Flying Cat Academy
Dyslexia Trainer Program

General  Information

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Schedule

Download your class calendar

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Instructor

Shawna Audet

Image by Chris Montgomery

Weekly Zoom 

Days: Mon. Tues. Wed., or Thurs.

Time: 7:00 pm -8:00 pm

Attend 1 Zoom per week.  You choose the day.

Week 1

Assignment 1: What is Dyslexia?

Instructions:  Click on the "Go to Lesson" link to view the lesson.  Take notes in whatever format works best for you or click here to download a graphic organizer created for this assignment.

Time: 15 minutes

Lesson Format: Prezi with audio

Assignment 2: Defining Dyslexia

Instructions:  Click on the "Go to Lesson" link to view the lesson.  Take notes in whatever format works best for you or click here to download a graphic organizer created for this assignment

Time: 54 minutes

Lesson Format: Youtube video

Quick Assessment Tools

Instructions: Read Shawna's article on assessment tools. Watch a few videos on early screening tools.  Download any tools that you need.

Time: 45 minutes

Pop Quiz

Instructions: This is an optional assignment.  Take the pop quiz is you want to check your understanding of the key concepts covered thus far in the course.

Time: 5 minutes

Lesson Format: PowerPoint

Psych-ed Assessment

Instructions: View the lesson.  Read the Wright's Paper and then try the assignment in which you will map out results on the Bell Curve.  Click here to download the assignment.

Time: 1 hour

Lesson Format: YouTube Video and PDF

Class Forum

Instructions: The class forum is a place to interact with peers and your teacher as we continue on our learning journey in this course.  Use the forum to reflect  your learning, engage in conversations, and ask questions.

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Week 1
Understanding Dyslexia

1. Week 1 Checklist

2. What is Dyslexia?: Prezi with Audio

3. What is Dyslexia?: Prezi Handout

4. Defining Dyslexia: Video

5. What is Dyslexia?: Handout

6. Core Phonics Survey: Teacher Handout and

     Student Handout

7. Pop Quiz on "What is Dyslexia?"

8. Is it Dyslexia or a Developmental Lag?: Handout

9. Dyslexia Simulation: Video

10. Dyslexia Reading Simulation: Handout

11. Psych-ed Assessment: Video

12. Bell Curve Activity Information Sheet in Word 

       format for Immersive Reader: handout

13. Bell Curve Activity: Handout

14. Reading Homework:  Brain Rewiring, Shaywitz,

       and White Paper

Week 3
Closed Syllable Progression

1. Week 3 Checklist

2. Closed Syllable Progression Part 1 of 2: Video

3. Closed Syllable Progression: Handout

4. Syllable Rule Card: Handout

5. Closed Syllable Rule Card: Handout

6. Short Vowel Pictures: Handout

7. Short Vowel Sentence: Handout

8. f, l, s, and z Rule: Handout

9. ck Rule: Handout

10. Syllabication Worksheet: Handout

11. 7 Syllable Types: Handout

12. Syllable Types Explained: Handout

13. Blending Drill Instructions: Handout

20. Pop Quiz #3: PowerPoint

21. Reading Homework

Week 5
Open Syllable Progression and Vowel Consonant-e Progression

1.  Week 5 Checklist

2.  Open Syllable Progression: Video

3.  Open Syllable Progression: Handout

4.  Open Syllable Rule Card: Handout

5.  Vowel Consonant-e  Progression: Video

6.  Vowel Consonant-e  Progression: Handout

7.  Vowel Consonant-e  Rule Card: Handout

8. Pop Quiz #5: Powerpoint

Week 7
Lesson Planning

1.  Structure of an O-G Lesson Plan: Video

2.  Elements of an O-G Lesson Plan: Handout

3.  Visual Drill Instructions: Handout

4.  Auditory Drill Instructions: Handout

5.  Syllable Pounding Instructions: Handout

6.  CHOPS: Handout

7.  Lesson Plan Template with Directions: Handout

8.  Blank Lesson Plan Template: Handout

9.  Sample Lesson Plan #1: Handout

10. Sample Lesson Plan #1 for more Advanced

        Student: Handout

11. Reading Homework

Week 2
Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, and Encoding

1. Week 2 Checklist

2. Phonemic Awareness Narrated PowerPoint

3. Duncan Milne's Phonics Progression: Handout

4. Phonemic Awareness Drill Instructions: Handout

5. Phonics and Decoding: Video

6. Kinesthetic Drill Instructions: Handout

7. Letter Tile Drill Instructions: Handout

8. Phonemic Awareness Lesson Plan Template:

     Handout

9. Edge Browser Read Aloud Tool: Video

10. Pop Quiz #2: Powerpoint

11. Reading Homework

Week 4
Closed Syllable Progression

1. Closed Syllable Progression Part 2 of 2: Video

2. Sight Word Study Method Instructions: Handout

3. 400 most Frequently used Sight Words: Handout

4. Closed Syllable Polysyllabic Word List: Handout

5. 1:1:1 Rule: Handout

6. Sounds of 'c' and 'g' Rule Card: Handout

7. Sounds of 'c' chart: Handout

8.  Sounds of 'g' chart: Handout

9. Sounds of Suffix 'ed': Handout

1. Week 6 Checklist

2. Vowel Teams, Vowel Diphthongs, r-controlled, and

    Consonant-le Syllable Types: Video

3. Vowel Teams/Digraphs Progression: Handout

4. Vowel Teams Rule Card: Handout

5. Adding Suffixes to a Variety of Syllable Types

    Worksheet: Handout

6. Vowel Teams Chart: Handout

7. Vowel Diphthong Progression: Handout

8. Vowel Diphthong Rule Card: Handout

9.  r-controlled Progression: Handout

10. r-controlled Rule Card: Handout

11. Consonant-le Progression: Handout

12. Consonant-le Rule Card: Handout

1. Week 1 Checklist

2. What is Dyslexia?: Prezi with Audio

3. What is Dyslexia?: Prezi Handout

4. Defining Dyslexia: Video

5. What is Dyslexia?: Handout

6. Core Phonics Survey: Teacher Handout and

     Student Handout

7. Pop Quiz on "What is Dyslexia?"

8. Is it Dyslexia or a Developmental Lag?: Handout

9. Dyslexia Simulation: Video

10. Dyslexia Reading Simulation: Handout

11. Psych-ed Assessment: Video

12. Bell Curve Activity Information Sheet in Word 

       format for Immersive Reader: handout

13. Bell Curve Activity: Handout

14. Reading Homework:  Brain Rewiring, Shaywitz,

       and White Paper