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Spelling and Written Language Part 1 (Beginning)

The first of two classes, this is an introduction to written expressive language including phonics, encoding and spelling rules leading to independent written work.

Content includes:
• Knowledge of the historical and philosophical background of Specific Language Disability (dyslexia)
• The history and development of multisensory structured instructional techniques
• How to plan and integrate a language arts lesson beginning with the smallest unit and building to words and words within phrases and sentences
• Strategies for teaching encoding and spelling of regular and non-phonetic words
• Current research about oral and written language
• Instructional strategies to increase students’ spelling and written language performance
• A systematic structure for encoding (blending) and vocabulary development

20 classroom hours. This workshop is approved for 1.5 graduate level extension credits through University of San Diego.

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