The Complete Guide to RTI: An Implementation Toolkit

The Complete Guide to RTI: An Implementation Toolkit

by Dolores T. Burton, John W. Kappenberg

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ISBN-13: 9781412997096
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dolores Burton is a Fulbright scholar and professor and chair of teacher education at New York Institute of Technology. She was a public school teacher, school district administrator, and author of instructional software. Dr. Burton designed, delivered, and supervised professional development for teachers in grades k-12 in mathematics, literacy, science, differentiated instruction, action research, instructional technology and inclusive practices. She has organized symposia for educators on research based strategies to close the achievement gap of the traditionally underserved populations; African American males, English Language Learners, students with special needs, and others at-risk for academic failure. Her research interests include Response to Intervention, teacher preparation, (elementary through college), Common Core standards, professional development, using data to drive instruction, and the use of technology to teach all students especially those who have traditionally been underserved. She has published in numerous journals and consulted regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

About the Authors xi

About the Contributors xiii

Introduction 1

Purpose of the Book 1

Design of the Book 2

Chapter 1 Keynote: Reasons and Resources for Learning Response to Intervention Dolores T. Burton John Kappenberg 6

Foundations of Response to Intervention 6

Roots of RTI 10

Review of RTI 11

Chapter 2 Progressing With Progress Monitoring Harold J. Dean John Kappenberg 19

The Relationship Between PM and RTI 2 0

Tech Byte 37

Resources 40

Glossary 42

Chapter 3 The Instructional Support Team (IST): A Foundation of the RTI Process Arlene B. Crandall Erin E. Ax Dolores T. Burton 44

The Influence of Special Education Law 45

The 1ST as a Vehicle for the Paradigm Shift Needed in RTI 48

ISTs, RTI, and a New Paradigm of School Responsibility 59

Tech Byte 60

Resources 62

Glossary 64

Acronyms 65

Chapter 4 Literacy Instruction: Tier 1 Lynn Burke John Kappenberg 67

Oral Language and the Brain 69

Written Language and the Brain 70

Reading Instruction: The Gap Between Knowledge and Practice 72

Reading as a Complex Skill 74

Reading Instruction in an RTI Framework 77

The Present and Future of RTI in Reading 81

Tech Byte 82

Chapter 5 Literacy Intervention: Tiers 2 and 3 Sarah McPherson Dolores T. Burton 84

Literacy and Learning Disabilities 85

Research Findings 87

RTI in Literacy Instruction 88

Literacy Instruction Using the Three Tiers of RTI 90

Literacy Instructional Tools for RTI 94

Conclusion 94

Tech Byte 97

Resources 98

Chapter 6 Mathematics Difficulty or Mathematics Disability? RTI and Mathematics Dolores T. Burton John Kappenberg 100

Teaching Children Mathematics Using RTI as a Framework 106

Strategies to Teach Problem Solving in Tiers 1, 2, and 3 110

Conclusion 115

Tech Byte 116

Resources 116

Chapter 7 Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Support C. Faith Kappenberg John Kappenberg 118

The Relationship Between PBS and RTI 119

Applying PBS Within an RTI Program 121

From Building Blocks to Tiers 126

The Future for Miguel and PBS 129

Tech Byte 130

Chapter 8 Emerging Agendas in Collaboration: Working With Families in the RTI Process John Kappenberg Helene Fallon 134

The Teacher as Professional, the Parent as Consultant 135

Resources for Parent-Professional Collaboration 143

Tech Byte 149

Chapter 9 Leadership: The Role of District and School Administrators in Implementing RTI Patricia Ann Marcellino Dolores T. Burton 154

The Growth of RTI in State Education Programs 156

A Professional Partnership of Educational Leaders: Their Formal Roles 157

Borrowing From Business to Implement an Initial RTI Program 163

Tech Byte 171

Resources 172

Glossary 173

Chapter 10 Managing Time: RTI in the Middle and High School Master Schedule Lydia Begley Dolores T. Burton 174

Setting the Stage for RTI at the Secondary Level 178

Creating the Instructional Support Team at the Secondary Level 178

RTI Strategies 183

Conclusion 192

Tech Byte 193

Resources 194

Epilogue: Why Implement RTI? Dolores T. Burton John Kappenberg 197

References and Resources 199

Index 213

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