Summer School Reading Intervention

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 and elect to do so, the summer school teacher needs the most effective, assessment-based program to get results in the shortest amount of time. Since teachers can’t accomplish all that most struggling readers need in the limited amount of instructional time, certain priorities will have to be established. Trying to cover everything in a comprehensive reading intervention program within 45 hours will yield poor results. Instead, let’s focus on the BIG 3: phonics, reading fluency, and reading comprehension. The Summer School Reading Intervention program consists of diagnostic assessments, direct instruction, small group workshops, and individualized practice.