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Fundations

Riverbend offers a wonderful language program from Wilson Reading called Fundations to all students in K- 3rd grade.  A supplement to the already excellent Montessori Language materials students use during their work cycles, Fundations is a widely used and recognized program and a particularly good match with the Montessori method. 

As a recognized leader in multisensory, structured language programs, Wilson brings more than a decade of systematic and explicit instruction to the K-3 classroom.  Based on the Wilson Reading System┬« principles, Wilson Fundations┬« provides research-based materials and strategies essential to a comprehensive reading, spelling, and handwriting program. 

Wilson Fundations makes learning to read fun, while laying the groundwork for life-long literacy.  Students receive a systematic program in critical foundational skills, emphasizing phonemic awareness, phonics/word study, high-frequency word study, reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension strategies, handwriting, and spelling.