• 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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  • Making Predictions

    Making predictions is not something that all students instinctively do. Many of our students with disabilities need explicit instruction to help them turn on the skill of constantly thinking and predicting while they read. Read a Passage Together & Make Predictions I always start by reading the passages three times with my students. Before making […]

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  • 4 Essential Daily Routines to Teach Math in the Resource Room

    Special Education teachers often struggle with knowing exactly what to do during their math intervention time. It’s hard to know how to balance ALL of the areas that our students need to work to improve. After years of trial and error, these four things are critical in every math group. Just adapt to the level […]

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  • 9 Essential Daily Routines to Teach Reading in the Resource Room

    As a brand new special education teacher, I had NO IDEA what I was doing in my resource room. I struggled to know exactly what to do for the longest time. Through a lot of reading, trainings, and experimenting, I’ve found the perfect solution to helping students cover many skills in one reading intervention group. […]

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