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.
Keys to Literacy is a professional development program designed to train teachers to provide content literacy instruction embedded in classroom instruction using existing reading and curriculum materials. This professional development program is designed for grades 3-6 elementary teachers, 7-12 content classroom teachers, and educators who provide support to struggling readers.
LANGUAGE! Live is a comprehensive literacy program that combines teacher-directed learning with personalized, adaptive online instruction. The program has age-appropriate learning tools and a content focus on foundational skills - phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, spelling, word use, and sentence structure. The program has strategic entry and exit points to aid students in beginning the program at a place that best suits their needs. Instructional modifications and tools for English language learners are provided.
LANGUAGE! The Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum® is a multisensory, targeted intervention with an intensive literacy curriculum. It integrates reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, foundational skills, and spoken English. Its parallel curriculum, LANGUAGE! Focus on English Learning® is specifically designed for English learners. The program is available in both a traditional and eBook version.
List-Group-Label deepens students’ understanding of content specific words by providing an opportunity to brainstorm vocabulary before a reading, categorize those words using labels, and add newly learned vocabulary after the reading is complete. This strategy promotes vocabulary and content connections that are deeper than rote memorization.
Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) is a peer-tutoring program. According to the developer's website, it is designed to be incorporated into the existing curriculum with the goal of improving the academic performance of children with diverse academic needs. Students partner with peers, alternating the role of tutor while reading aloud, listening, and providing feedback in various structured activities.
RAVE-O instruction is built on the exploration of core words—the sounds, word parts, meanings, connections—and how they function in text. The main premise of the program is that the more students know about a word, the more quickly they can read and understand it.
Read Naturally® is designed to improve reading fluency using a combination of books, audiotapes, and computer software. The program has three main strategies: repeated reading of text for developing oral reading fluency, teacher modeling of story reading, and systematic monitoring of student progress by the students themselves and by teachers. Students work at a reading level appropriate for their achievement level and progress through the program independently.
Reading Mastery is an accelerated program that aims to help beginning readers identify letter sounds, segment words into sounds, blend sounds into words, develop vocabulary, and begin to learn comprehension strategies. Reading Mastery Classic consists of two levels. Reading Mastery Fast Cycle is an accelerated program that condenses Levels I and II.
Reading Mastery can be used as a supplement to a core reading program or as a stand-alone reading program for students with or without disabilities.
Reading Roots 4th Edition is a ninety-minute comprehensive program designed to target the needs of beginning readers. Reading Roots is a beginning-reading program that provides a strong base for successful reading through systematic phonics instruction supported by decodable stories, along with instruction in fluency and comprehension. Reading Roots is built around forty-eight lessons. Separated into four levels, it supports concept development in oral-language development, phonemic awareness, phonics, word skills, fluency, and writing.
Reading Roots provides rich literature experiences, extensive oral-language development, and thematically focused writing instruction. These objectives are embedded in a fast-paced, engaging, and effective instructional process. Students are assessed and regrouped according to their reading level every quarter to ensure that they receive the most focused instruction.
REWARDS Intermediate is a strategic, short term intervention program. It is an explicit and systematic program following the “I do,” you do,” “we do” model.