Blast Foundations Teacher's Guide Book 1

Blast Foundations Teacher's Guide Book 1

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Blast Foundations Teacher's Guide Book 1 - Lessons 1-15

The Blast Foundations Teacher Guide provides teachers with all the information they need to effectively present the Blast lessons. All the lessons are built for the teacher, and include a thorough explanation of the concepts, routines, and procedures. The lessons are easy to follow so they can be taught by a wide range of educators, not just seasoned literacy professionals and phonics specialists. For those unfamiliar with teaching phonemic awareness and phonics, the guides include incremental professional development for each lesson.

Student Group Size, Scope and Sequence and Lesson Structure

Blast Foundations lessons can be taught in various group sizes. When used in 1st grade, it is often taught as a whole class supplement; thus the group sizes are large. When it is taught as an intervention in 2nd grade and beyond, it is typically taught in smaller groups. 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 with basic reading skills.  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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