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Fundations Level K

DateTuesday, March 28th, 2017
Time 9:00am to 3:30pm
Course Number1053
LocationStern Center for Language and Learning
183 Talcott Road
Suite 101
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:

“Paula was very thorough and helpful with answering everyone’s questions. This class helped me a lot in terms of organizing the materials of the Fundations program.”

“This course is very well organization, the presentation is engaging and features a diverse mix of activities, and the presenter is highly knowledgeable about the Wilson programs.”

“Paula filled in the gaps for what I didn’t know and confirmed what I already knew.  She shared many tricks and tips with high energy and enthusiasm. The time passed quickly – I never looked at my watch!”



Paula Costello, M. Ed.

Instructor, Professional Learning Provider
Required MaterialsNone
AudienceAll Educators
Grade LevelKindergarten
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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