Classroom-Based Intervention within Instruction – Tier 1

Saskatchewan Reads

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“The first and most important line of instruction is always the classroom…no series of interventions; even highly effective ones can take the place of good classroom instruction.” (Fountas and Pinnell, 2009, p. 497)

In tier 1 intervention, instruction for all students occurs in whole-class, small group and individual settings.
• The teacher knows his or her students, has developed positive relationships with them and created a supportive, nurturing environment that celebrates each student’s uniqueness.
• The teacher utilizes ongoing, authentic formative and summative assessment and the Saskatchewan curriculum to determine the needs of the student and differentiate within the instructional approaches.
• The teacher provides instruction designed to meet the specific needs of students in the classroom.
• The teacher uses the four high impact instructional approaches: modelled reading, shared reading, scaffolded/guided reading and independent reading.

Shared Read
“The most powerful feature of schools, in terms of developing children as readers and writers, is the quality of classroom instruction.” (Allington, 2012, p. 159)

How do I provide intervention/differentiation at the tier 1 level within the four instructional approaches?
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