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    Fundations Units at a Glance

    "In a Nutshell"
    Fundations

     

    Orientation: (Completed)

    • Echoing (Echo the Owl and Baby Echo).
    • The Large Letter Formation Grid with the line names.
    • Following verbalizations in making lines.
    • Pencil grip and writing posture.
    • The meaning of the word 'trace.'
    • Letter-Keyword-Sound and Letter Formation for the letter t.

     

    Unit 1: (Completed)

    • Letter-Keyword-Sound for consonants.
    • Letter-Keyword-Sound for short vowels.
    • Letter formation for lowercase letters (a through z).
    • Sound recognition: consonants and short vowels.
    • Print and word awareness.
    • Rhyming.
    • Phonemic awareness: initial and final sounds.
    • Story retelling.
    • Beginning composition skills.
    • Fluency/phrasing with echo and choral reading.

    Unit 1: Week One:                Letters:  lowercase b and lowercase f. (Completed)

    Unit 1: Week Two:                Letters:   lowercase n and lowercase m. (Completed)

    Unit 1: Week Three:             Letters:   lowercase i and lowercase u. (Completed)    

    Unit 1: Week Four:              Letters:   lowercase c and lowercase o. (Completed)

    Unit 1: Week Five:                Letters:   lowercase a and lowercase g.   (Completed)

    Unit 1: Week Six:                  Letters:   lowercase d and lowercase s. (Completed)

    Unit 1: Week Seven:             Letters:   lowercase e and lowercase r. (Completed)

    Unit 1: Week Eight:               Letters:  lowercase p and lowercase j. (Completed)

    Unit 1: Week Nine:                Letters:   lowercase l, lowercase h, and lowercase k. (Completed)

    Unit 1: Week Ten:                 Letters:   lowercase v and lowercase w. (Completed)

    Unit 1: Week Eleven:            Letters:   lowercase y and lowercase x. (Completed)

    Unit 1: Week Twelve:           Letters:   lowercase z and lowercase q. (Completed)

     

    Unit 2: (Completed)

    • Phonemic awareness skills: blending, segmenting, and manipulation of sounds.
    • Blending and reading three short vowel sounds.
    • Story prediction.
    • Alphabetical order.
    • Uppercase letter formation.

     

    Unit 3: (Completed)

    • Phonemic awareness skills: blending, segmenting, and manipulation of sounds.
    • Blending sounds in nonsense CVC words.
    • Segmenting and spelling three-sound short vowel words.
    • Distinguish long and short vowel sounds.
    • Narrative story form: character, setting, main events.
    • Fluency and phrasing with echo and choral reading.
    • Beginning composition skills.
    • High-frequency words (trick words): the, a, and, are, to, is, his, as, has, was.
    • Alphabetical order.
    • What says /k/? (k, c)

     

    Unit 4: (Week 1 of 4 Completed)

    • Phoneme segmentation.
    • Concept of consonant digraphs, keywords, and sounds: wh, ch, sh, th, ck.
    • Decoding three-sound words with digraphs.
    • Spelling of ck at end of words.
    • Narrative story form: character, setting, main events.
    • Trick words: we, she, he, be, me, I, you, they.