In this post, I’ll show you a peek inside my 2nd Edition No Prep Reading Intervention Binder. I have been working on this intervention binder for m.o.n.t.h.s. This binder went through a lot of “teacher-testing,” as well!. I worked closely with an intervention specialist to create a visual coding system that would help struggling readers by drawing their attention to the various vowel patterns with some special visual symbols!
I have been using the binder in my own classroom with ALL of my students due to the various phonics patterns the binder covers. For example, my struggling readers are still working on cvc-e words, while my more advanced readers are focusing on multisyllabic words, r-controlled vowels, and diphthongs. It has been an amazing tool for me, and I hope it will be just as fabulous for you, too!
The binder contains eight sections, and follows the same consistency and style as my first No Prep Intervention Binder for Beginning Readers. The pages are carefully crafted for simplicity – making it ideal for struggling readers to concentrate on letters and sounds – no fluffy clip art and fancy fonts are allowed at this party. I wanted my students to put their reading energy and focus into just that – READING!
Let’s open this up and take a look inside all of the amazing sections in this binder!
This section is packed with two, three, and four syllable words. Students “scoop” each syllable, read the word, and circle the coordinating picture. There are also pages for students to “code” the syllable with scoops. As always, every section in this binder contains tons of Word Lists that you can use for word work, have students read, use as “quick checks,” and more!
In the Suffix section, students learn to read the base word and add on the suffix sound. Students will also practice reading a word, underlining the base word, and circling the suffix. A multitude of suffixes are included in this section.
SILENT E WORDS (CVC-E & CCV-E)
The following sections resemble my first edition binder, with more challenging phonics skills. Students will touch and read the consonants in this section, and drag their fingers across the long line, which symbols a long vowel sound. The “e” is not given a dot to remind the student that the e is silent. Students circle the coordinating picture as a “self-check” feature. Word lists are included for each silent e pattern, as well as mixed long vowel lists and sneaky e words that contain digraphs and blends.
Vowel teams (or vowel pairs, as some call them) can be tricky for little ones! A long line signals that the two vowels within each box contain a long vowel sound. The pages are separated by vowel team patterns, but the binder also contains pages of “mixed vowel team” words so that students can practice reading all of the vowel teams.
This section covers some of those “tricky other vowel” patterns such as eigh, igh, y as a long i, y as a long e, etc. The long line contains a the long vowel sound that the letters produce. This will help students to remember, for example, that the “eigh” sound can make a long a sound such as in freight, weight, and sleigh.
Next up, r-controlled vowels! The r-controlled vowel patterns receive a dot with a circle around them. This was done to remind the student that the “r consonant” changes the vowel sound in the patterns: ar, er, ir, or, and ur.
The diphthongs receive a wavy line, because the letters in a diphthong completely change their sound. Students are reminded of this when they drag their finger across the wavy line and circle the coordinating picture. This section also contains a multitude of word lists to help students review each diphthong pattern.
Of course, we need to put all of our new phonics skills together and practice them with fluency. This section contains 30 fluency passages. Each passage contains a “point and read” page in which students practice decoding each word at his or her own pace. On the back of the “point and read” page, the student will find those same sentences in a passage format. As a result, this helps the student pull all of those skills together and work on reading the passage with pacing, expression, intonation, and confidence. The student reads each passage three times, and checks the box after every read. (Sometimes, we like to draw smiley faces and stars in the box, instead.) This is a favorite section for my students and it really helps pull all of the phonics skills together.
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Don’t forget about MATH!!! If you like these reading intervention binders, you will love my No Prep Math Intervention Binder! It covers essential math skills and gives you TONS of tools right at your fingertips! Find it HERE or by clicking the picture below: