Response to Intervention: Research-Based Designs

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The Response to Intervention initiative has risen to the top of today’s instructional agenda and yet it is a process that is unfamiliar terrain for many teachers. To help teachers acquire a fuller understanding of the complexity of response to intervention designs, literacy researcher and best-selling author Dick Allington offers clear recommendations to guide classroom teachers in designing response to instruction (RtI) programs such that struggling readers will develop their reading proficiencies to match those of their achieving peers. Unlike any other book on the topic, Dick Allington provides a research-base that supports closing the reading achievement gap along with implications this has for designing RTI programs. In addition, Dick provides a comprehensive discussion of the factors that inhibit poor, disabled, and second-language learners from achieving and offers a number of research-based instructional strategies and routines for turning struggling readers into achieving readers. Teachers will be inspired and confident to design response to instruction programs!

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  • Provides a complete review of what is critical to accelerating the development of struggling readers.
  • Presents educators with a framework for how we might design response to intervention (RTI) programs such that struggling readers will develop their reading proficiencies to match those of their achieving peers.
  • Features a complete analysis of response to intervention design (RTI) and offers a detailed framework for evaluating existing and future intervention efforts.
  • Includes numerous websites that provide teacher-friendly information, strategies, and tools for accelerating reading development.
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“The information provided in the text would be useful for anyone who wants to improve their students’ reading skills. All schools are looking at ways to improve their school’s report card from the state. Reading is a big part of that report card.”

--Diana L. Carr, Elgin Junior High School, Green Camp, OH

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205627547
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/3/2008
  • Series: What Really Matters Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 118,039
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Allington is a past president of the International Reading Association and of the National Reading Conference. He has written more than 100 published papers and reports on reading difficulties, and is the author or coauthor of What Really Matters for Struggling Readers, What Really Matters in Fluency, Classrooms That Work, and Schools That Work. Dick is a former

classroom teacher, reading specialist, and federal programs director who has studied and written about reading intervention including his influential article in the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, “If They Don’t Read Much, How They Ever Gonna Get Good?”.

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Table of Contents

Preface v The What Really Matters Series vii Chapter 1 Why Struggling Readers Continue to Struggle 1 Chapter 2 Beginning an Intervention Plan 27 Chapter 3 Matching Reader and Text Level 45 Chapter 4 Dramatically Expand Reading Activity 59 Chapter 5 Using Very Small Groups or Tutoring 75 Chapter 6 Coordinating Intervention with Core Classroom 89 Chapter 7 Delivering Intervention by Expert Teacher 105 Chapter 8 Focusing Instruction on Meta-Cognition and Meaning 123 Chapter 9 Using Texts That Are Interesting to Students 143 Chapter 10 Questions and Answers about Interventions 161 Appendix A A Rubric for Evaluating Reading Intervention Designs 175 Appendix B Over 100 High-Interest/Lower-Readability Books for the Middle Grades 177 Book Study Guide for What Really Matters in Response to Intervention 181 Bibliography 191 Index 203
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  • Posted February 24, 2009

    Outstanding resource

    This book is so incredible! I have already used it multiple times in my work as a Title I Instructional Coordinator. It will be especially helpful for our program review this spring - it is just the informational tool we needed to help us begin to make some significant systemic changes!

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

    This book is an easy read and full of useful information that makes sense in today's classrooms.

    Overall, this is a great book.

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