for K-3 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom.
Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System® principles and serves as a prevention program to help
reduce reading and spelling failure.
Rather than completely replace core curriculum, Fundations provides the research-validated
strategies that complement installed programs to meet federal standards and serve the needs of all children.
Teachers incorporate a 30-minute daily Fundations lesson into their language arts classroom
instruction. Fundations lessons focus on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness,
phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and spelling. Critical thinking,
speaking and listening skills are practiced during Storytime activities. Furthermore, targeted small group intervention
is available for students in the lowest 30th percentile.
Fundations is recommended as part of a total literacy solution, including a literature-based
language arts program and a Wilson Reading System® intervention and intensive program.