This year we have a new systematic phonics program in kindergarten and first grade.
"Wilson Fundations provides all students in K-3 classrooms with a systematic program in the foundational skills for reading and spelling, emphasizing phonemic awareness, phonics-word study, high frequency word study, fluency, vocabulary, handwriting, and spelling. Although it includes comprehension strategies, it must be combined with a core/literature-based language arts program for an integrated and very comprehensive approach to reading and spelling."
“Welcome.” Wilson Language Training - Achieving Literacy for Life, www.wilsonlanguage.com/.
Students will be using this program for phonemic awareness (sound work), phonics (matching letters to sounds), handwriting, vocabulary, spelling and sight words.
These skills are built upon weekly and over years. Teacher, parents and students will build a common language to use though this program. Wilson believe in helping parents become coaches so that children are practicing the same thing at home that is covered in school. If there are ever any questions contact either the classroom teachers or Sarah Sontag at Sarah_Sontag@Wayland.k12.ma.us.
I will post a weekly blog of skills on this page.