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

Accelerated Readerâ„¢

Commercial Program
Oral Reading Fluency
Tier I,II,III
Pre-K—1st

Accelerated Reader is a reading management software program that supports individualized reading practices for students in grades K to 12.  This program uses four types of quizzes  (reading practice, vocabulary practice, literacy skills, textbook quizzes) to assess students’ daily progress, measuring the quality, quantity, and level of difficulty they are reading using the Advantage TASA Open Standard, a readability formula that provides reading levels based on the entire contents of books. This program does not teach reading strategies as much as it is a tool for holding students accountable for the time they spend reading text.

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.

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.

Folding In - Sight Word Intervention

Instructional Practice
Oral Reading Fluency
Tier II,III
Pre-K—5th

One foundational skill to support reading fluency is rapid recognition of sight words (NICHHD, 2000). Folding In is a simple tutoring intervention that promotes student acquisition of common sight words. This simple practice can be used by teachers, support staff, paraprofessionals, or parents.

 

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.

Ladders to Literacy

Commercial Program
Phonemic Awareness
Tier I,II
Pre-K

Ladders to Literacy is a supplemental early literacy curriculum composed of more than 70 activities designed to develop children’s print/book awareness, metalinguistic awareness, and oral language skills. The curriculum, published in the book Ladders to Literacy: A Preschool Activity Book, Second Edition, can be used in a variety of early childhood settings and provides guidance on how teachers can adapt the activities for children with special needs.

Paired Reading

Instructional Practice
Oral Reading Fluency
Tier II
Pre-K—12th

In paired reading, students read aloud to each other with more fluent readers paired with those that are less fluent. Paired reading can be used with any book or text in a variety of content areas, and can be implemented in a variety of ways.

 

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.

Reading Racetracks

Instructional Practice
Oral Reading Fluency
Tier I,II
Pre-K—4th

This practice aims to increase the fluency and acquisition of sight words for elementary students through a game-ified drill and practice. A teacher composes the Reading Racetracks (“target” and “review” versions) from a master sight-word list. In a game-like format, an individual student reads aloud from a “racetrack” wordlist for 1 minute, the teacher records their reading performance, and repeats the wordlist reading until reaching a pre-set benchmark.

S.P.I.R.E.

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

S.P.I.R.E is an intensive reading program for non-readers and struggling readers. This multisensory program is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach.

SIPPS

Commercial Program
Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding
Tier I,II,III
Pre-K—12th

The SIPPS program is a systematic decoding program that helps developing and struggling readers. Teachers at all grade levels can provide instruction based on student need, as determined by the SIPPS placement test.  Additionally, it makes use of grade-appropriate materials.

 

There are three levels in the SIPPS program—Beginning and Extension Levels for grades K–3 and Challenge Level for grades 2–12. The content of Beginning and Extension Levels is covered by SIPPS Plus for grades 4–12.

 

When used as a developmental reading program, SIPPS is intended for kindergarteners through fourth-graders. As an intervention program, it can be used in grades 1–12.

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