The heart and soul of Literacy Now lies within our Reading Intervention program, a pull-out program for students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade that primarily serves Tier III students. Currently at 15 Tittle 1 elementary schools (14 in HISD and 1 in Aldine ISD), our program is comprised of twice weekly 45-minute sessions (1st and 2nd graders; 30 minutes for Kinder) during the school day with a low 4:1 student to interventionist ratio. Students are leveled and grouped according to a comprehensive pre-assessment. Our program delivery staff is primarily comprised of former classroom teachers who have a combined 450 years of teaching experience between them. They are highly trained, compassionate, and mission-driven, providing quality programming in an age-appropriate, culturally sensitive manner.
Our interventionists are paid staff and are trained on the Collaborative Classroom SIPPS curriculum, a research-based foundational skills program proven to help both new and struggling readers build skills and confidence for fluent, independent reading. Interventionists are also trained on the Neuhaus Reading Readiness program. This program is based upon the 5 components of reading as determined by the National Reading Panel:
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