As the primary intervention teacher I work with struggling readers in Kindergarten - 2nd grade.  Intervention groups help students in ways that would not be possible during whole group instruction.  By working with small groups I am able to monitor progress on specific skills, which makes identifying and targeting struggling students an easier and more reliable procedure. 

Reading intervention programs are crucial in helping struggling students become successful readers. I use research-based programs designed for students to learn, practice, and reinforce essential reading skills.  

I incorporate the five essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. A child learns to read in a continuum of these skills: sound production, letter identification, decoding and blending, then reading for meaning

Effective reading intervention programs help decrease the need for remedial reading classes at all levels, especially in grades K-3, where reading disabilities are usually diagnosed. Intervention programs can also help decrease the number of students who have to be retained.