How Let’s Find Out Aligns with the Science of Reading

 The science of reading is a body of research that explains how proficient readers learn to read. Studies show that to read proficiently, you must combine background knowledge and vocabulary skills with strong decoding skills.

By using Let’s Find Out in your class, you’re building background knowledge and big vocabularies every week. Let’s Find Out also provides opportunities to practice decoding skills and is a perfect supplement to your systematic phonics program.

 With  Let’s Find Out® educators can:

 Build Background Knowledge

  • Read and discuss a new science, social studies, history, or SEL topic each week with our 32 weekly issues.
  • Watch inspiring nonfiction videos that provide facts and information about the topic covered in each issue.
  • Dig deeper into each theme with our online text sets (3 to 4 articles on one topic).
  • Encourage kids to apply the knowledge they’ve learned with our meaningful hands-on extension activities.

 Grow Big Vocabularies

  • Build important academic vocabulary (e.g., describe, variety) and content area vocabulary (e.g., nocturnal, government) with our featured text.
  • Reinforce vocabulary through our developmentally appropriate activities like cut-and-paste diagrams, word sorts, and labeling pages.
  • Spark rich discussions about vocabulary with our discussion questions, group word sorts, and games.
  • Introduce words and make them stick with our new word-building mini books.

Practice Decoding Skills

  • Interact with online games to practice letter recognition, letter sounds, and short vowels in a fun, stress-free environment.
  • Provide practice with skills sheets that are focused on phonics skills.
  • Read fun texts with simple, silly phonics stories.

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