The Eldorado reading intervention model is based on the work of Jan Richardson. Reading Intervention for Students to Excel (RISE) is a powerful, fast paced, short term intervention designed for students who are in grades 1-5 reading text levels C-N. This is a comprehensive literacy program that includes reading, writing, phonics, listening and speaking. The success and power of this program is dependent on the lesson framework, student engagement with guided practice and the teacher team collaboration. RISE is a program that works in addition to daily, high quality, classroom literacy instruction.

The literacy team and classroom teachers use assessments to select students who need intervention and who read at about the same text level. Those students are placed in smaller groups of 3-4 and rotate through the following instructional stations.

New Book/Fluency/Comprehension At this station students are introduced to new books and they will quietly read a portion of the story aloud so that their accuracy and fluency can be monitored. Questions will be asked before they read, while they read, and after they read to assure that the student is bringing meaning to the words on the page. Reading Interventionists will use strategies specific to the lesson plan that will help students monitor their understanding.

Word Work Students will focus on phonemic skills to build upon to make and break apart words. They will also practice key sight words that should be mastered at each grade level. They will gain the tools to be able to decode more complex words they will encounter in their reading passage.

Writing This station will pull together the skills they are learning at the other two stations. They will begin by spelling dictated words that correspond to the phonic lesson they had during word work. They will also focus on writing about the story they read. The students will be scaffold from writing dictated sentences to writing sentences independently.

With the RISE program we hope to see our students transfer these isolated skills to authentic reading and writing!

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