Introduction to Structured Literacy & Orton-Gillingham Approaches to Learning to Read


DATE: Saturday October 22, 29, and November 5 (9am - 12noon)



  • The Science of Reading

  • The Simple View of Reading, Scarborough's Reading Rope, and other frameworks for understanding language & literacy

  • Language Comprehension (vs Reading Comprehension)

  • The critical role of Knowledge Building

  • Overview of Language Comprehension, Phonology, Orthography, and Morphology

  • Word Recognition and Orthographic mapping: What works? What looks like it is working, but is not?

  • Overview of Dyslexia & DLD, & differences in brain structure and function

  • Phonology in depth

  • Culturally responsive challenges with phonology

  • Phonemic Awareness Assessments

  • The alphabet as a whole

  • Mastering sound-letter connections through visual/auditory/kinesthetic/tactile tracing & printing

  • Orthography in depth

  • Short vowel confusion and how to differentiate short vowels

  • Blending cvc words automatically & effortlessly

  • 6 types of syllables and syllable division

  • Wild Words (words that do not follow the rules)

  • 3 Main Spelling Rules

  • Scopes and sequences & decodable text to match

  • Parts of a Foundational Word Reading Skills Lesson Plan

  • Activities/Games for Introducing new spelling patterns

  • Simultaneous Oral Spelling (SOS) (printing words)

  • Writing at the sentence level

  • Decodable text

  • Reading Comprehension (moving from skills to building knowledge)

  • Routines, scripts, & timing for small and large group lessons

  • Teaching online

  • Morphology in depth

  • Multi-linguistic strategies for integrating phonology, orthography, morphology, and language comprehension

  • Fluency - the bridge to reading comprehension
  • Oral Reading Fluency Assessments

  • Vocabulary building

  • Knowledge-Based approach to Writing

  • Special concerns for students with Dyslexia and DLD

  • Resources, blogs, books, researchers, training, and organizations to support your learning journey

9-Hour ONLINE Course - LIVE with Martha

SKU: SR500