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

ClassWide Peer Tutoring

Instructional Practice
Comprehension, Oral Reading Fluency, Vocabulary
Tier I,II
1st—12th

According to What Works Clearinghouse, ClassWide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) is a peer-assisted instructional strategy designed to be integrated into any existing reading curriculum. CWPT provides students with increased opportunities to practice reading skills by asking questions and receiving immediate feedback from a peer tutor. Pairs of students take turns tutoring each other to reinforce concepts and skills initially taught by the teacher. Thus, students will fulfill both the role of the tutor and tutee. The teacher creates age-appropriate materials, taking into account the students’ language skills and disabilities.

 

This is an instructional practice. An instruction practice is a teaching method that guides interactions in the classroom and supports student learning. Instructional practices involve an educator using particular method, practice, or protocol during instruction.

Vocabulary
Tier I
1st—12th

Cover, Copy, and Compare (CCC) is a self-managed intervention that can be used to enhance accuracy in spelling, vocabulary, word identification, or other academic subject areas. In CCC, students look at an academic stimulus (e.g., spelling word). They then cover it, copy it, and evaluate their response by comparing it to the original word. If there is an error, the students engage in error correction procedures before moving onto the next item.

CSR (03) - Click or Clunk?

Learning Strategy
Comprehension, Vocabulary
Tier I,II
2nd—12th

This strategy can be used as part of the Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) reading strategy.

 

Click or Clunk? is a self-checking learning strategy comprehension. Clicks are sections of the text that make sense to the reader; comprehension “clicks.” Clunks can be word(s), idea(s), or concept(s) that do not make sense to the reader; comprehension “breaks down.” Using this strategy, students periodically check their understanding of sentences, paragraphs, and pages of text for “clicks” and “clunks” as they read. If they encounter problems with vocabulary or comprehension, they use a checklist to apply simple strategies to solve those reading difficulties.

Earobics®

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.

Frayer Model

Learning Strategy
Vocabulary
4th—12th

The Frayer Model is a type of word map. It can be used to help students understand the connotation or function of words. Like most word maps, the Frayer Model includes a student friendly simple definition, characteristics, examples, and non-examples of a word.

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.

Have You Ever?

Instructional Practice
Vocabulary
Tier II
1st—6th

Have You Ever? is an instructional practice that affords students the opportunity to associate newly learned words with contexts from their own personal experiences.

Headsprout

Commercial Program
Comprehension, Oral Reading Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding, Vocabulary
Tier II,III
K—5th

Headsprout is an adaptive, individualized online reading program for K-5 students. The program is designed to tailor its instruction to the needs and learning pace of every student. This program is designed to be used by students with a variety of reading skills at various reading levels: from non-readers and early readers to established readers already reading above their grade level.

iSPIRE

Commercial Program
Comprehension, Oral Reading Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding, Vocabulary
Tier II,III
K—8th

iSPIRE is an intensive reading program for non-readers and struggling readers. The program uses new technology to blend digital and teacher led instruction. The program uses continual practice and review to aid students in mastering concepts.

Kaplan SpellRead™

Commercial Program
Comprehension, Oral Reading Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding, Vocabulary
Tier II,III
2nd—12th

Kaplan SpellRead™ is a phonological auditory training program. It focuses on phonological automaticity and reading fluency while providing explicit comprehension and vocabulary instruction and opportunities for writing.

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