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Listening Passage Preview

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Listening Passage Preview is an intervention that can be used to increase the accuracy with which students read. It is design to increase reading fluency, but focuses more on the accuracy than the rate with which students read. The teacher or interventionist reads the previously selected passage aloud...

Phrase Drill

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Phrase drill is an effective error correction procedure designed to provide multiple opportunities to respond and promote generalization of reading words in text. Phrase drill is addresses reading fluency, and is best for students who are able to read most words, but do so slowly. The overall goal of...

Reciprocal Teaching

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Reciprocal Teaching is an instructional approach designed to enhance student comprehension of text. Students engage in group discussion using four strategies: summarizing, questioning, clarifying, and predicting.

The summarizer highlights the key ideas within the text. The questioner will ask questions...

Early Learning in Mathematics (ELM)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Brief Description: ELM is a whole-class intervention designed for kindergarten students. ELM supports the mathematics learning of all kindergarten students, and research results indicate improved mathematics performance for students with and without mathematics difficulties.

EBI Brief for Early Learning...

Pegword Mnemonics

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Brief Description: Mnemonicsare strategies and techniques that aid in memory.  A pegword mnemonic connects a number with a rhyming word that can be visually depicted. These visual images are then used to help students remember facts or events.

EBI Brief for Pegword Mnemonic

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Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The Behavior and Emotional Screening System is an instrument designed to assist school personnel and other care providers determine the behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of students between the ages of 3 and 18. This instrument is part of the Behavior Assessment System for Children 2nd Edi...

Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener (SAEBRS)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The SAEBRS is a brief tool supported by research for use in universal screening for behavioral and emotional risk. The measure falls within a broad class of highly efficient tools, suitable for teacher use in evaluating and rating all students on common behavioral criteria (Severson, Walker,...

Direct Behavior Rating Single Item Scale (DBR-SIS)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The method of Direct Behavior Rating (DBR) emerged in the literature as a hybrid of both rating scale and systematic direct observation (SDO) procedures (Chafouleas, Christ, & Riley-Tillman, 2009; Chafouleas, Riley-Tillman, & McDougal, 2002; Riley-Tillman, Chafouleas, Briesch, 2007). The...

Word-Problem Mnemonics

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The purpose of a word-problem mnemonic is to provide students with a framework for solving word problems. The mnemonic reminds students to work step-by-step through a word problem. Some word-problem mnemonics can be used for problem solving beyond basic word problems.

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