RTI for Diverse Learners
More Than 200 Instructional Interventions
- Catherine Collier - CrossCultural Developmental Education Services
Diverse Learners | Teaching At-Risk Students | Teaching Strategies for Diverse Students
Organized by the tiers of RTI, these specific interventions help classroom teachers address students' cognitive, behaviour, literacy, and communication issues at each level. This book features:
- A reader-friendly format that allows busy teachers to easily find the interventions they need
- Straightforward, concrete directions for using each intervention
- Examples from practice and a glossary to aid implementation
RTI for Diverse Learners offers step-by-step guidance for distinguishing between language development and special education needs in diverse students and providing appropriate instruction.
"A user-friendly and highly practical book full of research-based intervention strategies for teachers who are implementing RTI programs for second-language learners and other culturally diverse students."
"This highly readable book is appropriate for teachers, administrators, researchers, and other leaders in the field who seek to know more about the increasingly common practice of using RTI as an intervention, support, and eligibility determination system for diverse learners. Collier provides a thorough, research-based overview of what RTI is and why it is important, followed by a clear, practical overview of each tier of intervention. This book is filled with practical advice that guides educators through each stage of the intervention process, explains some of the most relevant issues in the educational system and their relationship to RTI, and provides a manual for applying RTI-based principles and approaches to the particular needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students."
"Like Collier's other books, this one provides an essential resource for teachers, particularly those who work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students along the continuum fo needs. Collier not only explains some of the current pitfalls and challenges related to the traditional assessment and intervention process, but also expounds on the reasons tiered interventions are rapidly becoming a highly regarded practice in the educational community. This easy-to-understand, practical book helps teachers put clear guidelines, effective collaboration, and appropriate decision-making processes in place to distinguish between students who are merely in the process of second-language acquisition and those who have genuine special education needs."
"Collier has crafted an indispensible resource for school districts faced with increasing numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Many of these students arrive with issues that seem to indicate disability. In this book, Collier provides research-based and classroom-proven intervention strategies that allow schools to effectively address learning and adaptation issues of diverse students. By using these strategies within an RTI model, school teams can ensure that the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students are appropriately identified and addressed."
"No one is left out! This all-inclusive volume builds on Catherine Collier's extensive work over many years and provides the one handbook teachers in the field have for years been wishing someone would write. Teachers can follow the carefully structured diagnosis and intervention plan with confidence and know their learners will be set on a learning path that will provide them with optimal support."
This text has been adopted for the reading specialist instruction course. Our teachers need to make sure that diverse learners are focused upon as they implement the RtI programs in their classrooms. One of the roles that our reading specialist have to assume in their schools is a resource for the classroom teacher. This text provides the reading specialist with the tools that will help the classroom teacher enhance learning for all students.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Tier 1 Interventions