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Intervention detention comprehension april 3 2014

Intervention Detention:ComprehensionApril 3, 2014

March 27, 2014

Nothing new here

Nothing New Here….


Thoughtful literacy beyond comprehension mostly allington

Thoughtful Literacy…..Beyond Comprehension (Mostly Allington)

  • Larger blocks of uninterrupted time

  • Tables rather than desks

  • Collaborative work

  • Single copies of multiple texts

  • Higher level reading

  • Higher level writing

  • Teachers who think about teaching and learning differently

    • Focus on learning

Intervention detention comprehension april 3 2014

Struggling readers have the greatest need for lessons that foster thoughtfulness. It is these readers that too often are “flatliners.” If we could elicit some sort of readout of mental activity during reading, I fear that for many struggling readers that readout would too often look like the flat EKG line so often depicted in television death scenes.

(Allington, 2001)

Effective instructional approaches

Effective Instructional Approaches

  • Not just Fisher & Frey or Allington

  • National Reading Panel, 2000 meta-analysis

  • Reading Next, meta-analysis

  • Gajria, Jitendra, Sood, & Sacks, 2007 meta-analysis

Effective instructional approaches1

Effective Instructional Approaches


  • Think alouds

  • Model strategies

  • Model how to adjust how when difficulties arise


  • Provide guided practice

Effective instructional approaches2

Effective Instructional Approaches


  • Provide collaborative learning opportunities

    • to engage in student led discussions

    • to elaborate upon one another’s responses to questions

    • to ask and answer their own questions

In all phases of grr

In All Phases of GRR!

  • Foster comprehension through High Level Talk and High Level Writing about comprehension

  • Providing Specific Feedback

The most effective strategies

The MOST Effective Strategies

  • Summarizing

  • Monitoring comprehension

  • Graphic and semantic organizers

The most effective strategies1

The MOST Effective Strategies

  • Teaching Text Structure

    • Story structure

    • Chronological order

    • Compare contrast

    • Cause and effect

    • Problem and solution

    • Description

The most effective strategies2

The MOST Effective Strategies

  • Higher level question answering about the text

  • Question generation before, during, and after reading

  • Use of multiple strategies in the context of reading texts

  • Note-taking and annotation

  • Close reading

Intervention bank

Intervention Bank

Google Search

  • sopris west arkansas reading bank


  • Hard Copy in the IMC

  • Intervention bank1

    Intervention Bank




    • Catching Schools: An Action Guide to Schoolwide Reading Improvement by Barbara M. Taylor

    • Literacy Survival Tips for New Teachers by Lori Oczkus

    • Phonics Lessons by Pinnell & Fountas

    • Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction Grades K-3 by Sharon Vaughn & Sylvia Linan-Thompson

    • What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs by Richard Allington

    Next intervention detention

    Next Intervention Detention

    April 10th: Phonological Awareness

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