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

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.

EarobicsĀ®

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.

First Sound Isolation Lesson/Activity

Sample Lesson/Activity
Phonemic Awareness
Tier II,III
K—2nd

The National Center on INTENSIVE INTERVENTION has sample lessons and activities intended to assist special education teachers, interventionists, and others working with students with intensive reading needs.

The lessons/materials are not intended to be used as an intervention, but can provide support for developing and customizing lessons to meet student needs.

Fluency Formula

Commercial Program
Oral Reading Fluency
Tier I,II,III
1st—6th

Fluency Formula is a supplemental curriculum designed to promote reading fluency for first through sixth grade students. The program emphasizes automatic recognition of words, decoding accuracy, and oral expressiveness as the foundation for building reading fluency.

Fluency Word Cards

Instructional Practice
Oral Reading Fluency
Tier II,III
1st—5th

This instructional activity involves the use of flash cards to provide additional practice and exposure to familiar spelling patterns, blends, rimes, digraphs, etc. in words.

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.

Four-Box Comment Card

Learning Strategy
Comprehension
3rd—12th

The Four-Box Comment Card strategy focuses on deeper comprehension of a text by providing four prompts for the students to answer as they read through a text with discussion time to allow deeper understanding. The most common prompts include one comment, one surprise, on question, or one observation. This strategy can be used in small groups or whole group instruction, and it encourages students to critically think and take a position on an informational text.

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.

Funnix

Commercial Program
Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding
Tier II,III
K—3rd

Using a Direct Instructional approach, Funnix is a computer based reading program designed to teach phonics explicitly to struggling readers.  Though this program is delivered via computer, it is not designed to be used independently.  Rather, it is designed for an educator to use with the students.  There are workbooks available (either as a free download or for purchase) to accompany the program.

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