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    FreeReading contains activities and intervention materials for the following early literacy skills:

    Print Concepts

    Print Concepts: Students learn how different forms of print are read.

    Phonological Awareness

    Phonological Awareness: Students learn to identify and manipulate the sounds in spoken words including skills such as oral segmenting and oral blending.

    Letter Sounds

    Letter Sounds: Students learn to say the most common sound for printed letters.

    Sounding Out

    Sounding Out: Students learn to decode printed regular words.

    Word Recognition

    Word Recognition: Students learn to recognize common regular words by sight.

    Irregular Words

    Irregular Words: Students learn to read 30 high-frequency irregular words.

    Irregular Words II

    Irregular Words 2: Students expand the set of high-frequency words they can read by sight.

    Advanced Phonics

    Advanced Phonics: Students learn to read word families, compound words, contractions, double-letter words, silent-letter words, -ed words and -s words.

    Letter Combinations

    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

    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.


    Fluency: Students learn to read their first sentences and short passages.

    Letter Writing

    Letter Writing: Students learn to handwrite each letter of the alphabet.


    Writing: Students learn to identify and apply elements of fiction and non-fiction writing genres.