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Overview of Basic Skills Instruction
Basic Skills Instruction is an early intervention progra
m that uses a variety of strategies and techniques to gain a positive outlook on learning and improve self-esteem. Extra support is given using small group instruction on an as needed basis for students in grades K - 3. Each student that is included in the program will receive an individual student improvement plan (ISIP). The ISIP includes grade appropriate goals and objectives. The basic skill teacher will provide feedback of student’s progress using the ISIP,which will be included with the student’s report card.

 Basic Skills Instruction Grades K-1
 Kindergarten and first grade students are selected to participate in the pull-out basic skill program based on teacher recommendation and after formal and informal assessments are conducted by the basic skills teacher. Small groups are formed and support is provided in the areas of phonics and reading. Students will learn using various instructional strategies and activities, including word work, guided reading,and kinesthetic activities. All instruction is closely aligned with the grade level curriculum and intended to be a support/reinforcement of concepts being taught in the classroom. Each student that is included in the program will receive an individual student improvement plan (ISIP). The ISIP includes grade appropriate goals and objectives. The basic skill teacher will provide feedback of student’s progress using the ISIP,which will be included with the student’s report card.

Cassandra Minicucci, Basic Skill Instructor  Grade K-1                                                                                                                                   Contact: cminicucci@allendalek8.com                                                                                                                             

Basic Skills Instruction Grades 2-3
Basic Skills is an intervention program that supports the classroom teachers' curriculum by utilizing a variety of strategies and techniques.  It is designed to provide additional instruction and practice to reinforce the necessary skills for learning.  Extra assistance helps support the child within the classroom which helps establish a positive learning environment that promotes good study skills and a positive attitude towards learning. The criteria for student selection are based upon teacher referral, classroom observation and DRA/Reading Benchmark Assessments.  In the 2nd

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