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The Fast ForWord Reading Level 1 program

 - Reading fundamentals for K-2.
 - Self-paced decoding, language and spelling games.

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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 Beasties

As 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.
Fast ForWord Reading Level 1 Bedtime Beasties

Bear Bags

Students 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.
Fast ForWord Reading 1 Bear Bags

Buzz Fly

Buzz 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.
Fast ForWord Reading 1 Buzz Fly

Flying Fish

With 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.
Fast ForWord Reading Level 1 Flying Fish

Magic Rabbit

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.
Fast ForWord Reading 1 Magic Rabbit

Quail Mail

The 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.
Fast ForWord Reading 1 Quail Mail


Language and Reading Skills Developed by Fast ForWord Reading Level 1:

  • Decoding
  • Phonics
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Vocabulary
  • Sight-word identification
  • Spelling
  • 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
  • Sequencing