Walker, Constance
Teacher

BWI K-3 Reading Intervention

Welcome to Reading Intervention

Reading Intervention classes at Bridgeway Island focus on student achievement in the building blocks to reading.  They are given a balanced literacy approach that include direct and explicit instruction in areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency skills, as well as practice in rich and multiple genres of text, to build comprehension.  The program is differentiated to meet a student's needs based on a series of diagnostic assessments.  Because students are working at their instructional level, the reading intervention program helps to not only grow their skill set, but also increases their confidence when returning to their classrooms.

 

The Reading Intervention class format includes read alouds, teacher-led small group instruction, and practice of skills on adaptive software programs.  

 

If you have received a letter indicating that your child will be receiving reading intervention this year, and have any questions or would like to view your child's progress, please feel free to contact me via email and/or phone to set up a conference.

 

Happy Reading!

 

Connie Walker

cwalker@wusd.k12.ca.us

x6735

Reading B-I-N-G-O

In reading intervention, I do not assign homework but it is imperative that students practice reading daily!  Each Friday, students will be given a zip lock bag that will include a bingo card, sight word flashcards, and their take-home books for the week.  Save the take home books and sight words, week to week, because it's always great for them to go back and practice old ones.
 

This is not a requirement, but there are incentives for students that return the bags and Bingo cards completed, each Friday.  I will only re-fill returned bags.  If your child misplaces his or her bag, just drop me a note that you need a new one!  

 

The Bingo references Sight Word games.  On the right of this page, I list several games that students can play, to practice their sight words.

Reading Links

Reading A to Z (RAZ Kids)

Practice reading leveled books

Use teacher name: cwalker99 or cwalker96.

 

Lexia

Practice phonics and word structure skills

Use teacher email: cwalker@wusd.k12.ca.us

 

Lexile.com

Look up a book's Lexile Level

Sight Word Games

Use these ideas to have your child practice their sight words:

 

Sight Word Go Fish/Memory

  • Cut up paper or use index cards to make 2 cards per each sight word to practice.
  • Play Go Fish or Memory to practice the words!

Sight Word Bingo

  • Draw a 9-20 squares on a piece of paper (make at least 2 different "boards")
  • Fill in each box with a different sight word.  
  • Write each sight word on a card and place in a bag.
  • Decide your bingo goal: 4 in a row, outer perimeter, blackout
  • As you play Bingo, have you child pull the cards from the bag, one by one to read it out loud and then mark the spot on the board.  
  • Goldfish, M&Ms, Lego pieces - all of these could be used as Bingo markers.

FLASHcards

  • Make flashcards for each sight word.
  • Have your child read each word as fast as she can.
  • Every word read correctly goes to her, every word read incorrectly, goes to you.  
  • Be sure to have your child practice the misread words.

Sight Word Spelling Bee

  • With a set of sight word flashcards, turn them face down in a pile.
  • Have your child choose a card without looking at the word.
  • Read the word to your child and use it in a sentence.
  • Ask them to spell it out loud, as if in a spelling bee. i.e. "what...w-h-a-t...what"
  • For every word spelled correctly, hand them the card.  Stop the game when a word is spelled incorrectly (be sure to practice that word so they get it right next time!)  Start the game over and have them see if they can beat their last score.