December 8, 2022

Literacy and Math Intervention

Christy Edgren, literacy interventionist


Our reading intervention program is based on current scientific research into how children learn to read. Did you know that while the human brain is hardwired to acquire language through immersion and practice, it does not “naturally” learn to read? Most children must be explicitly taught the many sound-spelling patterns in English in order to read and spell fluently and accurately. At OQS, all children explore the essential components of reading, from phonological awareness through vocabulary and comprehension. Teachers or families who have concerns about a child’s progress in reading may request a referral for services through our Educational Support Team (EST) process.

 

Stephanie Cross, math interventionist

At OQS, our approach to math emphasizes developing growth mindset through a culture of inquiry, multiple pathways, and making mistakes on the path to learning. We emphasize the mathematical practices:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  • Model with mathematics
  • Use appropriate tools strategically
  • Attend to precision
  • Look for and make use of structure
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

For learners who require additional support, we utilize the All Learners’ Network High Leverage Concepts to shape custom interventions that build number sense. Teachers or families who have concerns about a child’s progress in math may request a referral for services through our Educational Support Team (EST) process.