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Tier 1 Reading

Universal reading support for all students.


Reading instruction at the tier 1 (universal) level includes all students and should cover the Big Ideas of reading. Through the combination of whole-group and small-group differentiated instruction, 80 to 90 percent or more of students should attain school-wide reading goals and meet universal screening benchmarks. 

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Big Ideas

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Early readers and adolescent readers need to master a set of foundational abilities.


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Set up a structure and schedule for effective reading instruction.


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Provide feedback to students during instruction.


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Use frequent and intense supports initially, and then remove when appropriate.

Strategic Integration

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Help students connect all their reading skills to be able to read new and increasingly complex material.

Background Knowledge

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Students build on previous learning when they are taught new skills.


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Create a review schedule to ensure students retain their learned skills.

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