Foundations Readers

In order to introduce students to the joy of reading as early as possible, foster confidence and success, and build children's fluency and comprehension, Foundations includes student readers for each level that are carefully controlled for the phonograms and spelling rules students have learned.

Colorful, engaging, and fun, Foundations Readers grow in complexity as students progress, guiding them step by step on the journey into independent reading!


Foundations A Readers Unlike most beginning readers that ask students to “picture read” and guess, the six Foundations A readers do not present any pictures with the words. Instead, students read the phrase, find the matching picture, cut it out, and glue it in place. This encourages the understanding that reading is about words and sounds! It is also a wonderful early comprehension activity. The A Readers are included in the student workbook.

  1. Pig!
  2. Dogs and Cats
  3. Dogs, Cats, and Rats!
  4. Dogs and Cats 2
  5. Kids
  6. Fun Dogs, Fun Pups

Foundations B Readers introduce students to multi-letter phonograms, silent E, and full sentences in the context of delightful fictional stories. The eight original readers for Foundations B are sold as a set in full-color paperback or PDF. These texts used to be provided in the back of the student workbook as tear-out pages, but they are now sold separately as a set of individually-bound paperback booklets.

  1. Fred the Frog
  2. Max
  3. Toys Play!
  4. Can Pete Pick a Pet?
  5. Quite a Farm!
  6. Kids Just Want to Have Fun
  7. Time to Bake
  8. My Best Game

NEW! Foundations B Readers: The Young Artist Series
Eight optional readers provide additional reading practice! Each of the engaging and fun stories in the series, written by Kimber Iverson, is illustrated by a young artist and controlled for the phonograms and spelling rules that have been introduced at a particular point in Foundations B, allowing students to continue building comprehension and fluency as they use the tools they have learned.

  1. Stan and His Skunk — lesson 46
  2. Ben Has a Fright — lesson 51
  3. The Sail Box — lesson 56
  4. Kate Needs a Drink — lesson 61
  5. Cole and His Bike — lesson 66
  6. Gwen Gives a Gift — lesson 71
  7. The Corn Maze — lesson 76
  8. Meg Makes a Fort — lesson 80

Foundations C Readers include multi-syllable words, longer sentences, and fascinating, informative nonfiction. By the end of C, students have learned all 74 of the basic phonograms in English and all the spelling rules needed for decoding, so they are practicing all of these tools as they read! The eight C readers are now sold separately as a set of individually bound booklets.

1. Trains
2. Firefly
3. Kids Can Do Great Things
4. Ostriches
5. Robots
6. Dolphins
7. Ha Long Bay
8. Rickshaws


Miles and Jax and Miles and Jax: Master Planners, two children's chapter books for use with Foundations C, introduce children to the high-energy adventures of these two friends: Miles, a boy, and Jax, his talking meerkat pal. Each chapter falls at a different point in Foundations C to provide reading practice with the phonograms and rules students have learned. Scheduled in the lessons in the 2nd edition of the Foundations C Teacher's Manual, they can also be added in as supplemental reading practice for those using the 1st edition.


Foundations D Readers include longer paragraphs and introduce new vocabulary. They explore a variety of nonfiction topics, complementing and providing additional context for the thirteen children's fiction titles used in Foundations D lessons. The eight original readers for Foundations D are sold as a set in full-color paperback or PDF.

  1. The Arctic and the Antarctic: Polar Opposites
  2. Baby Birds
  3. Bears, Bears, and More Bears
  4. Carp: Unexpected Consequences
  5. My Nest is Best!
  6. Frog or Toad?
  7. Many Kinds of Feet
  8. Mouse and Mole

To see more excerpts from the readers, view our Foundations Sample Pages. To see them in use in the curriculum, take the Foundations Tour.

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