Level 1

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

Name sounds for r-controlled vowels and for vowel digraphs and vowel diphthongs

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 CVC, CCVC, CVCC,CCVCC, CVCe words

Read and spell the first 100 high frequency words, including irregular words (trick words)

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

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Skill Development
Each level of Fundations presents skills in a carefully structured scope and sequence. These build on previously taught skills and are brought forward cumulatively: from unit to unit, year to year.

Letter Formation
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
Sound Mastery
Irregular (Trick) Word Instruction
Written Composition
Lesson Activities

Introducing the Suffix "s"
Video Example

Spelling Multisyllabic Words
Video Example