This helpful guide outlines direct, clear, and practical strategies for simultaneously implementing DI and RTI. Included are in-class assessment strategies, sample lessons, and troubleshooting tips.



The year is 1979. A third-grade teacher requests a meeting with parents of one of her students one day in October. The teacher is concerned about Kathryn. It seems Kathryn is not keeping up with the other students in third grade. Kathryn struggles with both her reading and her math. She is in the lowest reading group. The teacher keeps Kathryn in from recess for two days a week to provide her with extra time to work more slowly and more carefully. Kathryn also stays after school for extra help three days a week. The extra help she receives is based on materials that come with the reading textbooks designed to provide additional practice for struggling students. Kathryn's parents meet with the teacher and ...

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