• fundations

    Fundations is a multisensory, structured language program. It provides research-based materials and strategies essential to a comprehensive reading, spelling, and handwriting program. 

    Fundations makes learning to read fun while laying the groundwork for life-long literacy. Students receive a systematic program in critical foundational skills, emphasizing, phonemic awareness, phonics/ word study, high frequency word study (trick words), reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension strategies, handwriting, and spelling. 

    Unit 7- This unit will cover words with open syllables. The open syllable has only one vowel and it does not have a consonant after it. Some examples include: go, flu, we, I Open syllables can be combined with closed and v-e syllables to form longer words. For example: humid, remote 
    Your child will also learn that y often works as a vowel in open syllables, saying the long i sound at the end of a one-syllable word (cry) and a long e sound at the end of multisyllabic words (baby). 
    If you would like to help your child at home, below are words and sentences to dicate to your child. Have them spell the words on their own. You may check their work after you are done dictating all the words. 
    Week 1 
    Monday- Dicate Review Words: shame, poles, mutmeg, topic
    Tuesday- Dicate Current Words: no, basic, we, remote, fry
    Wednesday- Dicate Trick Words: eight, right, large, more, change
    Thursday- Dicate a Sentence: We can relax when we get home. 
    Week 2 
    Monday- Dicate Review Words: open, flu, silent, me 
    Tuesday- Dicate Current Words: grumpy, crunchy, bunny, tiny, ruby
    Wednesday- Dicate Trick Words: city, sure, every, often, family 
    Thursday- Dicate a Sentence: Betty likes to strum her banjo. 
    Week 3 
    Monday- Dicate Review Words: motel, she, try, banjo
    Tuesday- Dicate Current Words: safety, bravely, grumpy, chilly, ninety
    Wednesday- Dicate Trick Words: night, carry, something, eight, together
    Thursday- Dicate a Sentence: Tony likes crunchy snacks. 
    Have your child write these words down and mark them as they have been learning in class. The only words they can't mark are the trick words.