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Fundations Workshop Descriptions

Fundations®’ research-based approach and extensive program materials allow K-3 teachers to present a carefully structured reading and spelling curriculum using multisensory techniques. Fundations thoroughly teaches the foundational skills, and significantly supports reading, writing, speaking, and language standards found in states’ rigorous college- and career-ready standards. The program addresses all five areas of reading instruction with an emphasis on systematic phonics and word structure. Learn more about: Virtual Format Fundations Pre-K Virtual Launch Workshop (Instructor- [...]

Response to EdReports on Fundations

Fundations® offers a program deeper and more comprehensive than what is captured by the EdReports rubric. The bullets below identify aspects of the Fundations program not reflected in the review. As a result, the true essence of Fundations is not captured, and comparison using this rubric does not represent Fundations’ significant differences with other programs. While a synthetic, systematic phonics program is essential, it is not sufficient. Fundations goes beyond phonics to thoroughly integrate the instruction of total word structure, including syllable patterns, affixes, [...]

Fundations® Information to Support Connecticut State Department of Education Reading CORE Applications

Appendix A: Reading CORE District and Publisher Proposal Template The Fundations Proposal Template provides a table that explains in detail how Fundations® meets the required domains. Appendix A. Fundations Template Completed Fundations Program Overviews The Fundations Program Overviews provide information about the program’s research base, summary of instruction in each of the foundational reading skills, and information about the activities and materials to support a multisensory structured literacy approach to instruction.​ Level K Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Fundations [...]

Fundations Conference

The Fundations® Conference is designed for educators who have experience using Fundations and want to deepen their early literacy knowledge. Examine foundational reading skills, including research-based insights and implications for instructional needs, with Barbara Wilson and other leaders in the field. Discover ways to enrich your Fundations practice, strategies to help struggling readers, and implementation tips during engaging sessions. Enjoy networking and sharing experiences with other Fundations enthusiasts from across the country. After our successful inaugural event in [...]

Fundations® is Meaningful & Multisensory in Madison

A year ago, following several months of remote learning, social distancing, and pandemic-related challenges and uncertainty, educators in Madison, CT, met via Zoom to plan for an unpredictable school year ahead. The spring 2020 disruption of critical foundational literacy instruction for emerging readers was a top concern. To remedy this, elementary school literacy coaches, teachers, principals, and other administrators made a bold decision for a pandemic year. Noting the success of Fundations® as a Tier 2 intervention in their district, the educators rolled out the multisensory, structured [...]

Fundations Ready to Rise®

Help your students get "Ready to Rise" to the next level of Fundations® R2R for Fundations Administrators   Please click here to view an informational video and learn about how Ready to Rise can help your struggling readers as a summer program or in the first 20 days of school.   Click here for Frequently Asked Questions from our Ready to Rise Administrator workshops. Whether implementing a summer program or looking to provide an intensive boost when returning to school in the fall, the Fundations Ready to Rise® Program is designed to help teachers instruct their risi [...]

Response to EdReports Review of Fundations®

Detailed Response   In addition to the Publisher's Report and Background posted to the EdReports site, please also consider the following comprehensive evidence documents that detail misunderstandings on particular indicators across grade levels.   Fundations Counter Evidence by Indicator Gateway 1 Fundations Counter Evidence by Indicator Gateway 2   Fundations® is widely adopted to thoroughly and systematically solidify students’ foundational skills with a research-based structured literacy approach. Its instructional design is supported by scientific research and inf [...]

Fundations with Fidelity

Inside the cheery, colorful PreK-2 classrooms at Betty McElmon Elementary School, daily, half-hour lessons in Fundations are another bright part of the day. As children experience the thrill of learning to read, teachers and administrators are delighting in their students’ achievements. Now entering its sixth year implementing Fundations, the West Long Branch, NJ, school notes significant increases in student learning outcomes in language arts, shared Principal James Erhardt. Over the past two years, BME has experienced an average 15 percent increase in English Language Arts PARCC scores, h [...]

Fundations Workshops

Each Fundations® Level-specific Virtual Launch workshop and in-person Fundations® Level-specific Launch workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum for the designated Level(s). Teachers should attend the workshop Level that corresponds to the program Level being implemented. The two-day Fundations Intervention Workshop focuses on procedures and strategies for implementing Fundations as an early intervention (Tier 2) program within a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) or a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework. Completi [...]

Evidence of Effectiveness

The evidence is in, and it is clear: The Wilson Reading System® (WRS), originally published over 30 years ago and revised to reflect updated research and support leader implementation, has been successfully implemented in public school districts, private clinics, and adult education settings across the country. Other Wilson programs, Fundations® for K-3, Just Words® for grades 4-12 and adults, and Wilson Fluency®/Basic, are based on these same proven WRS principles. The following publications, citations, and studies provide Evidence of Effectiveness of Wilson® programs' direct, explici [...]