Foundational Literacy Skills
Two curricular pathways are available to students based on data from a screening of early literacy skills: F&P Phonics, Spelling and Word Study and Wilson Fundations. By providing two pathways, students access differentiated instruction to meet their unique needs. Thus allowing equitable access for all students to meet the common core state standards.
F&P Phonics, Spelling and Word Study
Students engage in learning phonics and word analysis strategies to foster growth in reading and writing. This systematic curriculum focuses on the building blocks of written language. The program teaches students to use sounds, letters, and words in reading and writing. Students receive direct instruction from the teacher and have time to apply the skills independently and in small groups.
Fundations uses a multisensory structured literacy approach to teaching foundational reading and spelling skills.This systematic curriculum teaches accuracy of decoding, spelling, and handwriting in a carefully integrated and scaffolded sequence. Students engage in lessons that build on previously taught skills. The program teaches students to use sounds, letters, and words in reading and writing. Students receive direct instruction from the teacher in a whole or small group setting.
Foundational Literacy Skills Programs
To learn more about the Foundational Literacy Skills taught in AACPS and the Ready to Read Act and COMAR click here.