Implementing Interventions

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This module introduces educators and other interested stakeholders to an important area in supporting our multilingual learners (MLs): intensive interventions that target MLs’ specific language and literacy development needs. Intensive interventions comprise a multifaceted approach toward identifying the literacy areas with which MLs need the most attention. Designing high-quality, responsive instruction at increasing levels of intensity is an effective means of helping MLs accelerate their rate of learning.

Time estimate: 2.5 – 3 hours

  • Implementing Interventions
    • Pre-Assessment
    • 1. Identifying the Need for Intervention
    • 2. Implementing a Multi-Level System of Support for MLs
    • 3. Aligning Intervention with the Science of Reading
    • 4. Designing Small-Group Instruction for MLs
    • 5. Addressing Five Components of Reading Instruction
    • 6. Scaffolding MLs’ New, Developing, and Mastered Literacy Skills
    • 7. Summing It up
    • Post-Assessment
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Welcome!

Welcome to the Enhancing Evidence-Based Practices for English Learners series in the Ohio Literacy Library! We present eight modules in this series, all of which are geared towards educators and other interested stakeholders who want to further their knowledge and skills in pursuit of an equitable society where learners’ cultural, linguistic, and ethnic identities are honored and validated.

Multilingual learners (MLs) are by far the fastest-growing student population nationwide. Yet, they are an underserved student group, who deserve equal opportunities and access to resources to achieve academic success. It is our intention, therefore, to provide educators with opportunities to reflect on their teaching practices and explore ways in which they can help MLs see themselves as well as others a valued part of the world. To this end, we will be covering a range of topics in this series to help you (1) understand MLs’ diverse needs and strengths and (2) serve them better in your classrooms, schools, and communities. Thank you for being an advocate for MLs who, thanks to your dedication, will go on to enrich our communities and shape our nation.

Module Description

This module discusses how teachers can best meet the needs of multilingual learners (MLs) who struggle in their English literacy development and require strategic or intensive intervention to be successful. In this module, teachers will be provided with approaches for how to identify, plan, and implement research-based, effective literacy interventions for MLs. By using a proactive and preventative multi-tiered approach that is informed by student assessment data, teachers can effectively serve MLs and maximize their literacy development. This module will:

  • Introduce methods of designing specific and responsive literacy intervention for MLs
  • Provide insight into important linguistic and cultural considerations of interventions for MLs
  • Introduce ways to incorporate explicit instruction and scaffolding to maximize the benefits of literacy interventions for MLs

Learning Objectives

Number 1

Identify steps to select and/or design literacy interventions for MLs

Number 2

Describe literacy interventions that align with the Science of Reading

Number 3

Identify and select small-group instructional techniques and intervention grouping strategies

Number 4

Identify methods of explicit instruction and scaffolding that can be integrated into literacy interventions

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