Culture & Comprehension

Practical Strategies for Tier 1 Intervention

Best Practice Showcase Presentation

Monday, Dec. 10th, 2:45pm

314 Main Street

Gilbert, SC

The "CAN DO" Philosophy

The more we know about learners’ cultural backgrounds, home environments, formative experiences and the positive contributions these experiences afford our school communities, the more effective standards-based instruction will be… (WIDA, 2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=bvdb2U-0mz4

A Shift in Paradigm...

Big picture

The key to all support for students is to personalize, differentiate and teach them skills using discussion based techniques.

General Education (Tier 1) Classroom Support with Resources Provided


Accommodation/ Support & Online Resources


Translation for newcomers

● Google Docs: tools -> translate document

● “Translate” Add-on

Google Extension: Translate Selected Text



Provide shortened/ simplified texts

www.rewordify.com

www.newsela.com

www.readtheory.org

http://digital.readworks.org/



Permit the use of bilingual or picture dictionaries

http://www.esolhelp.com/online-picture-dictionary.html

http://visualdictionaryonline.com



Read aloud texts

● Google extension: “Speakit!”

● Google Add-on: “Reader”

● Notability App



Provide visual aids: pictures, videos, clipart, gestures, etc.

www.youtube.com

www.discoveryeducation.com

● Check with your REMC



Use outlines & graphic organizers

http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/



Make differentiated vocabulary lists/ activities with pictures - explicitly teach & provide practice

www.quizlet.com

https://quizizz.com/

www.vocabulary.com

https://www.ldoceonline.com/



Use leveled readers with native language & audio support (free international digital libraries)

www.uniteforliteracy.com

https://www.commonlit.org/texts

http://en.childrenslibrary.org

www.loyalbooks.com

http://bkflix.grolier.com/

http://mel.org/

www.getepic.com/educators



Peer interaction: allow clarification in native language if needed/possible, increase verbal interaction

● Team Kahoot https://kahoot.com

Flipgrid: Video response



Reduce teacher rate of speech & simplify word choice



Provide sentence starters or sentence frames

Ex: The ideal ________ is ________ since _____.

● Google Folder of printable sentence frames: goo.gl/X3EuGi




Allow extended time and/or reduced assignments



Create accommodated assessments to demonstrate content mastery: drawings, use of native language (translation), fill-in-the-blank version of assessment with vocabulary listed, matching pictures/ vocab, fill in a graphic organizer, etc.

● Voice typing/ Google Add-on: Speech Recognition SoundWriter

https://littlebirdtales.com/ (voice recording)

http://www.scribjab.com/ (write a book in 2 languages)



Alternate grading options (Credit/ No Credit, Standards Based Grading)



Annotate text/ Interact with text

https://web.kamihq.com/web/viewer.html

● Google Add-on: https://kaizena.com/ (Voice comments)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FegO4Gh3uyk&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=89&v=clo6ZRhosAk