T I E R S
Thorough Intervention Ensures Reading Success
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TIERS is a systematic and powerful hands-on intervention program that maps out the course for successful achievement in beginning reading.  Students advance through well-developed literacy continuums as they master essential skills needed to achieve reading proficiency. Students work their way through an organized and progressive series of "jobs" using hands-on materials.

This systematic approach provides the students with many opportunities for practice and review, as well as clear and specific corrective feedback. However, TIERS isn't successful simply because of what is placed in front of the student. To achieve the greatest success with this program, how the material is presented is also a key ingredient.

 

Level I - Developmental

FINDING YOUR FOCUS
 

Builds and stimulates orderly development of perceptual-motor abilities. Research has shown improvement in academic achievement is linked to development of muscular coordination. Kit includes 22 jobs for building self-awareness, balance, left-to-right order, gross and fine motor control. These jobs come with work mats, trays, and a detailed, step-by-step guide.

ESL4801      Finding Your Focus ................................. $850.00

ESTABLISHING STRUCTURE
 

Guides structure to develop in an orderly way using similarities, differences, and building discrimination skills of similar objects. This will develop the nerve paths of projection and association in the brain. Kit includes 13 jobs for building structure based on matching, left-to- right order, top-to-botttom order, and whole-to-part-to whole. These jobs come with work mats, containers, all materials needed for jobs, and a detailed, step-by-step guide.

ESL4802     Establishing Structure ...............................$850.00


Level II - Readiness

INTRODUCING THE ALPHABET
 

Tactile materials increase the child's ability to create a memory of the letter shape and name. Handwriting activities develop fine-motor coordination and control. Kit includes 24 jobs for building letter identification and printing skills using a tactile approach. These jobs come with work mats, common tactile objects, tracing activities, all materials needed for jobs, and a detailed, step-by step guide.

ESL4804     Introducing the Alphabet ..............................$850.00

LAYING THE FOUNDATION
 

To prepare the struggling reader for success, the eye and hand need to be trained to track from left to right, letters and sounds need to be mastered, and the understanding that letters create words and words represent tangible thoughts must be established. Kit includes 34 jobs for achieving mastery with left-to-right eye and hand movement, letter recognition and sound/symbol correspondence. These jobs come with work mats, work rugs, all materials needed for jobs, and a detailed, step-by-step guide.

ESL4805     Laying the Foundation .................................$1,275.00


Level III - Beginning Reading

BUILDING THE FRAMEWORK
 

Now that students fully understand that letters represent sounds, they will successfully blend sounds together to form CVC words. Building on this skill, the student will then have multiple opportunities to read these words in sentences, thereby developing fluency. Kit includes 32 jobs for achieving mastery with CVC words. These jobs come with a work rug, a phonics workbook, a set of phonics readers, all materials needed for jobs, and a detailed, step-by-step guide.

ESL 4807     Building the Framework .................................$1,275.00

EXPANDING THE STRUCTURE
 

Because this stage in the reading process can be such a huge hurdle for the reader who struggles, at this time the learner will be guided very slowly and deliberately from the world of short vowel sounds into the vast array of long vowel patterns, compound words, blends/digraphs, and contractions. Kit includes 48 jobs to develop proficiency with word families and different word structures. These jobs come with 2 phonic workbooks, 2 different sets of phonics readers, all materials needed for jobs, and a detailed, step-by-step guide.

ESL 4808     Expanding the Structure .................................$1,275.00


Level IV - Reading

REACHING THE SUMMIT
 

Activities that develop comprehension are increased at this time. The learner will also experience opportunities to develop proficiency with opposites, sentence structure, and words that contain a varying number of syllables. In addition, now that the student has experienced so much success decoding the printed text, the student will be given more opportunities to be the creator and writer of text. Kit includes 47 jobs to develop proficiency with digraphs and words with multi-syllables, more practice with sentence structure, as well as opportunites for paragraph writing. These jobs come with 2 phonics workbooks, 2 different sets of phonics readers, all materials needed for jobs, and a detailed, step-by-step guide.

ESL4810     Reaching the Summit ...........................................$1,275.00

ESL4811 Complete TIERS Program - All 7 Kits .........................$6,885.00


TIERS is published and sold exclusively by:

e Skills Learning
P. O. Box 639
Candler,NC 28715
Toll Free Phone (800) 638-6470
Toll Free Fax (800) 638-6499

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We also provide In Service Training on the use of the TIERS Program.

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