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Sound Foundations
Beginning Reading

As of July 2007 no studies of Sound Foundations were found that fell within the scope of the Beginning Reading review protocol and met WWC design standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any research based conclusions about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of Sound Foundations to improve outcomes in this area.
Sound Foundations, a literacy curriculum designed to teach phonological awareness to preliterate children, focuses exclusively on phoneme identity (that is, different words can start and end with the same sound). It works from the principle that phonemic awareness is necessary but not sufficient to reading. The curriculum is self-contained and can be used by teachers, parents, or teaching assistants.

Last Updated: July 2007

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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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