Language Enrichment for Older Students (LEOS)

September 17, 2021 9:18 pm

Language Enrichment for Older Students is a Tier II intervention for upper elementary and middle school students who struggle with foundational literacy skills. The curriculum is based on the principles behind the science of reading and includes the components of structured literacy.

Language Enrichment for Older Students coursework includes instruction in 1) the structure of the English language for reading and spelling, 2) developing vocabulary and listening and reading comprehension skills, 3) research that supports structured literacy instruction, and 4) implementation, through practice, of a 30-minute lesson. This curriculum moves students quickly past basic sound-symbol correspondences to instruction in reading concepts such as affixes, roots, and combining forms, syllable division, and reading patterns to help accurately read longer words. The lesson plan includes lessons from Developing Metacognitive Skills, a curriculum focused on building comprehension skills for students in grades 4-8.

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