Response To Intervention: Phenomenal Analysis

Two-plus years ago, I created a Word Study routine called “Phenomenal Word Power”, which was originally conceived for the traditional classroom.

Spending the past six months as a Reading Interventionist, though, I’ve found ways to adapt for small groups. One of those modifications is Phenomenal Analysis, or incorporating all the components of Reading in an assignment. 

A Breakdown of the sequence.

Sample Student Sheet

Phonemic Awareness: Sound It Out

Once the students say the word, I have them map it by sounding out each phoneme. 

For example, the word Wait broken apart is W/ā/t. 

Phonics: Spell It

After the word is mapped, the students dictate but by using colors. (Kids like to color.) In addition to coloring, I’ve had kids Sky Write. 

Vocabulary: Define It

Next, the kids define the word with me or I have them write characteristics of it or Concept Map.

Fluency: Read It With Expression

Then, they read the word with expression. I give them a few phrases that are usually associated with the word–including idioms and sarcastic remarks. 

Comprehension: Answer A Question With It

To cap off the routine, I have the students answer a question–whether they’re Making A Connection, Sharing an Opinion or Analyzing the Characters’ Feeling.

Student Sample

Conclusion: Only The Beginning

Phenomenal Analysis is in the infancy stages but I’m pleased with the early results and engagement. I look forward to making exercises for every sound and pattern. 

Be Phenomenal, Mr. Short

Jeremiah Short, Sixth-Year Educator

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Published by Jeremiah Short

My name is Jeremiah Short, and I'm a educator with six years of experience. I love to teach and the overall craft of the profession. I've written one book on my journey(As I Took My Walk With God Volume I: I Stopped Wasting God's Time) with a second one way (As I Took My Walk With God Volume II: Greatness Was Upon Them). In addition to writing books, I've created several instructional routines: Word Power, T.I.D.E., Bloom's Units: Reading and The Phenomenal Classroom.

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