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Ok, I am a reading teacher working with students in 3-5th grade. When I started, I used DI materials. But since my students are considered "tier 2", I felt they needed better vocabulary and comprehension skills. So I started to use the main curriculum. But, I have been pushing my job to change. I want to be used more as a person to do interentions instead of used for small group of what they can get in the classroom. I bought Rewards: Multisyllabic Word Reading Strategies since middle school uses it and loves it. I recently heard of Megawords and PAF (which I think might be used along with Explode the Code?).
I am just wondering if others have used either of these programs and what they think of them. What's the focus? What grades are they used with?
Or, if anyone can direct me to intervention strategies/programs that help students with decoding and/or expanding vocabulary. Also would like comp intervention activities and/or spelling.
Thanks for any help!