Intervention/Gifted & Talented


iPad Apps for Teaching Kids to Read and Write

iwritewords (Letter Formation)

Learn to Read (Sight Word Practice)

Book Creator (Creating/Writing books)

tikatok Story Spark (Creating/Writing stories)

Bookster (recording reading)

Tales2Go (library of over 1,000 books)

MeeGenius (personalized stories)



Online sources

Websites for Kids

Reading Recovery Lesson

Welcome To Your Child's Reading Recovery Lesson

Fluent Writing Practice

Before my 30 minute lesson begins, I get to write some words on the whiteboard.  I'm learning to write

important words as fast as I can so I can write them in my stories.  It's fun to write on the whiteboard!

Re-Read Familiar Books

In every lesson every day, I get to read lots of books.  I get to pick some of my favorite stories that

I have read before.  This is easy for me. I try to read my book like a story and make it sound

like people talking.  

Take a Running Record

Now I have a book to read all by myself!  My teacher will check on me and won't help me unless I

have a hard problem.  If I just can't figure out a word or I get mixed up, my teacher will tell me the word,

or say, "Try that again."  I read this book yesterday.  My teacher helped me work hard to figure out the

tricky parts. Now I think I can read it pretty good all by myself.

Letter Identification and/or Word Work

Sometimes I need to do work on learning about letters or important "chunks" of words.  My teacher

knows all about the things I need to learn.  I like to move the magnetic letters around on

the chalkboard:  they help me understand what I am learning.

Writing a Story

Every day I get to think up my own story to write in my writing book.  I can write lots of little words

all by myself.  My teacher likes my stories and helps me work to figure out how to write some of the words.  

We use boxes and I say the word slowly so I can hear the sounds.  I write all the letters in the boxes

by myself.  I like to read my story when I am done.

Cut-Up Sentence

I read the story and my teacher writes it on a long strip of paper.  My teacher cuts up my story so I can

put it back together.  I have to think real hard to get it all back together.

Then, I have to check myself to see if I got it right.

New Book Introduced

I like this part of the lesson best!  My teacher picks out a new story just for me and tells me what the

story is all about.  We look at the pictures and talk about the story together.  My teacher also helps

me to think about some new, important words in my story.  Isn't it wonderful to hear

about the story and look at the beautiful pictures before I read the book.

New Book Attempted

Now it is my turn to work hard again!  When I come to a hard part my teacher will ask me questions

to help me think or might show me what I should try to think about or do.  My teacher is trying to

teach me to do all the things that good readers do.

Book Bag Books

Every night, I come home with several books and a cut-up sentence that I need to do.  It is important for

me to read my book to you two times and glue down my cut-up sentence in my cut-up sentence book.  

The book bag needs to be brought back to school everyday with my book in it. I will also bring home a new

word to practice with magnetic letters and practice writing the word 5 times each as well as sight word

cards to practice each night. If I forget to bring the book back, I don't get to take another one home.

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Happy Reading!  

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