Blast Foundations Teacher's Guide Set (Book 1 and Book 2)

Blast Foundations Teacher's Guide Set (Book 1 and Book 2)

Price: $225.00

Blast Foundations Teacher Guides

The Blast Foundations Teacher's Lesson Plans provide 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.

Blast Foundations Teacher Guides Set includes:

  • Two teacher's guides/lesson plans
  • A copy of the Primary Student Workbooks 
  • A set of posters

Blast Foundations Fast Facts

  • Number of lessons 25
  • Recommended Group Size – small to full class
  • Foundational Skills Survey or Diagnostic Decoding Surveys
  • Grades K-2
  • Weeks to Complete 25
  • Pacing - Fast
  • Tier 1, 2 and 3
  • Scope (skills/concepts) builds foundational skills
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's often taught as a whole class supplement, thus the group sizes are large. When it’s taught as an intervention in 1st and 2nd grade, it's typically taught in smaller groups because only those who are falling behind are provided with Blast.

The Blast Foundations scope and sequence is systematic and cumulative. All students start with Lesson 1 and complete all instruction.

The scope and sequence covers explicit instruction in the foundational skills needed to help students who struggle with basic skills in reading in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.  They will learn how to master words with cvc, digraphs, two-sound blends, trigraphs, and the vowel-consonant-e spelling.  Students also learn how to apply functional strategies to successfully read multi-syllabic words with ease.  Blast targets the skills needed to build confidence with decoding skills in order to become accurate 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
    • Detective Work
    • Word Sort
    • Controlled/Partially Controlled Phrase Reading
  • Lesson 5 (Friday) – Wrap-Up
    • Partially Controlled Phrase and Sentence Reading
    • Spell It!  (Review and practice words with Phonics Concept from Lesson 3)
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