Addressing cognitive, behavior, literacy, and communication issues, these instructional interventions help teachers support students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds within an RTI framework.

Introduction: Framework for Instructional Intervention with Diverse Learners

Introduction: Framework for instructional intervention with diverse learners

The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all children as if they were variants of the same individual, and thus to feel justified in teaching them the same subjects in the same ways.

HowardGardner (in Siegel & Shaughnessy, 1994)

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students, including those who are learning English as an additional language, face tremendous challenges in our schools as do the educators who teach them. Students must overcome culture shock, acquire basic communicative competence in English, master academic language for each subject area, deal with shifts in family roles and language use in the dominant culture, and negotiate problematic concerns of identity in a ...

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