Struggling with a student... or maybe a few? The sites noted below provide valuable information the classroom teacher can use to support all students in the classroom.
This is one of the most comprehensive sites in the areas of academic and behavioral intervention.Once at the homepage of the site, the user can choose from the Academic or Behavior tab. Each tab the to a comn leads to a comprehensive list of interventions broken down by area of need, such as Reading Comp, Math, General Academic, Study & Organization, etc. Under each area, there are numerous strategies the user can click on to view and/or print describing the strategy and how to implement it.
This site, appropriately titled "Focus on Effectiveness", describes research-based strategies, briefly summarizes the research, and then gives details of how to implement the strategy. When you go to the site, there are specific classroom examples so the teacher can see how the strategy is incorporated into instruction. Technology integration with the strategy is an emphasis of this site.
- This is a comprehensive, user-friendly document. Beginning on page 7 of the document are 9 classroom instructional practices noted by the researchers at Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). The practices also reflect Marzano's work. The forms in the document are not the RtI forms ECISD uses, but may be a reference tool for the classroom teacher.
- The use of graphic organizers is a powerful tool that is easy to integrate into daily instruction. This site has over 100 free graphic organizers with a brief description of the function of each.
- This site organizes the organizers by grade and content Pre-K through 12th grade. One added bonus is some of them are interactive on-line and there are several basic examples of completed organizers so students can have something to model from. Once you click on the link, you will then need to click on the "Graphic Organizer" tab. Some are free and some are accessible after a 7 day trial for an annual fee of $49.95.
- This site includes graphic organizers, powerpoints involving organizers, lesson plans to assist in direct-teach of how to use graphic organizers, as well as content-specific organizers. It is not commercially marketted and appears to be a "for teachers, by a teacher" site.
- This site is an INCREDIBLE resource for reading intervention. It has a library of interventions organized by the area of difficulty. Each strategy in the library includes: instructions on how to use the strategy, downloadable templates, examples, recommended children's books to use with the strategy, as well as differentiation for second language learners, students of varying reading skill, students with learning disabilities, and younger learners. It also provides the supporting research. This is a "must see" for reading teachers and has interventions for writing also.
- This article is a short summary of 9 strategies to help students with memory deficits.