Are you prepared for the RTI evolution?

This comprehensive toolkit will bring you up to speed on why RTI is one of the most important educational initiatives in recent history and sets the stage for its future role in teacher education and practice. The authors demonstrate innovative ways to use RTI to inform instruction and guide curriculum development in inclusive classroom settings. Your RTI implementation team will find strategies, techniques, and checklists for evaluating existing programs and implementing RTI effectively. The text's broad perspective includes:

A concise description of RTI's history and evolution; A leadership framework for school and district administrators; Applications in reading and literacy, mathematics, and behavior support; Guidelines for involving parents, students, and communities

In addition, chapters address progress monitoring, instructional support teams, and creating time for RTI in middle and high schools. The text is supported by online technology links that include video, audio, and print media—everything you need to optimize RTI for the new landscape of 21st-century education.

Literacy Instruction: Tier 1

Literacy instruction: Tier 1
LynnBurke and JohnKappenberg

It was September … the beginning of another school year. Ms. Ward was excited about meeting her new class of third graders. Eight-year-olds are old enough to reason with, yet they're still young enough that they “play.” Ms. Ward had decided to incorporate into her reading/language arts instruction an approach she had just learned, and she was looking forward to the challenge. She felt cautiously optimistic that it might at least help to bridge the gap for the students who continued to struggle with the process of learning to read, spell, and write. Every year, that group of brave but very weary academic warriors tried hard to believe Ms. Ward's optimistic reassurance that “this year it ...

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