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“In a small volume, Sheila Alber-Morgan addresses RTI in a much more comprehensive way than other texts. The book provides critical features of RTI across reading, writing, handwriting, and spelling and is packed with practical information for each tier.”
—Nancy L. Cooke, Associate Professor of Special Education
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
“Alber-Morgan clearly and concisely articulates the theoretical and empirical bases of RTI—an important and worthy achievement. For the classroom teacher, her book provides numerous assessment and instructional strategies for turning the great promise of RTI into reality for students.”
—William L. Heward, Professor Emeritus
The Ohio State University
Practical intervention strategies for diverse learners who struggle with literacy!
Literacy is a critical foundational skill for success in school and throughout adulthood. Covering both reading and writing instruction, this book ...
Chapter 5: Implementing Multitiered Writing Instruction
Implementing Multitiered Writing Instruction
Writing instruction has a long history of neglect in US education. This neglect is evident in the most recent report of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which reveals that only about 25 percent of fourth, eighth, and twelfth graders scored at the proficient level on the NAEP writing exam (Persky, Daane, & Jin, 2003). Proficient writing is necessary for successful functioning in school and community environments during childhood and throughout adulthood. Writing performance affects graduation, admission into postsecondary programs, employment options, and social opportunities (Graham & Perin, 2007). As students progress through school, they are met with increasing expectations to demonstrate their knowledge through writing. Additionally, the upsurge of computer technology in the twenty-first century has ...