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 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.


Wilson Reading System®

Commercial Program
Comprehension, Oral Reading Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding, Vocabulary
Tier III

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
Tier I

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
Tier I,II

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.

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