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Orton-Gillingham: Advanced Morphology and Vocabulary Workshop

DateFriday, March 3rd, 2017
Time 8:30am to 3:30pm
Course Number1035
LocationStern Center for Language and Learning
183 Talcott Road
Suite 101
United States
PrerequisitesPrevious Orton-Gillingham or Wilson training
Course Description

The English language is a morphophonological language. Therefore, teachers need to teach both phonology and morphology to enable struggling readers to unlock literacy. Understanding of morphology improves word identification, reading comprehension, spelling, and written expression. How can we teach morphology and challenge advanced students to decode and comprehend Tier II and III words? This one day workshop will cover beginning through advanced morphology from basic prefixes and suffixes to Latin grid endings and Greek combining forms. Evidenced-based strategies for teaching both morphology and vocabulary will be shared. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of free and bound morphemes, Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek derivations, and how to explicitly teach morphological awareness while also teaching vocabulary. Come ready to dissect and play with words.

Areas to be covered:

  • How to teach base words, suffixes, prefixes, Latin roots, and Greek combining forms
  • Lesson progression for -ion
  • Latin grid endings
  • Selecting appropriate vocabulary words (Tier II and Tier III words and academic vocabulary)
  • Robust vocabulary instruction
  • What does this look like in an Orton-Gillingham lesson?
  • What does this look like in a classroom?

This class is part of a three workshop series:

  1. Advanced Morphology and Vocabulary
  2. Orton-Gillingham: Beyond the Basics Workshop
  3. Reading Comprehension Across All Content

Discount when you sign up for two or all three; please note: attendance of one is not required to attend one or both of the other events.

  1. $225 for one
  2. $400 for two
  3. $600 for three

Tiers: 1, 2, and 3

Please click here to register.

Last day to register is March 1, 2017.


Peggy Price, M.Ed., Fellow/AOGPE

Director of the Orton-Gillingham Institute at the Stern Center

Peggy received her Masters in Early-Childhood Special Education from Georgia State University and is certified through the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She has over fourteen years of experience working in the field of special education with a primary focus on literacy and language-based learning disabilities. Her position at Stern Center for Language and Learning allows her to share her passion for evidence-based instructional practices with teachers and schools across the state.

Required MaterialsNone
AudienceTeachers, Reading Specialists, Special Educators, Literacy Coaches and Tutors
Grade LevelKindergarten-Grade 12
Additional InformationUnable to attend in person?
You can participate in this workshop or the Workshop Series through GoToWebinar.
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