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E. Hale Curran Interventions. Parent Information Night October 24, 2012. Welcome!. Introductions Mrs. Turbeville Mrs. McCarthy Mrs. Koeppen We are always available to talk ! 696-1405. Tonight ’ s Agenda. Definition of terms How and why students were selected

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e hale curran interventions

E. Hale Curran Interventions

Parent Information Night

October 24, 2012



Mrs. Turbeville

Mrs. McCarthy

Mrs. Koeppen

We are always available to talk !


tonight s agenda
Tonight’s Agenda
  • Definition of terms
  • How and why students were selected
  • Programs currently taking place
  • What can parents do at home to help?

Intervention Teachers Email:




4 areas of reading proficiency
4 Areas of Reading Proficiency
  • Phonemic Awareness- a student’s ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words

2. Decoding/Phonics- a student’s ability to decode words on grade level passages

  • Fluency- a student’s ability to read a grade level passage with appropriate pacing and fluency
  • Comprehension- a student’s ability to understand what they have read
a word about lexiles
A word about Lexiles
  • Students are given the SRI 4 times a year and given a “lexile” level. This is their reading level
  • When picking books to read, it’s important to pick “just right” books.
  • 100 below and 50 above current lexile
  • www.lexile.com
  • www.barnesandnoble.com
3 areas of math proficiency
3 Areas of Math Proficiency

Number Sense

(Foundations of Math)

Fact Fluency

(Knowing without Counting)

Story Problem Comprehension

(Understanding what the problem is asking us to do)

what is an intervention
What is an Intervention?
  • Not a bad word!
  • Federally fundedprogram (Title I)
  • Designed to help children improve grade level proficiency in reading and math
  • DoesNOTreplace the student’s regular reading and math program, it is inaddition to it.
  • Interventions are done through our Learning Centers.
  • They are done during the school day, during Universal Access Time.
how was my child selected
How was my child selected?
  • Students who are achieving below grade level proficiency are eligible for reading or math Intervention
      • District testing-70% or below
      • Ranked Basic,Below Basic or Far Below Basic in Language Arts or math on the California Skills Test (CST)
      • Voyager Benchmark testing for fluency and comprehension
      • SRI test (reading level…lexiles)
      • SMI test (math level…quantiles)
      • Teacher referral
why are some students who are proficient or close to proficient in an intervention
Why are some students who are “proficient” or close to proficient in an intervention?

CST bands:

0-250= far below basic

250-300= below basic

300-350= basic



Grade Level – Proficient

Student Achievement

which programs are used for interventions




Read 180


Reading Mastery

Connecting Math Concepts

Core Replacement Programs


Do the Math, ELL

HM Extra Support, Read About, Super Phonics

Language for Thinking, Voyager, Project Read, System 44,

Read Naturally

Title 1, SST – Academic

Structured pull-out program


Chipper Chat, Touch Math, Nancy Fetzer, Step up to Writing, Curriculum supports for differentiated instruction,

Universal Access, Ability groups in class, Grade-level ability grouping for language arts and math, Phonics pathways,

Struggling readers, Reading Power SRA (Reading and Math) Pyramids, The Phonics Game, Open Court,

Thinking Maps, FastMath, Marzano Strategies, Quantum Learning List of classroom strategies, Excel Math, Computer games

Classroom intervention ~ General Education Classroom


Which programs are used for interventions?
  • A program that works on decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension to bring students up to grade level proficiency
  • Students build on skills in each “adventure” they complete
  • “Ticket to Read” can be done at home to reinforce these skills
super phonics
Super Phonics

A computer based program designed to increase students phonics skills

  • Provides systematic and explicit phonics instruction at students level
  • Use of a variety of games and exercises to sequentially practice skills
  • Engaging for students
  • Targeted skills in:



short vowels

long vowels

consonant blends

reading complete sentences

system 44
System 44
  • A computer based program designed to give direct phonics/ decoding instruction as well as vocabulary development
  • Systematic and direct phonics


  • Interesting books to increase vocabulary

and comprehension

  • Consistent assessment and progress


  • Students work at their own level and pace
  • Mastery of the 44 sounds related to reading
read about
Read About
  • A computer based program that teaches vocabulary and comprehension skills to students
  • At student’s individual level (lexile level)
  • Non-fiction and interesting material
  • Increases students reading proficiency
  • For students that are “near” proficient
do the math
“Do the Math”
  • Creates a foundation for algebra
  • Puts meaning to math facts
  • Rebuilds their math understanding and gives them multiple strategies to solve problems
  • Provides differentiated instruction at student’s ability level
what can parents do to help at home
What can parents do to help at home?
  • Read everyday and ask students questions (who, what, where, when, why)
  • Have students read “just right” books (within their lexile)
  • Read non-fiction material (newspapers, magazines)
  • Math Facts Games – Flashcards
  • Stay involved, ask questions to students and teachers
  • Play board games
  • Set up a consistent homework routine at home and quiet space to study
  • Monitor your child’s homework
  • Computer websites for students:
  • www.arcademicskillbuilders.com www.ixl.com
  • www.starfall.com www.coolmath.com
  • www.tickettoread.com www.aplusmath.com
  • www.readingrockets.org www.xtramath.org
  • www.readinga-z.com www.calculationnation.nctm.org/Games/
  • www.mathplayground.com/index.html
parent resources
Parent Resources
  • Materials to take home at back table
  • MVUSD “parent resource” page
  • Computer website for parents:






our goal
Our Goal

The goal of all learning center interventions is for students to come away with the tools they need to be successful and to be proficient in reading and math.

thank you for coming

Thank You for Coming!

We appreciate your support!