The Fundations® Curriculum
Laying the groundwork for life-long literacy.
Foundational Skills for Young Learners
Informed by an extensive research base and designed to achieve success with a wide variety of learners, Fundations® presents all skills in a systematic and sequential manner in four Levels: K, 1, 2, and 3. A Pre-K Activity Set is also available.
Each Level provides a year-long curriculum. For an integrated, comprehensive approach to reading and spelling, teachers should implement Fundations alongside a core or literature-based language arts program that includes a wide variety of text experiences and exposure to poetry, narrative and informational text.
Each level of the Fundations program builds on previously taught skills and concepts.
Our Level Pre-K Activity Set follows the same educational principles as all our other programs: explicit, systematic, interactive, and multisensory learning. Fundations lessons encourage and improve students’ emerging understanding of English.
Level K, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 typically correspond to a student’s grade level. Each program builds on previously learned skills and concepts and dives into more complex reading skills, such as word structure identification, syllable segmentation, and sentence building. They are appropriate for all students in the classroom, with a Tier 2 implementation for at-risk students.
Thorough Instruction in Foundational Skills Standards
Fundations goes beyond other programs by comprehensively providing instruction on concepts and skills that are key to the acquisition of foundational skills. Fundations teaches the underlying structure of the English language and teaches decoding and spelling concurrently.
Ongoing Teacher Support
Our comprehensive professional learning opportunities ensure teachers are prepared to effectively use Fundations within their school’s Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. Individual teachers are supported through Level-specific workshops, Virtual Implementation Support, and the Fundations Learning Community.
We also partner directly with schools and districts to build local capacity to use, support, and sustain the Fundations program. Through customized plans, we can help you develop Fundations Facilitators and/or Presenters to cultivate teacher-leaders and build sustainability.
Brush up on Fundations — who it’s for, what it’s about, and how to implement it.
Use Fundations in your general education classroom with all your students and incorporate the intervention component as needed.
Comprehensive program materials allow K–3 teachers to confidently present a carefully structured foundational skills program using engaging, multisensory techniques.
Learn about Professional Learning Opportunities
We provide educators with the training needed to enhance instruction and support implementation of our programs with fidelity to achieve student success. Whether it’s individual teacher support or school and district implementation plans, Wilson is here to help.