New Practice Guide Focused On Reading Intervention for Students in Grades 4-9

Classroom of students reading

The What Works Clearinghouse has released a new practice guide focused on reading interventions for students in fourth through ninth grade. This guide includes four evidence-based and practical recommendations that were compiled by a panel of national experts. The recommendations include:

  • Build decoding skill so students can read complex multisyllabic words.
  • Provide purposeful fluency-building activities to help students read effortlessly.
  • Routinely use a set of comprehension-building practices to help students make sense of the text.
  • Provide students with opportunities to practice making sense of stretch or challenging text that will expose them to complex ideas and information.
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What Works Clearinghouse
March 29, 2022