Effecting Change: Intervention for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

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Effecting Change: Intervention for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students presents a "no excuses" approach to intervention. Dr. Berry insists that all students deserve instruction that is backed by sound research. After candidly evaluating your core curriculum, she shows you the steps necessary to close the achievement gap: diagnose the problems, tackle the challenges, monitor progress, and relyon the data to move students forward. Intervention is an opportunity to maintain high expectations and catch ...

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Overview

Effecting Change: Intervention for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students presents a "no excuses" approach to intervention. Dr. Berry insists that all students deserve instruction that is backed by sound research. After candidly evaluating your core curriculum, she shows you the steps necessary to close the achievement gap: diagnose the problems, tackle the challenges, monitor progress, and relyon the data to move students forward. Intervention is an opportunity to maintain high expectations and catch students before they fall behind. Effecting Change provides the course of action that every teacher needs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781425806668
  • Publisher: Shell Educational Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,425,527
  • Age range: 5 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Building and Activating Onr Own Schema 11

Who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, and Why Do They Need Different Instruction? 11

What Is Linguistic Diversity? 15

Major Demographics: Impacting Schools and Classrooms Today 17

Conclusion 22

Reflect and Act 22

Chapter 2 Two Theories, One Result 23

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations 25

Taking Responsibility for Students' Achievement 26

A Moral Obligation Approach to Intervention 27

Getting Beyond Dogma 28

The Philosophy of Reading Instruction 29

Seven Theories of Reading Instruction 29

Choose the Right Approach 39

The Pedagogical Spectrum 42

Conclusion 43

Reflect and Act 43

Chapter 3 Instruction or Intervention? Which "I" for RTI? 45

What is RTI? The Classroom Teacher as First Responder 45

Multiple Tiers, Multiple Models: One Comprehensive System 49

Round and Round 59

Conclusion 61

Reflect and Act 62

Chapter 4 Screen for Problems and Monitor Progress 63

Assessing Assessment 63

An Instinctive Response 66

The Basics of Assessment in CA-RTI 67

You Make the Diagnosis 68

Struggling with Reading Is Persistent and Pervasive 68

Four Measurements 69

Outcomes Based Assessments 75

The Roles of Assessment, Data, and AYP 76

Conclusion 79

Reflect and Act 80

Chapter 5 The Importance of a Strong Core Program 81

Scientifically Based Versus Scientifically Validated 85

What Works Is not Whatever Works 87

Navigating Tier I Instruction 89

Conclusion 91

Reflect and Act 92

Chapter 6 Intensive Small Group Interventions 93

Using Small Groups 95

Tier 2 and Tier 3: The Action Plan 96

Two Steps Forward, Then Start Over 105

Technology 106

Conclusion 107

Reflect and Act 108

Chapter 7 Teaching English as an Explicit Language 109

History of the Divide 110

Why the History Matters 112

How Long Does it Take to Learn English? 113

What Is Involved in a Language Proficiency Assessment? 116

BICS and CALP 126

Conclusion 130

Reflect and Act 131

Chapter 8 Don't Leave Anything about Teaching and Learning to Chance 133

Review of Theories of Learning 135

Model Strategies That Develop Students'Metacognition 140

Reaching Critical Mass on Feedback 145

Make Connections and Check Your Mindset 151

Conclusion 153

Reflect and Act 154

Chapter 9 Getting from Where We Are to Where We Need to Be 155

Creating a Professional Learning Community: It Takes a Village 156

Professional Development 159

Changing Our Frame of Reference 165

Conquering the Master Schedule 168

Conclusion 171

Reflect and Act 172

Chapter 10 Doing RTI Well 173

Do the Right Thing 174

Do the Right Thing Well 177

Do Enough of the Right Thing to Affect Change 180

Persistency, Consistency, Discipline, and Focus 183

Conclusion 185

Reflect and Act 185

References 187

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