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    Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3
    Posted by: Kinder Gal on 5/17/09
    (20) Comments

    I wrote my lesson plans based on my whole group lessons. My
    intervention lessons were focused on what the kids needed from
    assessments such as theme tests, letter recognition, phonics, phonemic
    awareness needs. That entailed another set of plans based on the
    students' needs. It was a part of the nightmare...

    On 5/17/09, newbie 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.
    >
    >
    > Our school will be starting this in the fall. I was wondering how
    > do your lesson plans look with so much going on? Is reading
    > intervention time a plan book all by itself?


    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.