Grades K-6Boy raising hand in class.

These specific interventions can be used to support grades K-6 students in the areas of reading, mathematics, writing and behavior. 

Reading

Tier I

  • Literacy for ME Toolkit. A collection of digital tools that provides many resources needed to implement Maine's new comprehensive literacy plan.
  • FreeReading. High-quality, open-source reading instruction materials addressing literacy development for grades K-6.
  • Florida Center for Reading Research. A collection of student center activities for use in grades K-5 classrooms.
  • ReadWorks. Offers free reading comprehension lessons to K-6 educators.

Tier II

  • Go Scientifically-Based Resources. Free lesson plans in all areas of reading.
  • Techniques for Error Correction. Provides several methods for students to fix their mistakes and one procedure for vocabulary drill-and-practice that teachers, tutors or parents can use with developing readers.
  • Listening Passage Preview. Students follow along silently as an accomplished reader reads a passage aloud. Then the student then reads the same passage aloud, receiving corrective feedback as needed.

Tier III

  • Reading Mastery. A program that uses direct instruction to help students develop into fluent, independent and highly skilled readers.
  • SPIRE Reading. A comprehensive and multisensory reading intervention program designed to prevent reading failure and to build reading success through an intensive, structured and spiraling curriculum.
  • Wilson Reading. This remedial program directly teaches the structure of language to students and adults who have been unable to learn with other teaching strategies.

Writing

Tier I

Tier II

Tier III

Math

Tier I

  • Peer-assisted Learning Strategies (PALS). Low-cost lesson plans and student materials for peer tutoring in math.
  • Johns-Hopkins Best Evidence Encyclopedia. Math instruction materials with strong research support.
  • Mathwire. A resource to help teachers differentiate instruction for varied learners in the class. Suggested activities include multi-sensory approaches to various mathematical skills and games to help struggling students construct deep meaning for numbers.
  • Intervention Central. Provides teacher materials and resources for differentiating school-wide math instruction.

Tier II

  • Go Scientifically-Based Resources. Free math lessons for educators.
  • Cover-Copy-Compare. A series of math worksheets with computation problems that remain unsolved on one side, but solved on the other. Students can take charge of their own math learning.
  • Interspersing Easy and Hard Problems. Teachers can improve accuracy and positively influence the attitude of students when completing math-fact worksheets by intermixing easy and challenging problems.

Tier III

  • focusMATH. This program identifies at-risk students early and accelerates their learning with instruction that is intensive, balanced and individualized.
  • TouchMath. A multi-sensory program that uses its signature TouchPoints to engage students of all abilities and learning styles.

Behavior

Tier I

  • Intervention Central. Lesson plans and resources to support the implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports.
  • National PBIS Center (PDF, 1.42MB). Helps students extinguish bullying through school-wide positive behavior and intervention supports, explicit instruction, and a redefinition of the bullying construct.

Tier II

  • Intervention Central. Lesson plans and resources to support the implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports.
  • Second Step. Developmentally appropriate ways to teach core social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotion management and problem solving.
  • Check In Check Out. A slideshow to help teachers implement check-in check-out intervention, which presents students with daily and weekly goals and requires that teachers give students feedback on their goal progress throughout the day.

Tier III

  • Motivation Techniques. Teachers can select reward choices that they approve of using, believe would be acceptable to other members of the school community, and find feasible.
  • Social Skills Training. Strategies to improve social skill performance and fluency in many settings over time.

 

 

10/5/12