Greetings. My name is Mr. Burns and I teach the intervention classes at Worthington Middle School. Selected students in grades 5 through 7 receive additional instruction in reading and mathematics. The purpose of this course is to help students who are below grade level in reading, writing, or math close those achievement gaps.
Students in the intervention reading class receive supplementary reading instruction that is based on Minnesota’s literature standards. The knowledge and skills in these standards is practiced using a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction texts. In addition to reading, students respond to literature with writing. Research has shown that writing about the information found in texts improves a person’s reading comprehension. Students are also taught several different reading strategies. Reading strategies are one of the many different habits that good readers use when comprehending text. A final important part of intervention reading class is the daily use of technology to boost reading achievement.
Students in intervention math class receive receive supplementary reading instruction that is based on Minnesota’s mathematics standards. The knowledge and skills in these standards is practiced using both computation and problem solving materials. Students also receive instruction on how to read, solve, and check the answers to word problems. A final important part of intervention math class is the daily use of technology to boost mathematical achievement.