ERIC Number: ED464370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Intervention. Alabama Reading Initiative.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
This inservice professional development module, part of the Alabama Reading Initiative, presents research summaries, notes for presenters, and activities. The Effective Intervention module relays that if we do not do what the research tells us to do with students who struggle to read, then we have no reason to expect different results. However, if we do what the research tells us to do, all but a very few severely handicapped students will learn to read well. Teachers of struggling readers must learn to let the needs of the learner guide his/her instruction. Sections of the module, and associated objectives, are: (1) "What Does the Research Say?" (know what the research has established as effective practices for struggling readers; and evaluate current school intervention efforts in light of what the research establishes as effective practices for struggling reader and identify which practices need to be added and/or revised); (2) "Ongoing Assessment and Evaluation" (connect the use of informal assessment measures to determining which students are fluent readers and comprehenders of grade-level materials and which will be targeted for intervention; review how to use informal assessment data to monitor learning and guide instruction; and define who will be targeted for intervention during the 2001-2002 school year); (3) "Organizing the Classroom and School for Intervention" (evaluate special practices and organizational adjustments that can be implemented in their schools to provide struggling readers with what is needed to significantly increase their reading achievement); (4) "Basic Principles of Highly Specialized Reading Instruction" (understand the basic characteristics of skillful reading; how to empower learners to use what they know to figure out what they do not know; how to let the learners guide teaching; how to provide lots of practice reading appropriate supportive texts; and how to accelerate learning for struggling readers); (5) "An Instructional Framework for Effective Intervention" (how to structure a lesson that promotes all aspects of skillful reading; and how to implement a lesson featuring the four basic principles of highly specialized instruction addressed in section 4); and (6) "Plan for Serving Struggling Readers" (know their specific role in providing for struggling readers). (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Professional Development, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Alabama Reading Initiative, Alabama Department of Education, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery AL 36130-2101. Tel: 334-353-1389. For full text: http://www.alsde.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.