English language arts is an academic area that can be challenging for many students due to comprehension and writing difficulties. When planning interventions, it is first important to identify where and why the student struggles. With this information, the appropriate tier of intervention can be addressed. Understanding the tiers of intervention can help to differentiate struggles associated with content, application, or delivery.
Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Collaborate with the mentor teacher to create an intervention plan for the student/s identified in Clinical Field Experience B. Base the plan on your own observational data, as well as other assessment data the mentor teacher has available. Discuss with the mentor an upcoming grade level ELA lesson or activity during which you can implement applicable interventions from the plan.
Include the following in your plan:
- The names and grade levels of the students for whom the plan is designed. (Continue to use pseudonyms to maintain student confidentiality.)
- The tier of RTI (1, 2, or 3).
- A brief description of 1-2 intervention strategies for the student/s, and how each supports the identified ELA challenges.
- Materials needed and procedures for each intervention strategy.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the mentor teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
Upon completing the intervention plan, continue to collaborate with the mentor teacher to ensure the plan will appropriately meet the needs of the student/s identified. Incorporate feedback accordingly.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon your conversations and instructional support. Address how your mentor teacher plans for and reflects upon intervention choices in his or her own classroom and explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.