“What is the impact of targeted intervention on Primary students’ ability to decode and comprehend a variety of text?”

 

Starting Data:

September: Grade 1 % Grade 2 %

Red Zone:  PM Benchmark <

(Students that require alternative support)

3     8% 6     23%

Yellow Zone:  PM Benchmark

(Students that require support in addition to what is

happening in the classroom)

16 43% 6 23%

Green Zone

(Students that are doing fine with classroom

instruction)

18 49% 14 54%
TOTALS: 37 26

 

Actions:  

– create intervention groups for students working in the yellow zone

– send letters home to parents to inform them of where their students are reading

– create targets for each of the terms (November 14th, February 20th and June 25th) based on TLDSB Guidelines for Levelled Literacy 2013

– Guided Reading to happen everyday for every student, Instruction Leader and Educational Assistants to be used and Early Reading Teacher

Leveled Literacy Intervention Program (LLI) to be purchased and used.

–  Meet once the program is to review and see how it works.

 

Next Collection of Data

November: Grade 1 % Grade 2 %

Red Zone:  PM Benchmark <

(Students that require alternative support)

4     10% 5     20%

Yellow Zone:  PM Benchmark

(Students that require support in addition to what is

happening in the classroom)

9 23% 6 24%

Green Zone

(Students that are doing fine with classroom

instruction)

26 67% 14 56%
TOTALS: 39 25

 

What worked?

– a culture of reading was created:  in was a community effort, students and staff

– frequency of reading:  some students were reading up to 3 times a day with adults

– differentiated focus:  students were getting what they needed – students who were not ready to read were getting alternative programming

– letters home improved parent engagement

– One Concern – Attendance is impacting students from moving!

 

Next Actions:

– Teachers to continue to do guided reading

– groups changed for intervention based on new levels/needs

– Meet to review how to use LLI program

– attendance to be reviewed, contact to be made with home, referrals to SSAC if needed

 

LLI Reflection – Dec 2014

 

Third Data Collection:

End of February Grade 1 % Grade 2 %
Red (0 – 10) (20-) 10 27 9 36
Yellow (10 – 12) (21, 22) 13 35.1 3 12
Green (13+) (22) 14 37.8 13 52
Totals: 37 25

 

Why was there not as big of a change?

– guided reading not necessarily happening

– less people doing guided reading with students

– attendance still an issue

 

Next Steps:

– daily reading with students:  guided reading, reading buddies, community readers (reading cafe)

– letter to go home to parents again and include login for RAZ kids program

– Literacy Evening:  Parent/child event in the evening on how to support reading at home

– new intervention groups to be included and to include SK’s

– at home reading program to be ordered for both K and extension pack for others

– students that are not progressing – families to be contacted to come and talk about what supports are needed