Introduction to Structured Literacy and Orton-Gillingham Approaches to Reading Instruction
Decades of high-quality research shed light on what we can do to help prevent reading struggles.
Effective beginning reading instruction cannot be evaluated solely on the basis on a specific "program".
Effective beginning reading instruction requires knowledgeable, warm, and engaging teachers, using approaches that are systematic, explicit, playful, and based on students' individual needs.
This kind of instruction has many names: "Orton-Gillingham", "Structured Literacy", "Multisensory Structured Language", etc. These are "approaches" to teaching reading, not specific "programs".
These approaches take time to learn and practice, but once teachers begin this journey, they shake their heads in disbelief about how much knowledge they have been missing, particularly for students who have dyslexia.
ONLINE Course - Live:
February 3, 10, 17, 24
This course uses ZOOM as a platform.
It is just like Skype. It is free, and easy to use.
I am happy to have a private 10 minute session with participants to help them get comfortable with ZOOM.
Or, attend course in person:
Saturday February 1st: 9-3pm (Session 1 & 2)
Saturday February 8th, 9-3pm (Session 3 & 4)
This course will be held in Barrie ON, and includes a free set of Sound Readers' Crazy Shorts card games.
(half price for those who are repeating this course)
Overview of the process of learning to read
Overview of difficulties with learning to read
Overview of structured literacy and OG approaches
Visual & Auditory Drills
Review of Visual and Auditory drills & letter formation
Sounds of speech in the English language
Short vowel confusion
Blending and Segmenting sounds in words
Open and Closed Syllables
Review of Blending and Segmenting sounds in words
Simultaneous Oral Spelling (SOS)
Initial and end clusters
-ck, dge, tch spelling patterns
Reading words in sentences and text (scooping)
Review of SOS, printing sentences, and reading text
Magic e, vowel teams, bossy r's, c-le spelling patterns
3 Main Spelling Rules
Introduction to Morphology, and PART 2