Sample Virtual Lessons

Sample Virtual Lessons

These lessons were developed as part of a National Center on Intensive Intervention Community of Practice with educators focused on implementing intervention virtually during Spring 2020 in response to COVID-19. Participating educators represented Colorado, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington. These activities were developed by practitioners and are intended to showcase example strategies that educators have used to deliver intervention in a virtual environment during the pandemic. Please note that NCII does not endorse specific intervention programs. As such, any programs noted in these lessons are used for illustrative purposes only, or as potential resources for source materials (e.g., sample text, graphic organizers).

Sample Virtual Literacy, Mathematics, and Behavior Lessons

    Reading Lesson: Educator Example

    This lesson illustrates how an educator can implement a reading lesson virtually to encourage multiple practice opportunities using explicit instruction principles.

    Supporting Students’ Foundational Reading Skills

    This virtual literacy lesson illustrates students engaging in a variety of facilitated activities to support phonemic awareness, phoneme and grapheme correspondence, irregular and high-frequency words, writing, and connected text.

    Building Phonological Awareness With Elkonin Boxes

    This lesson illustrates the use of Elkonin boxes in a virtual setting and includes three variations. The lesson includes a tip sheet and slides that can be used to implement the lesson.

    With Me New, At Home Review

    This planning guide may be used for planning short intervention activities, review and practice activities, or progress monitoring checks. An example of the lesson structure applied to teaching short vowel CVC words is also provided.

Show Me the Number Using Base Ten Blocks

This lesson illustrates how to use virtual base ten blocks within a math lesson.

Problem Solving for Students with Disabilities

This lesson illustrates the use of the Understand-Plan-Solve-Evaluate (UPSE) Method.

Addition Fact Strategies

This resource cover the use of ten frames, number lines and rekenreks to support students in developing fluency and atuomaticity with addition facts using manipulatives. Strategies and example videos are provided.

Tips on Implementing Area of Polygons

This lesson focuses on finding the area of various polygons, the area of circles, and the relationship between the area formulas, as well as a final activity exploring the area of a parallelogram and the area of a circle.

Create Your Own 5-Point Scale

This lesson includes a tip sheet and a video tutorial that demonstrates how to create and implement the 5-point scale in a virtual setting.