RTI and The Adolescent Reader: Responsive Literacy Instruction in Secondary Schools (Middle- through High-School)

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This accessible guide defines RTI and explains why and how it is considered a viable intervention model for adolescent readers. Drawn from real secondary school cases demonstrating tiered interventions, the text includes evidence-based strategies, discussion questions for each case study, and prompts that foster critical thinking and the application of chapter ideas.
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RTI and the Adolescent Reader: Responsive Literacy Instruction in Secondary Schools (Middle and High School)

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Overview

This accessible guide defines RTI and explains why and how it is considered a viable intervention model for adolescent readers. Drawn from real secondary school cases demonstrating tiered interventions, the text includes evidence-based strategies, discussion questions for each case study, and prompts that foster critical thinking and the application of chapter ideas.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780807752302
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Series: Language & Literacy Series Practitioners Bookshelf , #11
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 652,160
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Richard L. Allington vii

Introduction 1

1 What Is RTI in Literacy? 7

RTI: A Model in Search of Validation 8

A Brief History of RTI 8

Components of RTI 12

Chapter Summary 21

2 Problems Applying RTI in Literacy at the Secondary Level 23

Struggling Adolescent Readers and RTI 24

The Complexity of American Secondary Schools 26

Structural Conditions 28

School Culture and Teacher Identity 37

Support Structures 39

The Complexity of Adolescence 45

Chapter Summary 48

3 Reframing RTI as Responsive Literacy Instruction for All Adolescent Readers 50

Response to Intervention or Responsive Instruction? 50

Envisionments of Responsive Literacy Instruction 53

Achieving a Comprehensive and Responsive Literacy Program at the Secondary Level 61

Expanding Students' Literacy Capacities at All Levels with Responsive Instruction 73

Creative Services for Meeting the Needs of Students with Serious Reading Difficulties 86

Chapter Summary 103

4 RTI for Secondary Literacy: Analysis of School Cases 106

Analysis of School Cases of RTI for Secondary Literacy 108

Case #1 Liberty Middle School, Hanover County, Virginia 108

Case #2 Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska 115

Case #3 San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, California 123

Chapter Summary 129

5 RTI for Secondary Literacy: Where Do We Go from Here? 131

Looking Back to See Forward 132

Is RTI for Secondary Literacy Worth Salvaging? 134

Chapter Summary 142

References 145

Index 159

About the Author 168

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