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Teaching Reading Skills

This short class offers teaching techniques and background knowledge in the Slingerland® Adaptation for Classroom use of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. It is appropriate for all educational settings. The relationship of learning reading skills to the acquisition of oral language and its development will be explored. Multisensory techniques that begin with single units of sight, sound and feel and progress to larger units will be taught and practiced. These techniques include decoding skills, phrase reading, vocabulary development, reading with comprehension, and higher-level critical thinking skills, leading to increased fluency.

Content includes:
• Development of an integrated lesson plan using current curriculum materials
• Practice with the Slingerland® multisensory techniques
• Current reading research findings
• Instructional strategies that will increase comprehension and fluency skills
• The study of the organization of the English language
• A systematic structure for decoding and vocabulary development

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

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