Phonics First® Primary

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Phonics First® Primary

Phonics First® Primary Orton-Gillingham Training
Kindergarten through 1st Grade general education (Tier 1 whole class/small group)
Kindergarten through 2nd Grade special education, intervention, resource (Tier 2,3)

This course qualifies primary teachers to bring beginning-level Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to 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 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
• 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 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 Phonics First® to students in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
• Be eligible for the Phonics First® Level I Completion course
• Be eligible to purchase 1 Graduate Credit (Ashland University)

Prerequisite: None
Course Hours: 18
Contact us to discuss your state requirements for dyslexia and other literacy initiatives.

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

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