Number Sense and RTI

I am so excited to share this next little guy with you.  Apparently, I need to get more excitement in my life, because some of you may be disappointed! LOL!

This next project of mine came about at the request of a former college and friend (Holla atcha’ Angie!).  I think she, like I did (and the rest of nation, in my humble little opinion), was struggling with coming up with simple and effective RTI interventions. Then, she had to create all the probes and figure out a way to track progress.

That last year I taught I had about eleven kids on RTI at one point or another.  It was like WHOA Nelly! Tons of paper work and really was a logistical nightmare.

So, after conferencing with my friend and shuddering at my past memories, I decided to come up with something to make RTI more streamlined. This is the product I *wish* I had when I was in the classroom.

I developed This Number Sense RTI Pack. It contains four skills with a few different interventions for each skill. Each skill has at least two interventions. I focused on these four skills, which I felt would improve number sense and automaticity of basic math facts.
        Ten Frame Addition
        Making Ten
        Making Ten Addition Strategy
        Number Bonds

I also wrote 6 probes for each skill that are set up identically with different problems.  At the end of each section is a data tracking sheet with a graph to show progress (or lack of).

Want a little peek inside?

Here is an example of some of the interventions.

This is a quick shot of 2 of the 6 probes for Ten Frame Addition.

There is a pretty good bit of stuff included (but no answer keys- I figured the concepts were simple enough that it was an unnecessary waste of pages). Here is a glance at the Table of Contents for more details.

After writing the pack, I wanted to make sure it wasn't all “pie-in–the-sky-fluff” that couldn't be implemented unless you had a small team.  I don’t know about you, but the years I didn't co-teach I was allll alone with just little ol’ me in the classroom. And really even when I DID co-teach, as a general rule, RTI fell under my roles and responsibilities (at least with the general education kids). My co-teacher had her hands full with her own towers of paperwork!

So, I decided to put the pack together, exactly how I would use it in the classroom.  Then, I (gulp) made my first video.  It is rough, people. Go in with VERRRRYYYYY low expectations and I might impress you.  Just might.  No promises.

The video is a tour of organize the pack in a binder and then a quick glance at how to use the binder in the classroom. 

So, hopefully, with this pack you can just grab the binder and enjoy your one-on-one time with students since your materials are all ready to go!

If you want to check this pack out, it is available in my store, here.

Want to try to win a pack?  I am giving away a pack at 9 pm tonight!  You can enter here on my Facebook page!

Want to see how I have organized RTI materials in the past?  Check it out  here

Click here for this great pack of FREE math centers, plus get tips and updates from me!


1 comment

  1. Oh how I dream of being so organized! I love your video too! Please continue to do more. I am definitely sharing this post with my coworkers! Great job. :)


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