Blast Foundations Elementary Student Workbook 1

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Blast Foundations Elementary Student Workbook 1

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Blast Student Workbook - ELSW - Book One (Units 1-14)

ISBN - 9780983969051

Blast Foundations It is designed for struggling readers in grades K-3 and is a phonics and phonemic awareness supplemental program with hands-on multisensory and manipulative based instruction. In just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week for only 18 weeks build the important and lifelong foundations needed for all future academic success.

The Elementary Student Workbook 1 (ELSW) contains the same practice activities as the Primary Student Workbook, but with more advanced vocabulary and sentence structure. This option might be appropriate for some older or more advanced students, such as those in second or third grade. Please contact us if you have questions about who might benefit from the Elementary Student Workbook.

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Student Group Size, Scope and Sequence and Lesson Structure

Blast Foundations lessons can be taught in various group sizes, depending on your situation. When used in Kindergarten and early 1st grade, it is often taught as a whole class supplement; thus the group sizes are large. When it is taught as an intervention later in 1st grade or in 2nd grade and beyond, it is typically taught in smaller groups because only students who are falling behind are provided with Blast instruction. All Blast students start with Lesson 1 and complete all 25 units.

The scope and sequence explicitly covers the foundational skills needed to help students who struggle with basic skills in reading in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.  Students will learn how to master words with cvc, digraphs, trigraphs, two-sound blends, common long vowel spellings, and the vowel-consonant-e spelling pattern.  Students also learn how to apply functional strategies to successfully read multisyllabic words with ease.  Blast targets the skills needed to build confidence with decoding skills in order to become accurate and fluent readers.

Blast has 25 units which are comprised of 5 lessons per week.  Each lesson keeps students actively engaged in the learning process with multisensory teaching designed to be completed in 15-20 minute sessions.  In one week, students are immersed in 75-100 minutes of explicit instruction.

  • Lesson 1 (Monday) – Letter Sounds / Sight Words
  • Lesson 2 (Tuesday) – Phonemic Awareness
  • Lesson 3 (Wednesday) – Phonics Instruction
  • Lesson 4 (Thursday) – Student Practice (Practice words with phonics concepts from Lesson 3)
    • Detective Work
    • Word Sort
    • Controlled Phrase Reading
  • Lesson 5 (Friday) – Wrap-Up (Review and practice words with phonics concepts from Lesson 3)
    • Controlled Phrase and Sentence Reading
    • Spell It!

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