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 MS DP 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.
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.