• Fundations

    “Fundations” is an intensive phonics based program that teaches kids the spelling rules so they can figure out words when reading or how to spell them. Below you will find some useful information that could help your child. Let me know if you have any questions.

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    What does a Fundations lesson look like?

    • Drill Sounds
    • Word of the Day
    • Word Talk
    • Trick Words
    • Echo/Find Letters and Words
    • Make It Fun
    • Dictation (Dry Erase)
    • Storytime

    Program Highlights

    • Emphasis on systematic phonics and study of word structure
    • Skills taught explicitly and systematically
    • Instruction is cumulative and scaffolds presented skills
    • Motor-memory learning-fundations connects gross motor memory to learning
      • More memorable than fine motor memory
      • Examples include: sky-writing, tracing, and tapping
    • Teacher model with "Echo" the owl puppet directing students to repeat sounds, words, and sentences
    • Assessments monitor student learning and skill mastery throughout the program
    • Extensive practice provides multiple opportunities for skills application

    Skill Development in Fundations

    • Letter Formation
    • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
    • Sound Mastery
    • Phonics
    • Vocabulary
    • Irregular (trick) Word Instruction
    • Fluency
    • Comprehension Written Composition