Reading and Reading Interventions

In elementary school, reading may be considered an independent subject, but in middle school, reading is involved in all subject areas, so every teacher should be considered a reading teacher. Therefore, the reading strategies in this section should be implemented school wide, as part of a school culture that works toward high levels of student achievement in reading. Specific interventions and strategies are provided to support students who struggle to learn to read and perform below grade level, as well as students who are English language learners (ELLs). Providing opportunities for students to practice these reading strategies in every subject every day will enhance development of the reading skills they need to become better readers and more accomplished students.