Introduction to My Class: As a Math Interventionist, my goals are for students to master their understanding of skills such as number sense and algebraic thinking. I strive to provide a positive, encouraging environment for learners.
As a Reading/Literacy Interventionist, my goals include developing fluent readers who think deeply about content. I actively use the DOK - (Depth of Knowledge) questioning strategies to achieve this goal.
Role of the Elementary Interventionist: The new State of AZ requirements for passing the State adopted reading test (AzMERIT:Reading) before being promoted from third grade will drive the focus of the intervention program. Given this requirement, first, second and third grade students who are having difficulty learning to read will have priority for services. Kindergarten students will be screened in January. Services may be expanded beyond these parameters if resources are available (e.g., mathematics, earlier kindergarten screening, etc.). The elementary interventionist carefully tracks individual student progress in the area of reading, and in some cases mathematics, designs lessons to directly address the student's needs, and provides access to learning tools which differentiate and assess their progress.
Definition of Students Needing Intervention: We define the need for intervention as targeted instruction in addition to the core instruction for a student who either:
* Is one year below grade level OR
* Falls between 20-30% of the bottom 30% of the population at a school site OR
* Not on target for passing State testing
Class Expectations: We are Kind Kids and our class reflects this attitude.
Helpful Hints & Reminders:
*Read 20 minutes nightly, at an appropriate level.
*Go to: login.i-ready.com and complete i-ready lessons at home.
*1st grade parents: help your child learn the basic 100 sight words.
*After your child reads a book, ask them to give you an "oral retell" of the story. We practice this in class and they know how to do this. It gives you, as a parent, an idea of whether your child is reading for understanding.