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Foundations A Teacher's Manual

  • $ 3900

Reading and Phonics Curriculum
Ages 4-7

This pick-up-and-teach manual provides everything you need to introduce students ages 4-7 to reading and writing!

Foundations A Teacher's Manual

  • Extensive phonemic awareness activities that build from feeling and seeing how the mouth forms sounds to blending and segmenting one-syllable words
  • Lowercase instruction for both manuscript and cursive included
  • Instructions for 28 phonogram games
  • Speech tips to help students who cannot say some of the sounds
  • Ideas for multi-sensory fun
  • Challenge activities
  • Scripted lessons facilitate teachers learning alongside their students
  • Materials lists
  • Teacher tips that help you to answer students' questions
  • Spelling Analysis lists showing how to mark words and sample scripting, guiding you as you teach students about why words are spelled and read the way they are.
  • Clearly laid out objectives
  • Easy to teach! No training required!
  • Guided assessments to monitor student progress

More about Foundations A

  • Fun activities that get students up and moving!
  • Learn all the sounds of A-Z
  • Develop phonemic awareness skills including blending and segmenting one-syllable words
  • Identify initial and final sounds
  • Learn to read and spell short vowel CVC words
  • Learn to read and spell consonant blends
  • Students create 6 delightful readers
  • Learn to write lowercase A-Z in either manuscript or cursive
  • Learn to read 87 high-frequency words
  • Comprehension and fluency activities

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Foundations is Recommended for

  • Ages 4 to 7
  • As a phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar curriculum for Grades K-2
  • As a complete language arts curriculum for Grades K-1
  • Beginning readers
  • Young struggling readers
  • Students with dyslexia

Handwriting Style

  • The Foundations A and B Teacher's Manuals include instructions for teaching BOTH manuscript and cursive.
  • The Foundations A and B Workbooks are sold in TWO versions, manuscript and cursive. Choose the version that matches the handwriting style you are teaching. 
  • Learn why we recommend beginning with cursive.

What else do I need to teach Foundations A?

Ordering Information

Product Details

  • 2nd Edition (2019)
  • Full color
  • 248 pages


  • Hardcover
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs.
  • Printed in the USA
  • ISBN: 978-1-942154-80-8

Single User License PDF 

  • File Size: 3.9 MB
  • File Type: PDF
  • Format: Tablet
  • ISBN: 978-1-942154-81-5

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