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FUNdations

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Wilson FUNdations is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System® principles and serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure.  We will be incorporating a 30-minute daily Fundations lesson into our language arts classroom instruction. Fundations lessons focus on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and spelling.   http://www.fundations.com
 
Program Highlights:

- Letter formation, print knowledge, alphabetic awareness, phonological and phonemic awareness training as in Level K
- Segment words into syllables and syllables into sounds (phonemes) - up to 5 sounds
- Name corresponding letter(s) and short and long vowels when given letters
- Name corresponding letter(s) when given sounds of letters and vowels
- Identify word structure such as blends, digraphs, basewords, suffixes, syllable types (closed and vowel-consonant-e syllables)
- Read and spell closed and vowel-consonant-e syllable type words
- Read and spell compound words and other words with two syllables
- Read and spell words with s, es, ed, ing suffixes
- Read and spell words with unexpected vowel sounds
- Read and spell targeted high-frequency,non-phonetic words
- Construct sentences using vocabulary words
- Read approximately 60 words per minute with fluency and understanding
- Read controlled stories (95-100% decodable) with fluency, expression, and understanding
- Apply beginning dictionary skills
- Apply correct punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation point)
- Apply capitalization rules for beginning of sentences and names of people
Retell short narrative stories and facts from expository text