Students who are involved in reading interventions at the elementary school receive short, explicit instruction and practice in skills that they may have a deficit in. Many students get extra practice with sounds and blending words. Other students may get extra practice with advanced phonics skills and reading fluently. Students set goals to work towards and progress monitoring and benchmark assessments help us examine whether they are on track to meet those goals. Learning to read is a very challenging process and growth whether big or small is recognized and celebrated.