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LIVE online Intro to Orton-Gillingham based Structured Literacy Courses

Intro to Orton-Gillingham-based Structured Literacy courses for administrators, teachers (and parents) are offered LIVE ONLINE monthly in either:

  • four 2-hour evening sessions; or

  • two 4-hour Saturday afternoon sessions. 
    Next Sessions:

  • Sat. Feb. 27 & Sat. Mar. 13, 2021    (12:00-4:00pm EST both days)                        (2 spots still available)


  • Thurs. Apr. 1st, 8th 15th, 22nd, 2021   (8:00-10:00pm EST for 4 evenings )

         (1 spot still available)


  • If you have a group of 4-5 educators who would like to participate, contact us to arrange dates/times.  (8 hour course)

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CLICK HERE to go to Martha's website/blog for more information about structured literacy/Orton-Gillingham approaches to learning to read.

Course Outline:

Session ONE:

Overview of the process of learning to read

Overview of differences in brain structure and function

Overview of structured literacy and OG approaches

Orthographic mapping - what works? what doesn't?

Sounds of speech in the English language

Visual & Auditory drills

Letter formation

Session TWO:

Review of visual/auditory drills & letter formation

Phonemic Awareness

Short vowel confusion

Blending and segmenting sounds in words

Open & closed syllables

Scopes and sequences

Parts of a lesson plan

Introducing new spelling patterns

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Session THREE:

Review of Blending/Segmenting & Visual/Auditory drills

Wild Words (words that do not follow the rules)

Syllables and syllable division

Continuation of parts of a lesson plan

Simultaneous Oral Spelling (SOS) (printing words)

Printing Sentences

Reading words in sentences and text

Decodable text

Scooping for fluency


Session FOUR:

Review of syllable types and syllable division

Review of Scopes and Sequences and main patterns

3 Main Spelling Rules


Introduction to Morphology

Questions, individual planning, including classroom/home implementation

Online games & tools

Click Here to view the Powerpoint for more information about the online Intro to OG/Structured Literacy course, Zoom, and what to bring/prepare.


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