Fast ForWord Reading 1

Fast ForWord Reading 1 builds critical early reading skills, with an emphasis on phonemic awareness, early decoding skills, vocabulary knowledge and skills, and motivation for reading.

Download scope and sequence document – lists language, reading and cognitive skills targeted.

Fast ForWord Reading 1 consists of six exercises:

Fast ForWord Reading 1 Bedtime Beasties

Bedtime Beasties
As mama elephant reads the sentence, the Beasties under the bed help the student develop sentence comprehension skills by providing choices for the student to complete the sentence.

Bear Bags

Bear Bags
Students are asked to help Mama Bear sort words into lunch bags of phoneme-based categories. Students begin working on initial consonants, then progress to final consonants, short vowels, and long vowels.

Fast ForWord Reading 1 Buzz Fly

Buzz Fly
Helps students develop passage comprehension and working memory skills as they listen, read along, and answer questions about the passages. Students use K-2 level fiction and nonfiction passages.

Fast ForWord Reading 1 Flying Fish

Flying Fish
With the help of a fishing pelican, students catch the word that matches the target word. This exercise uses the top 200 high frequency words from the Francis and Kucera norms and Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, plus all K-1 grade-level Dolch sight words.

Fast ForWord Reading 1 Magic Rabbit

Magic Rabbit
Students build spelling skills and sensitivity to letter-sound correspondences by helping the rabbit magician change one word into another, and choosing the correct letter to spell the word.

Fast ForWord Reading 1 Quail Mail

Quail Mail
The postman delivers words that are presented in text and spoken. Students identify the correct letterbox for the postman from the categories shown. The exercises build vocabulary and explore different conceptual relationships.

Language and reading skills developed by Fast ForWord® Reading 1:

  • Decoding
  • Phonics
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Vocabulary
  • Sight-word identification
  • Spelling
  • Letter-sound correspondence
  • Sentence comprehension
  • Paragraph comprehension.

Cognitive skills developed by Fast ForWord® Reading 1:

  • Working and long term memory
  • Focused attention
  • Sustained attention
  • Auditory and visual processing
  • Sequencing.

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