Level 3

Program Highlights

Segment syllables into sounds (phonemes) – up to 6 sounds

Identify word structures such as vowels, consonants, blends, digraphs, digraph blends

Identify parts of words (syllables, basewords, suffixes)

Identify all six syllable types: closed, vowel-consonant-e, open, r-controlled, vowel digraph/diphthong, consonant-le

Identify the "exceptions" to these six syllable types

Read and spell words with: short vowels,
long vowels in vowel-consonant-e and open syllables,
r-controlled vowels (ar, er, ir, or, ur)
vowel teams (ai, ay, ee, ey, ea, oi, oy, oa, ow, oe, ou, oo, ue, ew, au, aw)

Read and spell words with unexpected vowel sounds (old, ild, ind, ost, olt, ive)

Read and spell words with the unexpected vowel sound of schwa in unaccented syllables

Read and spell words with suffixes (s, es, ed, ing, est, ish, able, ive, y, ful, ment, less, ness, ly, ty)

Identify and know meaning of most common Latin suffixes

Read and spell phonetically regular one-, two- and three-syllable words

Read and spell targeted high-frequency,non-phonetic words

Divide multisyllabic words

Write clear, legible manuscript at an appropriate rate

Spell words with options for the grapheme representation for sounds with use of a spell checker or dictionary

Construct simple, compound and complex sentences using vocabulary words using proper capitalization and incorporating coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

Apply correct punctuation and capitalize rules for beginning of sentences and names of people

Read controlled stories with fluency, expression and understanding

Read approximately 90 words per minute with fluency and understanding

Construct sentences using vocabulary words

Use synonyms, know some multiple meaning words, and apply dictionary skills

Retell facts from expository text

Locate facts and details in narrative and expository writing

Skim for information

Make judgements, predictions from given facts

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Skill Development
Each level of Fundations presents skills in a carefully structured scope and sequence. These build on previously taught skills and are brought forward cumulatively: from unit to unit, year to year.

Cursive Letter Formation
Phonemic Awareness
Sound Mastery
Advanced Word Study
Irregular (Trick) Word Instruction
Written Composition
Lesson Activities

Introducing Schwa
Video Example

Video Example