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    Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3
    Posted by: emma on 5/15/09
    (20) Comments

    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.