MURPHY SCHOOL DISTRICT READING LAB
Reading Lab is an integral part of the Response to Intervention (RtI) process.
The purpose of the Reading Lab is to provide individual help to students at risk.
The students are assessed for benchmark skills three times a year by a trained team using the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). The data collected from DIBELS is used to place students at risk in the reading labs for Tier 2 & 3 (see diagram below).
Once a student is placed in Tier 2 & 3, the student receives personalized reading instruction as determined by his/her DIBELS scores. The skills assessed to determine tiered placement may include phonemic awareness, high frequency sight word recognition, oral reading fluency, and retell for comprehension.
RtI – Response to Intervention
30 minutes daily outside the Tier 1 – Reading Block … Small groups in the Reading Lab setting
15 minutes 3 days a week outside of Tier 1 – Reading Block – Push In model in the classroom
90 minutes – whole class instruction
Sharon Erickson – District Reading Specialist
Garcia Reading Lab:
Robert Franklin – paraprofessional
Rosemary Tellez – ELD paraprofessional
Kuban Reading Lab:
June Miner – paraprofessional
Rosaura Sierra – ELD paraprofessional
Hamilton Reading Lab:
Debbie Brooks – Literacy Specialist
Soledad Chavez – ELD paraprofessional
Sullivan Reading Lab:
Cynthia Felix – ELD paraprofessional
Bernadette Spurlock - paraprofessional