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

Ticket to Read®

Commercial Program
Comprehension, Oral Reading Fluency, Phonics & Decoding, Vocabulary
Tier II,III
K—6th

Ticket to Read® is a self-paced, student-centered online program. Students complete tasks in the areas of foundational skills, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, and can earn points to be used to decorate their personal clubhouse or stock their toy store.

TouchPhonics

Commercial Program
Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding
Tier II,III
K—5th

Touchphonics® is a supplemental program with a hands-on approach to phonics and word story. This program should not be used in isolation - it is meant to be a supplemental program to core instruction.

Vocabulary for Achievement

Commercial Program
Vocabulary
3rd—12th

Vocabulary for Achievement is a program designed to teach vocabulary skills and strategies with 30 lessons thematically organized around central concepts.

Vocabulary Logs

Instructional Practice
Vocabulary
Tier I
4th—12th

Vocabulary Logs are a graphic organizer of learned words that students can use to deepen their understanding of words beyond the context of a reading selection. Using vocabulary logs, students can review/revisit learned words and continue to strengthen the understanding of word meanings. Vocabulary logs can be used in conjunction with any other vocabulary strategies or in Tier 1 instruction with the whole class.

Voyager Passport®

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

Voyager Passport® is a strategic reading intervention designed for K-5 students reading below grade level. This program uses a blended approach—combining teacher led and online instruction. 

The program integrates five components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension) into an instructional routine.

The program provides instruction, corrective feedback, and practice time in a small group setting. Each level of Voyager Passport® consists of 120 lessons that are divided into ten-day units.

Wilson Reading System®

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

The Wilson Reading System® (WRS®) is the flagship program of Wilson Language Training® and the foundation of all other Wilson programs.  The WRS® is an intensive Tier 3 program.  It is designed for students with word-level deficits not making sufficient progress through their current intervention, have been unable to learn with other teaching strategies and require multisensory language instruction, or who require more intensive structured literacy instruction due to a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia.

Word Map

Learning Strategy
Vocabulary
Tier I
2nd—12th

Word mapping is a strategy that focuses on vocabulary by providing the students a visual framework to assist in the introduction, identification, and understanding of a vocabulary word. Throughout content areas, students can utilize word maps to deepen their understanding of academic language and increase reflection on words that are frequently encountered throughout readings.

Word Sort

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

The Word Sort strategy increases students’ understanding of content related vocabulary words by allowing the students to sort predetermined words into categories (closed sort) or sorting the words that they decide are related into groups (open sort). Students can more familiar with new vocabulary through a word sort or students can gain extra practice with previously learned vocabulary through word sorts.

World of Words

Commercial Program
Comprehension, Vocabulary
Tier II,III
Pre-K—1st

World of Words is a shared book reading program that builds on word knowledge and comprehension skills. The program utilizes fiction and nonfiction book titles to aid children in understanding key concepts and conceptual big ideas, and improving vocabulary.

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