Mrs. Reed's Homepage

Academic Intervention Services (AIS) /
Response to Intervention Services (RtI)
for Reading Gr. 3-5
                Welcome to my website! My name is Nicole' Reed. I am a certified reading specialist that provides Tier- 3 Reading Services within our district's Tier- 4 RtI Reading Model. This is small group, intensive, supplemental reading instruction beyond what the students receive within their general ed. classrooms. So, students receive an extra 150 minutes of reading (& some writing) instruction per week to improve their basic literacy skills. Students qualify for this Tier - 3 Reading Services based on their performance on our district's Fountas & Pinnell - Benchmark Reading Assessment. This assessment is administer 3x each year: Fall, Winter, & Spring. Progress Reports are sent home along with students' Report Cards.
                I use two different research-based reading programs, depending on the needs of the students. One of the programs I use is Wilson's-Fundations.  It focuses specifically on foundational skills such as phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary and fluency.  The other program I use is Fountas & Pinnell's- Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI). It focuses on all the essential reading components such as phonics/word study, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Students also engage in written responses to the wide range of texts that they read - both fiction and nonfiction. With the support of instruction, they stretch themselves to read more complex texts with accuracy, fluency, and comprehension and to write more complex messages. 
                If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for visiting my site! 

                                                                                Nicole' Reed
                                                                                Reading Specialist
                                                                                Tamarac Elementary School
                                                                                #(518)279-4600 Ext. 1044