Structured Literacy

Structured literacy is an evidence-based approach to reading instruction that focuses on explicit, systematic, and sequential teaching of phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics and word recognition, spelling, and syntax. This method is particularly effective for individuals with dyslexia but is beneficial for all learners. Key components of structured literacy include:

  • Phonology (Phonic)
  • Sound-Symbol Association
  • Syllable Instruction
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semantic

The principles of structured literacy for early learners include:

  • Explicit Instruction
  • Systematic and Cumulative Approach
  • Diagnostic Teaching
  • Multisensory Techniques