After the Benchmark – Then What?<br />Providing Effective Intervention<br />October 30, 2009 <br />Shannon HahnShannon.firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Fountas & Pinnell – Leveled Literacy Intervention<br />3 things to love about the benchmark:<br /><ul><li>Vocabulary assessment
Kids do not have the skills to read nonfiction – we need to teach them how to read nonfiction</li></ul>F&P Benchmark<br /><ul><li>Tested kids, then what do we want to do
10 half time ‘coaches’ work with small groups of students to provide intervention, they are teachers.
Early intervention can change the path of a child’s journey to literacy
Students who are reading below grade level at the end of grade 1 are likely reading below grade level for the rest of their formal education
Reading difficulties can not only be preventable, but with effective intervention can be reversed.</li></ul>LLI goes up to Level N right now – it will eventually go up to grade 8.<br />For the levels above N – teachers have more work to do to find the text, but they do follow the same structure – poetry for the upper grade is appropriate. Text selection - check book wizard<br />10 Successful Intervention tips:<br /><ul><li>Daily intervention - schedule it every day
Missed classes</li></ul>Not pulled out of Math or ELA – if they are pulled out of SS, then it is ALL ss classes, not a science, a math, a health etc. The child will miss that particular class for 10 weeks – they are not responsible for content missed.<br /><ul><li>Small groups
Research for group sizes of 2-6 (groups of 3 or 4 is optimal) two is too few, 5 or 6 become behavior issues. This way 3-4 kids can go faster and more progress. Get 3-4 through quickly.
Help enhance self-esteem – share successes at home.</li></ul>Letters, calls home, share progress with parents. With home, children will read with mom and dad, not ‘do homework’<br />Learning Achievement Coaches – 3 / 4 periods of the day is working with intervention<br />Tier 1 – is the support (the fourth period) helps the teacher be effective, one period for help with the classroom teacher – share what is working with the classroom teacher<br /><ul><li>Structured Framework
In 6 days you will have a running record with all kids – updates levels frequently because every second day you have done an assessment on a child while the other group members are rereading. Communication of increased level goes back to classroom teacher to keep levels consistent.</li></ul>Transferred to math – reread – review last day problem//phonics – the building skills//new book – new concept// word work<br /><ul><li>Intervention is a Supplement
Teacher signs a contract – teacher to provide small group or Guided Reading</li></ul>Christ the Teacher Catholic School Division results<br />Some kids increased 8 levels between <br />Grade 1 – March to June Tier 2 Intervention, half were at level by the end of June (ex, after 3 months, only half were still below level)<br />