What Really Matters in Response to Intervention Research-based Designs

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 8/15/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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The Response to Intervention initiative has risen to the top of todayrs"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 toinstruction(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! Take a look inside... Provides a completereview of what is critical to accelerating the development of struggling readers. Presents educators with aframework for how we might design response to intervention (RTI) programssuch that struggling readers will develop their reading proficiencies to match those of their achieving peers. Features acomplete analysis of response to intervention design (RTI)and offers a detailed framework for evaluating existing and future intervention efforts. Includesnumerous websitesthat provide teacher-friendly information, strategies, and tools for accelerating reading development.

Author Biography

Richard Allington is a past president of the International Reading Association and of the National Reading Conference

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
The What Really Matters Seriesp. vii
Why Struggling Readers Continue to Strugglep. 1
Beginning an Intervention Planp. 27
Matching Reader and Text Levelp. 45
Dramatically Expand Reading Activityp. 59
Using Very Small Groups or Tutoringp. 75
Coordinating Intervention with Core Classroomp. 89
Delivering Intervention by Expert Teacherp. 105
Focusing Instruction on Meta-Cognition and Meaningp. 123
Using Texts That Are Interesting to Studentsp. 143
Questions and Answers about Interventionsp. 161
A Rubric for Evaluating Reading Intervention Designsp. 175
Over 100 High-Interest/Lower-Readability Books for the Middle Gradesp. 177
Book Study Guide for What Really Matters in Response to Interventionp. 181
Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 203
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