Foundational & Comprehension Skills

Preparing Students to Read Decodable Text through Syllable Sort and Division Strategies

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. Syllable Types & Division

Syllable Types

Lesson 1 90 mins

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Syllable Division

Lesson 2 50 mins

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Unit 2. Playing Cricket Story

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 25 mins

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Word Work: Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 55 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 3 70 mins

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Oral Language Practice

Lesson 4 35 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 3. Frogs

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 25 mins

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Word Work: Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 70 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 3 60 mins

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Oral Language Practice

Lesson 4 35 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 4. Tree Logs

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 30 mins

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Word Work: Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 65 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 3 50 mins

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Oral Language Practice

Lesson 4 30 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 5. Saving Red Panda Cubs Story

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 30 mins

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Word Work: Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 55 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 3 75 mins

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Oral Language Practice

Lesson 4 35 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 6. Muddy Mud Story

Word Work: Foundational Skills

Lesson 1 60 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 2 70 mins

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Oral Language Practice

Lesson 3 35 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 4 10 mins

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Unit 7. Big Baby Bird Story

Word Work: Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 65 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 3 65 mins

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Oral Language Practice

Lesson 4 30 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 8. Elephant Bird Story

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 40 mins

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Word Work: Foundational Skills