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- 5.0 hrs
Structured Literacy (Overview of Orton-Gillingham)
English has a well-earned reputation for being difficult. English is difficult to speak, difficult to read, and difficult to spell. But it is, in fact, predictable. Nearly 80% of all words in English follow predictable patterns of sound, syllable-type, and add-on components (like prefixes, suffixes, and verb endings). This course will familiarize you with what Structured Literacy is and how to put it to use in your classroom.
Who Should Take It?
General ed teachers, special ed teachers, administrators, and parents
Why Should They Take It?
To learn a way of teaching reading that makes sense and works. This course is a primer to be used as a general guideline for how to use a Structured Literacy approach to reading and spelling instruction in the classroom and can be used as a jumping off point for deeper Orton-Gillingham training.
- Understand Structured Literacy in relation to other reading instruction approaches
- Identify the guiding principles of Structured Literacy instruction
- Recognize the key elements of a Structured Literacy instruction
- Understand the linguistic structure of English to support teaching a systematic instruction of reading
- Create lesson plans to implement a Structured Literacy in your classroom
- Assess and track student mastery
Subject Matter Expert
- Georgette Dickman, MA LDT/C, Orton-Gillingham Therapist/Trainer
Georgette Dickman, MA, NJ Certified LDT/C, Orton-Gillingham Therapist Trainer and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Dyslexia Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the director of the Children's Dyslexia Center in Tenafly, New Jersey and was past-president of NJ branch of the International Dyslexia Association.