Intervention Tool Chart :: Reading

Looking for an intervention for your students?  The Intervention Tools Chart is designed to be used by educators as a resource to locate interventions, instructional practices, and learning strategies that can be used within an RtI process.  Please note:  the listing of specific tools is not meant as an endorsement by the NYS RtI TAC or the NYSED.  Rather, it is up to the consumer to research selected tools for evidence of effectiveness.  The chart contains three types of tools that are either free or available for purchase:  commercial programs, instructional practices, and learning strategies.

Title
Component
Tier
Grade
Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding
Tier III
Pre-K—12th

The Barton Reading & Spelling System® is a one-to-one tutoring system designed to improve the reading, writing, and spelling skills of children, teenagers, or adults who struggle due to dyslexia or another learning disability. Although the program is designed to be one-to-one, it may also be used in a small group setting, but each level will take longer to complete.

Blending Lesson/Activity

Sample Lesson/Activity
Phonemic Awareness
Tier II,III
K

The National Center on INTENSIVE INTERVENTION has sample lessons and activities intended to assist special education teachers, interventionists, and others working with students with intensive reading needs.

The lessons/materials are not intended to be used as an intervention, but can provide support for developing and customizing lessons to meet student needs.

Bright Beginnings

Commercial Program
Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding
Tier I
Pre-K

Bright Beginnings is an early childhood curriculum, based in part on the High/Scope® and The Creative Curriculum® models, with additional emphasis on building early language and literacy skills. The curriculum consists of nine thematic units designed to enhance cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Each unit includes concept maps, literacy lessons, center activities, and home activities. Parent involvement is also a key component of the program.

Doors to Discovery

Commercial Program
Comprehension, Phonemic Awareness
Tier I
Pre-K

Doors to DiscoveryTM is a preschool literacy curriculum that uses eight thematic units of activities to help children build fundamental early literacy skills in oral language, phonological awareness, concepts of print, alphabet knowledge, writing, and comprehension. The program also contains instruction with early mathematical concepts.

EarobicsĀ®

Commercial Program
Comprehension, Oral Reading Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding, Vocabulary
Tier II,III
K—3rd

Earobics® is an adaptive, computer-based reading intervention program with supplemental materials. This program focuses on building foundational skills using multimedia materials. Supplemental materials include classroom activities, letter-sound cards, and leveled readers. Earobics® can be used to supplement any core reading program.

First Sound Isolation Lesson/Activity

Sample Lesson/Activity
Phonemic Awareness
Tier II,III
K—2nd

The National Center on INTENSIVE INTERVENTION has sample lessons and activities intended to assist special education teachers, interventionists, and others working with students with intensive reading needs.

The lessons/materials are not intended to be used as an intervention, but can provide support for developing and customizing lessons to meet student needs.

Fundations

Commercial Program
Comprehension, Oral Reading Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding, Vocabulary
Tier I,II
K—3rd

Fundations® is multisensory and focuses on hands-on learning with active participation by students, including the use of puppets. Instructional materials include a CD-ROM for teacher training, a manual describing activities, and a specific daily curriculum.  Materials such as manipulatives, student notebooks, word, sound, and syllable cards, and even owl puppets are all used to help teach the curriculum.  A Home Support Pack, available in both English and Spanish, is also a key component of the curriculum.

Funnix

Commercial Program
Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding
Tier II,III
K—3rd

Using a Direct Instructional approach, Funnix is a computer based reading program designed to teach phonics explicitly to struggling readers.  Though this program is delivered via computer, it is not designed to be used independently.  Rather, it is designed for an educator to use with the students.  There are workbooks available (either as a free download or for purchase) to accompany the program.

Great Leaps K-2

Commercial Program
Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding
Tier III
K—2nd

This program is designed for emergent readers in kindergarten and grade one and can also be used for struggling readers in grade one or two.  The program materials have four parts: sound awareness (phonological/phonemic awareness), letter recognition and phonics, high frequency sight words and phrases, and stories for oral reading.  This program is designed to be used one-on-one with students.

Guess The Word

Instructional Practice
Phonemic Awareness
Tier II
K—1st

Guess the Word is an instructional practice activity that utilizes sound stretching or “snail talk” to assist students in discriminating the individual sounds in words.

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