Certified Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher
About Structured Literacy
Structured Literacy (SL) is a researched based method of reading instruction which develops core foundational skills necessary for reading and writing, including:
phonology - including phonemic awareness and phonics
sound/symbol associations - for decoding and spelling
syllable instruction - for decoding, vocabulary and comprehension
morphology - for vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing skills
syntax - for reading comprehension and writing skills
semantics - for reading comprehension and writing skills.
SL instruction develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a systematic and cumulative program using explicit instruction diagnostic teaching.
It is a method particularly geared for students with dyslexia because it specifically and directly teaches the skills which are their core weaknesses, including phonological skills, decoding, and spelling. These are foundational skills which are necessary and essential for proper development of their reading comprehension and writing skill. SL is very effective for teaching other "at risk" student populations, nonreaders and English Language Learners (ELLs).
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