All students are given the beginning of the year, mid-year and end of the year benchmark assessments. The assessments show how students are performing on reading and math skills. Based on the analysis of the assessments, some students are identified as needing additional support. The additional support maybe provided in a tier 2 or a tier 3 instructional setting.
Tier 2 Instruction
Students in tier 2 stay in their classroom and the Interventionist comes into the classroom to work with assigned students. Instruction is provided on targeted skills. I work with students in a small group setting with a more direct approach to instruction and perhaps a slower pace based on the needs of the children. I meet with the students 2 to 3 times a week and monitor their progress. I work collaboratively with the classroom teachers to meet the needs of our students.
Tier 3 Instruction
Students are provided with intense literacy instruction. The goal is to advance their literacy skills. The children meet in a small group in my classroom which is room 06. We use a multi-sensory approach to establish a strong foundation of phonemes while at the same time work on reading fluency and comprehension skills. I meet with the students 4 to 5 times a week and monitor their reading progress.