Bridging Phonics and Literacy
Wilson Fundations® makes learning to read fun while laying down the groundwork for life-long literacy.

Fundations provides children of varying learning abilities with a foundation for reading and spelling. It provides teachers with the skills and tools needed to present a structured, sequential, and cumulative phonics/spelling program using multisensory teaching techniques.

Fundations thoroughly teaches the Foundational Skills of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and significantly supports other CCSS standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language.

As a recognized leader in multisensory language programs, Wilson brings more than a decade of systematic and explicit instruction to the K-3 classroom. Wilson Fundations provides research-based materials and strategies essential to a comprehensive reading and writing program.

Program Highlights

Emphasis on systematic phonics and study of word structure

Skills taught explicitly and systematically

Instruction is cumulative and scaffolds presented skills

Teachers model with “Echo” the owl puppet directing students to repeat sounds, words, and sentences

Assessments monitor students throughout the program

The manual provides direction for support staff to meet individual student needs

Extensive practice provides multiple opportunities for skills application

Home Support Packet encourages parental involvement

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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.

Letter Formation
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
Sound Mastery
Irregular (Trick) Word Instruction
Written Composition