Fast ForWord Samples

Sample Exercise

Sample Language and Reading Intervention Exercises

Fast ForWord provides dozens of adaptive intervention exercises for learners in elementary school, middle school, and high school. Each exercise is designed to provide cognitive and reading skill cross training to produce rapid learning gains. Fast ForWord’s unique approach to intervention is based on more than 30 years of research on how the brain learns and how this connects language and reading.

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Sample Exercise: Space Commander

Space Commander helps improve the ability to listen to spoken directions of increasing length and complexity, comprehend them, and keep them in working memory long enough to plan and carry out the required action.

Sample Exercise
Skills Addressed
★ Following Directions
★ Listening Accuracy
★ Sustained & Focused Attention

Sample Exercise: Robo-Dog

Robo-Dog helps build knowledge of the phonological structure and meaning of words and develops the ability to accurately identify spoken words by relying on sound cues alone, without the aid of visual or context cues.

Sample Exercise
Skills Addressed
★ Vocabulary
★ Phonological Awareness
★ Auditory Processing

Sample Exercise: Bear Bags

Bear Bags uses categorization to help improve phonemic awareness, understanding of the alphabetic principle, and decoding skills.

Sample Exercis
Skills Addressed
★ Phonemic Awareness
★ Sound-Letter Identification
★ Working Memory

Sample Exercise: Book Monkeys

Book Monkeys helps develop paragraph comprehension, the understanding of cause and effect, the ability to make inferences, working memory, and vocabulary.

Sample Exercise
Skills Addressed
★ Reading Comprehension
★ Making Inferences
★ Sustained Attention

Sample Exercise: Laser Match

Laser Match helps improve the ability to recognize words, the ability to identify multi-syllabic words, the ability to recognize the relationship between letters and sounds, and the ability to understand letter patterns.

Sample Exercise
Skills Addressed
★ Word Analysis
★ Phonological Accuracy
★ Working Memory

Sample Exercise: Hog Hat Zone

Hog Hat Zone helps develop paragraph comprehension as well as an understanding of pronouns, auxiliary verbs, prefixes, and suffixes. Students also make links between words and sentences and build a foundation for further vocabulary growth.

Sample ExerciseSkills Addressed
★ Pronouns
★ Reading Comprehension
★ Working Memory

Sample Exercise: Goat Quotes

Goat Quotes helps develop sentence and paragraph comprehension as learners paraphrase short paragraphs. Working memory, logical reasoning, decoding, syntax (grammar), and vocabulary are also strengthened in this exercise.

Sample Exercise
Skills Addressed
★ Reading Comprehension
★ Grammar
★ Sequencing

Sample Exercise: Lana’s Lanes

Lana’s Lanes helps develop reading comprehension strategies as the learner works with fiction and nonfiction passages that include a wide range of literary structures and devices.

Sample ExerciseSkills Addressed
★ Reading Comprehension
★ Graphic Organizers
★ Logical Reasoning