Word Reading & 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.

Before You Start

Pre-Assessment Placement

Lesson 1 10 mins

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Baseline Assessment

Lesson 2 10 mins

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Concepts for Kids

Lesson 3 10 mins

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Unit 1. Short Vowels

Prepare to Read

Lesson 1 30 mins

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Read Together

Lesson 2 30 mins

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Review New Phonics Skills

Lesson 3 30 mins

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Unit 2. Naptime Story

Build Listening Comprehension

Lesson 1 20 mins

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Prepare to Read

Lesson 2 50 mins

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Give Feedback: 1st Read

Lesson 3 25 mins

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Develop Meaning: 2nd & 3rd Read

Lesson 4 45 mins

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Support Language

Lesson 5 35 mins

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Assessment

Lesson 6 10 mins

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Unit 3. Short O Sound Story

Watch Video

Lesson 1 15 mins

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Prepare to Read

Lesson 2 55 mins

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Give Feedback: 1st Read

Lesson 3 25 mins

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Develop Meaning: 2nd & 3rd Read

Lesson 4 40 mins

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Support Language

Lesson 5 30 mins

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Assessment

Lesson 6 10 mins

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Unit 4. Foxes

Build Background Knowledge

Lesson 1 35 mins

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Prepare to Read

Lesson 2 60 mins

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Give Feedback: 1st Read

Lesson 3 25 mins

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Develop Meaning: 2nd & 3rd Read

Lesson 4 20 mins

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Support Language

Lesson 5 30 mins

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Assessment

Lesson 6