Van Buren Intermediate School District

Providing Educational Services for a Better Tomorrow

English & Language Arts PD


    Phonics Fundamentals for Educators: Orton-Gillingham

    June 27th - 29th from 8:30am to 2:30pm

    At the Van Buren ISD Conference Center

    This 15-hour comprehensive and intensive course provides teachers with the necessary strategies and tools to deliver high-quality Phonics Fundamentals©, IMSLEC accredited lessons based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. Participants will have many opportunities for hands-on lesson practice.

    SLD Read’s Phonics Fundamentals© (PF) curriculum supports the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Grades K-5 at all three tiers of RtI. PF also complements any reading curriculum.

    This course is open to general education teachers, reading specialists, Title I instructors, paraprofessionals and special education teachers.

    Course content includes:

    • alphabetic and phonemic awareness strategies
    • the three-part drill for structured review
    • tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for phonetic and non-phonetic words
    • syllabication for multisyllabic words
    • guidance for lesson planning and classroom implementation

    Materials include:

    • Phonics Fundamentals© Teacher Guide and Student Lessons
    • Phonics Fundamentals© Inventory for Progress Monitoring and Placement in Scope and Sequence
    • Phonological Awareness Activities
    • Drill Deck cards
    • Many other multisensory tools and ideas!

    Cost per participant is $625, including materials.