Foundational & Comprehension Skills

Preparing Students to Read Decodable Text through Sound-by-Sound Blending and Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping

Units in this section have two foci: learning letter-sound knowledge (foundational skills) and applying it into the decodable text (comprehension skills). Each unit begins with a read-aloud lesson designed to build background knowledge for the topic/story students will read about in the decodable text. As the lessons progress, students will develop oral language and reading comprehension skills as well as phonics skills, which helps them sound out the words and read with understanding.

Unit 1. Naptime Story

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 20 mins

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Word Work: Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 50 mins

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Reading the Text

Lesson 3 25 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 45 mins

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Oral Language Practice

Lesson 5 35 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 6 10 mins

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Unit 2. Short O Sound Story

Watch Video

Lesson 1 15 mins

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Word Work: Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 55 mins

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Reading the Text

Lesson 3 25 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 40 mins

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Oral Language Practice

Lesson 5 30 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 6 10 mins

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Unit 3. Frogs

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 30 mins

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Word Work: Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 55 mins

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Reading the Text

Lesson 3 25 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 20 mins

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Oral Language Practice

Lesson 5 40 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 6 10 mins

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Unit 4. Tree Logs

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 25 mins

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Word Work: Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 50 mins

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Reading the Text

Lesson 3 25 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 20 mins

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Oral Language Practice

Lesson 5 50 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 6 10 mins

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Unit 5. Red Panda Cubs Story

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 20 mins

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Word Work: Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 65 mins

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Reading the Text

Lesson 3 25 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 45 mins

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Oral Language Practice