Does anyone have a RTI program for first grade? We are starting to plan and organize a first grade intervention program. All the first graders would be in small groups for a half an hour a day. They would work on skills that they specially need. There would be binders for segmenting, blending, rhyming, fluency, comprehensions, etc. Does anyone do anything like this and if so what have you included in your program?
We use PALS. It is segmenting and blending with fluency and comprehension. The kids really like it. I have six of my students in my RTI group and we do it from 9-9:30. We use stretchy snakes to stretch out words, we segment using our fingers, and then the kids also get to read books after so many lessons. They are really liking it. I have my other students working on something else while I do this.
Our three tiers are as follows:
Tier 1- Text talk (This is the largest tier, usually middle to high students. Students increase vocabulary usage through different picture books read aloud...our school purchased this program. I believe it is through Scholastic)
Tier 2- Guided Reading Plus (this is a group of 5 students....the classroom teachers pull their needier middle kids and do an extensive guided reading plan....if you are interested I can attached the lesson format....it is basically letter/word work, intro to book on the first day, the second day is a running record and writing piece)
Tier 3- Specific interventions (this is a group of 2-4 students....my lowest kids work on just letter identification and sound recognition, another group does sight word recognition, another group does fluency, another does oracy, others do the Wilson or Reading Recovery lessons...it varies among the different needs....)
I hope this helps. I am amazed at the results by the end of the year. Good luck!
I would also like to see your lesson plan format. We are going full blown RtI next year in our K-3. Lots of skeptism, confusion, not sure what to do. Can you give me ideas of what your groups look like. What sort of activities you do.
I would also love to see a copy of your format. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org .us. I would also like to see an RtI room at the bottom of the home page. Does anyone know how to go about that? I would be nice to share intervention ideas and outcomes for specific skills.
We call it Walk to Intervention ... and we just started it too. They use the results of that stupid DIBELS test. I think it's too soon to be labeling first grade kids as needing intensive help..... and they're doing this in Kindergarten too! I wish they'd just leave us alone and let us teach and then, if kids aren't reading by 2nd grade...do interventions. It's 30 minutes a day and the kids are confused, the teachers are stressed, the other kids are doing busy work and getting shortchanged out of 30 minutes of instructional time, but there doesn't seem to be anybody listening to teachers. The county bought into this program and so like good little sheep...we're following it. The paperwork, meetings, charts, etc. are not helping anybody....but they sure keep us busy. If anybody out there finds it successful, I'd love to hear from them!
a RTI school. But we are using LLI kits by Fountas and Pinelli. We are to work with our lowest kids everyday in a small group. It is supposed to be for intervention specialists but we are using classroom teachers instead. The nice thing is that the kits go to a a pretty high reading level, so you can use it with the whole class for guided reading. It follows the Reading Recovery format...which is another program we are using for our first grade friends.
I totally agree with your opinion of DIBELS. I am the black sheep out of my group who looks at the hand full of kids who have tested out of all areas of DIBELS and thinks they are being robbed of 30 minutes of their time. They have to suffer through 30 minutes of wasted busy work. I have been blessed with a principal who purchased the Raz Kids program for our whole school. We let the tested out kids do Raz Kids on the computers now during that time. It is a little better for them, now.
Sorry it took me so long....I have the flu.....not sure if it is H1N1, but I have been in bed sleeping for the past three days.....anyway, I have attached the format for Guided Reading Plus form....originally created by Linda Dorn.....hope it is helpful