The Princess and the Pea (Speech Dynamic and RTI Unit)

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PreK - 2nd
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A Speech/Language Dynamic Assessment and Response to Intervention Unit for children ages 4-6 or functioning at that language level.


An effective assessment for English Language Learners (ELD) includes a Dynamic Assessment, including determining whether the student can learn new language skills as a level commensurate with other typical language learners. Additionally, as more school districts move towards Response to Intervention (RTI), it is also necessary to know if students can respond to interventions and start making progress after several rounds of direct instruction.

The Princess and the Pea RTI unit provides the SLP, ELD, or General education teacher the needed tools to quickly assess a student’s retelling and vocabulary levels. There are materials to provide 2-3 sessions of intervention. Finally the post-test is administered and scores are compared. The data provided by the Princess and the Pea RTI unit is extremely valuable in making decisions about referrals for special education and language difference versus disorder.

Please note that this unit is NOT standardized. It is meant to be an informal measure of skills and progress only.

No-prep Data Collection:

Data can be taken on paper, however, there is also an option to collect all data on the computer using fillable pdf forms. This allows the educator to only need to prepare the materials once, and no need to print off extra data forms. It also allows the educator to quickly print off final results on the summary page and have a professional looking summary for team meetings.


This product is intended for students with language skills at: Level 1 (Kindergraten-1st grade CCSS level). Check out my other products for children with language skills at 2nd-5th grade levels.

Materials for Each Level:

Narrative Dynamic Assessment (pages 3—7)

Vocabulary/Describing Dynamic Assessment (pages 8—11)

Basic Concepts Dynamic Assessment (pages 12—16)

Narrative Interventions (pages 17—21)

Vocabulary/Describing Interventions (pages 22—26)

Basic Concepts Interventions (pages 27—33)

Scores and Considerations (pages 34)



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