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Foundational Skills


Welcome to the page for the TN Foundational Skills Curriculum Supplement. This supplemental resource follows evidenced-based research and was carefully crafted in order to build a solid foundation for preK through grade two early literacy. This supplement uses a systematic and explicit approach to instruction so that all students can gain the foundational skills necessary to become proficient readers.

As materials become available they will be added to the table below, and can be downloaded by clicking on the link. Users also have the option of enrolling in the course by clicking enroll and logging into the LMS or creating an account.

Note: The TN Foundational Skills Curriculum Supplement is an open-source resource that is free and available to anyone. TN's curriculum supplement was developed for any and all teachers, parents, higher education agencies, and others to help support students' foundational literacy skills acquisition. You are welcome to use these free, open-source materials for personal and professional use, however the materials may not be sold for profit. If materials are used in professional development, we ask that you give the TN Department of Education credit. You will be asked to register, however registration is only for the sole purpose of usage management.

Implementation Guides and Digital Learning Opportunities

Implementation Guides

   Pre-K  Kindergarten  First Grade Second Grade

Ancillary Materials


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Unit 10