4th & 5th grade: General Education (Tier I 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 levelThis comprehensive and highly intensive multisensory training course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to their intervention and remedial classroom. Structures transforms dyslexic and learning disabled students into skilled learners through its effective, interactive, multisensory approach to reading and spelling. Participants learn to teach: • 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 • Introductory comprehension techniques Additional benefits: • Guidance for lesson plans and classroom implementation • Opportunities for hands-on lesson practice with other participants • Emphasis on teaching reading to 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 Structures® phonics (decoding and encoding) content to general education students in grades 4 & 5 and Tier II and III students in grades 6-12. • 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 Overall Course Length: 30-32 hours
All Self-Paced Online Professional Development courses are released on a biweekly schedule. Participants have 30 days to complete the course.
Personalized Distance Coaching
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.