Boost and Blitz Differences

Phonics Blitz and Boost Similarities and Differences

 

Similarities

  • Same lesson structure
  • Same student activities
  • One professional development training
  • Same curriculum goals
  • Focus on accuracy
  • Same expected outcomes
  • What You Need to Know in both
  • Explicit, systematic, multisensory
  • Same diagnosing and grouping procedure
  • Use same manipulatives
  • Lessons designed for 60 minutes but can be taught in 30, 45 or 60-minute blocks
  • Great for RtI
  • Focus of both is on decoding accuracy, but with elements of phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
  • Explicit phonemic awareness in both
  • Phonics concept taught in highly structured, explicit manner

 

 

Differences

 

Phonics Blitz

Phonics Boost

Number of Lessons

50

80

Recommended Group Size

8-12

6-8

Level of Decoding Difficulty

Mild to Moderate

Mild to Moderate (grades 2-3)
Significant (grades 4-12)

Grades

4-12

2-12

Weeks to Complete

10-12

20-24

Pacing

Fast

Moderate

RtI

Tier 2

Tiers 2 and 3

Scope (skills/concepts)

Fills basic gaps

More robust instruction, review, and practice

Phonemic Awareness in Lessons

1-25

1-40

Amount of Review

Less

More

Materials

2 lesson plan books
2 student practice books

4 lesson plan books
4 student practice books
2 passages books

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