Susan Sentell & Associates

FUNdations Workshops contact Ava White for training.   770-536-6898

Course Description LEVELs K-1-2

The Fundations® Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® curriculum. Teachers using the Level K and Level 2 Fundations® programs will also benefit from this Level 1 training. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.
  • Identify the skills taught in Fundations®: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics and word study; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; manuscript handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
  • Prepare a daily learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
  • Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

Prerequisite: None                 Duration: One Full Day (5 hours)

It is helpful to bring your own Fundations® manual and magnetic journal. Materials may be purchased at

It is recommended that teachers order specific level Fundations kit materials for their specific teaching needs; K, 1, or 2. (Note: These are not necessarily grade level specific.)

Two or three participants may share materials for the workshop. If no materials are available on the day of training, handouts will be provided.