Mrs. Janet Kromer, (Data Analysis)
What is I/E class?
I/E stands for "Intervention and Enrichment." This class is to assist students with their reading skills working on fluency and comprehension. Students are given the DIBELS assessment and Study Island benchmark assessments that will help determine what skills students need extra support while reading.
Here is a description of each reading support class.
This program provides intensive, direct instruction for our most struggling readings.The main focus of the program is decoding with emphasis on the learning of vowel sounds. Students progress in each lesson from sound reading to word reading to story reading. Words in each story allow the students to continue practicing the vowel sounds learned earlier in the lesson. Each lesson also provides practice in fluency and comprehension.
Phonics for Reading
This program also provides intensive, direct instruction in decoding. There is emphasis on more complex vowel sounds found in multi-syllabic words. Students progress in each level from sound reading to word reading to story reading. Words in each story allow the students to continue practicing the vowel sounds learned earlier in the lesson. Each lesson also provides practice in fluency, spelling, and comprehension.
To learn about the Whitehall-Coplay School District's Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) process, please read an informational brochure.
This program is for students who are able to decode words but need to improve their rate of reading. It also helps to develop comprehension skills and build vocabulary. In this program student choose their own stories on their own level of reading. They are timed by the teacher, listen to the story, and practice reading the story until they reach their goal. They are then timed by the teacher again. After they are able to read the story accurately at the appropriate rate, they answer questions about it and write a summary of it.
Another version of this program is available for our ESOL students.
This Comprehension program is for students whose reading is fluent but who still have difficulty understanding what they read at a level below their own grade level. This program focuses on the comprehension strategies of predicting/inferring, monitoring/clarifying, visualizing, questioning, making connections, and summarizing to help students learn to get a basic understanding of material they are reading. Students in this program read nonfiction texts to practice using the 6 strategies. The program is based on a gradual release of responsibility model. The first step is direct instruction, as the teacher demonstrates these researched-based comprehension strategies. Students listen to a core text and learn how to use the strategies, as students engage in peer- supported or shared reading and understanding. After practicing these strategies , the student works with a text independently in order to implement comprehension strategies as needed for better understanding of the text.