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1 Audio Books & Intervention At Northview High School © 2008 Hillary Wolfe & Kyle Lowry

2 NHS Demographics Covina, California–Suburban, middle class Covina, California–Suburban, middle class Enrollment: 1566 – 68% Hispanic, 20% White, 7%African American, 3% Asian, 3% Filipino Enrollment: 1566 – 68% Hispanic, 20% White, 7%African American, 3% Asian, 3% Filipino % At or Above Proficient: % At or Above Proficient: –ELA: 44% 9 th Grade 32% 10 th Grade 33% 11 th Grade Enrolled in Literacy Academy: approx. 250 Enrolled in Literacy Academy: approx. 250

3 Literacy Academy Approx. 250 Enrolled. Approx. 250 Enrolled. RL 4-7 RL 4-7 Two-Hour Blocks Two-Hour Blocks Regular Assesment Regular Assesment Special Library with Lexile Levels Special Library with Lexile Levels Transfer of Skills Transfer of Skills Intensive, Scripted Programs Intensive, Scripted Programs Low Motivation Low Motivation Repetitive Repetitive Low Information Literacy Skills Low Information Literacy Skills

4 Groundwork Academy Book Search Academy Book Search Reorganize the Library Reorganize the Library Introduce Content Area Reading Strategies to the Rest of the Staff Introduce Content Area Reading Strategies to the Rest of the Staff Research Audio Books Research Audio Books

5 Five Steps Set up and Intervention System Set up and Intervention System Promote, Promote, Promote! Promote, Promote, Promote! Follow up with Research Follow up with Research Recruit Just One Person Recruit Just One Person Document, Document, Document Document, Document, Document

6 Set Up an Intervention System Schedule Change 7 – 50 Minute Periods Common Planning Guided StudyAdvisory Learning Specialist Research Staff Development Coaching Peer Tutoring Technology Best Practices Differentiated Instruction

7 Peer Tutoring 3-5 Teachers, 2 Aids 3-5 Teachers, 2 Aids 70 Student Tutors 70 Student Tutors 3-Week Training Course 3-Week Training Course –Instructional Strategies –Conflict Resolution –Technology & Systems

8 Promote, Promote, Promote! Posters Posters Newsletters Newsletters Orientations Orientations Newspaper Articles Newspaper Articles Student Presentations Student Presentations Food! Food!

9 Obstacles/Responses Cheating Cheating –Differentiation Time for Planning Time for Planning –Teachers’ Guides Accountability Accountability –Strict Training for Tutors

10 Follow Up With Research Differentiated Instruction Models Differentiated Instruction Models Academic Journals Academic Journals Professional Development Professional Development

11 Recruit Just One Person Lauren Brady – Peer Tutor Lauren Brady – Peer Tutor Jonathan Jimenez – Student Jonathan Jimenez – Student Derek Limon – Student Derek Limon – Student Marilynne Jensen – English, Co-Teacher Marilynne Jensen – English, Co-Teacher Carleen Maurer – English Teacher Carleen Maurer – English Teacher

12 Document, Document, Document Recorded Books, Inc. – Intervention Brochure and Marketing Materials* Recorded Books, Inc. – Intervention Brochure and Marketing Materials* Califone – Case Study Califone – Case Study Presentations – School Board, Kiwanis Club, Lion’s Club, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, AASL National Conference, Knowledge Quest Magazine Presentations – School Board, Kiwanis Club, Lion’s Club, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, AASL National Conference, Knowledge Quest Magazine Education Connect – Statistics, Surveys, Learning Logs** Education Connect – Statistics, Surveys, Learning Logs**

13 Additional Resources Recorded Books LLC offers teachers’ guides for many of their popular titles. Other recourses include which calls out specific vocabulary exercises for lower reading level books. Recorded Books LLC offers teachers’ guides for many of their popular titles. Other recourses include which calls out specific vocabulary exercises for lower reading level books. Click here to link to a training guide we use at NHS. See “Literacy Academy Guidelines” under “Teacher Resources.” Click here to link to a training guide we use at NHS. See “Literacy Academy Guidelines” under “Teacher Resources.”here Click here to link to a marketing brochure from Recorded Books LLC. See “Guide to Intervention” under “Teacher Resources.” Click here to link to a marketing brochure from Recorded Books LLC. See “Guide to Intervention” under “Teacher Resources.”here See how Education Connect, designed by Northview alumni Kyle Lowry, has been instrumental to improving technology use and Intervention at NHS. See how Education Connect, designed by Northview alumni Kyle Lowry, has been instrumental to improving technology use and Intervention at NHS.Education ConnectEducation Connect


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