Melanie Bulluck and Bridgette Moses from Ursa Minor created an Intervention Kit to use in their kindergarten classrooms. A parent or school support person can use the kit with students who may benefit from an intervention activity. You can create your own Intervention Kit.
The following are suggestions on creating your own intervention tub for your classroom. This is meant as a starting point to get you going. Every classroom tub will look different, depending upon classroom needs, and resources.
When creating your tub, think of the needs of your students. We look at the modified HM theme tests, and go from there. We write down the names of students who have difficulty with phonemic awareness, letter ID, letter sounds, CVC words, and high frequency words. As we give each theme test, the students and needs change. We also include a class roster with a box to record the date of intervention and the skill. See attached form. We want to make sure our highest needs kids are being worked with often, but that we are not neglecting the kids just below benchmark either.
We have put our materials in a 5 gallon plastic tub. The list of student needs, and class roster is in a file folder. If a parent or school support person comes into the classroom, you can grab the tub and some students, and quickly get them to work on interventions. We have found the best time to do these activities are during play time, or computer lab time.
- Beginning sound games
- Phoneme blending/segmenting template (PDF)
- Rhyming picture cards to match
- Picture cards (ex. - “Point to the picture that begins with /b/”.)
- Rhyming board games
- Magnet letters
- ABC flash cards
- Letter bingo
- Letter games (Go Fish, board games, file folder games)
- Clay to make letters
- Sandpaper letters
- Bags of gel/paint to write letters on
- Dice with letters
- Bean bags or balls to throw at letter flash cards that are hung on a wall
- Wiki sticks
We use many of the above items, the student will say the letter sound instead of the letter name.
- White boards, with dry erase marker
- List of CVC words that go with each HM theme
- Phoneme blending template, but use with magnet letters to spell word to go with picture.
- Magna doodle boards
- Aqua doodle mats
High Frequency Words:
- High frequency words flash cards (use master from HM kit)
- Board games
Web site Resources for Game Boards and File Folder Games:
Phonics Lessons Teaching Resources, Grade K by Pinnell and Fountas (This book has great center ideas. The accompanying CD is wonderful. You can pick and choose pictures to custom make centers and games. The CD can be bought separately.)
Download an intervention check list (PDF)
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The games pictured here were originally created by Diane Teekel-Opitz.
Game board a
Game board b