Training, Consultations, & Courses


LIVE online Intro to Orton-Gillingham Structured Literacy Courses

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

  • 4 two-hour evening sessions; or

  • 2 four-hour Saturday afternoon sessions.                                            

                                                                                       Reg.  $360.00CAD

                                                                                           NOW: $320.00​CAD

                                                                                      Maximum 8 participants

                                                    (with some exception for educators at the same school)

FALL 2021 Sessions:

  • Saturday November 6th & 13th,
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm


If you have a group of at least 6 educators who would like to participate, please get in touch to arrange dates/times.   

(8 hour course)

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Course Syllabus

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?

Phonemic Awareness

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

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 implementation

Online games & tools

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