Overview
of Wilson's Multi-tiered System of Support
Prevention and Early Intervention:
Wilson Fundations®
Intervention:
Just Words®
Intensive:
Wilson Reading System®
Supplemental Support:
Wilson Fluency/Basic®

 

WILSON Fundations®

Fundations Second Edition
Fundations Second Edition Release!

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO FUNDATIONS CUSTOMERS!
Fundations® 2nd Edition is now available! Please be advised that the first edition is now out of print and has been discontinued. Consumables are available for a limited time only. Our Customer Service Center is happy to answer questions regarding your material needs Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at 1-800-899-8454.

 

Building a Foundation for Reading and Spelling

Fundations makes learning to read fun while laying the groundwork for life-long literacy. It thoroughly teaches the foundational skills of the Common Core State Standards, and supports the reading standards, writing standards, and standards for language.

Fundations’ research-based approach and extensive program materials allow K-3 teachers to confidently present a carefully structured reading and spelling curriculum using engaging, multisensory techniques.

It is implemented as a phonics and spelling supplement or the word study block to the core literacy program.

 
Prevention Prevention Prevention  
 

Fundations Second Edition Highlights

  • Hard-cover teacher manual, revised with easy-to-follow,
    DAY-BY-DAY plans!!!
  • Enhanced instructional support for teachers
  • Improved teacher materials and additions of Word of the Day card packs,
    Large Writing Grid, Activity Cue Cards, and posters
  • Improved student materials including:
    • Letter Board with alphabet and syllable frames on the board,
      eliminating the need for overlays
    • Desk strips with additional features
    • Two-sided Dry Erase Writing Tablet
  • Extended Prevention/Early Intervention Learning Community membership and content additions

Fundations Program Profile

  • A multisensory, systematic, phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that bene­fits all K-3 students
  • Thoroughly teaches the foundational skills of the Common Core State Standards, and supports the reading standards, writing standards, and standards for language
  • Addresses all ­ five areas of reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics and word study, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension), with an emphasis on systematic phonics and study of word structure. It also incorporates spelling and handwriting, in an integrated approach
  • Teaches all skills explicitly, sequentially, and systematically, with multisensory techniques
  • Fundations stories and readers meet or exceed Lexile® text measures for each grade
  • Assessments monitor students throughout the program
  • A supplemental prevention or early intervention program designed to be used with the existing literature-based reading instruction

Fundations Implementation

Fundations provides a multi-tiered system of support.

Prevention Model (Tier 1)
Instruction is delivered to all students in the general education classroom for 30 minutes daily.

Early Intervention Model (Tier 2)
Instruction is provided to at-risk students in need of strategic intervention and is conducted in a small group setting by the classroom teacher and/or interventionist.

  • If Fundations is provided in a Tier 1, whole-class setting, this strategic intervention consists of double dose Fundations lessons for an additional 30 minutes 3-5 times per week.
  • If Fundations is not provided in a Tier 1, whole-class setting, the strategic intervention must also include the Fundations standard lesson (30 minutes daily) plus double dose lessons for
    an additional 30 minutes 3-5 times per week.

NOTE: Wilson Reading System® is the preferred program for second and third grade students requiring an intensive (Tier3) intervention program.

Materials for Implementation

Wilson Fundations provides research-based materials essential to a comprehensive reading and writing program.

Highlights

  • Teacher's Manuals K-3—revised for the Second Edition with easy-to-follow day-by-day plans—provide comprehensive guidance for teachers and support staff
  • Companion online Prevention / Early Intervention Learning Community provides printable materials/resources, progress monitoring tools, monthly expert tips, and a discussion board monitored by Wilson Literacy Specialists
  • Student materials, manipulatives, and workbooks provide students with extensive practice in skills development
  • Home Support Packs encourage parental involvement

Prevention Model (Tier 1)
The teacher will need a Teacher’s Kit for the specific level being taught, and each student will need their own durables and consumables for that level. Consumables need to be replaced each year.

Early Intervention Model (Tier 2)
Intervention teachers often teach students at various levels throughout the day. The Fundations Multi-Level Kits provide the materials needed to teach different levels.

 

The Wilson Academy® Prevention Learning Community (PLC) provides additional materials, including printable resources and a monthly Fundations Expert Tip by Wilson Literacy Specialists. Prevention Learning Community membership is provided with the purchase of a Fundations Teacher’s Manual and/or upon completion of a Fundations professional learning workshop. The term of membership is for as long as the individual is an active member in the community and renews their membership annually, at no cost.

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Print out a Fundations Second Edition Order Form,

If you have any questions, please email info@wilsonlanguage.com or contact the Customer Service Center Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET 1-800-899-8454.

 

Fundations

To learn more visit www.fundations.com
Watch an informational webcast
Common Core Standards and Fundations
Fundations Overview & Studies of Program Effectiveness

 

Prevention
  STUDENT
FOCUS
All K-3 students  
  DAILY LESSON 30 minutes  
  GROUP SIZE Whole class  
  SETTING General education classroom  
  INSTRUCTOR General education teacher  
  PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND SUPPORT
Wilson Academy® / Prevention Learning Community (online)
Program workshops
Coaching days

Sustainability plans



 
  SUPPLEMENTAL
PROGRAM
Wilson Fluency® / Basic  
 
Early Intervention
  STUDENT
FOCUS
All K-3 struggling or at-risk readers in lowest 30th percentile  
  DAILY LESSON 30 - 60 minutes (the 30-minute daily standard lesson plus double dose activities)  
  GROUP SIZE Small group, tutorial  
  SETTING May be conducted within or outside the classroom  
  INSTRUCTOR General education teacher, reading specialist, paraprofessional, or intervention personnel  
  PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND SUPPORT
Wilson Academy® / Prevention Learning Community (online)
Program workshops
Coaching days
Sustainability plans
 
  SUPPLEMENTAL
PROGRAM
Wilson Fluency® / Basic
Fundations® Progress Monitoring
 

 

 
 
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