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RTI and English Learners: Making it Work, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Jana J. Echevarria, MaryEllen Vogt, Carla J. Peterson

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 27, 2010

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Assists teachers and administrators to design effective RTI programs, using the SIOP Model, providing the appropriate type of instruction that English Learners need and deserve. 

 

Response to Intervention (RTI) has come into its own in the second decade of the 21st century with children and adolescents who, formerly, would have been assigned to special education classes, are now finding that their academic problems and deficiencies have been lessened and overcome due to appropriate and effective intervention. However, this has not been the case for many students who are English Learners (ELs), students whose home culture differs from the ways of school and whose home language differs from the language of instruction. Too many many ELs are still being referred for special education services, whether or not they have disabilties, in large part, because many classroom teachers are ill-prepared to meet the language and academic needs of ELs. In other cases, ELs languish without appropriate assistance because of low expectations or it is thought that they just need more time to learn English.

 

This book was written to assist teachers and administrators to better meet the needs of the increasing group of EL students in U.S. schools, and to help educators design effective RTI programs, applying the SIOP Model, that provide the appropriate type of instruction that ELs need and deserve in elementary and secondary schools. Renowned author team Echevarria and Vogt cover RTI and address linguistic and academic issues for ELs, including socio-economic and cultural factors that impact student success. They also discuss best practices for teaching interventions to ELs using the SIOP Model, including assessments, Curriculum Based Measurement and programmatic decisions that need to be made for individual students.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

Chapter 1  WHAT IS RTI FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS?

                        RTI As An Opportunity

RTI Definition Unpackaged

            Assessment and Intervention

            Identify Areas of Concern and Monitor Progress

            Provide Evidence-based Interventions

            Identify Learning Disabilities

RTI Models

            Standard Treatment Protocol

            Problem-Solving Model

            Hybrid Approaches

Making RTI Work

Final Thoughts

For Reflection and Discussion

Chapter 2  THE BIG PICTURE

            Issues Faced by English Learners in School

                        Language Proficiency

                        Background Knowledge and Experience

                        Cultural Values and Norms

            Factors Associated with Underachievement

                        Lack of Qualified Teachers

                        Inappropriate Teaching Practices

                        At-Risk School Environments

            Factors Associated with Educational Success

                        High Expectations for All Students

                        Effective Teaching Practices

                        Relationships of Respect

            RTI and Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

            The Important Role of Parents

                        Why Don’t They Come?

                        What Can We Do?

                        Parents and RTI

            Final Thoughts

            For Reflection and Discussion

Chapter 3  TIER 1: WHAT IS BEST PRACTICE FOR TEACHING ENGLISH LEARNERS

An Overview of Tier 1: Effective Instruction for English Learners

Universal Screening in Tier 1

Progress Monitoring

Challenges in Tier 1 Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring for English Learners

High-Quality Classroom Instruction Making Content Comprehensible for English

Learners: The SIOP Model

            Components of the SIOP Model

                        Lesson Preparation

                        Research Support for the Lesson Preparation Component

                        Building Background

Research Support for the Building Background Component

                        Comprehensible Input

Research Support for the Comprehensible Input Component

                        Strategies

                        Research Support for the Strategies Component

                        Interaction

                        Research Support for the Interaction Component

                        Practice and Application

                        Research Support for the Practice and Application Component

                        Lesson Delivery

                        Research Support for the Lesson Delivery Component

                        Review and Assessment

                        Research Support for the Review and Assessment Component

            Uses and Benefits of the SIOP Model

            Differentiated Instruction

            A Glimpse Into a Classroom with High-Quality Instruction for English Learners

            Final Thoughts

            For Reflection and Discussion

Chapter 4  TIER 2 INTERVENTIONS FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS by Catherine Richards

            Using Data to Select Students in Need of Intervention

            Curriculum-Based Measurements (CBM)

            An Example of a Tier 2 Intervention Process at the Elementary School Level

            Grouping Students in Small Groups for Intervention

            Conducting Small Group Intervention

            Content of Intervention

            Methods of Delivering Instruction

            Monitoring Student Progress

            Reflecting on Data and Making Decisions

            Final Thoughts

            For Reflection and Discussion

Chapter 5  TIER 3 INTERVENTIONS FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS

            What is Different About Tier 3?

            Identifying a Disability

                        A Learning Disability is Hard to Define

            Distinguishing Disability from Difference

            Successful IEP Meetings

            Final Thoughts

            For Reflection and Discussion

Chapter 6  SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SECONDARY ENGLISH LEARNERS

            Literacy Issues for Secondary English Learners

Why Do Secondary English Learners (and Other Students) Struggle with Reading

and Writing

            Implementation of RTI for English Learners at the Secondary Level

                        What Adolescent English Learners Need and Deserve: Effective Tier 1 Instruction

            Secondary RTI for English Learners: Putting It All Together

            Final Thoughts

            For Reflection and Discussion

Chapter 7  SUCCESSES AND BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE RTI IMPLEMENTATION

            Principles of a Successful RTI Program

            Questions to Guide RTI with English Learners

            Frequently Asked Questions

            Final Thoughts

 

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