A few weeks ago, I had my final observation for the 2018 – 2019 school year. It was a make up day for testing. Fortunately I did not have any tests to make up on that day so I had a sort of normal schedule.
As an Intervention Specialist, you are constantly trying to find resources to use for progress monitoring. There are some good resources and some that are not so good. Here are some of my favorite resources that I have utilized during my career. The first one is easyCBM. They have free probes for reading comprehension. What […]
I have many students who struggle with reading basic sight words. I previously wrote a post about one sight word intervention that I have used with the students. Then I decided to go back to what I did back in the day. In one of my books from my first year of teaching was a […]
There is much debate on the importance of reading sight words in isolation. Should students being doing that or should they be reading them in phrases? When you have insecure readers, sometimes the best thing is to have them read the words in isolation first. Build up their confidence THEN have them start reading the […]
April 2017 – My principal came to my room to evaluate me for the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). During the time she was in my room, she observed me working one on one with a student on my caseload. When she walked out of my room, she was impressed with me. She saw me […]