Interventions for Reading Success, Second Edition

Authors: Diane Haager Ph.D., Joseph A. Dimino Ph.D., Michelle Pearlman Windmueller Ph.D.

Format: Layflat, 486 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781598572797
Price: $59.95

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Help transform struggling K–3 students into skillful, enthusiastic readers—in just 20 to 30 minutes a day! It's all possible with the NEW edition of this bestselling curriculum supplement, your key to helping all students grasp the five Big Ideas of early literacy: phonological awareness, the alphabetic principle, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Updated with new activities and the very latest on today's hot topics in literacy, this book gives you more than 130 research-based, teacher-tested activities you can use right now, with any core reading program. They're a perfect fit with response to intervention—use them with your entire class, small groups, or individual students who need more intensive support. Creative and versatile, these interventions are just what you need to help struggling students meet grade level standards and spark a lifelong love of reading.

  • Align reading instruction with Common Core State Standards
  • Teach all the fundamentals of reading in a time-efficient way
  • Use the RTI model to scaffold interventions (includes examples for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instruction)
  • Deliver evidence-based instruction with confidence, with step-by-step instructional sequences you can use as is or modify as needed
  • Plan assessment and make sound decisions based on data
  • Strengthen the home-school connection with take-home activities parents can use with their children
PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Copy-ready templates of activity materials, such as a blank bingo board, color tiles, letter tiles, word cards, word banks, and graphic organizers. Also includes more than 70 Home-School Connection activities. Materials are photocopiable and printable from the web.


Review by: Margie Gillis, President, Literacy How, Inc.; Research Affiliate, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT
“Chock-full of lessons, activities, and research-based information . . .Teachers who work with students who need additional literacy support will find the book invaluable.”
Review by: Martha Hougen, CEEDAR Center, University of Florida
“A treasure trove of engaging activities and practice opportunities to increase reading achievement . . . translates scientific research into fun, effective reading instruction.”

Table of Contents

Alignment to the Common Core State Standards
About the Authors

Section I. Overview

  1. Introduction to Reading Intervention

  2. Reading Intervention and Response to Intervention in Schools

  3. Using Assessment to Guide Intervention

  4. How to Use the Activities in This Book: The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing Intervention

Section II. Classroom Activities

  1. Phonological Awareness
    FOCUS ON: Rhyming
    FOCUS ON: Onset–Rime
    FOCUS ON: Segmenting and Blending

  2. Alphabetic Principle
    FOCUS ON: Letter–Sound Correspondence
    FOCUS ON: Adding Sounds
    FOCUS ON: Deleting Sounds
    FOCUS ON: Substituting Sounds
    FOCUS ON: Long Vowel Spelling Patterns
    FOCUS ON: Variant Vowel Spelling Patterns
    FOCUS ON: Multisyllabic Decoding

  3. Fluency with Connected Text
    FOCUS ON: Reading Fluency and Accuracy
    FOCUS ON: Classroom Management
    FOCUS ON: Word-Level Fluency
    FOCUS ON: Passage-Level Fluency

  4. Vocabulary Development
    FOCUS ON: Active Use of New Words
    FOCUS ON: Deepening Understanding of Words

  5. Comprehension
    FOCUS ON: Reading Comprehension Strategies
    FOCUS ON: Working with Partners

Section III. Home-School Connection Activities

  1. Phonological Awareness

  2. Alphabetic Principle

  3. Fluency with Connected Text


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