Thank You

Payne relies on generous grants and donations to help underwrite the costs of training for teachers. Here are some of this year's supporters:

  • E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
  • The Anschutz Foundation
  • Peggy & Nick Duncan
  • Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • The Vose Foundation

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"These workshops are full of wonderful multisensory approaches to help children develop a stronger foundation in Phonemic Awareness. After almost 20 years of teaching, this workshop opened my eyes to many different techniques to help all of my students."

Lisa | Teacher


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First Grade

First Grade Foundations (FGF)  

It's all about the Base

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First Grade Foundations (FGF) is a four-day structured, multisensory, scripted 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. FGF 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 (includes spelling lists). Each lesson contains a decodable story for fluency development and assessment. FGF can easily be supplemented with standard literature or literature from any basal reading program. Periodic student assessments occur every 15-20 lessons.

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