Why do Children Fail to Learn?
- They do not want to do it.
- They have not had enough practice doing it.
- They have not had enough help learning it.
- They have not seen it done that way before.
- It is too difficult.
from Daly, Martens, Witt & Drool (1997)
Responsiveness to Instruction (RtI)
Responsiveness to Instruction(RtI) is a systematic decision-making process that:
- Allows for early and effective responses to children’s learning and behavioral difficulties,
- Provides children with a level of instructional intensity matched to their level of need; and
- Evaluates the effectiveness of instructional approaches using a data-based method .
Responsiveness to Instruction in North Carolina follows a 3 Tier Model.
The first Tier, the base of the pyramid, refers to differentiation which is integrated within the general classroom instruction. Dare County Schools has authorized the use of the district Personal Education Plan (PEP) for use as Tier I documentation to avoid duplication of paperwork.
PEP form A Bilingual PEP form B Bilingual
RTI for ELLs
Developing a Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Approach to RtI 2 for ELLs. With a focus on improving and enriching core instruction for ELLs, this document from WIDA addresses both instruction and intervention. It includes tools and resources to help schools address some of the unique needs of ELLs within a culturally and linguistically responsive RtI2 system.
RtI2 Planning Form for ELLs from WIDA
RTI in Reading for ELLs Suggestions for planning, implementing, and monitoring interventions for ELLs
Intervention Central Intervention Central provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help struggling learners and implement Response to Intervention and attain the Common Core State Standards.
Resource Room Tools, Strategies, and Structured Explorations for Interesting Learners
Center on Instruction Cutting-edge collection of scientifically based resources on instruction
RTI Wire Your ‘one-stop’ directory of free, high-quality ‘Response-to-Intervention’ resources available on the internet
Florida Center for Reading Research Interventions for struggling readers
Progress Monitoring with Easy CBM Free site with measures and reporting for grades K-8 in reading and math
Sites for EC interventions Resources compiled by NC DPI
Interventions for Reading Comprehension This site from Michigan State University outlines the interventions by grade level, purpose, description, materials needed, procedures, evaluation, and source.
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