|JSD Curriculum Overview|
Phonological Awareness is an umbrella term that includes phonemic awareness. It includes skills such as breaking sentences into words, breaking words into syllables, recognizing and producing rhymes, as well as breaking words into phonemes (individual sounds).
Phonemic Awareness is the understanding that spoken language is composed of phonemes or speech sounds. It involves the ability to blend, segment, and manipulate phonemes in spoken words.
In Jordan School District we use Really Great Reading in grades K-3 to explicitly teach phonological awareness as well as the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum in grades K-2 to provide students with daily phonemic awareness practice. In addition to those tier 1 programs, we also use the Phonological Awareness Chip Kit lessons from 95% Group to provide intervention to students who need it.
To learn more about what your student is doing in class and ways to help him or her, visit the Heggerty Parent Page.
|Ways to Promote PA at Home
Games to Practice PA at Home
Phonological Awareness Skills List (95% Group)
Phonics is the understanding that there is a predictable relationship between the sounds of spoken language, and the letters and spellings that represent those sounds in written language.
In Jordan School District we use Really Great Reading in grades K-3 to systematically teach and practice phonics. In grades 3-6, we guide students through a daily syllabication routine using the Multi-Syllable Routine Cards from 95% Group. In addition to those tier 1 programs, we also use the Phonics Lesson Library by 95% Group to provide intervention to students in grades 1-6 who need it. To learn more about what your students are learning in class, visit:
Kindergarten Curriculum Overview & Video (Countdown)
1st Grade Curriculum Overview & Video (Blast)
2nd & 3rd Grade Curriculum Overview & Video (HD Word)
|Really Great Reading Home Connection - Student Practice Tools & Resources
Letter Tile Free Play (by Really Great Reading)
Letter Sounds: Practical Ideas for Parents
Six Syllable Types Bookmark
Phonics Skills and Patterns List (95% Group)
Fluency is the ability to read text accurately, at an appropriate pace, with prosody (phrasing, pausing, stress, and intonation).
In Jordan School District teachers are encouraged to guide their students through a daily oral reading fluency routine using the Really Great Reading Fluency Passages (decodable text) in grades 1-2. In all grades, teachers are encouraged to work on fluency with any grade-level text through the use of modeling and repeated readings.
|1st Grade Really Great Reading Fluency Passages
2nd Grade Really Great Reading Fluency Passages
Comprehension is the ability to process text, understand its meaning, and to integrate with what the reader already knows. To be able to accurately understand written material, children need to be able to (1) decode what they read; (2) make connections between what they read and what they already know; and (3) think deeply about what they have read.
|Tips to Build Your Child's Vocabulary at Home|
|Visit the literacy assessment page here.
Visit the district assessment page here.
|Really Great Reading
Walk to Read (95% Group)
MSRC (95% Group)