FreeReading contains activities and intervention materials for the following early literacy skills:
Phonological Awareness: Students learn to identify and manipulate the sounds in spoken words including skills such as oral segmenting and oral blending.
Advanced Phonics: Students learn to read word families, compound words, contractions, double-letter words, silent-letter words, -ed words and -s words.
Letter Combinations: Students learn to say the most common sounds for letter combinations such as sh and oa and to decode VCe words such as made and time.
Prefixes and Suffixes: Students learn the meaning of selected prefixes and suffixes and understand how they can be added to a word to change its meaning.
Comprehension: Students learn comprehension skills through read alouds, guided practice, and application of the skills.
Vocabulary: Students learn the meaning of vocabulary words by participating in read alouds, using graphic organizers to clarify meaning, and engaging in a variety of activities to expand their understanding.