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.

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Baseline Assessment

Lesson 1 10 mins

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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

Prepare to Read

Lesson 1 90 mins

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Read Together

Lesson 2 90 mins

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Review New Phonics Skills

Lesson 3 90 mins

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Build Background Knowledge

Lesson 4 30 mins

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Prepare to Read

Lesson 5 50 mins

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Support Reading: 1st Read

Lesson 6 50 mins

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Develop Meaning: 2nd & 3rd Read

Lesson 7 35 mins

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Lesson 8 10 mins

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Unit 4. P&B Letter Sounds | Red Pandas

Review Letter Sounds

Lesson 1 10 mins

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Prepare to Read

Lesson 2 90 mins

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Read Together

Lesson 3 90 mins

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Review New Phonics Skills

Lesson 4 90 mins

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Build Background Knowledge

Lesson 5 35 mins

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Prepare to Read

Lesson 6 65 mins

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Support Reading: 1st Read

Lesson 7 65 mins

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Develop Meaning: 2nd & 3rd Read

Lesson 8 35 mins

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Lesson 9 10 mins

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Unit 5. M&N Letter Sounds | Foxes

Review Letter Sounds

Lesson 1 10 mins

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Prepare to Read

Lesson 2