Jumpstart RTI: Using RTI in Your Elementary School Right Now
“This book provides strategies and useful tips on how a school can create a positive learning community with RTI practices that affect the learning lives of all students.”
—Alice Hom, Principal
Yung Wing Elementary P.S. 124, NY
“Susan L. Hall offers an excellent evidence-based, easy-to-follow program to ensure that all students achieve their fullest potential!”
—Barbara P. Misuraca, Exceptional Needs Educator
Detroit Public Schools, MI
Susan L. Hall eloquently speaks about getting RTI going in your school and what differentiates this book from other books on the same subject.
Improve learning for all students through RTI in record time
Susan L. Hall asserts that an educator's job is not done until a school's RTI practices result in at least 95 percent of its students reading at benchmark levels. This book's research-based strategies will ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Why This Book Is Needed
- Overview of the Contents
- Chapter 1: Ninety-Five Percent of Students at Benchmark Is Achievable: A District Example
- New Approach
- What Level of Success Is Possible?
- Professional Development
- Next Steps
- Chapter 2: Getting Ready
- Motivate Staff: “Call to Action”
- Build Buy-in
- Create the RTI Team
- Planning Period
- Chapter 3: Getting Started
- Create an Assessment Plan
- Select a Delivery Model
- Add Intervention Blocks
- Year 1: First Half
- Chapter 4: Analyzing Data and Forming Groups
- Curriculum-Based Assessment
- Diagnostic Assessment
- Progress Monitoring
- Regrouping Cycle
- Systems to Manage the Data
- Year 1: Second Half
- Chapter 5: Delivering Effective Intervention Instruction
- Characteristics of Effective Intervention Instruction
- Other Considerations
- Intervention Materials and Programs
- Chapter 6: Initiating a Problem-Solving Process
- Grade-Level Team Meetings
- Problem-Solving Meetings
- RTI Team Meetings
- Chapter 7: Referring a Student for Special Education Testing
- RTI and Special Education
- Change in Role of Special Education Staff
- Communication with Parents
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Hall, Susan L. (Susan Long)
Jumpstart RTI : using RTI in your elementary school right now / Susan L. Hall.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-4129-8172-9 (pbk.)
1. Reading (Elementary)—United States.
2. Learning disabled children—Education—United States.
3. Reading—Remedial teaching—United States.
4. Response to intervention (Learning disabled children)
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Publisher's Acknowledgments[Page vii]
Corwin would like to thank the following individuals for their editorial insight:
- Alice Hom, Principal
- Yung Wing Elementary PS 124
- New York City, New York
- Barbara P. Misuraca, NBCT
- Exceptional Needs Specialist
- Detroit Public Schools
- Detroit, Michigan
- Kathy Tritz-Rhodes, Principal
- Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Schools
- Marcus and Cleghorn, Iowa
About the Author
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