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This practice guide provides four evidence-based recommendations that teachers can use to deliver reading interventions to meet the needs of their students.
1
Build students' decoding skills so they can read complex multisyllabic words
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2
Provide purposeful fluency-building activities to help students read effortlessly
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3

Routinely use a set of comprehension-building practices to help students make sense of the text

  • Part 3A. Build students’ world and word knowledge so they can make sense of the text
  • Part 3B. Consistently provide students with opportunities to ask and answer questions to better understand the                   text they read
  • Part 3C. Teach students a routine for determining the gist of a short section of text
  • Part 3D. Teach students to monitor their comprehension as they read

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4
Provide students with opportunities to practice making sense of stretch text (i.e., challenging text) that will expose them to complex ideas and information
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Topics: Grades:
Audience:
  • Administrators
  • Parent/Family
  • School Specialist
  • Teacher

This practice guide was prepared for the WWC by Instructional Research Group under contract 91990019F0399 (GRAPE TO3).

The following research staff contributed to the guide: Madhavi Jayanthi, Russell Gersten, Joseph Dimino, Mary Jo Taylor, Rebecca Newman-Gonchar, Sarah Krowka, Kelly Haymond, Samantha Wavell, Julia Lyskawa, Seth Morgan, Betsy Keating, and Armando Yañez.

  • Sharon Vaughn (Chair)
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Michael J. Kieffer
    New York University
  • Margaret McKeown
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Deborah K. Reed
    University of Iowa
  • Michele Sanchez
    Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso, Texas
  • Kimberly St. Martin
    MiMTSS TA Center, Michigan Department of Education
  • Jade Wexler
    University of Maryland
Webinar
Practice Guide: Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4-9
April 13, 2022

This 60-minute webinar introduces the evidence-based recommendations in the WWC practice guide on Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9.
Reference
Slide Deck for the What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide on Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9
April 13, 2022

This slide deck accompanies the webinar on the What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide on Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9.

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