Reflection & Plans for Next Year!

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I thought this linky party sounded like fun! 

This year I spent one day a week tutoring 4th and 5th grade students.  It was really successful, and probably the biggest improvement I saw was in students' self confidence as readers!  The students loved coming and were even sad when twice tutoring group was canceled due to snow days!  I would like to expand it to Monday-Thursday.  Each session was very focused.  There was always a learning target with a specific skill, and the students practiced the skill, and their homework was to keep practicing the skill and report back the following weeks, how they applied the skill.  

These next two goals are related. We are going to have a walk-to intervention model implemented for grades K-4.  In addition to guided reading (and intervention that occurs during guided reading), each grade level will have an additional 30 minutes of intervention.  We will use the classroom teachers, reading interventions, special education teacher and two paraprofessionals.  This time is not only for intervention, but enrichment as well!  In order for this to be successful, we have to have data to support our decisions for the specific interventions and a way to measure progress.  We go to training for three days later this month to learn about some new screeners that will be available.

If anyone has any experience with the "walk to" model, I'd love to hear your tips!


  1. I've been hearing a bit about the "walk to" programs. I'm interested in hearing of your progress. :). I'll be watching closely for your updates. :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. This sounds similar to what we do in our school. I would love to know more about it and see if it is similar to ours!

    Reading Toward the Stars

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    2. Our plan right now is to 5 certified staff and 2 paraprofessionals for each grade level. That would be about 60 students divided into 7 different groups. The top two groups would have the most students. These students would most likely be working on enrichment activities or specific comprehension skills. We are thinking that the two teachers with these two groups will have about 15 students each. That leaves the remaining 30 students split between 3 certified teachers and 2 paraprofessionals. The skills these groups focus on will be determined based on different phonics and phonemic awareness screeners. We are thinking these groups will be between 4-8 students.

      This time is an additional 30 minutes outside the guided reading block.


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