First Grade Foundations

Monday, July 15th, 2019 – Thursday, July 18th, 2019


First Grade Foundations (FGF) is a 4-day structured, multisensory, scripted training program that provides all the right ingredients, in just the right amounts, in just the right order for first graders. Through an interactive delivery system, FGF meets the needs of a variety of students, from reading-disabled to gifted.

Payne’s First Grade Foundations course allows teachers to be prepared for any student reading level with pre-literacy techniques and a comprehensive, balanced approach to the basics of language arts instruction.

FGF features instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, oral reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and spelling (including spelling lists). Each lesson contains a decodable story for fluency development and assessment. FGF can easily be supplemented with authentic literature or literature from any basal reading program. Periodic student assessments occur every 15-20 lessons.

Training is July 15-18, 2019 from 8:30 - 4:30 with a one-hour lunch.



200 East Adams, McAlester, OK 74502

Course Time

8:30 am


This training requires you to agree and commit to completing all days of training. You must complete all applicable fields of your user profile prior to registration, or this will delay your screening and approval process.

Participants may terminate their registration by giving Payne Education Center at least one week prior written notice. Even with cancellation, participant agrees to pay, in full, a 10% nonrefundable portion of the registration fee, regardless of when the participant terminates the agreement. There will be a 100% training charge for registered participants who do not cancel their registration and do not attend training (no call, no show). Additionally, trainees who receive scholarship/funding, and do not complete training requirements as outlined, will be asked to repay their scholarship.

This registration may be terminated by Payne Education Center at any time and will give participants advance written notice. Predictably, termination is most likely to happen only if too few teachers register for a training, thus impacting the policies for hosting a training. In the event of a Payne cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded.

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