This Handbook contains 128 pages. It includes all you need for literacy intervention for 8 to 12 year-olds:
--- Assessments to enable you to differentiate - whole class, individual and small group
--- Sequence and screen for phonological skills
--- Reading intervention ideas
--- Activities to develop reading/fluency/comprehension
--- Activities to develop phonological skills
--- Activities to develop oral vocabulary
--- Activities to develop writing and spelling
--- Sample RTI plan
--- Appendix: morphological elements/Neurological Impress Method/Screeners
EXTRA: Catalogue of Literacy Resources
This handbook has been many years in the making. Most classes have a range of students at various stages of literacy development. How you manage this range and what you teach is critical for each student to progress individually, whether they are gifted, 'average', or needing intervention.
Over the past 30 years, as I taught 5 to 15 year-olds, I have been making adjustments to curriculum, classroom management and skill sequences. Differentiating and scaffolding have become my specialty. I have taught in town schools as well as in communities. I have taught in classrooms with lots of aide time and parent volunteers but I have also had classes with no help at all. You manage around the resources you have available. You are the only person who can identify your management plan, but this program will give you the focus and direction.
This handbook is my current practice and is based upon sound research and years of experience.
My literacy intervention sessions focus on reading and I teach skills in the context of real books that my kids are interested in. This way I foster a love of reading and develop literacy skills at the same time. Games provide the consolidation and fun that keeps the sessions lighthearted and motivating. There is no better way to address a skills deficit than by playing a game that targets that deficit. That is why I have so many games in my shop. I call it TARGETTED INTERVENTION and it works!
This resource will also suit the needs of the home-schooler enabling targeted teaching to ensure literacy skills progress. I believe skills are (usually) sequential and need to be taught explicitly in intervention. Unless you target, plan and differentiate, your students won't experience the progress they are entitled to.
This Handbook will help you target and play. BUT ... before you buy it (or reject it), I have a sample in my shop for you to read. It's free, as all good samples are, and it will give you an idea of the contents and the way I have presented my work. I hope you like it and you try TARGETTED INTERVENTION.