Unlocking Unfamiliar Words: Syllabication Strategies for Success

PREREQUISITE

None

WORKSHOP HOURS

6 hours

APPROPRIATE AUDIENCE

2nd through 5th grade: General Education (Tier 1 instruction for struggling readers)

2nd through 12th grade: Special Education, intervention, resource

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Syllabication instruction teaches struggling readers strategies to decode multisyllable words quickly and accurately. Students learn to systematically break a multisyllabic 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.

PLEASE 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.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  • Hands-on. Interactive learning
  • Emphasis on teaching decoding strategies to struggling, dyslexic and learning-disabled students using Orton-Gillingham instruction
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
UPON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL
  • Be prepared to teach structured syllabication to struggling readers in 2nd through 12th Grade
  • Self-Paced