Intervention Supports

Response to Intervention (RTI)  The Response to Intervention framework supports a World-Class Education by meeting the academic, social/ emotional, and behavioral needs of all students.  Teachers in the classroom differentiate instruction as students demonstrate a need for more support and/or more depth and complexity.  The RTI process is used to individually and collectively consider the academic and/or behavioral needs of a student and plan for targeted or intensive interventions.  For further information, please contact Sherri Carlson, our RTI Coordinator, at sherri.carlson@dcsdk12.org.




Targeted Literacy Support

Classroom teachers, ESL, and Special Education teachers use Leveled Literacy Intervention to support struggling readers.  Teachers collaborate to determine which students will be serviced and where students will begin in the program.  Each teacher will provide instruction for students at their grade level.   Teachers will follow the assessment schedule and lesson format including new books, word/phonics work, running records.

Reading Recovery 

Pine Lane Elementary offers a unique model of instruction for students that need additional support with reading skills. Four Reading Recovery trained teachers assist students in first grade with individual reading instruction.  This model allows the Reading Recovery teacher to also bring her knowledge of reading and writing instruction into the classroom as she collaborates closely with the classroom teacher. 

English as a Second Language The Douglas County School District provides World-Class educational programming to English Learners (ELs). English as a Second Language (ESL) programming provides social and academic language support for all ELs to become engaged learners who communicate effectively and think critically. English Learners, with the support of parents, students, staff, teachers, and the community will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be responsible citizens who contribute to a global society.
Pine Lane Elementary School provides comprehensive ESL programming to students under the guidance and support from two highly qualified and bi-lingual, ESL teachers.  If you have questions about our ESL program, or need help with Spanish translation, please contact Robin Hunt at rlhunt@dcsdk12.org.