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.
Chapter 5: Literacy Intervention: Tiers 2 and 3
Literacy Intervention: Tiers 2 and 3
Reading instruction in Ms. Cohen's second-grade class includes phonics, phonetics, oral reading, vocabulary, and comprehension. She uses a reading series adopted by the district for basic literacy development. The series includes exercises to develop decoding, vocabulary, and comprehension skills in basal readers; workbooks; and accompanying computer software programs aligned with the skills. The reading performance of all the students is carefully monitored to ensure that they meet the curriculum benchmarks for reading.
A few students, such as Jonathan, struggle with meeting the benchmarks and following the rules. Fortunately Ms. Cohen is implementing RTI in her classroom. Analysis of Jonathan's performance data alerts her that he needs Tier 2 intervention for reading, which may ...