Using RTI to Teach Literacy to Diverse Learners, K-8: Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom / Edition 1

Using RTI to Teach Literacy to Diverse Learners, K-8: Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom / Edition 1

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Using RTI to Teach Literacy to Diverse Learners, K-8: Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom / Edition 1

Practical intervention strategies for diverse learners who struggle with literacy!

Covering reading and writing, this book shows K–8 teachers how to build the literacy skills of diverse learners in inclusive classrooms. The author discusses instruction and assessment within a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework and how to provide targeted support to students who may require special attention. The book offers:

  • Specific literacy intervention strategies for each tier in a 3-tier RTI framework
  • Examples of assessments and graphic organizers
  • Brief case studies illustrating how the strategies can be used with students
  • A discussion on using thematic units to integrate reading and writing

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412969529
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sheila Alber-Morgan has been an associate professor of special education at The Ohio State University since 2005. She was also a faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi for eight years. After teaching for several years in inclusive classrooms in both urban and rural South Carolina, Dr. Alber-Morgan began doctoral training at The Ohio State University and earned her Ph.D. in 1997. For the past 15 years, Dr. Alber-Morgan’s research has focused on examining the effects of various literacy interventions on the learning outcomes of elementary and secondary students with and without disabilities. Additionally, her research incorporates strategies for programming for generalization and maintenance of academic and social skills. Almost all of Dr. Alber-Morgan’s research has been designed and implemented in collaboration with classroom teachers, and she has over 50 research and practitioner publications including peer reviewed journal articles, textbook ancillaries, and book chapters.

Table of Contents

About the Author
1. Overview
Universal Design and Response to Intervention
Diverse Learners and Inclusive Classrooms
NCLB and Evidence-Based Practices
Special Education Law
RTI and Assessment
Curriculum-Based Measurement
RTI and Literacy Instruction
Explicit Instruction and Active Student Responding
Peer-Mediated Instruction
Integrating Language Arts
Programming for Generalization
Collaborative Teaching
2. Assessing for Intervention in Reading
RTI and CBM reading
CBM Reading Methods
Oral Reading Fluency
CBM Maze
CBM Early Reading
Vocabulary Matching
Miscue Analysis and Comprehension Checks
Authentic Assessment
3. Implementing Multi-Tiered Reading Instruction
Evidence-Based Practices
Reading Instruction: Tier 1
Reading Instruction: Tiers 2 & 3
Phonemic Awareness: Tier 1
Phonemic Awareness: Tiers 2 & 3
Alphabetics: Tier 1
Alphabetics: Tiers 2 & 3
Fluency: Tier 1
Fluency: Tiers 2 & 3
Vocabulary: Tier 1
Vocabulary: Tiers 2 & 3
Comprehension: Tier 1
Comprehension: Tiers 2 & 3
4. Assessing for Intervention in Writing
RTI and Writing Assessment
CBM Writing Measures
Managing CBM Writing
Writing Rubrics
5. Implementing Multi-Tiered Writing Instruction
Evidence-Based Practices
Handwriting Instruction: Tier 1
Handwriting Instruction: Tiers 2 & 3
Keyboarding Instruction
Spelling Instruction: Tier 1
Spelling Instruction: Tiers 2 & 3
Writing Process: Tier 1
Writing Process: Tiers 2 & 3
Computer Technology for Writing: Tier 1
Computer Technology for Writing: Tiers 2 & 3
6. Using Thematic Units to Integrate the Language Arts
Creating Thematic Units for Multi-Tiered Instruction
Selecting a Theme
Identifying and Obtaining Resources and Materials
Identifying Language Arts Skills
Planning Multi-Tiered Instruction
7. Programming for Generalization of Literacy Skills
Selecting Representative Teaching Examples
Making the Classroom Resemble Generalization Settings
Providing Students with a Means to Access Reinforcement
Arranging Ways to Transfer Skills to Different Settings
Training Students to Transfer Skills
8. Closing the Research to Practice Gap

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