Foundational & Comprehension Skills

Learning and Applying Letter-Sound Knowledge

Units in this section have two foci: learning letter-sound knowledge (foundational skills) and applying it into the predictable 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 predictable 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. Learning the English Alphabet

Alphabet Introduction

Lesson 1 45 mins

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Unit 2. Frogs | F&V Letter Sounds

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 30 mins

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Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 90 mins

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Read and Apply F&V

Lesson 3 50 mins

Click for a Sneak Peek!

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 35 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 3. Red Pandas | P&B Letter Sounds

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 35 mins

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Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 90 mins

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Read and Apply P&B

Lesson 3 65 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 35 mins

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Read and Apply P&B

Lesson 5 65 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 6 40 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 7 10 mins

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Unit 4. Foxes | M&N Letter Sounds

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 35 mins

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Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 90 mins

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Read and Apply M&N

Lesson 3 60 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 35 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 5. Tree Logs | T&D Letter Sounds

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 25 mins

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Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 90 mins

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Read and Apply T&D

Lesson 3 65 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 40 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 6. Sea Creatures | S&Z Letter Sounds

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 25 mins

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Foundational Skills

Lesson 2 90 mins

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Read and Apply S&Z

Lesson 3 70 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 50 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 7. Fox Kits | K&G Letter Sounds

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 25 mins

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Lesson 2 90 mins

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Read and Apply K&G

Lesson 3 60 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 40 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 8. Elephant Bird Story | L&R Letter Sounds

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 30 mins

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Lesson 2 90 mins

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Read and Apply L&R

Lesson 3 70 mins

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 55 mins

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Progress Monitoring

Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 9. Arctic Animals | H&W Letter Sounds

Read Aloud

Lesson 1 25 mins

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Lesson 2