In Ms. Formentera's reading intervention class, students work on both grade-level standards, and non-grade level remediation. Students will practice reading with SSR (Silent Sustained Reading) every day of a novel or short story, explicit direction of reading skills, shared and small-group reading, and current events exploration from www.newsela.com
Helpful Hints and Best Practices
Do you want to find ways to help your student continue their reading growth during the summer? Or weekends? Long Breaks? Any extra time they have? Well there are many research-based ways that you can help your student grow in reading. Here are a few suggestions:1. Read with your student whenever you have the opportunity. - Have them read to you while you monitor and correct, or read to them while they watch you.2. Have your student read to a sibling/cousin/neighbor. - Reading children's books, especially ones like Dr. Seuss, will help students practice their decoding and can engage students in a love of reading.3. Use Closed Captioning. - Does your student glue themselves to the TV, YouTube, or Netflix after school? Turning on the Closed Captioning, and encouraging your student to mute the television can force your student to practice their fast decoding. Try it with the volume up first, and then after a while, mute it. It's not the best way to get them to read, but it's one way to get them to start.4. Silent-Sustained Reading. - Have your students spend between 15 and 30 minutes reading a book of their choice and then spend 10-15 minutes discussing what they read (maybe while they're doing the dishes for you!)5. Practice Sight Words. - Visit this website: http://www.k12reader.com/subject/sight-words/fry-words/ and download one of the Fry's sight words lists. Then use index cards, or many different types of quiz websites, to have your student practice. Put them around the house, make then read 20 of them aloud before they can turn on the TV or before they go to sleep.