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    Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model wrot
    Posted by: ~~~~~~ ours has ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ on 10/14/09
    (20) Comments

    On 5/17/09, :-) wait til your district demands the "math workshop model
    wrote:
    > On 5/16/09, Kinder Gal wrote:
    >> I had a feeling that is what the 3 tiers were about. What you
    >> just wrote perfectly described this past year. What a
    >> nightmare! In our RF program, we had 90 minutes of direct
    >> instruction which began with a warm up activity
    >> (rhyme/song/poem) daily oral language, phonemic awareness,
    >> phonics, high frequency words (fluency) comprehension, robust
    >> vocab and writing. The writing was not a part of the 90 minute
    >> program, but squished in somewhere in the day. The 30 minute
    >> groupings were also squished in somewhere in the day between
    >> speech kids going out (my speech kids were the intensive kids)
    >> and other specials. Scheduling this past year was a nightmare
    >> and I look for next year to be just as intense as this year
    >> was. I feel like I didn't get to my top kids at all. When
    >> putting kids into their various learning groups, I seemed to
    >> spend more time dealing with "outside issues" and maintaining
    >> some semblance of teaching tolerance and coping with others than
    >> teaching reading skills.
    >>
    >> Thanks for your input. Enjoy your summer!
    >>
    >> On 5/15/09, emma wrote:
    >>> On 5/15/09, Kinder Gal wrote:
    >>>> Pleae, someone please explain the three Tiers that I've
    >>>> been hearing about. How does this fit into DIBELS,
    >>>> AIMSweb, and reading skils? Is Tier 1 the same as
    >>>> strategic?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Tier 1 is your Core Reading Program in which you (at least at
    >>> my RF school)spend 90 minutes teaching to the entire class.
    >>> 30-40 min. are spent teaching whole group reading skills and
    >>> strategies from the Basal or Core program. Another 45 minutes
    >>> is spent teaching small groups and having literacy stations
    >>> going at the same time you have small group instruction. It
    >>> is a real juggling act but is a must at RF schools. Tier 2 is
    >>> a 30 minute time set aside to teach your struggling readers
    >>> who are classified as Strategic and Intensive. I have an
    >>> aide (interventionist) to help me at this time or it would be
    >>> almost impossible to get to all the children that I need to
    >>> focus on. While Tier 2 is going on, Benchmark readers are
    >>> going to literacy stations at their level-- another juggling
    >>> act and prep nightmare! Tier 3 refers to the 30 minutes set
    >>> aside to help the really struggling, at-risk, readers in an
    >>> intense tutoring time by the interventionists. DIBELS is our
    >>> reading test we use to see where the children are in their
    >>> fluency and what areas we need to focus on to get them
    >>> reading well. We have to progress monitor our Benchmark kids
    >>> once a month, our Strategic kids every 2 wks., and our
    >>> Intensive kids once a week. So much testing and prep but it
    >>> has brought our schools reading levels up. The only problem
    >>> is that the teachers are exhausted, stressed, and we don't
    >>> seem to have as much fun in teaching. I feel there's got to
    >>> be a middle ground somehow. I like the Tier system a lot but
    >>> I hate the prep and the organizational nightmare of so many
    >>> literacy stations. It has gotten rid of a few teachers who
    >>> were lazy and incompetent but not all of them. Personally, I
    >>> can't wait for the pressure of being an RF school to lighten
    >>> up.


    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/15/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/15/09, by emma.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/16/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by :-) wait til your district demands the "math workshop model.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by newbie.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Getting to your top kids, 5/19/09, by paulaj.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/20/09, by emma.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/21/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/24/09, by Close the door and teach!.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by emma.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by I have to laugh.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by Teach...Oh my gosh! I taught in an "open" classroom years .
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model wrot, 10/14/09, by ~~~~~~ ours has ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 10/18/09, by GO AWAY, RTI & NCLB & Dibels!!!!!!!.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 10/20/09, by Amen to that!.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 10/20/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 3/03/10, by Math Gal.