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Title:  Early Intervention in Reading (EIR)
Description: Early Intervention in Reading (EIR) is a program designed to provide extra instruction to groups of students at risk of failing to read. The program uses picture books to stress instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, and contextual analysis, along with repeated reading and writing. In grades K2, the program includes whole-class instruction followed by small-group instruction for students who score low on oral reading and literacy skills. In grades 3 and 4, the program consists of small group instruction for 20 minutes, four days a week. Teachers are trained for nine months using workshops and an Internet-based professional development program.
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Cover Date: May 2007
Web Release: May 7, 2007
Publication #: WWC IRBREIR07
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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