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Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading: A Professional Development Guide to Response to Intervention

By Robin V. Wisniewski, Nancy D. Padak, Timothy V. Rasinski

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 1, 2010

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Incorporate a multi-tiered approach to literacy instruction and increase your students strategic thinking in reading and writing!

 

Literacy experts, Robin Wisniewski, Nancy Padak, and Timothy Rasinski, explore the major components essential to creating an effective literacy program that supports all students. The authors present teachers with friendly tips and research-based strategies for implementing a Response to Intervention framework in their own schools and provide guidance on how to make instructional decisions for students who have fallen behind in reading. In particular, the authors focus on identifying effective elements of instruction and offer suggestions for instructional modifications in the classroom.  

 

Table of Contents

SERIES INTRODUCTION: EVIDENCE-BASED INSTRUCTION IN READING: A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GUIDE      

        The National Reading Panel Report                        

        Professional Development in Literacy              

        Using the Books                                               

        Overview of Book Content                               

 

 INTRODUCTION: RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION              

 

CHAPTER 1: LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH TELL US?             

    Who Are Students with Special Needs?                

    Why is it Important to Focus on Students with Special Needs?              

    How Can I Help Learners with Special Needs Improve Their Reading?               

    Professional Development Suggestions                

 

CHAPTER 2: ASSESSING LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

    Big Ideas

    Evaluate Your Current Assessment Practices

    Ideas for Assessment 

    Progress Monitoring for All Students

    Plans for Change

   Professional Development Suggestions    

 

CHAPTER 3: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

    Guiding Principles for Instruction

    Professional Development Suggestion

    Instructional Planning: Some Guidelines

    Strategy Suggestions

    Adapting Instruction to Meet Students’ Needs

    Professional Development Suggestions 

 

CHAPTER 4: BEYOND STRATEGIES

    English Language Learners as Students with Special Needs

    Reading Activities at Home

    Special Needs and Special Education

    Professional Development Suggestions

 

CHAPTER 5: RESOURCES

    Websites

    Print Teacher Resources

 

APPENDIX A

    Book Club Ideas

 

APPENDIX B

    Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Resources

 

APPENDIX C

Notes

 

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