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Grade One (2nd Edition)

Our new and improved foundational skills curriculum brings together Letterland’s multisensory phonics instruction with an integrated phonological awareness strand. It’s easy to implement, child-friendly and aligned to the Science of Reading.

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Curriculum Design

  • Five Components of Literacy
    Core lessons combine explicit teaching of Phonics, Vocabulary, Language Comprehension, and Fluency - with your Letterland friends bringing the child-friendly fun!
  • Research-Based
    Whole Group lessons teach core concepts with cumulative practice while lessons allow for differentiated and targeted support. Concepts are gradually released with daily opportunities for instruction in the style of "I do, We do, You do".
  • Structured and Systematic
    The Five Day Unit Plan and clear lesson structure provides timings and explicit teacher language.
  • Immersion Units
    Review Kindergarten core content, ensuring all students are equipped for Grade One learning.
  • Learning with All the Senses  
    Unique teaching strategies, like Finger Tapping, Live Reading and Live Spelling, encourage students to learn whilst having fun at the same time. The Tricks & Strategies manual has a huge range of games and activities to provide variation, engage students, and enhance your teaching.  
  • Formative Assessment
    End of section assessments provide teachers with the data to evaluate student mastery and to inform instructional decisions. Ongoing progress monitoring informs whole group pacing and small group instruction to give support to students that need it.  

 

Lesson Content

Daily Phonological &
Phonemic Awareness

Start your lessons with ‘Ears Ready’ – a great way to integrate key Phonological and Phonemic Awareness skills. Core lessons combine explicit teaching of Phonics, Vocabulary, Language Comprehension, and Fluency.

Word Analysis

‘Word Detectives’ provides fully decodable text. With modeled teaching and the gradual release method of "I do, We do, You do", your students will quickly learn how to analyze words for phonic structures and word structure (syllable types).

High Frequency &
Tricky Words

Several High-Frequency/Tricky Words are introduced in each Unit. New Tricky Words are incorporated into the Unit Stories and Word Detective sentences so students have immediate practice reading the word both in isolation and in context.

Decodable Reading

There’s more decodable reading support with 45 Unit Stories and Phonics Readers.  

Embedded Instruction

Quick Coding, Syllable Type and Syllable Division instruction throughout.

Vocabulary Expansion & Language Support

Tailored to ELL students and those requiring extra support.

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View free sample lessons and be among the first to experience our new Grade One (2nd Edition) curriculum. You'll be able to preview the scope & sequence, the revised Five Day Unit Plan and many of the new features.

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Teacher Support

  • Integrated Teacher Tips and Spelling Tips
    Adult level explanations for the spelling patterns and language structures you are teaching.
  • Think-Aloud Scripts
    Examples of what you might say and how to engage students as you teach.  
  • Guided Self-Correction
    Examples of how you might go about correcting students in a way that helps them build a bridge to new understanding
  • Digital Resources
    Downloads, instructional videos and animated stories and songs on Phonics Online.

Key Features

Curriculum Design

  • Immersion Units Review Kindergarten core content, ensuring all students are equipped for Grade One learning.
  • Time Management The Five Day Unit Plan and clear lesson structure provides timings and explicit teacher language.
  • Learning procedures include teacher modeling focus aligning to the Science of Reading.

Lesson Content

  • Daily phonological and phonemic awareness instruction strand is combined with systematic phonics instruction.
  • Includes Syllable Type and Syllable Division instruction.
  • Embedded Quick Coding and word analysis with the activity 'Word Detectives'.  
  • Cumulative introduction to High Frequency and Tricky Words.
  • Provides vocabulary expansion and language support for ELL students, and those requiring extra support.
  • Integrated Teacher Tips and Spelling Tips – adult level explanations for the spelling patterns and language structures you are teaching.

Teacher Resources

  • Tricks and Strategies manual – clear, handy guidance for all the teaching strategies and activities you will use throughout your Grade One year.
  • Think-Aloud Scripts – Examples of what you might say and how to engage students as you teach.  
  • Guided Self-Correction – Examples of how you might go about correcting students in a way that helps them build a bridge to new understanding.

Inside the Grade One Pack

Inside the Grade One Pack

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"Children who received the explicit instruction with...[Letterland] learned almost twice as many letter sounds."

— Roberts, 2021, p.7

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