Fast ForWord Reading 3

Fast ForWord Reading 3 builds on the skills developed in Fast ForWord Reading 2 by concentrating on reading knowledge and fluency, with a focus on phonology and spelling, morphological properties and complexity, syntactic complexity, vocabulary and comprehension.

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

Fast ForWord Reading 3 consists of six exercises:

Fast ForWord Reading program 3 book monkeys

Book Monkeys
A group of monkeys is hanging in the library. As participants help organise disheveled books, the exercise builds reading comprehension using literal, inferential, and organisational knowledge.

Fast ForWord Reading program 3 canine crew

Canine Crew
The dogs in the construction crew challenge students to pick the rhyming words. The exercises develop vocabulary, spelling, decoding, and automatic word recognition.

Fast ForWord Reading program 3 chicken dog

Chicken Dog
A fine-feathered hot dog vendor helps students build phonics and spelling skills as they see a word presented with missing letters, and must choose the letters that complete the word.

Fast ForWord Reading program 3 hog hat zone

Hog Hat Zone
In a busy construction zone, this Hog needs help. Paragraphs from classic children’s literature are presented with missing words. Finding the correct missing words requires a high level of morphological complexity while building vocabulary skills.

Fast ForWord Reading program 3 scrap cat

Scrap Cat
Amid the trash and treasures of a junkyard, the junkyard cat operates a machine which asks students to select the correct answers to the questions. Students sort words into linguistic and semantic categories, building the decoding and vocabulary skills necessary for fluent reading. This exercise also develops spelling.

Fast ForWord Reading program 3 twisted pictures

Twisted Pictures
By picking the sentence that correctly describes an aspect of the picture presented, students develop syntax and vocabulary skills. This exercise incorporates a high level of syntactic complexity for successful completion of the content.

Language and reading skills developed by Fast ForWord Reading 3:

  • Decoding
  • Phonology
  • Decoding
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Syntax and morphology
  • Automatic word recognition
  • Letter-sound association
  • Sentence and paragraph comprehension
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Logical reasoning
  • Ability to make inferences.

Cognitive skills developed by Fast ForWord Reading 3:

  • Working and long term memory
  • Selective and sustained attention
  • Long-term recall of vocabulary
  • Linguistic and visual processing
  • Auditory and visual processing
  • Sequencing.

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