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  • Level 2: Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using 'Flip for Comprehension' | NBSS
    resource contain a collection of ready to use comprehension activities that can be done before during or after class reading Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension OVERVIEW Flip for Comprehension and Flip for Non Fiction Comprehension contain a collection of ready to use activities that can be done before during or after class reading All activities are tailored to fit textbook non fiction or narrative texts These resources facilitate the development of reading and learning strategies Flip for Comprehension can be used in a whole class setting as well as with smaller groups of students Strategies such as making predictions establishing purpose finding the main idea and using text feature structures to aid comprehension can be taught using these resources by modeling the strategy use with the students followed by teacher guided practice TARGET GROUP Flip for Comprehension was demonstrated at an NBSS in service as a useful resource to assist teachers in developing their students reading and learning skills and strategies Teachers in a number of schools shared not only the resource but also their experiences of using it with colleagues in various subject departments Behaviour Support Classroom teachers piloted the resource with 17 of their students who were simultaneously receiving additional literacy and behaviour support Their quantitative and qualitative findings as participants in the NBSS Teacher as Researcher Action Research Project are presented below QUANTITATIVE FINDINGS The table below illustrates the chronological and pre and post reading ages of the 17 students who were taught reading and learning skills and strategies using Flip for Comprehension It should be noted that they were also in receipt of additional literacy support as part of a broader Behaviour Support Classroom programme Chronological Age Pre Intervention Reading Age Post Intervention Reading Age 15 9 0 10 8 16 11 7 13 4 15 10 8 11 8 15 10 5 11 13 13 5 13 6 14 10 9 11 7 15 9 0 10 8 14 12 12 4 14 13 6 13 9 14 10 6 11 7 16 10 6 12 6 15 10 4 11 7 13 9 0 10 1 14 10 1 10 9 15 10 9 11 6 15 14 5 14 8 QUALITATIVE FINDINGS The following is drawn from a semi structured interview conducted with the teachers NBSS What literacy resource have you found the most effective TEACHER A Probably for me the most effective one or the one that I suppose I got the most use out of this year would have been the Flip for Comprehension resource we just got an amazing amount of use out of it We were able to use it because it is so broad we were able to use it when we were doing behavioural work when we were doing dedicated literacy work any sort of curriculum work Because you can use it with any text any book whether it be

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  • Level 3: Implementing a 1:1 Reading Programme - Catch Up Literacy | NBSS
    had reading ages of 7 years or less The negative effect of poor reading skills are well documented and wide ranging for example poor academic achievement low self esteem lower motivation to read disengagement with learning and school and behavioural problems Greg Brooks 2007 in his review of What works for pupils with literacy difficulties noted that although good classroom teaching is the bedrock of effective practice most research suggests that children falling behind their peers need more help than the classroom normally provides This help requires coordinated effort and training For some students a tightly focused group intervention will be sufficient to allow them to develop their reading skills and build their confidence to engage more actively in the learning process while other students need intensive and individualised interventions The diversity of student needs learning style teaching style and classroom conditions that exist in any school means that no one right strategy or programme holds the answer to addressing literacy difficulties However using evidence based programmes as ONE element of targeted support can play an important role in a school s repertoire of prevention and intervention supports for students Catch Up Literacy is one of several interventions that NBSS partner schools implement to support reading and literacy skills development other interventions include for example the use of Corrective Reading Toe by Toe Acceleread Accelewrite Rapid Plus Vocabulary Enrichment Bridge to Vocabulary SNIP Literacy programme The Wordsworth programme Spell Write Right among others OVERVIEW Catch Up Literacy is a one to one literacy intervention for struggling readers It is centred on a 15 minute structured teaching session delivered twice per week Catch Up Literacy begins with a comprehensive assessment procedure which provides pre intervention data from which the teacher determines the student s Catch Up Literacy level and targets The level is used to identify a book appropriate for the individual child that she he will be able to read with 90 success instructional level The individual sessions have three parts Firstly during the prepared reading the teacher talks through the text and pictures of the selected book providing key vocabulary and familiarising the student with the story The student then reads the story while the teacher records progress and identifies words to follow up The session concludes with a linked writing or spelling activity based on the student s miscues earlier in the session TARGET GROUP In November 2010 the NBSS held an introductory Catch Up Literacy information session for school leaders and nominated teachers Schools were then invited to participate in the Catch Up Literacy project Subsequently 37 teachers from 19 schools received three half day training sessions on assessing reading skills selecting appropriate books delivering the Catch Up Literacy individual teaching session and ongoing monitoring The time between each training session enabled the teachers to practise the Catch Up Literacy skills back at school In addition to this training a half day session was held for one teacher representative from each school to consider in detail the

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  • Level 3: Implementing a 1:1 Reading Programme - Toe by Toe | NBSS
    one book with instructions for the teacher or coach provided for each activity The programme is designed for specialist and non specialist instructors so parents and reading mentors can operate the programme This NBSS resource provides an overview of commercially available programmes and resources that teachers in NBSS partner schools have used successfully to support the development of reading learning and literacy skills This NBSS resource provides information on high interest low readability fiction and non fiction texts as well as titles related to subject specific topics INTRODUCTION NBSS research has pointed to the association between failure with reading and behaviour difficulties For example an exploration of the reading ages of students N 2187 receiving NBSS Level 3 behavioural support from the Spring Term 2009 to the Spring Term 2012 revealed that 66 3 N 1450 of students were reading three or more years below their chronological age Additionally 4 3 N 96 of the students receiving NBSS Level 3 support had reading ages of 7 years or less The negative effect of poor reading skills are well documented and wide ranging for example poor academic achievement low self esteem lower motivation to read disengagement with learning and school and behavioural problems Greg Brooks 2007 in his review of What works for pupils with literacy difficulties noted that although good classroom teaching is the bedrock of effective practice most research suggests that children falling behind their peers need more help than the classroom normally provides This help requires coordinated effort and training For some students a tightly focused group intervention will be sufficient to allow them to develop their reading skills and build their confidence to engage more actively in the learning process while other students need intensive and individualised interventions The diversity of student needs learning style teaching style and classroom conditions that exist in any school means that no one right strategy or programme holds the answer to addressing literacy difficulties However using evidence based programmes as ONE element of targeted support can play an important role in a school s repertoire of prevention and intervention supports for students Toe by Toe is one of several interventions that NBSS partner schools implement to support reading and literacy skills development other interventions include for example the use of Corrective Reading Catch Up Literacy Acceleread Accelewrite Rapid Plus Vocabulary Enrichment Bridge to Vocabulary SNIP Literacy programme The Wordsworth programme Spell Write Right among others OVERVIEW Toe by Toe is a highly structured reading manual that teaches basic literacy skills to learners of all ages using a phonics based method The programme is a series of step by step activities contained in one book with instructions for the teacher or coach provided for each activity The programme is designed for specialist and non specialist instructors so parents and reading mentors can operate the programme It is recommended that the programme is used daily for 20 minutes and implemented exactly as described in the instructions It takes approximately five to six months

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  • Level 1: School-wide Support for All Students | NBSS
    Wellbeing FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Transition and Transfer Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Home NBSS Research Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 1 School wide Support for All Students In order to introduce a systematic evidence based approach to the planning and work an extensive quantitative and qualitative questionnaire is completed by all staff members in participating schools The NBSS encourages and supports partner schools to monitor and evaluate interventions initiatives and projects across the three levels of NBSS support The National Behaviour Support Service offers three levels of support to partner schools he NBSS model of support draws extensively from Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports Sugai Horner 2002 Response to Intervention Fuchs Fuchs 2006 and the Comprehensive Integrated Three Tiered Model of Prevention Lane Kalberg Menzies 2009 frameworks The integration of these frameworks offers opportunities to address the behavioural needs as well as the social emotional and academic needs of students effectively with interventions at different levels of intensity and support This problem solving model is founded on international best practice Bonhanon et al 2006 Carr et al 2002 Ehren Deshler Graner 2010 Hawken Horner 2000 Lewis Sugai 1999 McPeak et al 2007 National High School Centre 2010 CI3T models are data informed graduated systems of support constructed to address academic behavioural and social domains with an overarching goal of supporting all learners in inclusive environments by maximizing available expertise through professional collaborations among school personnel Lane Kalberg Menzies 2009 RtI integrates assessment and intervention within a multi level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavioral problems With RtI schools use data to identify students at risk for poor learning

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  • Level 2: Targeted Support for Some Students | NBSS
    Level 3 Individualised Support for a FEW Students Focus Area Occupational Therapy Focus Area Organisational Skills Focus Area Parental Involvement Behaviour for Learning Programme Interventions and Projects Behaviour for Learning Check and Connect Environmental Audits Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication Speed Agility Quickness SAQ The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Why Try Social and Emotional Literacy Why Try FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Positive Health and Wellbeing FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Transition and Transfer Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research

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  • Level 3: Individualised Support for a Few Students | NBSS
    Programme Transition and Transfer Positive Health and Wellbeing FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Transition and Transfer Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Home NBSS Research Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students NBSS Intensive Individualised Support The following NBSS reports present the students BfL teachers and Principals views and experiences of NBSS Level 3 Support over one academic year A Research Study of 36 Behaviour Support Classrooms provides an overview

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  • Publications & Resources | NBSS
    Publications Resources Contact Us Links Home Publications Resources Publications Resources The following publications and resources have been developed to support NBSS work with schools in addressing students social emotional positive health wellbeing and academic and behavioural needs at Level 1 school wide support for all students Level 2 targeted intervention support for some students and Level 3 intensive individualised support for a few students The NBSS Literacy and Learning to Learn materials are particularly aimed at developing students academic literacy learning and study skills as part of planned interventions at Levels 1 2 and 3 across Senior and Junior Cycle a The NBSS in Schools View Download PDF The NBSS in Schools gives a brief overview of the work of the National Behaviour Support Service in partner schools Examples of the three levels of behaviour support Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Intervention for Some Students and Level 3 Intensive Individualised Support for a Few Students are presented along with many of the interventions projects and initiatives schools implement in the areas of a Behaviour for Learning skills development b Social Emotional Literacy skills development c Academic Literacy Learning Study skills development and d Positive Health Wellbeing skills development b School Matters The Report of the Task Force on Student Behaviour in Second Level Schools View Download PDF The National Behaviour Support Service NBSS was established by the Department of Education Skills in 2006 in response to the recommendation in this report School Matters The Report of the Task Force on Student Behaviour in Second Level Schools 2006 c Behaviour Support Classroom Best Practice Guidelines View Download PDF These best practice guidelines draw upon national and international research on the effective creation and implementation of an intensive behavioural intervention the Behaviour Support Classroom at Level 3 c1 Behaviour Support Classrooms A Research Study of 36 Behaviour Support Classrooms 2010 View Download PDF This research study is an evaluation of the establishment evolution and on going work undertaken from 2007 to 2009 in 36 post primary schools participating in the Behaviour Support Classroom intervention run by the National Behaviour Support Service NBSS c1 Catch Up Literacy A NBSS Level 3 Intervention to Support Struggling Readers View Download PDF NBSS Level 3 support is concerned with developing interventions necessary for students with multiple and specific challenges to their learning and behaviour If these students have poor reading skills one focus of change includes improving reading achievement by teaching students how to read This report presents the findings from the Catch Up Literacy intervention a one to one structured literacy intervention in NBSS partner schools c2 The Vocabulary Enrichment Programme An Intervention to Improve Vocabulary Skills with First Year Students View Download PDF Speech language and communication skills are an integral part of literacy The adapted Vocabulary Enrichment Programme VEP is a school based whole class intervention that supports development of oral vocabulary skills in adolescents This research project aimed to evaluate if the programme would be successful

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  • Contact Us | NBSS
    Environmental Audits Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication Speed Agility Quickness SAQ The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Why Try Social and Emotional Literacy Why Try FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Positive Health and Wellbeing FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Transition and Transfer Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links Home Contact Us Contact Us National Behaviour Inter disciplinary Support Service Team The work of the NBSS is carried out by a inter disciplinary professional team comprising a National Co ordinator Assistant National Co ordinators Regional Development Officers Literacy

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