Phonics Suite materials are ideal for a Response to Intervention (RtI) model. They are designed to provide remediation for students who have been identified as having gaps in their phonics knowledge that are not being addressed in their regular classroom instruction.
The first step in implementing Phonics Suite in an RtI model is assessing whether a student is missing basic reading skills. This can be done with RGR’s complimentary Diagnostic Decoding Surveys. The survey results provide detailed information about a student’s strengths and weaknesses in decoding familiar and unfamiliar words. This information can be used to determine the instructional needs of students of almost any age.
After using the surveys to identify a student’s instructional needs, use the free online Grouping Matrix to determine appropriate instructional groups. The Grouping Matrix uses scores from the Diagnostic Decoding Surveys and an oral reading fluency assessment to place students in appropriate groups for instruction. All Phonics Suite instruction is given in small groups at a pace appropriate to each student’s specific needs. Placing students in appropriately leveled groups maximizes the effectiveness of instruction and allows for greater gains in a student’s reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. With the Grouping Matrix, Phonics Suite students are matched to a set of lessons based on their specific needs and grouped according to their level of decoding weakness.