Reading intervention involves the use of various techniques to improve the skills of a child. These techniques include focusing on building word attack skills, using phoneme-grapheme correspondence, repetition, and measuring student success.
Building word attack skills
Word attack skills are a key component of reading intervention. They help readers understand the meaning of unfamiliar words. These skills are also known as decoding skills. There are many ways to improve these skills. For example, you can increase vocabulary, read more often, or provide challenging words to a child that are more likely to sound out.
You can also find ways to reinforce word attack skills. One of the best ways to do this is to read aloud to your student. This will give your student a consistent environment in which to practice. Another way to make the most of this technique is to record the content and play it back for your student to listen to.
The key to a successful word attack strategy is establishing a routine. Some examples of this include practicing at least five minutes a day, and reading aloud the same content on a regular basis.
Understanding phoneme-grapheme correspondence
Understanding the phoneme-grapheme correspondence is an essential skill for becoming a fluent reader. Students who have difficulty understanding this relationship are often weak in phonemic awareness skills. As a result, they are more likely to use decoding strategies to read unfamiliar words.
The mapping of graphemes to phonemes requires a systematic approach to instruction. It builds gradually from simple to complex patterns. This approach allows students time to practice the new knowledge they are learning. In addition, it ensures active participation and allows time for teachers to assess student understanding.
An effective multisensory approach to phonics includes writing. Using a series of worksheets, teachers can provide students with practice using digraphs, short vowels, R-controlled words, and CVCe words. They also offer practice with blending and short, long, and diphthongs.
Repetition in reading intervention is one of the most effective strategies to help struggling students improve their reading comprehension. Using repeated readings helps students build confidence in their skills and become faster readers. It also increases questioning and helps students develop comprehension.
The practice of repeated reading emerged in the late 1970s. Initially used to support students with learning disabilities, educators began to realize that all students could benefit from the process.
Originally designed to strengthen reading skills, repeated reading can be used individually or in a group setting. Teachers can use it to address comprehension issues, disfluencies in texts, and improve math vocabulary.
When it comes to effective repetition, there are five steps that teachers should follow. These include:
First, choose a passage. You can use a short text (between 50 and 200 words) that will challenge your student. Ideally, the passage will be between instructional and frustration levels.
Letting students choose their own books
Providing students with choice in books is an effective way to engage them in reading. It can also foster a love of reading and increase student motivation. However, choice can also limit the texts students are exposed to.
Student choice reading is a growing trend in schools. Some educators worry that giving too much freedom to students is creating a focus on young adult literature and graphic novels. Other educators have created social media movements that are designed to promote reading among youth.
The first step to establishing a culture of reading in the classroom is to build a library. Authentic libraries should be diverse, colorful, and stocked with exciting options for students.
Teachers should encourage students to choose their own books, but they should also help them select the right ones. For example, teachers can interview students to learn what kinds of books they enjoy. They can then put particular titles on a wish list.
Measurement of success
A Measure of Success is an excellent resource for anyone interested in utilizing progress monitoring to its fullest potential. It brings together a group of international practitioners who are leading the way in the field. Using the data generated by this tool, educators can assess their students’ learning and make instructional changes accordingly. This book is a must-read for any teacher who has a thirst for knowledge.
The book offers an interesting look at the history of the CBM (Curriculum-Based Measurement) model, the most effective techniques and tools, and the best practices that have proven successful. What makes this book unique is that it brings together the best of the best to offer a streamlined and comprehensive picture of the field.
Although this book covers a broad range of topics, it is focused on one of the most vital reading interventions. One example is the design of a mastery measure, which will allow educators to evaluate student performance over time. Another is the use of error analysis to design an aligned mastery measure.