Intervention Video Introduction

Academic Intervention at Worthington Middle School

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.

Reading Class

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.

Math Class

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.

Intervention Directed Studies

During the 2014 school year we will be expanding the practices of Response to Intervention, RtI. Staff will work with small groups of students on a temporary basis to help them build reading and math skills. This extra support will be provided at directed studies. Rotations will be created so students do not miss orchestra, band, or choir.