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Small Group Intervention: Opportunities for Success (3–5)

Intervention that promotes accelerated development of language, literacy and content knowledge is essential for our most vulnerable learners. Effective small group instruction will include an assessment, teaching, and learning cycle. Regular opportunities for student discussion and reflection allow teachers to observe students’ understanding of content, concepts, and strategies. Come learn about creating and delivering this explicit, intentional, and engaging instruction for these students.

Once a teacher has determined that a student needs interventions to support their reading abilities, what do they do now? Students may need additional demonstrations of thinking and strategy use and opportunities to apply these strategies in texts with partners and independently.

Okapi offers multiple tools for small group intervention. Having materials specifically targeting reading strategies, with each component connected by big ideas and concepts, provides a unique experience in supporting our students for whom reading is a challenge. Leveled texts, especially paired texts, provide additional application of skills and strategies in text created to support learners as they orchestrate what was taught in whole and small group. And the engagement level of the students is increased as they work in such vivid and interesting texts.

Materials that may be emphasized:
Flying Start to Literacy, WorldWise, Explorations: The Intervention Solution, Lift Off to Literacy, New Heights

Professional Development Menu

3 Full-Day Sessions
1.5-3-Hour Session Descriptions
Instructional Strategies
Read Aloud / Shared Reading
Guided Reading
Reading Instruction
Writing Instruction
Assessment
Purposeful Talk
Intervention
Classroom Management
Spanish/Biliteracy