Workshops

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In these workshops, Kathy presents the basics of the time tested Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading and spelling to use with their own children.

The Level I and Level II Workshops cover the important features of Orton-Gillingham and why this research-based approach is the most effective reading instruction method for struggling readers and spellers. The structure of the written language is explained and how this individualized, multi-sensory, explicit, language-based approach can be used to teach children to read and spell. This method will be illustrated by walking through a complete sample assessment and lesson plan. You will receive a folder of information to take with you that includes a description of the language parts, language rules, a sample lesson plan and a blank lesson planning sheet and more.

If you have a group of ten or more and would like to schedule a workshop at your location, please fill out this information sheet. Kathy will contact you within 3 days.

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The Level I Workshop covers all the essential features of the Orton-Gillingham method and why it works. Phonemic awareness, phonograms and rules are introduced. The participant will learn how to assess a child and how to create a lesson plan. A sample lesson plan is then presented with step by step instructions for implementation.

A folder full of information and resources will be yours to take with you.

This workshop is appropriate for any adult who is teaching children at any age.

A fall 2015 workshop will be scheduled soon. Please email me if you would like to be notified when registration opens.

Level II Workshop

The Level II Workshop will build on the information covered in the Level I Workshop, which is a prerequisite to attending this workshop. Syllable division rules will be taught and the six syllable types will be introduced along with their associated vowel sounds. The approach for teaching prefixes, suffixes and roots will be covered to illustrate how this method can also build the child’s vocabulary.

A folder full of information and resources will be yours to take with you.

This workshop is appropriate for any adult who is teaching children ages nine or older. Attendance at the Level I Workshop is a prerequisite.

No Level II workshops scheduled at this time.