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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 


Tier 3 

30 minutes daily outside the Tier 1 – Reading Block … Small groups in the Reading Lab setting 

Intensive students 

Tier 2 

15 minutes 3 days a week outside of Tier 1 – Reading Block – Push In model in the classroom 

Intensive/Low Strategic 

Tier 1 

90 minutes – whole class instruction 

Contact Information

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