Real-World Application: Elevator Pitch for Fast ForWord

Before we get started, are you wondering about the strange sounding speech you may have heard in the exercises you explored earlier? If so, we have included an article in your Workbook (p.11) that explains this fascinating feature of Fast ForWord.

Real-World Scenarios

Let’s take a moment to stop and think about what you’ve learned about the exercises throughout this section. Apply what you know so far and pick one of the real-world scenarios below to respond to. 

Pick one of the scenarios and write your answer in your workbook

Real-World Scenario 1

Imagine you just got this email from a parent, how would you respond? What would be your elevator pitch?

Use analogies if it’s helpful to you. Fast ForWord works similar to muscle memory; the more we practice a skill the better we get at it.

From: andrewsmum2023@parent.org
To: teacher@teacher.net

Dear Andrew’s Teacher, Andrew said he’s been wearing headphones and using a program to help him with knowing a bunch of sounds for reading?  I’m not sure what he meant. Can you explain the new program to me when you get a chance? Thanks in advance! Sincerely, Andrew’s Mum

Real-World Scenario 2

Imagine this student, Andrew, has just come up to you in class and asks, “Why do I have to do this program?”. 

How would you explain the purpose of the exercises/component in student-friendly language? 

Use analogies if it’s helpful to you. Students may understand analogies related to practicing a sport or activity.

For example, practicing in Fast ForWord is like being an athlete who trains: to be good at passing, shooting or hitting a ball requires lots of practice, but eventually it gets easier because you get better at it by developing “muscle memory”.  But in Fast ForWord, you’re developing muscle memory in your brain for skills like your memory and your attention. 

Respond to one of the scenarios with your elevator pitch. Indicate which prompt you’re responding to.