Foundations - Level D Teacher's Manual


Reading real books independently! For children age 4-7 who have mastered the phonograms and spelling rules in levels B and C.

Foundations D opens up the world of real books, supporting students as they bridge from mastery of foundational skills to independent reading. Strengthening and building on what they have learned in levels A-C, students learn new spelling rules and other linguistic concepts that, with the phonograms and spelling rules they have already mastered, equip them to decode and spell thousands of English words. Each week, they apply and practice their skills while reading great children’s literature, including delightful children’s books like Henry and Mudge and Little Bear, and informative nonfiction readers.

Since Foundations students have learned all the tools they need to read each new text before they encounter it, they are able to read successfully, comprehend, and practice their skills. Learning how English works does not exclude reading great literature and developing comprehension skills; it paves the way for students to do these things with confidence, joy, and success.

Beginning composition and grammar instruction, continued vocabulary development, and a variety of engaging and multi-sensory learning games complete this level of Foundations, which helps students take the vital step for which they have laid the groundwork in levels A through C: from learning to read to reading to learn.

What is taught in Level D?

By the time they complete Foundations D, students will be able to read any first- or second-grade-level book and will have the tools they need to read and make educated guesses at the meaning of thousands of words. Many students may be able to read books at a third and fourth grade level easily by the time they complete level D.

In Level D students will:
Review the 75 basic phonograms and develop further mastery
Learn several advanced phonograms
Review and practice the Silent Final E rules and other spelling rules they have learned in levels A-C
Learn new spelling rules that unlock the spelling of thousands of additional words
Read, comprehend, and respond to real children’s books and informative nonfiction readers
Identify central ideas, lessons taught, character traits, and problems and resolutions in stories they read
Identify books as nonfiction and fiction
Use elements of a text such as images, captions, and the glossary to increase comprehension
Begin to learn parts of speech and basic composition rules
Increase vocabulary as they learn contractions, commonly confused words, and new roots, prefixes, and suffixes
Use morphology to distinguish between the meanings of commonly confused words such as too and two and to spell words such as one and does.
Practice composition
Express their own ideas in writing as they create posters, lists, summaries, letters, and books
Review, practice, and gain fluency through a variety of engaging and entertaining games.

It is recommended to have the Teacher Book, Student Workbook, Basic Phonogram Flash Cards, 2 sets of Game Cards, Level D Readers

The following easy readers are also used in this level:
Polar Opposites
Are You My Mother?
Go,Dog. Go!
The Best Nest
Little Bear
Should I Share My Ice Cream?
A Fish Out of Water
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same
Henry & Mudge: The First Book
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea
Frog and Toad Together
Dodsworth in New York
Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole

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  • Model: 5285
  • Author: Eide, Denise
  • Format: Hardback
  • Specs: 312 pages
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Logic of English
  • Grade: P - 2nd

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