• My name is Marianne Jensen and I am the Reading Interventionist here at Kidwell Elementary. The first and second grade students I work with need a little extra help mastering basic reading skills. I am currently using the "Small-Group Reading Instruction" model by Beverly Tyner. This is a five step, multi-sensory program. I work with six students from each first and second grade class for 20 minute intervals every day. During our daily 20 minutes of instruction we cover the following five components; fluency (rereading), word study (phonemic awareness, phonics, word features), vocabulary (word bank), comprehension (new read), and writing. It is a very busy and very productive 20 minutes for each of my groups!
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