Fast ForWord Reading 2

Fast ForWord Reading 2 consolidates early reading skills, with a focus on applying phonics and decoding strategies, improving word recognition and understanding the rules for reading comprehension.

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

Fast ForWord Reading 2 consists of six exercises:

Fast ForWord Reading 2 Ant Antics

Ant Antics
Professor Anteater invites students to develop critical reading and sentence comprehension by asking them to match pictures to their descriptive titles.

Fast ForWord Reading 2 Bear Bags More Lunch

Bear Bags: More Lunch
Students are asked to help Papa Bear make more lunch by sorting the words into the appropriate phoneme-based categories. This exercise uses initial consonants, and short vowels to long vowels, using high frequency decodable words.

Fast ForWord Reading 2 Dog Bone

Dog Bone
Amid the excitement of a game show, students improve listening and reading comprehension as they read pages of text or graphs and answer comprehension questions. Uses grade 1-3 level of fiction and nonfiction passages.

Fast ForWord Reading 2 Fish Frenzy

Fish Frenzy
Students develop decoding skills and auditory memory as they catch the fish with the word that matches the target word. This exercise uses the top 400 high frequency words from the Francis and Kucera norms and Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, plus all K-3 grade level Dolch sight words.

Fast ForWord Reading 2 Leaping Lizards

Leaping Lizards
Friendly Lizards help students improve sentence comprehension and vocabulary. This exercise builds vocabulary, punctuation and capitalisation skills, as well as word morphology, prefixes and suffixes.

Fast ForWord Reading 2 Magic Bird

Magic Bird
The magic bird presents words with missing beginnings and ends. Students select the missing parts from the options shown by the magician. The exercises develop spelling and sound-letter correspondence.

Language and reading skills developed by Fast ForWord Reading 2:

  • Auditory sequencing
  • Listening comprehension
  • Listening accuracy
  • Word analysis
  • Following directions
  • Phonological memory
  • Auditory sequencing
  • Vocabulary
  • English language conventions.

Cognitive skills developed by Fast ForWord Reading 2:

  • Auditory and visual spatial working memory
  • Sustained and focused attention
  • Auditory, visual and cross-modal processing
  • Linguistic processing
  • Sequencing
  • Visual symbol-sound associations from long term memory.

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