FL2. What is Structured Literacy?

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Foundational Literacy Module 2 - What is Structured Literacy?

Welcome 

Structured Literacy (SL) approaches take a highly systematic and explicit approach to teaching all aspects of literacy. From across multiple disciplines that research literacy, these approaches have been shown to be effective for all types of readers.This module clarifies the definition and key markers of structured literacy, the research that supports it, and what it looks like in action.

Time estimate: 2 hours

  • What is Structured Literacy?
    • Pre-Assessment
    • 1. What is Structured Literacy (SL)?
    • 2. Underpinning Research
    • 3. Structured Literacy Content
    • 4. Structured Literacy Instruction Fundamentals
    • 5. Structured Literacy in Action
    • 6. Summing it Up
    • Post-Assessment
    • Module Evaluation
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Welcome!

Welcome to the second module in the Foundational Literacy series titled What is Structured Literacy? in the ALL Ohio Literacy Library! This module is geared towards all educators and other interested stakeholders who want to further their knowledge about the Structured Literacy approach to teaching language and literacy.  The Structured Literacy approach is a highly systematic and explicit approach that research suggests is an effective approach for teaching all children and is necessary for students who are multilingual learners and students with disabilities. As educators, caregivers, and other roles that support children and education, it’s imperative that we have a working definition of what Structured Literacy is, what it looks like, and how educators can use the approach to produce positive literacy outcomes.

Whether you are an early interventionist, caregiver, teacher, administrator, paraprofessional, parent, related service provider, higher education faculty or candidate, or have another role in helping a child develop their reading skills, we want to first say THANK YOU. We know that your time is valuable and you would not be here if you weren’t interested in supporting outcomes for young children and families.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this module. However, you may be interested in the other modules within the Foundational Literacy series.

Foundational Literacy Series:

  1. The Simple View of Reading
  2.  What is Structured Literacy?
  3. Screening and Assessment (Coming Soon)
  4. Understanding Dyslexia

Module Description

Structured Literacy (SL) approaches take a highly systematic and explicit approach to teaching all aspects of literacy. From across multiple disciplines that research literacy, these approaches have been shown to be effective for all types of readers. This module clarifies the definition and key markers of Structured Literacy, the research that supports it, and what it looks like in action.

Learning Objectives

Number 1

Define the term Structured Literacy

Number 2

Cite specific research that supports the components of Structured Literacy

Number 3

Identify the key content associated with Structured Literacy

Number 4

Explain the instructional markers of Structured Literacy

Number 5

Explain how to recognize when Structured Literacy is happening in a classroom

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