Finding great resources to support reading intervention for struggling readers can be challenging. The great news is I've already done the work for you (because who has time to spend hours scouring the internet for reading intervention tools).
These 10 websites for reading intervention all contain great resources that will help support your students in building essential skills in the core areas of reading including phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.
Ready-to-Use Resources for Reading Intervention
The websites below have great printable and digital resources for all the core areas of reading from phonological awareness through comprehension.
Tools for tutoring or intervention with a struggling reader? You must go to this site.
Broken down into the 5 different components of literacy, this site has lessons, games, and resources for all your reading intervention needs.
They've got the student centers, which are great targeted activities for skill building, broken down by grade level. There is a K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 set of the centers for each area of reading.
Just print and you are ready to teach. It is seriously a one-stop shop for reading.
2. Reading A-Z
While not specifically designed as an intervention resource, this site offers all sorts of leveled readers from pre-reading on up.
Their search function is fabulous and lets you sort by different topics (cross-curricular connections, anyone?) and skills including:
- phonemic awareness
Each book comes with a set of lessons that you can download, which makes it a breeze for intervention lessons or tutoring.
There is also a version of the site called Reading Tutors that has longer more detailed specifically focused lessons, but I have found Reading A-Z is more comprehensive.
This site out of Georgia has some great tools for reading intervention. You can download different resources based on the area you are intervening, and the lessons are super quick to read and easily implemented.
The site also has some forms and other great stuff for documentation.
First off, if you haven't read Jen Jones' Hello Literacy blog, GO. RIGHT. NOW…okay, maybe not right now. Finish reading this post first, then go!
The post linked above connects you with her fabulous If, Then Reading Intervention Menu which is a great tool for helping you decide how to intervene.
The best part is it is free!
5. Free Reading
This site is full of great resources on a variety of different areas of reading from phonemic awareness to comprehension.
The search feature is fabulous at helping you get right where you need to be. Super easy to use and teacher friendly.
Sign up for a free login and you have access to all sorts of great things.
Focused on reading fluency, the site offers teacher training videos and a clearly outlined program for reading fluency intervention.
There are over 100 free fluency passages!
Research-Based Reading Intervention Programs & Strategies
These sites are helpful if you are looking for the best research-based intervention programs or strategies to support reading intervention for struggling students.
Focused on providing teachers the strategies that are research-based for intervention, Intervention Central is an amazing resource.
Unlike some of the other sites I am listing, this one will take you a bit more time to read and process.
It outlines all the steps for each evidence-based intervention and includes the citations for the studies supporting its use.
Another site written in academic terms, What Words Clearinghouse is a great tool for determining if you are actually doing an evidence-based intervention.
The “Find What Works” tab lets you search by topic (in this case literacy) and you can look at the research evidence supporting nearly any program or intervention your school might be considering.
This site is definitely not for the newbie interventionist, but if you have some background in research methods and stats, you cannot find a better resource.
Other Great Reading Intervention Resources to Check Out
This site was created in 2016, and it has some fabulous information and resources. The site works through the entire RTI process and includes resources for Tier 1 classroom instruction and interventions. There are also campus-focused resources to help guide implementation of RTI.
From parent information letters to graphs and data organizers, this site has it all. I could literally spend hours just wandering around reading what I find. I love that they've got ready-to-go models and materials. I also love that it is free!!
They've even got continuing education courses for teachers. You'll want to check with your campus or district to make sure you can get the CEUs for your choices, but they are definitely something to check out.
This website is not pretty, but it contains a ton of useful stuff.
Be prepared to download and dig a bit to find some great treasures for helping your intervention students or tutoring groups. I promise there is great stuff here, but you will need to plan some time to look through it all.
BONUS: RTI Resources from The Third Wheel
I also wanted to share two posts that might be helpful as you begin the process of documenting and preparing to attend student support meetings.
The first shares how I documented my Tier 1 efforts as a classroom teacher. It includes easy-to-implement strategies that won't take tons of extra time.
You can access some free resources to help you communicate with parents on this article.
The second post focuses on what teachers should bring to their campus SST meeting if they see a student who may benefit from extra support. The article discusses how to advocate for the student in the meeting and what data is most helpful in planning an effective intervention.
You can access a free student data organizer at the bottom of this post.
These websites will get you started as you plan supports for the struggling readers in your classroom or in intervention groups this year.
Know of another great site I should add to the list? Leave it in the comments below!