Ready-to-Use Resources for Reading Intervention
The websites below have great printable and digital resources for all the core areas of reading from phonological awareness through comprehension.
Tools for tutoring or intervention with a struggling reader? You must go to this site. Broken down into the 5 different components of literacy, this site has lessons, games, and resources for all your reading intervention needs. Just print and you are ready to teach. It is seriously a one-stop shop for reading.
2. Reading A-Z
While not specifically designed as an intervention resource, this site offers all sorts of leveled readers from pre-reading on up. Their search function is fabulous and lets you sort by different topics (cross-curricular connections, anyone?) and skills (fluency, comprehension, and more). Each book comes with a set of lessons that you can download, which makes it a breeze for intervention lessons or tutoring. (There is also a version of the site called Reading Tutors that has longer more detailed specifically focused lessons, but I have found Reading A-Z is more comprehensive.)
This site out of Georgia has some great tools for reading intervention. You can download different resources based on the area you are intervening, and the lessons are super quick to read and easily implemented. The site also has some forms and other great stuff for documentation.
First off, if you haven’t read Jen Jones’ Hello Literacy blog, GO. RIGHT. NOW…okay, maybe not right now. Finish reading this post first, then go! The post linked here connects you with her fabulous If, Then Reading Intervention Menu which is a great tool for helping you decide how to intervene. The best part is it is free!
5. Free Reading
This site is full of great resources on a variety of different areas of reading from phonemic awareness to comprehension. The search feature is fabulous at helping you get right where you need to be. Super easy to use and teacher friendly.
Sign up for a free login and you have access to all sorts of great things. Focused on reading fluency, the site offers teacher training videos and a clearly outlined program for reading fluency intervention. There are over 100 free fluency passages!
Research-Based Reading Intervention Programs & Strategies
These sites are helpful if you are looking for the best research-based intervention programs or strategies to support reading intervention for struggling students.
Focused on providing teachers the strategies that are research-based for intervention, Intervention Central is an amazing resource. Unlike some of the other sites I am listing, this one will take you a bit more time to read and process, but it outlines all the steps for each evidence-based intervention and includes the citations for the studies supporting its use.
Another site written in academic terms, What Words Clearinghouse is a great tool for determining if you are actually doing an evidence-based intervention. The “Find What Works” tab lets you search by topic (in this case literacy) and you can look at the research evidence supporting nearly any program or intervention your school might be considering. This site is definitely not for the newbie interventionist, but if you have some background in research methods and stats, you cannot find a better resource.
Other Great Reading Intervention Resources to Check Out
While the post in this link focuses on math, Ashleigh offers readers a FABULOUS organizer to record and track those important skills you are teaching during intervention. Be sure to pick up the free RTI lesson planner from this post. It is great for documenting those fabulous interventions you are doing.
This website is not pretty, but it contains a ton of useful stuff. Be prepared to download and dig a bit to find some great treasures for helping your intervention students or tutoring groups. I promise there is great stuff here, but you will need to plan some time to look through it all.
These websites will get you started as you plan supports for the struggling readers in your classroom or in intervention groups this year.
Know of another great site I should add to the list? Leave it in the comments below!