Overview - PCI READING PROGRAM LEVEL 3 CURRICULUM SET
The PCI Reading Program is a scientifically research-based curriculum created specifically to teach students with developmental disabilities, autism, and significant learning disabilities to read. The reading program now comes in convenient, discounted Curriculum Sets with all the tools to turn nonreaders into successful readers.
PCI Reading Program Curriculum Set Level Three is designed to move students toward reading independence by using the words taught in Levels One and Two as exemplars for teaching 23 onsets and 20 word families. Students learn the basics of word analysis, word building, and decoding in a uniquely scaffolded introduction to phonics that expands the success-based, controlled-vocabulary approach from Levels One and Two. In addition, Level Three introduces students to the new genres of nonfiction and poetry and seamlessly integrates comprehension, writing, and fluency skills into the lesson cycle.
Level Three Print serves as a bridge between the whole-word visual discrimination approach in Levels One and Two and the decoding required of independent readers. To promote student success, instruction is arefully scaffolded to introduce students to the process of decoding by unveiling sounds that are embedded within the sight words they already know how to read. Students learn to examine known sight words, recognize common onsets and rimes, match phoneme sounds to letters, and decode unfamiliar words such as "bat" and "rake."
Students mature as both readers and writers, learning and applying higher-order comprehension skills as well as practicing fluency and writing in this level. Comprehension skills, including setting, main idea, and cause and effect, were selected based on an analysis of the types of questions on alternative state assessments. Unit tests include both decoding and comprehension questions, allowing teachers to monitor all aspects of reading progress. Writing opportunities are provided through the Write and Read Workbook, and fluency activities and assessments are integrated into each unit.
Level Three Software covers the same 23 onsets and 20 rimes presented in Level Three Print and focuses on building phonemic awareness and phonics skills. Level Three Software is subscription-based on an annual per-teacher license.
Designed to support and enhance the basic word-decoding skills taught in Level Three Print, the software follows the same lesson pedagogy but presents the skills in a different format to promote generalization. The software leads students through a series of games that teach letter-sound correspondences. Using the visual metaphor of building, students then separate known sight words into onsets and rimes and use the word parts to construct new words. Level Three Software is focused on supporting students in learning the difficult skill of blending. Narration guides students throughout the experience, pronouncing the various onsets, rimes, and words, and offering praise and encouragement.
|Level 3 Curriculum Set Components
• 20 Books (10 Nonfiction & 10 Fiction)
• Core Instruction Guide with 20 Units
• 20 Fluency Lessons
• 23 Letter-Sound Correspondence Lessons
• 10 Phonemic Awareness Lessons
• 5 Write and Read Workbooks
• Read-Aloud Book
• Activity Sheets
• Assessments Binder
• 20 Unit Tests
• 12 Review Poems
• 363 Magnets
• Magnet Board
• 125 Picture Cards
• 50 Matching Text and Scene Cards
• Match on the Mat Board
• 20 Word Windows
• 20 Reproducible Books
• 1-Year Software Subscription
• Additional Set of 20 Level 3 Books
• Additional Set of 20 Reproducible Books
• Additional Set of 5 Write &ÿRead Workbooks
Reading Level: 2.5-3.5
Interest Level: 3-12