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Structured Literacy Program


At Talawanda, we are committed to providing the best possible education for our students. A key aspect of this commitment is our structured literacy program, which has been instrumental in helping students build a strong foundation in reading and writing. We understand that literacy is not just a skill; it's a gateway to academic success and personal growth.

The Orton-Gillingham approach, which is an integral part of our literacy program, is a well-established and highly effective method for teaching reading and writing. This structured approach is designed to help students develop essential skills in a systematic and sequential manner. It has proven to be particularly beneficial for students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties, but it is also valuable for all students, as it builds a robust foundation for literacy.

Here are a few key aspects of the Orton-Gillingham approach:

-Systematic and Sequential Instruction: The approach teaches language components, such as phonemes and graphemes, in a logical and sequential order. This helps students understand the structure of language.

-Phonics Emphasis: Orton-Gillingham focuses on phonics, ensuring that students grasp the relationships between sounds and letters, which is fundamental for reading and writing proficiency.

-Multisensory Techniques: The approach engages multiple senses, involving touch, sight, and sound. It uses techniques such as tracing letters in sand and manipulating letters to make learning more effective and engaging.

   We are excited about the impact this approach will have on our students. It has helped struggling readers make significant progress and has enhanced the literacy skills of all students. We are dedicated to ensuring that our students get the best possible education, and the Orton-Gillingham approach plays a crucial role in achieving this goal.