Identifying appropriate strategies for instruction or intervention made easy! Selecting individualized and evidence-based interventions for struggling students can overwhelm even the most experienced teachers. Save time and get the help you need with this comprehensive guide from an expert in special education and cultural differences! Organized around an alphabetized and cross-referenced list and a fold-out selection grid featuring more than 150 PBIS, RTI, and MTSS interventions, you’ll quickly find the tools to resolve specific learning and behavioral challenges. This must-have resource helps you effortlessly locate appropriate strategies based on student needs and desired learning outcomes. Teachers, counselors, and instructional intervention teams will learn to • Meet the needs of all your struggling students including at-risk, culturally and linguistically diverse, as well as those with IEPs • Progress monitor, document, and modify instructional strategies • Identify specific interventions for distinct learning and behavior problems, including many reading, writing, math, and attention strategies • Implement classroom-wide, small group, or individualized interventions • Use classroom-based data to guide decision making • Implement in a variety of settings, including special education, learning assistance programs, and full-inclusion Including implementation checklists, examples of every strategy as well as its research base, and graphic organizers, use this book to discover the what, why, and how to help each student achieve success!

Use of First Language
Purpose of the Strategy
  • Access prior knowledge
  • Build awareness of appropriate academic behavior
  • Build academic transfer skills
  • Build transfer skills
  • Build upon existing language skills and strengths of student
  • Encourage pride in home language and culture
  • Encourage pride in students’ personal history
  • Enhance awareness of school adaptation process
  • Enhance student interaction with family during transition
  • Ensure that each student is familiar with specific academic and behavioral expectations
  • Improve access to prior knowledge
  • Improve comprehension
  • Reduce stress for new students
  • Strengthen ability to discuss what is happening
  • Strengthen awareness of learning process
  • Strengthen home/school relationship
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Reduce culture shock
  • Develop basic interpersonal communication
  • Develop cognitive academic language
  • Develop confidence in school language and rules for academic and social interactions
  • Develop content knowledge foundation
  • Improve motivation
  • Minimize behavior problems
  • Strengthen learning to learn skills
  • Reduce code switching
  • Strengthen knowledge of academic content
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