Word Reading & 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. Learning to Tell a Sequence

Draw an Apple Tree

Lesson 1 20 mins

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Wash Your Hands

Lesson 2 20 mins

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Unit 3. F&V Letter Sounds | Frogs

Build Background Knowledge

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

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 35 mins

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Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 4. P&B Letter Sounds | Red Pandas

Build Background Knowledge

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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Lesson 7 10 mins

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Unit 5. M&N Letter Sounds | Foxes

Build Background Knowledge

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

Click for a Sneak Peek!

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Reading Comprehension

Lesson 4 35 mins

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Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 6. T&D Letter Sounds | Tree Logs

Build Background Knowledge

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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Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 7. Generating a Story l

Birdhouse

Lesson 1 55 mins

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Unit 8. S&Z Letter Sounds | Sea Creatures

Build Background Knowledge

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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Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 9. K&G Letter Sounds | Fox Kits

Build Background Knowledge

Lesson 1 25 mins

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Foundational Skills

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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Lesson 5 10 mins

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Unit 10. Generating a Story ll

Gardening

Lesson 2 55 mins

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Unit 11. L&R Letter Sounds | Elephant Bird Story

Build Listening Comprehension

Lesson 1 30 mins

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