Susan Fitzell, M. Ed has been touching lives in public schools and beyond since 1980. She has over two decades of experience identifying and meeting the needs of youth with special needs, behavioral and anger management issues, and students who experience bullying. Susan's work focuses on building caring, inclusive school communities and helping students and teachers succeed in the inclusive classroom.
Susan is a dynamic, nationally recognized presenter and educational consultant specializing in special education & Response to Intervention topics, co-teaching, bullying prevention, and adolescent anger management. She provides practical strategies to increase achievement of ALL students in ALL classrooms. Susan's motto is, "Good for all, critical for students who learn differently."
Susan's greatest satisfaction comes from helping teachers make a positive impact using practical, doable strategies that fuel positive, measurable results. Whether she's doing a one day workshop or long-term consulting, Susan's straight forward, common sense approach always yields positive results.
Other books by Susan Fitzell:
Special Needs In The General Classroom: Strategies That Make It Work Please Help Me With My Homework! Strategies for Parents and Caregivers Free The Children: Conflict Educational for Strong Peaceful Minds
She co-authored the following book with her daughter, Shivahn Fitzell Umm Studying? What's That?: Learning Strategies for the Overwhelmed and Confused College and High School Student
Susan is available for in-service, keynotes and consultation.
For Free educational resources and a video sample of Susan’s presentations go to her website: aimhieducational.com.
For More Information Contact Susan at:
AIMHI Educational Programs
P.O. Box 6182
Manchester, NH 03108
About the Author
1. Introduction: Why This Book This Way?
2. A Snapshot of the Response to Intervention Process
The Three Tiers (Sometimes Four)
How does RTI fit into a secondary education model?
General Education Versus Special Education and Responsible Inclusion
Assessment? Well, I Quiz Every Friday. . .
Research-Based Strategies Incorporated in This Book
All right! If I have to do this, what do I really have to do? And how?
Lesson Plan Application to Response to Intervention Tiers
Options for Determining Which Students Should Be in Which Groups
3. Vocabulary Intervention Strategies
Use Vocabulary Mapping to Acquire New Vocabulary
Signing as an Intervention Strategy
Additional Vocabulary Interventions
Additional Nonlinguistic Interventions
Combining Verbal Linguistic and Nonlinguistic Strategies: Practice Strategies for Tiers One, Two, and Three:
4. Reading Comprehension Intervention Strategies
Somebody-Wanted-But-So Summary Strategy
Reading Comprehension Intervention: Reciprocal Teaching
Picture Books: A Secondary Reading Intervention
Additional Interventions for Reading Comprehension
5. Writing Intervention Strategies
Writing Paragraphs: Grouping and Organizing Information
Use Clustering to Organize Writing
6. Math Intervention Strategies
Model and Solve Equations Using Manipulatives
Multiplication of Fractions Using Manipulatives
Graphing Lesson Plan
Declutter the Math
7. Cross-Curricular Interventions for Higher-Order Thinking and Recall
Mind Mapping, Graphic Roadmaps, and Visual Organizers
Strategy to Remember Sequences
Additional Nonlinguistic Interventions: Graphic Notes
Group and Classify Information to Enhance Long-Term Memory
Additional Interventions for Increasing Recall and Recognition
Identify Similarities and Differences
Teaching Summarizing Skills: Delete-Substitute-Keep
8. Fitzell Acceleration Centers as an RTI Strategy
Acceleration Centers: A Better Alternative
Addressing the Challenges of Implementing Fitzell Acceleration Centers
Acceleration Center Flowchart
Acceleration Center Instructions
Acceleration Center Components
Tips for Successful Acceleration Centers
9. Concluding Thoughts