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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"In all my professional experience, I have ever had such a high quality, effective training as Structured Language Basics."
Lindsay | Teacher

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Second-Third Grades

SLB MaterialsStructured Language Basics (SLB)

Empower, Enlighten, and Advance 

Structured Language Basics (SLB) is a five-day training which provides second and third grade teachers with a structured, multisensory, scripted curriculum that addresses the needs of a variety of readers, from reading-disabled to gifted. SLB features instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, oral reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, handwriting, and spelling (includes spelling lists). Advanced syllable division and root-and-affix instruction prepares students to confidently attack multisyllabic words. Grammar instruction helps students develop strong sentence writing skills, which eventually lead to strong paragraph composition. Each lesson contains a decodable story for fluency development and assessment. Periodic student assessments occur every 15-20 lessons. Complement SLB with your favorite basal, guided-reading, or authentic literature for a supercharged literacy block.               

Teachers who attend Structured Language Basics are able to access a new Users of SLB page full of helpful instructional videos, online resources, and material order forms. If you have taken SLB and would like to access this page, contact Caroline

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