Intervention in the classroom can be daunting, but if you can spend a little time organizing yourself before you start, it is so worth it. With these tips and freebies, you can organize yourself quickly and make implementing interventions easy!
What does intervention look like?
- Intervention should be with no more than 5 students in your classroom. If you have any more, you will get overwhelmed.
- It should take place in 5-10 minute increments and be easy to grab quickly and complete.
- I would suggest 3 days a week for most students due to the fact that many of the students in intervention are also seeing others outside of your classroom.
- Pick ONE skill to focus on at a time. You can switch over time, but if you are trying to intervene on everything, nothing will stick. So, pick one. Fluency, phonics, comprehension, multiplication. Just pick one.
Intervention Organization Binders
Once you have done everything above, make a binder for each student you are working with (a folder would work too).
- Put the child’s name on the front and place it somewhere close to your desk. This way when you have a second you can grab it quickly.
- In the front, place a sheet where you can quickly track what you did, for how long, how it went, etc.
- Then, in the side pockets grab 5-10 activities that relate to the skill that you chose. For example, if I am working on reading comprehension I may place 10 paragraphs of the day inside of the folder (read about those here).
- You can also add games or activities that you have that work on that specific skill.
- Lastly, make sure that you add an assessment that you can do at the end of all the activities to see if the child can move to a new skill or needs more practice.
- Each time a student gets to the assessment piece, you send home the activities they did, put the tracker sheet in the “done” side of the folder, and grab new activities and a new tracker sheet.
Intervention Organization Tracker Sheet Freebie
Want the tracker sheet I mentioned? Grab it here for free!