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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 7: Programming for Generalization of Literacy Skills
Programming for Generalization of Literacy Skills
When teaching new skills, the goal is for students to attain mastery and use those skills independently in other appropriate places or situations, in different or creative ways, and over time (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007). For example, generalization has occurred if a student, after learning to write his name on wide-ruled paper in the classroom, can also write his name at other locations, in different ways, using different kinds of paper and writing instruments, and throughout the school year. This example illustrates the three kinds of generalized outcomes described by Cooper and colleagues (2007): response maintenance, setting/situation generalization, and response generalization.
For a variety of reasons, some newly learned behaviors can continue for up ...