Reading Interventions

​"The most effective interventions occur at the first sign of difficulty​, whatever the grade level.  Teachers should be observant and responsive and MTSS should be in place.  Much can be accomplished with immediate action.  Some interventions are short term; others demand more time.  The more severe the difficulty, or the older the student, the more time is required." ​ELA/ELD Framework Ch. 9 Access and Equity

R​esources to support reading interventions:

ELA/ELD Framework, Ch. 9 Access and Equity​This chapter of the framework provides information on California's diverse learners, Universal Design for Learning, Multi-Tiered System of Support, Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching, and Instructional Practices for Supporting Students Experiencing Difficulty Reading.
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials​Provides resources and technical assistance.
Find What Works - based on the evidence

"The Find What Works resource allows users to identify interventions, programs, policies, and practices that have been shown to have a positive impact on student outcomes."

Classroom Reading Instruction That Supports Struggling Readers: Key Components for Effective Teaching​​This article identifies the effective components of classroom reading instruction (extended read).
Supporting Struggling Readers-Tree Map​Tree Map that summarizes strategies to support cognitive processing, instructional delivery, and instructional time.
Teachers College Reading and Writing Project​Resources from Columbia University Teachers College.
Reader's WorkshopArticles, information, and resources on Reader's Workshop.


What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guides:

Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd GradeThe practice guide provides four recommendations for teaching foundational reading skills to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade​Five specific steps that teachers, reading coaches, and principals can take to successfully improve reading comprehension for young readers.
Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades​​Five specific recommendations to help educators identify struggling readers and implement evidence-based strategies to promote their reading achievement.
Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices​Strategies that classroom teachers and specialists can use to increase the reading ability of adolescent readers. ​