The students I work with in the Response to Intervention program are mainly second language learners from an urban setting Our school is roughly 85% free and reduced lunch. Students do not come to school equipped to start literacy programs at their appropriate grade levels. There is much catching up to be done in the area of pre-reading skills. Our RTI (Response to Intervention program) allows students to receive additional small group instruction on a daily basis (25 minutes). Our program has been in existence for three years with very little funding. Additional funds would allow us to purchase more skill building materials for students at all levels. We work with K-grade 6. Presently we use a collection of many different curriculums. It would be advantageous to have funds to purchase specific learning materials that would benefit our students. The Fountas and Pinnell Intervention kit would be a starting point. We have very dedicated staff who have made a lot of progress with our students in the past three years. Our older students, who did not receive intervention as early learners are still lagging behind. Intervention material at their grade level would be helpful. Thank you very much for your consideration. Our school has made great strides, and our students are very willing workers. I believe additional intervention material would make a difference.