Phonics First® Level I Orton-Gillingham Training
Kindergarten through 3rd Grade general education (Tier 1 whole class/small group)
4th through 5th Grade general education (Tier 1 small group)
Kindergarten through 5th Grade special education, intervention, resource (Tier 2,3) This comprehensive and highly intensive multisensory training course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham instruction into their classrooms. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students into skilled learners through its effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling. Participants learn to teach: • Alphabet and phonemic 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 students 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 all Phonics First® phonics (decoding and encoding) content to students in kindergarten through 5th grade at all Tiers • Be eligible for Level II and to apply for Brainspring’s nationally recognized certification program
• Be eligible to purchase 2 Graduate Credits (Ashland University) Prerequisite: None Course Hours: 30
Contact us to discuss your state requirements for dyslexia and other literacy initiatives.
To address questions that occur as teachers begin implementing Phonics First®, a personalized consultation session provides effective support based on each teacher’s unique needs.
- The teacher records and uploads a 20- to 30-minute video of a lesson being taught to students.
- The Phonics First® Coach views the video and schedules a 20- to 30-minute phone consultation to provide guidance, feedback and support and to answer questions for the teacher.