Thank You Post: New Resources Page

Dear Readers, This month marks our one year anniversary for our blog Literacy Pages. We would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who have read our posts, liked our posts, left comments, joined our Literacy Pages Facebook group, followed us on Twitter @LiteracyPages and encouraged us along the way. We …

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Expert Intervention Teachers: Money Well Spent

This is blog post number 4 of 4 inspired by Mary Howard’s book RTI From All Sides:  What Every Teacher Needs to Know.  We found this book to be a treasure and whole-heartedly encourage you to purchase it.   Well-trained literacy interventionists know how to choose high-quality resources and are able to design and plan effective instruction that …

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Literacy Interventions: Let’s think outside of the box

Reading Mary Howard's RTI From All Sides:  What Every Teacher Needs to Know challenged and changed my perceptions about how literacy interventions might look.  Before we begin an intervention we need to collect information about the student.  We need to be flexible in many aspects when planning for literacy interventions. Use assessments wisely When working with our tier …

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Getting Students in & Out of Intervention: We can’t keep them forever

I want to start out this post by saying that I am a teacher like many of you. I spend my days as a Reading Recovery teacher and Academic Intervention Service provider. I face many of the same roadblocks that you face daily. I am saying this so that you know that I understand what …

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Decrease the Need for Intervention: Strengthen Classroom Instruction

The stronger we make our tier 1 classroom instruction the less likely our students will need tier 2 or tier 3 intervention supports.  In RTI From All Sides, author Mary Howard writes, "You are the most powerful teacher's guide if you are willing to use your knowledge about literacy and students to drive your teaching" …

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