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Making the transition from phonics-"learning to read"-to comprehension-"reading to learn" isn't always an easy step. WordBuild Foundations provides a bridge between phonics and comprehension by going beyond the standard memorization of vocabulary words to actually understanding how to deconstruct new words. Helping students to "sound out" the meaning of unfamiliar words through morphemes, Foundations focuses on teaching students the meanings of prefixes and suffixes.
Foundations 1 provides 30 one-week sets of affix exercises that teach doubling and dropped "e" spelling rules, rules for compound words, and the concept of "morphemes." Vocabulary words are taken directly from content-area textbooks to help strengthen academic vocabulary. Five assessments are included throughout the student activity book, with a comprehensive assessment included in the back. Lessons are specifically designed to be fun and engaging, and include writing, wordsearch, and "magic square" type activities.
The teacher's guide provides a day-by-day guide to teaching each lesson. Objectives and the materials needed for the lesson are listed at the outset, with a "unit at a glance" chart that quickly illustrates what's being taught on what day. Each day's lesson includes teaching instructions with classroom direction, scripted questions, and discussion guidance. Reduced-size student pages with the answers overlaid, word lists, and assessment answers are also included.
The Student Activity Book booklet provides 18 additional fun activities.
The Dynamic Literacy "WordBuild Series" is a five-year program that's comprised of two series, and can be used at any point from grades 3-12. This Foundations Level 1 curriculum is the first year of the first (2-year) series. Lessons take only 15 minutes per day and can be used as a regular course, intervention, EEL, or after-school activities. For on-track students, this course is recommended for grades 3-5; for struggling students, grades 5-9.
This Foundations Level 1 kit includes:
- Student Activity Book, 184 pages, softcover
- Teacher Edition, 256 pages, softcover
- Student Activity Book booklet, 20 pages, stapled magazine-style binding.
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