The Fast ForWord Reading Level 1 program
- Reading fundamentals for K-2.
- Self-paced decoding, language and spelling games.
Fast ForWord Reading Level 1
Building the Bridge to Better Reading
Fast ForWord Reading Level 1 exercises build critical early reading skills, with an emphasis on phonemic awareness, early decoding skills, vocabulary knowledge and skills, and motivation for reading.
Fast ForWord Reading Level 1 consists of six exercises:
Bedtime BeastiesAs mama elephant reads the sentence, the Beasties under the bed help the student develop sentence comprehension skills by providing choices for the student to complete the sentence.
Bear BagsStudents are asked to help Mama Bear sort words into lunch bags of phoneme-based categories. Students begin working on initial consonants, then progress to final consonants, short vowels, and long vowels.
Buzz FlyBuzz Fly helps students develop passage comprehension and working memory skills as they listen, read along, and answer questions about the passages. Students use K-2 level fiction and nonfiction passages.
Flying FishWith the help of a fishing pelican, students catch the word that matches the target word. This exercise uses the top 200 high frequency words from the Francis & Kucera norms and Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, plus all K-1 grade-level Dolch sight words.
Students build spelling skills and sensitivity to letter-sound correspondences by helping the rabbit magician change one word into another, and choosing the correct letter to spell the word.
Quail MailThe postman delivers words that are presented in text and are spoken. Students identify the correct letter box for the postman from the categories shown. The exercises build vocabulary and explore different conceptual relationships.
Language and Reading Skills Developed by Fast ForWord Reading Level 1:
- Phonemic awareness
- Sight-word identification
- Letter-sound correspondence
- Sentence comprehension
- Paragraph comprehension
Cognitive Skills Developed by Fast ForWord Reading Level 1:
- Working & long term memory
- Focused attention
- Sustained attention
- Auditory & visual processing