Supplemental and Intensive Interventions

Guide for Designing Systemic Reading Instruction and Intervention ( is a 26-page guide created to assist schools in developing the structures necessary for a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and to provide quality reading instruction and intervention for students in preschool through grade three. Scroll down to find the link to the PDF.

Usable Interventions ( This 10-minute video helps team members determine if an intervention is evidence-based and useful for targeted students. This resource helps educators identify four criteria that distinguish a usable intervention, identify the implementation stage at which the fit of intervention is assessed, and select and employ appropriate tools and processes for assessing the fit of an intervention.

Designing and Delivering Intensive Interventions: A Teacher’s Toolkit ( This 72-page toolkit contains activities and resources to assist practitioners in designing and delivering intensive interventions in reading for K-12 students with significant learning difficulties and disabilities. It examines four considerations for intensifying interventions including supporting cognitive processes, differentiating and intensifying instructional delivery, increasing instructional time, and reducing group size.

Strategic Instruction Model ( The Metropolitan Educational Cooperative Service Unit (Metro ECSU) offers consultation and training on the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) strategies. SIM strategies are research-based interventions ensure mastery of critical content. These strategies can be used in supplemental and intensive interventions.

Using Instructional Routines to Differentiate Instruction: A Guide for Teachers ( This guide helps technical assistance providers and others who work with state education leaders to improve the reading achievement of elementary children. It aligns the Instructional Routines with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and informs the design, delivery, and use of evidence-based interventions with students, including those with disabilities, who struggle with mastering rigorous reading, literacy, and mathematics standards.