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F.A.S.T. – Fundamental Applications for Successful Teaching, also known as Tattum Reading

F.A.S.T. is a comprehensive reading and phonics program, developed from techniques used in Orton-Gillingham, (Tattum Reading).  The program as a whole takes an incredibly new approach to reading and phonics instruction.  F.A.S.T. speaks to different learning styles, incorporating whole body, tactile, written, oral, and listening components all in a single program.

FAST Reading Program

Here at Franklin Road Christian School, F.A.S.T. has been implemented in Kindergarten through Second grades.  This involves daily instruction with the following components: learning phonics through the use of F.A.S.T. boards with magnets, reading, instruction time, and writing.  Each portion of the instruction time is individualized and geared to go “as fast as we can, as slow as we must,” to quote the F.A.S.T. creator, Steve Tatum.  In each of our K-2 classrooms, two licensed and trained teachers are working to help students gain the greatest amount of progress possible.

In addition to using F.A.S.T. for reading and phonics, in first and second grade, the F.A.S.T. spelling program is being implemented as well.  This has allowed the reading and phonics information to transfer to the written context incredibly easily.  Students are easily able to see the continuity and are gaining a great deal of knowledge due to the inclusion of this spelling program.  Great results are already being seen from the K-2 students as a whole and there is an incredible confidence present, being that the students are able to feel ownership over the information they are learning each day in the classrooms!


Franklin Road Christian School

40800 West 13 Mile Road
Novi, MI 48377

Tel: (248) 668-7100

A Ministry of Brightmoor Christian Church


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Franklin Road Christian School in Novi, Michigan is a preK-12, coeducational, college preparatory day school with a non-denominational Christian philosophy. FRCS is affiliated with Brightmoor Christian Church, and was founded in 1986.
40800 West 13 Mile Road
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