Tewksbury Township Schools

Academic Services Assistance Program


 
 ASAP at Tewksbury Elementary School, grades 1-4
Mathematics & Literacy

At Tier 1, students receive academic reinforcement of essential skills aligned with grade level Common Core Standards and course work. Targeted instruction occur support during regular education instruction.

 

At Tier 2, students receive pull-out support in addition to regular instruction in the classroom. Instruction is aligned with grade level mathematical Common Core Standards and class work

At Tier 3, students receive intensive support targeted isolated skills through specific programs. Tier 3 Programs typically have on-going commitments of frequency and duration. 


TES  Tiers 2 & 3 ASAP Literacy Programs 
  • Fountas and Pinnel Guided Reading- this structure provides both modeling of reading skills as well as guided practice to ensure students are properly implementing the targeted comprehension and fluency skills.
  • Phonemic Awareness and Word Work- in order for student to be successful readers, it is critical that students acquire a strong foundation in phonemic skills; letter-sound relationships, analyzing word patterns, segmenting and blending sounds, and rapid identification of high frequency words are essential skills for strong readers
  • Linda Mood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing- teacher delivered instruction shown to improve students with strong decoding and fluency, but poor reading comprehension. This program is ideal for students whose comprehension levels are caused by the difficulties processing (or thinking about) text in a way that leads to understanding and retention. For more information, please visit  http://www.lindamoodbell.com/programs/visualizing-verbalizing.html
  • Reading Assistant- computerized delivery of instruction at students' individual instructional reading levels; utilizes voice recognition software to monitor and correct accuracy and build fluency; comprehension monitored and improved through rereading. This program is ideal for students who have fluency issues stemming from poor word recognition.
  • FastForWord- computerized delivery of instruction based on initial assessments of a child's phonetic and phonological awareness skills
  • Multi-Sensory Instruction/Orton Gillingham- a specific approach for reading instruction which focused on sorting, recognizing, and organizing the raw materials of language for thinking and use (Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioner's and Educators, 2014)


ASAP at Old Turnpike Middle School, grade 5-8

Mathematics & Literacy
 
At Tier 1, students receive academic reinforcement of essential skills aligned with grade level  Common Core Standards and course work. This instruction occurs 1-3 times per week (based on students’ needs/availability) during middle school Enrichment and Reinforcement (E&R) time periods.
 

At Tier 2, students receive specialized support. This support is given during a newly designed Differentiated Instructional Period. Therefore, students will not miss any regular instructional courses, and instead will be exempt from an additional project-based learning course.  

At Tier 3, students are placed on specific programs with specific commitments to frequency and duration.
 
Literacy Tier 2 and 3 Programs
  • Integrated Reading Skills- direct modeling and guided application of best practice reading strategies;  based on grade level Common Core Standards as well as best practices for successful readers as recommended by the National Reading Panel
  • Linda Mood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing- teacher delivered instruction shown to improve students with strong decoding and fluency, but poor reading comprehension. This program is ideal for students whose comprehension levels are caused by the inability to process (or think about) text in a way that leads to understanding and retention. For more information, please visit http://www.lindamoodbell.com/programs/visualizing-verbalizing.html
  • Reading Assistant- computerized delivery of instruction at students' individual instructional reading levels; utilizes voice recognition software to monitor and correct accuracy and build fluency; comprehension monitored and improved through rereading. This program is ideal for students who have fluency issues stemming from poor word recognition.
  • FastForWord- computerized delivery of instruction based on initial assessments of a child's phonetic and phonological awareness skills.
  • Multi-Sensory Instruction/Orton Gillingham- a specific approach for reading instruction which focused on sorting, recognizing, and organizing the raw materials of language for thinking and use (Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioner's and Educators, 2014)


 

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