Pre-K to Grade 3: Grounded in the Science of Reading

Establish a Foundation for Reading, Spelling, and Handwriting in Tier 1 and Tier 2.

Fundations® utilizes a structured literacy approach grounded in the science of reading to make learning to read fun while laying the groundwork for lifelong literacy. The program’s research-based approach and extensive materials allow K–3 teachers to confidently present a carefully structured reading, spelling, and handwriting curriculum using engaging, multisensory techniques. Fundations® is aligned with the science of reading and guides teachers to provide effective instructional practices.

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Everything You Need, All in One Place

Brand New Bundles Contain all the Materials Required for a Successful Fundations® Classroom


Everything to kick off your Fundations® curriculum

YEAR 2 and Beyond

Everything to keep the momentum going

Fundations® PLUS

Classroom Set

Includes: Teacher Kit (1), Student Kits (25), FUN HUB® Practice, FUN HUB® Teacher (1)

Fundations® PLUS

Student Success Bundle

Includes: Student Consumable Sets (25), FUN HUB® Practice, FUN HUB® Teacher (1), Student Durable Sets (5)


Classroom Set

Includes: Teacher Kit (1), Student Kits (25), FUN HUB® Teacher (1)


Student Success Bundle

Includes: Student Consumable Sets (25), FUN HUB® Teacher (1), Student Durable Sets (5)

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New Products for Back-to-School 2024

Targeted Practice Aligned to Fundations® Scope and Sequence

FUN HUB® Practice

Interactive weekly practice activities for Levels 1-3 aligned to each Fundations® Unit to reinforce daily lessons.

Fundations® Readers

Beautifully illustrated titles of 95% or more decodable text for Levels K and 1. Levels 2 and 3 coming soon.

Fundations® Practice Books

Student consumable contains highly engaging activities for meaningful supplemental practice of taught skills.

Fun in Focus™

Tier 2 Targeted Intervention Kit includes a Teacher Manual, lesson plan guidance, and student practice essentials.

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A Structured Literacy Approach Grounded in the Science of Reading

A structured literacy approach to foundational skills grounded in the Science of Reading contains the instructional topics and principles critical for foundational reading and writing success. Fundations®’ unique and multisensory approach to instruction makes learning efficient and effective while maximizing valuable classroom time. Instruction and practice occur in a systematic, cumulative, explicit, diagnostic, and integrated manner, allowing students to experience greater gains in the skills required for independent reading and spelling.

Student focus

Tier 1/Prevention: All K-3 students;
Tier 2/Early intervention: All struggling or at-risk K-3 readers in the lowest 30th percentile.

Group Size

Tier 1: Whole class;
Tier 2: Small group, one-to-one.

Lesson Length

Tier 1: 30-minutes daily;
Tier 2: 30-minute standard lesson plus an additional 30 minutes, 3-5 times/week.


Tier 1: General education classroom;
Tier 2: Within or outside the classroom.


Tier 1: General education teacher;
Tier 2: General education teacher, reading specialist, paraprofessional, or interventionist.

Professional learning & support

●Wilson Academy®/Fundations® Learning Community (online)

●Program Workshops

●Virtual Implementation Support

●Facilitator and Presenter Certifications

●Sustainability Plans

●Demonstration Sites with On-Site Coaching

Critical Fundational Skills Instruction

Fundations® students receive a systematic program in critical foundational skills emphasizing:

  • Print concepts
  • Letter formation
  • Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Sound mastery
  • Phonics, word study, and advanced word study
  • Trick word (high frequency word) instruction
  • Vocabulary
  • Accuracy, Automaticity, and Fluency
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling

The Pre-K Activity Set introduces Fundations® activities for learning letter-keyword-sound, alphabetic order, and letter-formation skills.

Instruction and Intervention Within an MTSS/RTI Framework

Fundations® serves as a foundational prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. It is integral to an MTSS or RTI framework, providing research-based instruction in Tier 1 as well as Tier 2 for students at risk for reading difficulties. To support the implementation of an MTSS or RTI framework, progress monitoring is built into Fundations®. This allows students requiring a more intensive program to be identified early.

Find the Right Instruction

In Grades 2 or 3, some students may not make sufficient progress in early intervention or require more intensive instruction due to a language-based learning disability. In these instances, instruction with the more comprehensive Wilson Reading System® (WRS) by a WRS Certified teacher would be appropriate.

As a teacher, I want my students to have a toolbox of strategies they can use to decode words. I don’t want them to look at an unknown word and feel overwhelmed. Fundations® has given my first graders the confidence to look at a multisyllabic word, break it into its parts, and then look for recognizable chunks like blends, glued sounds, and v-e patterns.

Lindsay Ciccone, First Grade Teacher, Madison, CT

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Implemented Across the Country

Impact and efficacy studies of thousands of kindergarten and first grade students, including English learners, have demonstrated that Fundations® students make greater gains in foundational literacy skills compared with students using other programs.

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Fundations® Learning Community

With Fundations®, you gain access to this membership-based companion site, which supports individuals teaching Wilson’s programs. Gain access to reference and instructional materials, expert tips, and more.

FUN HUB® + Fundations® Are Better Together

Strengthen Your Fundations Implementation with Exciting New FUN HUB Features

Unit Test Tracker

Say goodbye to managing spreadsheets!

Enhanced Digital Manual

Direct access to a dynamic PDF that allows for annotations.

Enhanced Search

Quickly find resources and materials when you need them!

Get FUN HUB® and FUN HUB® Practice

FUN HUB for teachers is included with the purchase of qualifying Fundations materials through Wilson Language Training.

Ready to take your Fundations experience to the next level with FUN HUB Practice? With a FUN HUB license, you can upgrade to FUN HUB Practice for an additional $750 per classroom. Or, bundle and save with our Fundations® Plus bundles for even greater value. 

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