Amanda Wilp

  • Spelling Routines: One Quick & Easy Skill to Cover Each Day

    Point to the Letter That Says… On Mondays, we typically keep things pretty simple. We are usually learning a new grapheme or reviewing something from previous instruction. After spelling a word, I’ll ask my students to point to the letter or letters that say a particular phoneme. This is also a great time to review […]

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  • Tier 3 Spelling Intervention: How to Assess Special Education Students

    Assessing students for spelling intervention before beginning spelling intervention is essential. Students with disabilities have varied skills in spelling. For some, they are able to read words that are far more challenging than they can spell. For others, their abilities in decoding and encoding are closely matched. I like to begin with a simple assessment. […]

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  • Preparing for Math Intervention in 3 Easy Steps

    Preparing for special education intervention groups can often be overwhelming. I like prepare for intervention groups using three simple steps. For me, I assess my students, group them, and begin matching my interventions to their needs. Assess Your Students Assessing your students should be the first thing you do when beginning to think about your […]

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  • Preparing for Reading Intervention in 3 Easy Steps

    I like to try to make things as easy and as simple as possible. Getting ready for reading intervention groups is no different. I need simple steps to help me prepare for pulling students, especially during the crazy, hectic beginning of the school year times. For me, I assess my students, group them, and begin […]

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  • Building Background Knowledge

    Tapping into a student’s background knowledge is essential to aiding their ability to comprehend what they’ve read. When we take time to discuss background knowledge, it gives the brain a place for it to store and process the new information. Read Passage & Discuss Key Topics We always begin by reading the passage together three […]

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