Foundations and Frameworks
Foundations and Frameworks is a uniquely designed research-based and researched-supported instructional reading program used in Pre-K through fifth grade. This unique reading program uses the latest findings in neuroscience to tailor instruction to the way learning occurs. F&F incorporates brain-friendly methods of instruction to maximize learning.
The five quintessential elements of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension are explicitly taught and modeled. High quality literature is used as a natural conduit for skill instruction which provides adequate material for in-depth comprehension. Small groups are a part of everyday instruction which gives teachers the flexibility to group students for re-teaching, reviewing, or for providing additional, individualized guided practice.
You won’t find any boring workbooks with this program, but rather a grade-appropriate compilation of visual tools, which are graphic tools completed by students to organize and connect information from a text. The teachers in PreK-5th have been trained extensively during summer months to effectively teach this innovative and engaging way of reading instruction.
St. Paul's is the only private school in Mobile that has been trained to implement this showcase instructional reading program, and we are extremely proud of the success we are seeing in reading!