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Orton-Based Word Study Grades K-5

Following the Iowa Professional Development model, this course serves as an introduction to the word study component of Orton Gillingham: an explicit, systematic, sequential and multi-sensory approach to basic language and morphological awareness/decoding, spelling, and vocabulary instruction. This course includes current research, the structure of the explicit lesson plan and multi-sensory methodology, collaborative practice with the Anglo-Saxon, Latin roots and affixes, and to a lesser degree, the Greek combining forms. These elements are essential for students in primary, intermediate, upper elementary, and middle school. Participants will also explore the implications for fluency, comprehension, and adaptations for the content areas in relation to the CCSS Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: supporting student´s ability to read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently..

Registration for this course will close on August 29, 2013. Registrations processed after the close date of the course will be charged an additional $25 late registration fee.

You can access the course syllabus by clicking on the following link and searching for the course title Course Syllabus

This session is open only to Northeast CSD employees. If you are not an NECSD employee and would like to take this course, please contact Diane Schumacher,

Instructors: Claudia Reyes-Fry, Terri Petersen, AOGPE
Session No.: 6006
Dates & Times:
8/13/13 and 3/14/14 @ 8:00 - 3:30
8/28/13, 9/11/13, 10/9/13, 10/23/13, 11/6/13, 11/20/13, 12/11/13, 1/15/14, 1/29/14, 2/12/14, 2/26/14, 3/12/14, 3/26/14, 4/9/14, 4/23/14, 5/7/14 @ 1:30 - 3:30
Location: Northeast Elem. School, Goose Lake
$340 for 2 Drake graduate credits
$200 for 2 Relicensure credits
no cost for Audit/no credit option
This course is appropriate for paraeducators and those that hold the substitute authorization license to take for license renewal purposes.


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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