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  • Georgette Dickman, MA LDT/C

    Georgette Dickman, MA LDT/C

    Orton-Gillingham Therapist Trainer (IMSLEC) and Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Georgette Dickman, MA, NJ Certified LDT/C, Orton-Gillingham Therapist Trainer and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Dyslexia Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the director of the Children's Dyslexia Center in Tenafly, New Jersey and was past-president of NJ branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). In 2012, she won the Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award from the IDA.

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    1. Welcome to Structured Literacy Instruction
    • Welcome to Structured Literacy! FREE PREVIEW
    • 1.1 Structured Literacy Course Overview
    • 1.2 Structured Literacy Course Learning Guide
    • 1.3a Structured Literacy Course Materials (PDF Overview)
    • 1.3b Structured Literacy Course Materials (Downloads)
    • 1.4 Frequently Asked Questions
    • 1.5 Submit a Ticket
  • 2
    2. Structured Literacy Overview
    • Course Content Navigation Tip Video
    • 2.1 Reading Acquisition
    • Discussion Post #1: Reading Acquisition
    • 2.2 Reading Difficulties
    • Discussion Post #2: Reading Difficulties
    • 2.3 Reading Instruction
    • Discussion Post #3: Reading Instruction
    • Module 2 Knowledge Check
    • Module 2 Resources and References
  • 3
    3. Structured Literacy Content Knowledge
    • 3.1 Overview of Linguistic Concepts
    • 3.2 Phonology
    • Discussion Post #4: Phonology
    • 3.3 Orthography
    • Discussion Post #5: Orthography
    • 3.4 Morphology
    • Discussion Post #6: Morphology
    • 3.5 Influences of Other Languages on English Spelling
    • 3.6 Understanding Student Spelling Development
    • Module 3 Knowledge Check
    • Module 3 Resources and References
  • 4
    4. Implementing Structured Literacy
    • 4.1 Phonemic Awareness
    • 4.2 Sound Cards
    • 4.3 Read Words and Sentences
    • 4.4 Sound Cards in Reverse
    • 4.5 Spell Words and Sentences
    • 4.6 Sight Words
    • 4.7 Reading Fluency & Comprehension
    • Discussion Post #7: Implementing Structured Literacy
    • Module 4 Knowledge Check
  • 5
    5. Intensifying Structured Literacy
    • 5.1 Implementing Structured Literacy in the Classroom
    • 5.2 Assessing Structured Literacy
    • 5.3 Techniques for Intensifying Instruction
    • Discussion Post #8: Intensifying Instruction
    • Module 5 Knowledge Check
    • Module 5 Resources and References
  • 6
    6. Structured Literacy Practicum
    • Intro to your Structured Literacy Practicum
    • Structured Literacy Practicum Materials (Downloads)
    • Progress Monitoring for Your Practicum Tip Video
    • Practicum Discussion Forum
    • Week 1
    • Week 2
    • Week 3
    • Week 4
    • Week 5
    • Week 6
    • Week 7
    • Week 8
    • Week 9
    • Practicum Final Project
  • 7
    End-of-Course Survey
    • End-of-Course Survey

Reviews

What they're saying about this course...

  • Fabulous introdcution to structured literacy!

    patti wilson

    4.5 out of 5 stars! The Structured Literacy course was an excellent primer to understanding the components of the lesson, as well as see it in action. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an intro into Structured Literacy!

    4.5 out of 5 stars! The Structured Literacy course was an excellent primer to understanding the components of the lesson, as well as see it in action. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an intro into Structured Literacy!

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  • CALT -Trainee in Illinois

    Sharon Marrello

    I think this course is extremely well put together as it explicitly teaches what Structured Literacy is. This course is something every teacher and parent of a dyslexic child should take part in.

    I think this course is extremely well put together as it explicitly teaches what Structured Literacy is. This course is something every teacher and parent of a dyslexic child should take part in.

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  • Great program!

    Evanne Mingori

    Great program!

    Great program!

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  • Structured Literacy Course

    Samantha Veenhuis

    This is a great course for any teacher looking to implement this program or even just improve their methods of teaching reading. The course gives a lot of great information that you as a teacher should know in order to properly teach the basics of...

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    This is a great course for any teacher looking to implement this program or even just improve their methods of teaching reading. The course gives a lot of great information that you as a teacher should know in order to properly teach the basics of reading. There are also materials available to help you structure lessons and monitor the progress of your students. I would recommend this course to any teacher who teaches reading.

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  • Good overview!

    Jamie Lennox

    This course provides a good overview of the components of Structured Literacy, as well as, provides helpful videos and templates for implementation.

    This course provides a good overview of the components of Structured Literacy, as well as, provides helpful videos and templates for implementation.

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  • Good Overview of Structured Literacy and Some Starting Ideas

    Kate Larocque

    This class is a good, basic overview of what Structured Literacy is, its basic components and some ideas for ways to start implementing SL into your reading instruction. The class is a good starting point for those looking to help students with re...

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    This class is a good, basic overview of what Structured Literacy is, its basic components and some ideas for ways to start implementing SL into your reading instruction. The class is a good starting point for those looking to help students with reading differences.

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