What is SLANT®?
The SLANT System® is effective reading instruction for all students, but essential for those with language based reading difficulties, or dyslexia.
The SLANT System® For Structured Language Training is a structured literacy method based on scientific research and evidence that supports effective reading instruction. It combines professional development for teachers and decodable, Orton-Gillingham based teaching materials for students.
The program is supported by systematic and explicit teaching materials that incorporate multi-sensory instructional techniques and emphasize the structure of the English language.
• Training in The SLANT System® provides teachers with a knowledge base of English language structure that can be applied to the explicit and systematic teaching of reading at all grades and levels to every student.
• Using SLANT® alongside an elementary general education reading program, knowledgeable SLANT® teachers can provide more explicit instruction in decoding, word attack and spelling than is generally provided in many literature-based reading programs.
• SLANT® materials can be used to supplement general education instruction providing extended opportunities to understand and practice important decoding, word attack and spelling strategies.
• At a middle school level and beyond, the teacher’s knowledge about syllable division, morphology and spelling rules can again supplement instruction in typical reading and language arts classes, allowing more students to access the general curriculum.