The ALLMemphis Structured Literacy Intervention Comprehensive Education (SLICE) course is designed to provide you with a thorough understanding of how to support struggling readers, including those from diverse backgrounds. This Orton-Gillingham training focuses on the foundational skills necessary to provide students with a solid foundation in early literacy.

In this 40-hour training that is part of our full 90-hour course accredited by the International Dyslexia Association, you will learn about the Science of Reading, the Top 5 components vital to becoming proficient in reading, and how to implement ALLMemphis' multi-sensory, sequential, and direct-instruction techniques in your own instruction.

The focus of this 40-hour course is to provide a well-rounded overview of the following skills:

  • Science of Reading
  • Foundational Literacy
    • Phonological Awareness
    • Phonics (including Decoding/Encoding, Syllabication)
    • Fluency
    • Vocabulary
    • Comprehension
  • The Orton-Gillingham Approach

This course is applicable for anyone wanting to increase their knowledge in foundation reading, including:

  • General education teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Instructors of English Language Learners
  • Reading interventionists
  • RTI instructors
  • Parents
  • School administration

Prerequisite: None

In this course, participants will learn:

  • The importance of teaching foundational literacy
  • What is the Science of Reading
  • What are the most important components of reading
  • Multi-sensory, structured, and sequential instructional techniques for phonological awareness and phonics acquisition
  • In-depth strategies for providing instruction in Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
  • Strategies for incorporating fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension

Materials Provided:

  • ALLMemphis-Structured Literacy Intervention Comprehensive Education (SLICE) Training Manual
  • ALLMemphis Lower and Upper Card Decks
  • Teaching Reading Sourcebook


Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Time for lunch and breaks are built into the schedule.

No trainings scheduled at this time.