Foundations A-Z Overview

The Future of K-5 Foundational Skills Instruction

Foundations A-Z promotes literacy for EVERY student. Built on the Science of Reading, Foundations A-Z delivers an explicit, research-based, K-5 foundational skills solution that integrates:

  • Systematic, explicit instruction
  • Clearly modeled lessons
  • Embedded professional development
  • Engaging skill-building opportunities

Research-based instruction leads to better student outcomes. Foundations A-Z aligns with the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Rope to deliver an effective solution built on the Science of Reading.

Helping teachers transition to systematic instruction doesn’t have to be stressful. By combining explicit lesson plans with point-of-use professional development support, Foundations A-Z helps teachers build confidence as they drive better student literacy outcomes.

Rich, diverse resources featuring multisensory interactive games and digital books help students learn while having fun. The fun cast of space characters accompanies students on their learning journey as they complete missions and earn rewards through the online and mobile student portal!


>> For over 20 years, Learning A to Z has been driven by a simple, yet critical question; what can we do to support teachers more? Increasingly, school districts of all sizes are embracing the signs of reading, the body of research that informs best practices for teaching students to read and write. We created Foundations A to Z to harness science of reading research for students, while providing teachers with the resources they need, exactly when they need it.

With Foundations A to Z, power meets choice. Teachers can choose to follow the scope and sequence of Foundations A to Z to deliver an explicit and systematic plan with their students. Recognized as all green by EdReports, Foundation A to Z is high quality, foundational program designed to deliver what students and teachers need to succeed. Or if they would prefer to use the scope and sequence of their own core curriculum, they can choose from Foundation A to Z's extensive, great appropriate library of resources, including interactive videos, decodable assets, and other multi-modal resources to help supplement areas of need.

Whichever way you choose to use Foundations A to Z, you can expect extra help on your science of reading journey. Foundations A to Z equips teachers with resources to target students' skills for reteaching purposes. Game-based practice activities prompts students with on-the-spot feedback to correct and learn from any mistakes made, without the need for immediate assistance from the teacher. To help teachers, Foundations A to Z auto-recommends resources to target the specific skills needed for the class, or individual students to reteach, reinforce or enrich key concepts.

Foundations A to Z also includes an extensive library of bite-sized, professional development resources, like podcasts, coaching videos, and research articles for on-demand answers for science of reading questions. This wide range of short content can be used on-demand to help build both knowledge and confidence in science of reading-aligned teaching methods. Bring the power of science of reading research to classrooms and students today, and take the guesswork out of teaching foundational skills, with Foundations A to Z.


Science of Reading

As your class embarks on its literacy journey, Science of Reading research has the power to make an impact.
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