FastBridge has organized its guidance and resources for reading instruction and intervention into the six domains shown below, covering all five areas in the National Reading Panel Report (2000) as well as Concepts of Print. The interventions are included as part of the Instruction Plans in the Screening to Intervention Report for Reading (s2i-R). There are both whole- and small-group lesson materials available in the Training and Resources section of the FastBridge system. Each intervention includes eight sections and users are encouraged to examine all the sections of an intervention prior to using it with students. This article provides information about the Concepts of Print intervention and resources for teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
Concepts of Print includes an understanding that:
- English words and sentences are read from left to right;
- letters are different from numbers;
- letters represent the sounds in words;
- words are composed of letters; and
- sentences are composed of words.
Concepts of Print is a foundational skill necessary for reading proficiency. Additional information about how best to teach Concepts of Print as part of a comprehensive reading curriculum is found in the free practice guides:
- Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade
- Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades
The FastBridge Screening to Intervention Report for Reading (s2i-R) provides the best guidance for which interventions to use with whole classes as well as small groups. The available FastBridge Concepts of Print intervention is the following:
For more information on the Concepts of Print intervention, click on the hyperlink in the list above. Doing so will bring users directly to that intervention in the Training & Resources tab.