This resource is an interactive way for students in grades K-2 to learn letter-sound by combining a beginning letter or blend to word ending. When a word is created they will start to build a word bank. This is a way to have students work as a group or individually.
Assessments are provided through lessons that are specific for each grade level. The hyperlinks provided easily navigate you to the lesson plan which has an overview of what is in that section. At the top of each section it will show the estimated time the lesson will take, which is convenient for planning purposes. Tabs are provided to give a preview, select your state standards, resources to help with the preparation, and related resources. The instructional plan tab shows the student objectives, the sessions that will be given followed by the assessment.
This is also available to use with parents and as an afterschool resource. All materials are provided to print. This intervention provides lessons that keep students interacting with the provided materials that can be used in the classroom and outside of the classroom with parental involvement which leads us to believe this is useful.
Word Family Sort
This resource is designed for students who are beginning to read or those who are struggling. This is a great way to recognize word patterns and learn about onset and rime. This is for students in grades K-5. There are short term lessons as well as reoccurring lessons that can be used. Readers can struggle at any grade level but we selected this one focusing on the earlier grade levels.
There are six interventions provided, one specific intervention for students in grades K-2 is an interactive way to introduce short-vowel words. The lesson starts with a word family but can be used with other short-vowel words as well. Students will work in groups and alone. Students will learn to build confidence as their skills improve.
This is also available to use with parents and as an afterschool resource. All materials are provided to print. The amount of lessons and classroom materials provided with detailed instructions and how it is beneficial for each grade level lead us to believe this is a useful intervention.
Remote Learning Plan: Reading Fluency Grade 3
This resource is designed for 3rd grade students, based on the NDE Standard: LA 3.1.4, but may be used for students in higher grades who require fluency intervention. The resource provides lessons and activities for approximately fifteen minutes of fluency practice per day for five days.
Provided in the lesson are practice activities for prosody, as well as a passage to be used for repeated readings to promote fluency. The lesson was designed for remote learning, giving options for online and offline use. The lesson would also work well in face to face learning.
The source’s flexibility for remote instruction and use of evidence-based instruction are reasons we believe it would be useful.
Intermediate Word Study Differentiation Guide
This source provides assessments for determining individuals’ needs in phonics, sight word recognition, fluency, and phonemic awareness. An assessment flowchart is provided to allow ease of use. The source also provides supporting research from the National Reading Panel (2000) and Common Core State Standards Initiative (2012) as a basis for the instruction interventions provided.
The source also provides lessons and routines that can be individualized based on the assessment results. The lesson plans are simple to follow, specifying what should be used each day. The lessons provide explicit instruction in understanding word patterns, decoding practice, sight word practice, and fluency practice. Worksheets necessary for each lesson are printable, and are also easily projectable for remote learning.
There are 33 routines provided, which are to be used throughout lessons. 40 lessons are provided, but depending on the student’s level, less may be used. In order to implement the lessons, specific studying of the routines would be required. Besides the studying of the routines, the lessons would be simple to implement for a person with knowledge regarding education.
The source’s strategic assessment and instruction plan and ease of implementation are reasons we believe it would be useful.