Preview online: Small Group Intervention DVD

November 12th, 2009

For struggling readers, success depends on self-regulation and the ability to transfer knowledge to new situations. In their new DVD/CD professional development program, Small Group Intervention, Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos model the components of an effective word study intervention that gives students opportunities to transfer word-solving strategies to reading and writing texts.

The DVD contains eleven short video episodes and the accompanying CD integrates these same episodes into a PowerPoint presentation that will be welcomed by staff developers. Background, instructional principles, and discussion prompts guide teachers through three intervention components: a word study lesson, reading a new book, and writing about the book. The program models explicit instruction that helps students acquire new knowledge, and shows how to use five levels of prompting for problem-solving strategies as students read connected texts.

Dorn and Soffos emphasize the importance of instructional language and scaffolding according to each student’s needs. Teachers can study the video episodes and implement the intervention as part of their school’s Response to Intervention (RTI) process. In addition to the PowerPoint, the CD also contains a viewing guide and handouts.

Small Group Intervention is available now. View a sample video clip, download the free viewing guide, and get more details on the Stenhouse website!

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