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Tracking Student Progress with Graphing

RTI reading intervention visual plans and resources

How are your RTI times coming along?  The end of this week will mark our half way point for tier II students.  This may sound strange, but I think my teachers look forward to test days to see the progress their students are making!  I know that I do!

RTI Binders for tracking progress for teachers and students

I have my students in tiers II and III track their progress as we go through the RTI cycle after each assessment.  I discuss with them almost every week how they are NOT competing against each other.  Rather they are trying to improve their own skills.  These graphs are not displayed and are for the student themselves not the rest of the group.  Being able to see how they are progressing is quite motivating and rewarding.  My second grader, who is struggling mightily, achieved a 100% on his sight word assessment.  He was beyond thrilled with this.  He told me he had never made a 100% before!  Awww....some students have to work so hard for every single victory.

ABC Letter apps for sight word activities

A fun way to work with sight words, which I expect to also be spelled correctly is to use the ABC Magnetic app on our iPads.  Sometimes it helps just to change things up a bit.

The other resources listed in my visual plans can be found below.  Just click on the pictures to see the resource.  

We are giving our assessments early this week as we won't have school on Friday.  Thursday will be a long day with half a day of school and then our parent/teacher conferences, book fair, and Title 1 Meeting, Supper, and Reading and Math Activities Night!  I'm already tired just thinking about it!

Sorting activities for long vowels and short vowels

Blends and Digraphs Activities for centers and RTI

RTI and Literacy Center Activities for Open Syllables


Freebie teaching students to use evidence from the text to prove their answers

RTI Plans and Resources

RTI Plans & Resources and Opinions About Fall

RTI Reading Intervention Visual Plans & Resources

October is just flying by!  It is a very busy month at our school with book study, district meetings, parent/teacher meetings and Title 1 Night.  Anyone else have a jam packed month?  And I didn't even mention fall parties!

Our RTI groups are making good progress.  We look for steady improvement and not huge leaps in short amounts of time.  Slow and steady progress tends to stay with the student as they build upon their improvement and that is what we want.

I'm trying something new with my visual plans.  Instead of linking within the picture, I am listing the resources below and linking them there.  You can still save the picture above but I think the resources being listed below might be easier.  Let me know if not.  

Using evidence  when writing about your opinions

Besides working on RTI, it is a great time to be working on using evidence to support your opinions in writing.  My classes have been working on this for a few weeks now.  They have to prove their thinking and not just give an opinion. Take It or Leave It Fall Edition is a fun way to practice this.

Providing Evidence for your opinions

Below are the resources in my visual plans.  You can see them by clicking on each picture.  

Fall Literacy Centers for RTIBlends and Digraphs Activities for RTI

Open Syllable center activities for RTIOpen Syllable Center activities for RTI
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Flashlights, A Freebie, and A Peek at My Week

Build Reading Motivation by using Flashlights

My kids have been looking forward to Friday ALL WEEK LONG!  And not because of the weekend.  They knew our flashlights had come in and were excited about getting to read with them.  It's the little things really that sometimes help get our students engaged and motivated about reading!

Build Reading Motivation by using flashlights

I hung this sign in the hall by my door so students could see it and anticipate coming to class.  When they saw me in the hallway during the day, they couldn't hardly wait for class time.  Talk about building anticipation!

Flashlight Friday Freebie Sign

You can grab this sign if you would like it for your classroom.  I ordered the flashlights from Amazon.  They were not very expensive and the ones I got were in packs of 4.  You might be able to get a few parents to buy a pack each and get you enough for your class.  If not, get enough for half your class and then rotate on Fridays who gets to use them.  By only using them on Fridays, you will save on the batteries too.

CVC literacy center activites

I have several groups working on cvc words, plus my RTI group.  This activity from my Happy Fall Y'all center pack works great for this.  It has long vowels, fluency, cvc activities and more!  Lots of ways to use this resource and differentiate for the students.

RTI Reading Intervention Visual Lesson Plans

These are some resources that work great for the classroom and for RTI Reading intervention time.  I am linking up with Mrs. Wills again for Peek At My Week.  

Peek at My Week Visual RTI Lesson Plans

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