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Reading Intervention in Elementary Grades
Posted on Sep 2, 2021
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
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  • Reading Intervention
  • Voyager Passport
Reading Intervention in Elementary Grades

As teachers face the prospect of more students struggling with reading, they will be looking for proven approaches to get them up to speed. The good news is that research shows almost all K–5 students who have difficulty learning to read can gain proficiency if they receive literacy intervention developed with evidence-based, research-validated teaching practices.

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Embracing the Challenge—Teaching K–5 Students to Read
Posted on Oct 29, 2020
  • Linda Hafen
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Reading Instruction
  • Reading Intervention
  • Reading Science
  • Science of Reading
Embracing the Challenge—Teaching K–5 Students to Read

Studies that emphasize both classroom instruction and supplemental intervention programs have found that all but two percent to five percent of students can learn basic reading skills in first grade, even in populations where the incidence of poor reading is very high.

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Dyslexia: Overcoming the Challenges of Teaching Reading
Posted on Oct 8, 2020
  • Leslie Mata
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Reading Intervention
Dyslexia: Overcoming the Challenges of Teaching Reading

Teaching reading in any classroom requires a complex set of skills and knowledge. A guided reading program is often used and a teacher must have a highly organized system of meeting with small groups, providing direct instruction when possible, and assessing and engaging in error correction. At the same time must also be working on comprehension skills while keeping students engaged and excited about reading and one can easily agree that while teachers do one of the hardest jobs on Earth, they are often lacking adequate training in how to effectively teach reading.

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Bigger Kids, Bigger Words: Reading Multisyllabic Words
Posted on Feb 19, 2020
  • Wendy Farone
Tags
  • Reading Intervention
  • Reading Science
Bigger Kids, Bigger Words: Reading Multisyllabic Words

The complexities of reading are many. Throughout the years, much attention has been given to K–2 reading instruction and rightly so. However, what happens when the students get bigger and the words they have to read get bigger and more unique?

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Five Ways to Keep Interventions Fresh in Winter and Spring
Posted on Feb 12, 2020
  • Julie Klingerman
Tags
  • Reading Intervention
Five Ways to Keep Interventions Fresh in Winter and Spring

It is especially important to keep interventions fresh and delivered with fidelity during the critical midyear time of potential growth in your students. The following tips can keep you energized and focused on delivering instruction and intervention as effectively as possible.

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Impacting Literacy Outcomes: A Model for Providing Effective Tier 3 Intervention in Preschool
Posted on Feb 5, 2020
  • Ruth Kaminski
Tags
  • Assessment
  • Early Literacy
  • prek
  • Reading Intervention
  • RTI
Impacting Literacy Outcomes: A Model for Providing Effective Tier 3 Intervention in Preschool

RTI/MTSS is complex, consisting of multiple components and moving parts. Among the components, Tier 3 is one of the most challenging to implement. There is little research specific to Tier 3 intervention in early childhood settings and there are many more questions than answers.

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