Ready to Read

Kindergarten Through Grade 2

  • Two curricular pathways are available to students in grades K-2 based on data from DIBELS 8th Edition 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.

    Fountas and Pinnell Phonics, Spelling and Word Study System

    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.  

    Wilson Fundations

    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.

    AACPS Foundational Literacy Core Curricular Pathways

    Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling and Word Study Overview and Lesson Preview

    Wilson Fundations Overview and Lesson Preview 

Grade 3

Progress Monitoring

  • AACPS monitors student progress to ensure students make adequate growth. All programs have built-in opportunities for teachers to monitor student growth and progress.

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    DIBELS Screener

    AACPS screens students in accordance with the Ready to Read Act. All kindergarten students are screened three times per year. Students demonstrating difficulty mastering grade-level reading in first and second grades are screened three times per year. This aligns with the recommendations of the DIBELS 8th Edition screener.

    DIBELS Reading measures by grade

     

    iReady Screener

    All third-grade students in AACPS are screened using the iReady Diagnostic at the beginning of the school year.

    iReady information 

Fundations Activities for Parents

Phonics, Spelling and Word Study Activities for Parents