More and more schools are seeing the value of summer school as an option for intensive reading intervention.
Whether students are assigned to the program or elect to do so, the summer school teacher needs the most effective, assessment-based program to get results in the shortest amount of time. Time is always a factor in reading intervention. I’ve never heard a teacher complain that “We just have too much time for reading instruction.”
This program includes condensed resources from my full-year or half-year intensive reading intervention program, the Teaching Reading Strategies and Guided Reading Phonics Books BUNDLE
. This comprehensive program has been designed for upper elementary, middle school, high school, and adult non-readers and below grade level readers with low fluency, poor comprehension, and lack of decoding skills.
Due to many requests from time-pressed teachers, I’ve scaled down my comprehensive program to a fast-paced summer school program of 45 hours.
For some schools, the summer school reading intervention schedule consists of 3 weeks of 3 hours per day; others allot 6 weeks of 90 minutes per day instruction; some provide 9 weeks of 1 hour per day. No matter the schedule, I’m confident that you, your students, administrators, and parents will see significant, measurable progress in those 45 total instructional hours.
The Summer School Reading Intervention
program consists of diagnostic assessments, direct instruction, small group workshops, and individualized practice. Four helpful training videos are included to help teachers at all levels of experience do a fantastic job with these reading resources:
Vowel Sounds Phonics Assessment (with audio file)
Consonant Sounds Phonics Assessment (with audio file)
“Pets” Fluency Assessment
Phonics and Fluency Mastery Matrix
Animal Sound-Spelling Card Chants (three audio files)
Animal Sound-Spelling and Consonant Blend Cards
Sound−by−Sound Spelling Blending
Vowel Transformers (Syllabication)
Small Group (Literacy Center) Instruction
Phonics Workshops with Formative Assessments
Silent Final e
r and l−controlled Vowels
43 Animal Fluency Articles (3 YouTube Modeled Readings Each---129 Videos) and Timing Charts
43 SCRIP Comprehension Worksheets
Phonics Card Games
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