Intervention Programs

No two children are alike, and no two children are at the exact same place academically, physically, or emotionally—and that’s okay. At Fred R. Moore Academy, we meet our students where they are. We use data-driven analysis and one-on-one observations to ensure our students receive the appropriate assistance and intervention they need to thrive in our school and be prepared for the next level.

Guided Reading (K–5)

During guided reading sessions, teachers work with a small group of students who need to work on a specific literary skill or who have similar reading levels. Each student has a copy of the text and reads it quietly. The teacher uses this time to teach and to have students practice the strategy they need to learn.

Literacy Centers

Students participate daily in literacy centers. Although mandated in all classrooms, literacy centers look different for the primary and upper elementary levels.

Grades K–2: Based on their individual DIBELS reading assessment data, students engage in word study (specifically phonemic awareness and phonics work) activities designed to help them improve their decoding skills. 

Grades 3–5: Based on benchmark assessments, students work on skill-based activities that involve reading comprehension and using the RACE (restate, answer, cite, explain) writing strategy.

Guided Math

During guided math, students break into small groups and work with their teacher to learn and master a specific mathematical skill. Teachers use this time to clarify misconceptions or to reinforce strategies taught in the classroom. Students receive guidance as they practice and implement problem-solving operations. Students participate daily in this instructional requirement.

Math Centers

On a daily basis, students engage in math skills reinforcement activities aligned to grade-level standards. Our teachers cleverly disguise these activities as games to encourage student engagement and active participation. Teachers select these skills-based activities based on benchmarks, unit assessments, and/or iReady data.

Reading Intervention Program (K–2)

During this after-school program, we work with students who, based on DIBELS reading data, have been identified to receive intervention services. Students will practice and improve their decoding and reading comprehension skills through participation in one of the following programs:

  • Group Intervention: Teachers utilize guided reading principles to provide the extra support students need.
  • Personalized Intervention: For students who are far below grade level and require one-to-one intervention. Teachers providing this type of intervention receive specialized training in the implementation of the Reading Rescue program, which requires the student to receive a 30-minute reading session at least three times a week.

Academic After-School Program (K–2)

This 25-week program caters to students who are approaching grade level standards (Level 2). Groups of 12 (or fewer) students work with a teacher using the New York Core Ready and/or New York Performance Coach books. Teachers provide explicit instruction on the major grade level standards with a focus on skills-based activities. With a goal to master the concepts by the time of the New York State assessment test, teachers mentor and encourage students towards success.

Saturday Academy (3–5)

Saturday Academy is a 15-week intensive intervention program for students performing far below grade level standards (Level 1). Participation is by invitation only. For three hours every session, students and teachers work together with a goal to close the academic gap. We accomplish this by focusing on prerequisite skills and utilizing tiered instruction to meet the needs of our most vulnerable student population.