Measuring Up Foundations

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Measuring Up Foundations

Grades 1–8

Measuring Up Foundations focuses on the essential foundational skills that are critical for students to meet academic success. Mastering the prerequisite and foundational skills helps to close the learning gap, allowing students to bridge to grade-level learning

 

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Reading Skills

Levels A–E | Grades 1–5

The foundational reading skills are important components of effective reading instruction, supporting the development of proficient readers with the ability to comprehend texts. These skills must be mastered to support a student’s future success with reading grade-level texts.

  • Print concepts
  • Phonological awareness
  • Phonics and word recognition
  • Fluency

Lesson Samples

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Reading Comprehension

Levels A–E | Grades 1–5

Students who have mastered the essential reading skills but still do not understand what they have read may be lacking a basic understanding of the critical comprehension skills.

Some students need more time to develop basic comprehension skills so they can actively read with purpose. Building upon a solid foundation, students better understand and remember what was read, which prepares them to read more rigorous texts and apply critical thinking skills.

Focus:

  • Generate Questions
  • Main Ideas and Details
  • Sequence
  • Summarize
  • Inferences
  • Point of View
  • Illustrations
  • Text Structure
  • Compare and Contrast

Lesson Samples

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Comprensión Lectora

Niveles A–E | Los grados 1–5

Los estudiantes que han dominado las habilidades esenciales de lectura pero aún no entienden lo que han leído pueden ser el resultado de una falta de comprensión básica de las habilidades de comprensión crítica.

Algunos estudiantes necesitan más tiempo para desarrollar habilidades básicas de comprensión para que puedan leer activamente con un propósito. Construyendo sobre una base sólida, los estudiantes entienden y recuerdan mejor lo que leyeron, lo que los prepara para leer textos más rigurosos y aplicar habilidades de pensamiento crítico.

Enfocar: 

  • Generar Preguntas
  • Idea principal y detalles
  • Secuencia
  • Resumir
  • inferencias
  • Punto de vista
  • Ilustraciones
  • Estructura del texto
  • Comparar y contrastar
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Reading

Levels F–H | Grades 6–8

Measuring Up Foundations for students in grades 6–8 targets the skills and strategies middle school students need the most. Incorporating cognitive research, lessons focus on essential prerequisite skills needed for learning grade-level standards.  

  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Generate Questions
  • Make Inferences
  • Main Ideas and Details
  • Summarize
  • Characters, Plot, and Setting
  • Point of View
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Textual Evidence
  • Illustrations
  • Text Structure
  • Compare and Contrast

Lesson Samples

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Mathematics

Levels A–H | Grades 1–8

Some students struggle to understand basic mathematics principles. For students to be successful in mathematics, it is important to rebuild key foundational mathematics skills by providing a bridge from basic to more complex operational work. 

  • Counting
  • Sequencing
  • Comparing
  • Place Value
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Computation
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions

Lesson Samples

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Matemáticas

Niveles A–H | Los grados 1–8

Algunos estudiantes luchan por comprender los principios básicos de las matemáticas. Para que los estudiantes tengan éxito en matemáticas, es importante reconstruir las habilidades básicas fundamentales de matemáticas proporcionando un puente entre el trabajo operativo básico y el más complejo. 

  • Contando
  • Secuenciación
  • Comparando
  • Valor posicional
  • Suma
  • Sustracción
  • Cálculo
  • Multiplicación
  • División
  • Fracciones

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