Laura Lewis: Interventionist
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Mrs Lewis is a Title 1 interventionist teacher. She started as an educator in 1992, and joined SES in 1997. She works with students 1:1 and in small groups both in and out of the classroom, and also tutors students as needed. When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters at her home in Strafford. She also enjoys gardening, horseback riding, skiing, walking, hiking, running, quilting, the Red Sox and, of course, reading! You can reach Mrs. Lewis at llewis@wrvsu.org.

What is Intervention?

Intervention is a key role in assisting students who are experiencing difficulties in the classroom. An intervention teacher provides expertise and intentional support to students who demonstrate educational challenges. At Sharon Elementary, we support students in literacy and math.
Interventionist support curriculum and instruction school-wide. They assist classroom teachers in Sharon with assessment needs and lead weekly data team meetings. They work with families to communicate student progress and next steps.
Most importantly, interventionists provide high quality, personalized instruction that enables students to reach their fullest potential academically, socially and emotionally in order to become lifelong learners. The classroom teachers and interventionists collaborate jointly to create reading groups which are based on a combination of the WRVSU assessments including the F & P BAS text level, Star 360, PNOA math assessment as well as classroom observations.
Developing the abilities of students to read, write, communicate, and think are all crucial components to literacy. Literacy is a foundational component to all learning and therefore, opportunities to develop literacy skills need to be embedded in every area within the school and home environment. As an example, reading a book aloud to a child is one of the most important things we can do. The reader can model enjoyment and a love of reading, which is crucial for all young children to develop. Furthermore, read alouds, help children build strategies for comprehension, allow children to access more challenging vocabulary, and involve children in making predictions or inferences about the story. There is immeasurable value in sitting down and reading a book to a child, each shared story creates positive memories and lays the groundwork for potential literacy growth.