In 2000 the National Reading Panel issued a report in which it identified important components of effective reading instruction, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The Common Core State Standards (2010) further elaborated on these instructional areas.
In order to help teachers understand and select the best instruction and intervention for their students, there are articles about each of the five reading domains as well as accompanying resources that explain best practices in teaching the related skills. There is also one intervention related to the Concepts of Print. These supplementary resources are organized into the following six categories.
- Concepts of Print
- Phonemic Awareness
As shown in the above graphic, each of the skill areas builds on others such that Concepts of Print is the first foundation upon which the other skills add. The overall goal of reading is comprehension; thus this skill is at the top of the pyramid. This organizational structure is designed to help teachers make sense of what instruction and intervention students need to be successful and proficient with reading. Click on any of the skills areas listed above to learn more about FastBridge interventions for that area.