attend 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