Introduction

As the Willard School Reading Teacher my responsibility is to provide intervention for all students in grades one who need support and for one second grade intervention group. All literacy interventions are in addition to the Guided Reading block in the classroom.

 

Reading Recovery is a short-term research-based program for first graders who are identified through assessments to be at risk for early acquisition of literacy skills. Instruction is one-on-one for thirty minutes, five days a week. Students learn to read text using all of the information good readers use: knowledge of the sounds of letters and words, language, and meaning. Students use a variety of carefully chosen texts. Writing is also an important component of the literacy instruction.

 

Leveled Literacy is a short-term research-based program for small groups of first graders. Instruction is thirty minutes, five days a week. Students learn to read text using all of the information good readers use: knowledge of the sounds of letters and words, language, and meaning. Students read the Fountas Pinnell Leveled Literacy series and a collection of poems.

 

Reading Club is a first grade literacy support that meets three times a week. The focus of instruction depends on the needs of the group and might include early literacy concepts, sight words, phonics, fluency and/or comprehension.

 

Booster Club is a small group support for second grade students that provides instruction thirty minutes, four days a week. Groups are reconfigured several times a year to meet the specific needs of a cluster of students. Areas of focus include use of reading strategies, decoding skills, fluency and comprehension. Typically there are three to four Booster Club groups.