Common Core Standards

How Word Warm Ups Addresses Common Core Standards

Read Naturally's Word Warm Ups is well-suited to support core reading programs and address the Foundational Skills as described below.


Phonological Awareness

Standard: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

Word Warm Ups audio lessons direct students to listen for the featured sounds in words. Students listen as sounds are blended together to make words.

Phonics and Word Recognition

Standard: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis in decoding words.

Word Warm Ups lessons teach spelling-sound correspondences. Students develop accuracy and automaticity in decoding one-syllable, two-syllable, and multi-syllable words; prefixes; suffixes; syllable patterns; and Greek and Latin roots. Students apply their skills in context by reading word lists and nonfiction stories containing words with the featured patterns.


Standard: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Word Warm Ups combines review and application in a culminating story at the end of each section. These nonfiction stories contain several words that feature the sounds and phonics patterns taught in the section. Students do a cold-timing, read along with a recording, and then practice the story to prepare for reading to the teacher.


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