Literacy Intervention

Data-Driven Literacy Instruction & Intervention

Intervention Opportunities
Students experiencing reading difficulties receive small-group or 1-1 support from a licensed interventionist. Elementary interventionists primarily utilize a targeted literacy intervention program called mCLASS Intervention. In upper grades, interventionists use a combination of research-based strategies and materials that are specifically designed to meet the needs of adolescent learners.

Grades JK-5: Intervention Tools
mCLASS Intervention is the primary tool used to provide engaging, research-based lessons and games to propel students towards grade-level proficiency. The program addresses the critical literacy skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

How and When Does mCLASS Intervention Work?
Students in mCLASS Intervention receive individualized instruction with a small group of peers based on their instructional needs. Students meet during the school day at times that do not conflict with lunch, recess or core instruction. Every 2-3 weeks, students’ progress is assessed, and instruction is adjusted to make sure they continue to make academic gains.

What Type of Content Does mCLASS Intervention have?
mCLASS Intervention is filled with a variety of immersive content: informative and interesting reading selections, imaginative plays that students produce with their groups, and countless interactive activities and games. More importantly, the content is research-based and proven to have a positive impact on student learning.

You can support your child’s progress at home?
If your child receives literacy intervention, we recommend that you provide regular time for your child to use the online Boost Reading program. This program uses your child’s assessment data to create a unique learning experience to meet their literacy needs. Find more information in the Boost Reading section above.

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Grades 6+ Intervention Tools
Beyond elementary grades, interventionists use data to determine the specific needs of each student and tailor instruction and resources to meet their needs. i-Ready Tools for Instruction, Rewards, and Phonics for Reading are a few of the many research-based tools and resources used to address the complex literacy needs of adolescent learners. These programs addresses vocabulary and morphology, comprehension, fluency, phonological awareness and phonics as needed.

Meet the Interventionists

School Name Title
Amigos María L. González
Luisa Quintanilla
Literacy Interventionist (K-4)
Dual Language Interventionist
Baldwin Erin Fitzgerald
Literacy Interventionist 
Cambridgeport Tracey DeLucia
Literacy Specialist
Fletcher Maynard Academy Kyla Braggs
Julie D’Angelis
Mikaela Myers
Literacy Interventionist 
Literacy Interventionist 
Graham and Parks Laura Broach
Amanda Robinson
Debra Gadsden-Holiday
Literacy Interventionist 
SEI Literacy Interventionist
Early Literacy Interventionist
Haggerty Karen Tlili
Patty West
Title I Literacy Interventionist
Literacy Interventionist 
Kennedy-Longfellow Maryrita Nicolora-Vaz
Lija Yang
Jessica Amato
Reading Interventionist
Literacy Interventionist 
Early Literacy Interventionist
King Open Colleen Lewis
Ellen McLaughlin
Christine Reycroft
Carla Chernoble
Literacy Interventionist
Title 1 Literacy Interventionist
Literacy Interventionist
Literacy Interventionist 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colleen Lewis Literacy Interventionist 
Morse Maureen Bobbin
Joanna Nicolich
Literacy Interventionist
Literacy Interventionist
Peabody Susan Locke Literacy Interventionist
Tobin Montessori Rachel Dyer Literacy Interventionist 
Cambridge Street Tracey Gordon
Literacy Interventionist 
Putnam Avenue Andrea Baker
Emily Cyr
Literacy Interventionist 
Literacy Interventionist 

Related Links
ELA/Literacy Educator Coaching
ELA Content by Grade
ELA Curriculum Site (For Staff)
CPS Literacy Curriculum Review [Process Overview]
i-Ready Personalized Learning [Overview]
Fishtank Learning
Literacy Intervention
Academic Resources
Literacy Testing / Assessment
CKLA Curriculum [Information Session]

Contact Us

135 Berkshire Street 
Cambridge, MA 02141
Fax: 617.349.6517

Emily Bryan, English Language Arts/Literacy Department Director
Allice Wong TuckerDistrict Instructional Lead Teacher, Literacy, Grades PK-2
Maria MarroquinDistrict Instructional Lead: ELA/Math, Grades PK-2

Katherine Simpson, District Instructional Lead: Literacy, Grades 3 - 5
Katie GribbenDistrict Instructional Lead: Literacy, Grades 6-8+ Transitions
Kelley Leary, ELA & Math Clerk
Jennifer Hamilton
, Dean of Curriculum & Program, English (Learning Community C) CRLS

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