2018 Slingerland® Institute Short Course: Spelling & Written Language

June 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am – June 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Westmark School
5461 Louise Ave
Encino, CA 91316
(425) 453-1190

Slingerland®’s 3-day course, suitable for classroom teachers and tutors, integrates phonics, encoding, morphology (bases, affixes), irregular words and writing connected text. The course covers strategies and techniques for incorporating handwriting, spelling, and written language across the curriculum content areas.

An introduction to written expressive language including phonics, encoding and spelling rules leading to independent written work. The historical and philosophical background of dyslexia and current research in the field of reading and written language will also be discussed. Techniques and practice in the following areas will be covered: oral language, phonics and blending skills, written expression and integrated auditory approach lesson plans. Teacher/participants will actively apply the techniques in practice sessions.

Specifically you will learn:

  • 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
Twenty hours of classroom time.  Approved for 1.5 continuing education units through the University of San Diego.