As we are finishing up our RTI groups for our second cycle of RTI, it is also time to begin our universal screenings of all our students for reading. At our school, we are using the DRA 2 for our universal screening for students reading up to level 38. After students pass a level 38, we move them over to assessing with the IRI. It is so gratifying to see the progress these RTI students can make after 10 weeks or 12 weeks of targeted interventions.
Teachers keep graphs each week to show the amount of progress each student is making with their interventions. We use the information from the weekly graphs along with the DRA and IRI scores to help our RTI committee make decisions on moving students in and out of tiers.
Do anyone else's class pencils look like this? Actually mine look like this minus the eraser! By this time of year, our pencils seem to always be worn down to a nub and we NEVER have erasers left on them. And for some reason it seems some students purposely choose these nubs of pencils over the longer ones! I am not sure why though. I have to go through and toss the shorties so students will actually use the nice, new long ones!
Here are your visual plans for the week! As you can see short vowels and long vowels still needing some work. The centers used in the plans above are in my Spring Literacy Pack. There are 6 phonemic awareness and phonics activities included in the pack.
For students in the other group who are farther along in their skills, open and closed syllable centers is what they need. They can work in centers with the multisyllabic words and then apply that skill in the fluency passages that have comprehension questions to go along with them.
Enjoy your week and I hope your school and parents pamper you for Teacher Appreciation Week!