Literacy Intervention Program

Compiled by La Verne Sinclair

Learning = Strategic Activity > Cross-checking on information > Searching for, finding, and using information > Self-monitoring > Self-correcting > Accurate reading

How do young children become beginning readers and writers?

It’s a natural process. Children’s first babble is the beginning stage of talking. Children’s first scribble are the beginning of writing. They are discovering and putting their thoughts on paper. Writing is expressing their ideas and feelings and information. When children “read” their writing back to us, they discover what reading is all about. It is making sense of print. This sense-making process is much more than sounding out letter in words. A natural way to read and write, a natural way to become literate.

Why Guided Groups & Individual Intervention?

Because of the high number of students needing intervention it is more practical to provide intervention in groups. Group selection is based on literacy needs. At times one-on-one (student/teacher instruction) is more beneficial for some students. Factors such as grade level, reading level, and low self-esteem.

Which students are selected?

Student selection is from Kindergarten through Grade 3 and criteria varies for each grade.

  • Kindergarten students are selected randomly since this is their first-time attending school all day.
  • Grade 1 are selected using the data from the Observation Survey administered in September 2019.
  • Grades 2 & 3 are selected using data from the latest reading assessments.

“A child who READS will be an adult who THINKS”

What is Literacy Intervention?

Literacy Intervention is an early intervention designed to provide the extra support in learning to read and write that some children require.

How is Implemented?

Student/s in the program will receive either Guided Reading in a group or individual one-on-one support. The 30-minute daily lessons are designed and delivered based on students’ diverse needs. In a 30-minute lesson students will receive instruction with reading, writing, letter identification and word work. Lessons are flexible and dynamic to adapt to students’ abilities and needs.

What is the time frame for intervention?

Literacy Intervention is an addition to the English Language Arts experiences provided in the classroom. Literacy Intervention is a short-term intervention (12 weeks). However, the time frame is flexible and will depend on the success of each student.