Instructional Support Teacher

Mrs. May:  Instructional Support

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Fundations® is a multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits all K-3 students. 

Key features include:

  • Thoroughly teaches the foundational skills, and significantly supports the reading, writing, and language standards, found in states’ rigorous college- and career-ready standards and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
  • Presents the following concepts and skills in a cumulative manner from Unit to Unit and year to year:
  • Letter formation
    • Phonological and phonemic awareness
    • Sound mastery
    • Phonics, word study, and advanced word study
    • Irregular (trick) word instruction
    • Vocabulary
    • Fluency 
    • Comprehension strategies 
    • Written composition (spelling and handwriting)


Fundations Introduction Video

Sample Lesson video

Fundations:  Wilson Language Basics



*  2 days a cycle, I meet with small math intervention groups for approximately 30 -40 minutes.  I am currently using a program called Focus Math in conjunction with reteaching and reviewing of current classroom skills.  

Focus Math:
focusMATH is an intensive, K–6 math intervention program designed to fit any Response to Intervention (RtI) framework and work with any math program. focusMATH identifies at-risk students early and accelerates their learning with instruction that is intensive, balanced, and individualized. 



What I Need

What is RtII?

RtII is an early intervening strategy that is comprehensive, multi-tiered, standards aligned to enable early identification and intervention for students at academic or behavioral risk.  RtII is a process designed to help schools match student needs to research based interventions.  Student progress is monitored on a frequent basis. The information gained from the RtII process is used by school personnel to make decisions regarding the student’s educational program.  Here at Stony Brook, we call our RtII process W.I.N., which stands for “What I Need”.

 As a team, classroom teachers, parents, reading specialists, the interventionist, counselor, principals, learning support teachers, etc. work together to meet the needs of each of our students; academic, social, and behavioral.