SIL Structured Literacy 3-part Webinar Series
SIL Structured Literacy 3-part Webinar Series
Presented by Dr. Nancy Cushen White
May 07, 2020 - June 04, 2020  ·  United States

Scheduled for 90-minutes each, the sessions are scheduled at 5 pm (PST) on the following Thursdays: 

May 7, May 21 and June 4.

Recently, the terms Structured Literacy and Multisensory (Multimodal) Structured Language have begun to be used interchangeably.  Current research findings regarding the nature of reading development, the efficacy of specific instructional practices for teaching reading, and the complexities of reading networks within the brain are leading to increased understanding that explain why Structured Literacy approaches are effective for teaching reading and written expression.  The Slingerland® Multisensory (Multimodal) Structured Language Approach is a classroom adaption of the Orton-Gillingham Approach; both are examples of Structured Literacy approaches. 

Over these three 90-minute webinars, Dr. Nancy Cushen White will present information to answer the ever present question:  What are the content (what is taught) and principles of instruction (how it is taught) that make Structured Literacy an effective instructional approach for teaching most students to read and writenot only students with dyslexia? The combination of this core content and these principles of instruction support our students as they learn, recall, and apply information and strategies as they progress toward independent reading and written expression.

Part 1 - May 7, 2020 - What is Dyslexia?  How is Structured Literacy Related to Dyslexia?

  • What are the characteristics of students with dyslexia at different ages and stages?
  • What is the "unexpected" nature of dyslexia?
  • Can students who are intellectually gifted also have dyslexia?
  • What other conditions frequently co-occur with dyslexia? 
  • What is Structured Literacy? 
  • Why use Structured Literacy to teach students with dyslexia?

Part 2 - May 21, 2020 - Structured Literacy: Deep Dive into the Content of Instructionwhat is taught

Structured Literacy approaches teach language-related academic skills and emphasize core content focused on systems of language structure and their interrelationships:

  • Phonology
  • Phonics—including syllable instruction
  • Morphology and etymology
  • Syntax and grammar
  • Text reading fluency—including prosody
  • Vocabulary
  • Semantics
  • Written expression—including handwriting and keyboarding.

Part 3 - June 4, 2020 - Structured Literacy"  Deep Dive into the Principles of Instructionhow it is taught

Structured Literacy approaches are based on a firm foundation of core instructional principles:

  • Explicit
  • Direct
  • Sequential
  • Systematic
  • Cumulative
  • Diagnostic
  • Simultaneous multi-modal presentation.

Space is limited to the first 100 guests so reserve your slot today!

We hope you can join us!

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