Spencer-Westlawn Elementary School

Jun 27, 2022 by Anita Reid

Walk to Intervention

School of Distinction AwardMobile County Schools

Principal, Ms. Tivella Davis

Superintendent, Mr. Chresal Threadgill

Spencer-Westlawn’s Walk to Intervention was developed to offer a fresh approach to intervention. The Alabama Literacy Act provided the blueprint to analyze data using Literacy Screeners, i-Ready, STAR, and classroom performance. Inventory of the faculty and staff of Spencer-Westlawn was considered, and all teachers and support personnel were given a literacy group to instruct at a designated time and place. Heavy emphasis was placed on Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Fluency, and Written Responses. Expectations were expressed, professional development provided, and resources distributed. Additionally, planning sessions were held to ensure teachers had materials and supplies necessary for the success of the program. Students “walked” to other classrooms to receive intervention. By visiting other classrooms, students were provided with a change of atmosphere, and teachers were given the opportunity to work with a new set of students. Walk to Intervention occurred Monday through Thursday at the protected time of 9:10 each day. To set the tone for Walk to Intervention, the song, Walking, by the group Mary Mary was chosen to convey the message of a determined spirit. Through the Walk-to-Intervention program, every child at Spencer-Westlawn received individualized reading instruction plans designed to advance his/her reading and literacy level.