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ER Foundational Skills Guide Previews

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Foundational Skills Guides

Grades K–1 or Intervention

Expertly developed Foundational Skills Teacher’s Guides are designed to help teachers develop students’ foundational phonics skills so students emerge as fluent readers fully in the alphabetic stage of literacy. These guides offer evidence-based instruction that develops students' letter-sound correspondence knowledge, phonological awareness and phonics skills, decoding strategies, high-frequency word recognition, ability to connect high-frequency words to meaning, understanding of spelling conventions, ability to connect spelling of word parts to meaning, and understanding of syntax, all of which will be applied during multiple rereads to connected authentic Emergent Reader Series decodable texts.

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Book-by-book progress monitoring assessments are located in the Post-Reading section of each Foundational Skills Guide. Formative assessments are placed at five key points in the scope & sequence and are located in their chronological position in the Foundational Skills Guide binder. There are two assessments at each key point, which will allow you to retest students if necessary. Progress monitoring and formative assessments allow students to demonstrate proficiency in foundational skills and close reading skills and for teachers to record progress and develop instructional plans for students experiencing difficulties.

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