MTSS Interventions

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    Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum - provides up to 35 weeks of daily lessons, focusing on eight phonemic awareness skills, along with two additional activities to develop letter and sound recognition, and language awareness.

    Heggerty: Bridge the Gap - a series of systematic phonemic awareness intervention lessons for students in 2nd grade and above. The lessons can be used in small groups or with individual students who struggle to decode words automatically.

    SIPPS ® (Systematic Instruction of Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) - a research-based foundational skills program proven to help both new and struggling readers in grades K–12, including English learners and students identified with dyslexia. The program’s systematic scope and sequence provides a structured-literacy approach to instruction through explicit routines focused on phonological awareness, spelling-sounds, and sight words. 

    Sonday System - an intervention program based on Orton-Gillingham instructional principles. It incorporates the essential components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension) and integrates a systematic spelling component. The sessions are systematic, explicit, and cumulative and they include a multi-sensory approach to the information.

    REWARDS - an intermediate and Secondary intervention focusing on decoding multisyllabic words, identifying and understanding prefixes and suffixes, increasing word and passage reading fluency, building academic vocabulary, and deepening comprehension along with building confidence. REWARDS is rapid-paced, engaging, explicit, and systemic intervention instruction. 

    REWARDS PLUS - builds on the support offered to upper-grade readers by expanding on their newfound literacy decoding skills within a particular content area. REWARDS Plus expands on students’ skills by applying decoding skills to intriguing, authentic, content-specific text and infographics.

    Number Worlds - is a highly-engaging, research-proven, teacher-led math intervention program that was built on rigorous state standards to bring math-challenged students up to grade level with Real World Applications. Number Worlds helps struggling learners achieve math success and quickly brings them up to grade level by intensively targeting the most important standards.

    Individualized Learning Center (ILC) - a semester or year-long course supporting students in a structured setting to complete regular class work with assistance on individualized skills such as note taking, test taking, time management, self-advocacy, and organization.

    Schools may use a combination of the above interventions, in addition to other building-specific programs, to meet students' needs.

    Additional information regarding Fargo Public Schools course descriptions can be found in the Program of Studies.