The following Intervention Services are offered at Como Park:
Students in reading groups are seen either five times weekly or every other day. This decision is based on teacher recommendation (observation), test scores, and classroom performance.
Students are taught letters, sounds, blends, decoding, encoding and comprehension strategies.
We believe that if students are introduced to these important strategies and skills, they will understand what "good readers" do while reading. In addition to the basic reading strategies, we practice applying reading skills (main idea & details, compare & contrast, fact vs. opinion, author's purpose, cause & effect, summarizing, and figurative language), along with writing and test-taking strategies in the higher grades.
Students meet in small groups in AIS classrooms to learn and practice these strategies. Once the strategy has been taught, it is practiced throughout the rest of the school year using various types of text.
Students in math groups are seen one or two times per week for math support services. Groups are scheduled so that students do not miss direct instruction within the classroom.
The AIS math program is designed to give struggling students support in basic foundational and computational skills. Focusing on these skills allows students to apply their knowledge when working in their classrooms.
Students that are in need of fluency instruction attend a fluency group twice weekly. During this time, the students use the Read Naturally Live program, a fluency-based computer program. This program combines teacher modeling read-alouds, repeated readings, and progress monitoring of each student's fluency ability.