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Fundations Level 2

DateWednesday, April 12th, 2017
Time 9:00am to 3:30pm
Course Number1055
LocationSt. Monica - St. Michael School
79 Summer Street
United States
Course Description

Fundations for Grades K-2 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading Principles and is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 program designed to provide high quality classroom instruction for all students, as well as double dose instruction for those students requiring more targeted intervention. Each Fundations workshop aligns with that grade’s Common Core Reading Foundational Skills.

This workshop provides a practical application of reading research and will prepare teachers to teach Fundations in Prevention (Tier 1) and/or Early Intervention (Tier 2) settings.

At the completion of this workshop attendees will be able to:

  • Identify skills and components of effective reading and spelling instruction
  • Describe how Fundations teaches these skills through multisensory activities
  • Optimize the use of the Fundations teacher’s manual
  • Determine the weekly lesson schedule and preparation of a Fundations’ lesson plan.

It is recommended that Tier 2 teachers complete the Fundations Intervention, Progress Monitoring and Fluency Workshop offered by Wilson Language Training.Visit the Wilson website at: www.wilsonlanguage.com


Course Reviews:

“You could tell Paula had taken Fundations herself. She was able to clearly answer questions as they were asked, spoke to the role of phonics in reading, and she sequenced the presentation perfectly.”

“I came away from this workshop with a great deal more information (basic) and advanced regarding the Fundation program. Paula made the presentation engaging and enjoyable.”

“All of the content was clearly presented and the presenter allowed adequate time for questions and clarification. She demonstrated many techniques and always made herself available during breaks to speak with people about their specific experiences.”



Paula Costello, M. Ed.

Instructor, Professional Learning Provider
Required MaterialsNone
AudienceAll Educators
Grade LevelGrade 2
Additional InformationThe workshop may be applied toward the additional endorsement requirements as a reading English Language Arts Specialist in Vermont by peer review.
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