Basic Skills Instruction
Academic support can be integrated into a child's I&RS plan in either a pull-out or push-in.
Pull-out Basic Skills Instruction operates as a short-term intervention over a ten-week cycle.
A full battery equates to 3 days of Language Arts (Reading/Writing) and 2 days of Math.
It occurs over 5 days, with the instruction lasting for a 40-minute period outside the class setting.
Depending on the child's need, they can be the recipient of just one subject, LA, or Math.
Push-in academic support can occur from 1 to 3 periods a week. The support can be scheduled during instructional times of weakness, unless the assistance is targeting attentional and/or organization needs across subjects.
The support teacher will utilize some, if not all the following:
- *clarifying and/or rewording of oral/written directions
- *highlighting keywords and details
- *adding post-its or notes for further clarification of items
- *co-teaching with the teacher
- *additional organization tools
- *focus visuals or prompts to foster attentiveness
- *breaks outside the room, if needed
- *leading small group reteaching lessons or one on one practice
- *providing a double dose of Fundations