Academic: Targeted Interventions and Supports
To enhance learning, teachers provide targeted instruction on specific skills to small groups of children (generally three to six) who require additional supports to learn based on formative assessments. For example, small-group instruction using a supplemental curriculum on language and literacy would focus on skills such as vocabulary development, phonological awareness, sound awareness and alphabet knowledge.
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Video 7.16: Rolling a ball rhyming activity
A teacher works with a small group of children to reinforce the concept of words that rhyme using a rolling ball game (running time: 1 min. 20 sec.).
Ok friends, we are going to play a game, a rhyming game. And I’m going to take my ball, and I am going to roll it to one of you guys, and I need for you to tell me a word that rhymes with pot. Ok? Wait your turn. All right Anthony?
Ok, here we go.
Mop? Maybe… can you help her out Anthony?
Mmmm, roll it back. All right, let me say it. Not pop, but pot, like a pot that you put on the stove. Ok? Can everybody say pot?
All right, here we go. Can you tell me a word that rhymes with pot?
Good job. Can you roll it to a friend?
My word is pot.