Foundational Skills

Overview

Schoolwide’s Foundational Skills Program has been designed to ensure that students receive explicit and systematic instruction in the following skills:  Phonological Awareness, Print Concepts, Handwriting, Phonics, Word Recognition, and Fluency.

The program integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing opportunities in a clear scope and sequence building from the simple to complex, and providing students scaffolds and supports for effectively transferring newly learned skills to the practice of reading and writing texts.

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PILOT PROGRAM

 

Each Grade Level Program (K–2) Includes:

  • Grade level program-specific teacher’s guide
  • One comprehensive teacher’s manual for each phase of instruction
  • Student learning outcomes for each phase of instruction
  • Foundational Skills teaching strategies
  • Research-based high-frequency word lists
  • Short Shared Texts (nursery rhymes, traditional songs, poems, nonfiction, fiction, reader’s theater
  • Whole-Class Lessons (Mini-Lessons, Shared Reading, Shared and/or Interactive Writing)
  • Transition to Independent, Partner, and/or Guided Practice
  • Lesson Extensions and Appendices
  • Assessments (Formative & Summative)

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