Teacher Created Materials (TCM) Focused Mathematics Intervention and Focused Reading Intervention are supplemental products that support intervention in mathematics and reading in grades K-8. Content is available in print format and includes some digital resources. Instruction supports Response to Intervention programs at each tier. Learning List recently reviewed resources for both math and reading for grades 5 and 8. [Read more…]

Focused Mathematics Intervention and Focused Reading Intervention are organized in kits for each grade level. Kits contain full-color “Student Guided Practice Books,” a “Teacher’s Guide,” an “Assessment Guide,” and sets of reading and math games. In both programs, core instruction at each grade is presented in 30 lessons that are structured using the Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) instructional model. Lessons include teacher modeling (i.e., “I Do”), guided practice (i.e., “We Do”), and independent practice (i.e., “You Do”) activities. Lessons follow a consistent structure and include opportunities for discussion and games.

Teacher’s Guides provide background in mathematics/reading instruction, intervention and differentiation strategies, an overview the GRR and best practices (e.g., the use of manipulatives and graphic organizers). Guides contain pacing information, scope and sequence and correlation resources, and 30 scripted lesson plans.

About Teacher Created Materials*

Rachelle Cracchiolo started Teacher Created Materials with a friend and fellow teacher in 1977. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into a nonstop opportunity to develop and grow Teacher Created Materials as a full-service company, and a welcome and familiar name in every classroom. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials is one of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.

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