Fast ForWord Reading Readiness

Fast ForWord Reading Readiness consists of six exercises:

Fast ForWord reading program prep coaster

Coaster
A haunted coaster ride helps students develop letter-sound association skills and build an initial understanding of the alphabetic principle.

Fast ForWord reading program prep houndini

Houdini
As Houdini works his magic cards, students associate letters with sounds to develop phonological awareness skills, including phoneme analysis and phonological working memory.

Fast ForWord reading program prep hungry tummy

Hungry Tummy
By feeding the hungry bear, the student learns to follow verbal instructions as well as improving verbal decoding and working memory skills.

Fast ForWord reading program prep inside the tummy

Inside the Tummy
The friendly bear invites you to click and drag the coloured shapes into the matching outlines in his big tummy. This exercise develops visual attention, pattern recognition, auditory perception, eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills.

Fast ForWord reading program prep packing pig

Packing Pig Goes to Work
Helping the Packing Pig to identify which letters should be gift-wrapped develops letter-name association skills while reinforcing visual attention, hand-eye coordination and auditory working memory.

Fast ForWord reading program prep packing pig

Packing Pig Has Lunch
While helping Packing Pig get his lunch, a student improves auditory working memory and visual spatial memory abilities while further developing letter-name association skills with uppercase and lowercase letters.

Language and reading skills developed by Fast ForWord Reading Readiness:

  • Pattern recognition
  • Auditory perception
  • Phonological awareness
  • Following verbal directions
  • Verbal decoding
  • Colour, shape and size identification
  • Letter name association with upper and lower case letters.

Cognitive skills developed by Fast ForWord Reading Readiness:

  • Working memory
  • Visual-spatial memory
  • Visual attention
  • Sustained and selective attention
  • Auditory and visual processing
  • Sequencing ability.

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