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A "strategy bank" for secondary teachers

While planning lessons, many teachers wonder, "If I try this, will it work?" "Will I lose ground in teaching the concept?" "Will it help my students make the grade, pass the state tests, or get into college?"

Teachers want solutions, not theory. This book offers a bank of proven RTI strategies for Grades 6–12 that will elevate test scores and improve student achievement for all students, not just struggling learners. The author explains how RTI fits into secondary education and applies it to math, reading comprehension, writing, and more. She summarizes Tiers One, Two, and Three in teacher-friendly language and includes

  • Easy-to-implement and practical interventions
  • Sample lesson plans and visual models
  • Examples of how to address budgeting, staffing, performance, and student culture constraints

The grouping strategies included in each lesson plan improve students' social skills and, in concert with other circumstances, can reduce referrals to special education. RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers will help teachers take their instruction up a notch in every classroom and reduce stress in the process.

 


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Introduction: Why This Book This Way?
 
2. A Snapshot of the Response to Intervention Process
The Three Tiers (Sometimes Four)

 
Tier One

 
Tier Two

 
Tier Three

 
How does RTI fit into a secondary education model?

 
General Education Versus Special Education and Responsible Inclusion

 
Assessment? Well, I Quiz Every Friday. . .

 
Research-Based Strategies Incorporated in This Book

 
All right! If I have to do this, what do I really have to do? And how?

 
Lesson Plan Application to Response to Intervention Tiers

 
Options for Determining Which Students Should Be in Which Groups

 
 
3. Vocabulary Intervention Strategies
Use Vocabulary Mapping to Acquire New Vocabulary

 
Signing as an Intervention Strategy

 
Additional Vocabulary Interventions

 
Additional Nonlinguistic Interventions

 
Combining Verbal Linguistic and Nonlinguistic Strategies: Practice Strategies for Tiers One, Two, and Three:

 
 
4. Reading Comprehension Intervention Strategies
Somebody-Wanted-But-So Summary Strategy

 
Reading Comprehension Intervention: Reciprocal Teaching

 
Picture Books: A Secondary Reading Intervention

 
Figurative Language

 
Higher-Order Comprehension

 
Additional Interventions for Reading Comprehension

 
 
5. Writing Intervention Strategies
Writing Paragraphs: Grouping and Organizing Information

 
Use Clustering to Organize Writing

 
 
6. Math Intervention Strategies
Model and Solve Equations Using Manipulatives

 
Multiplication of Fractions Using Manipulatives

 
Graphing Lesson Plan

 
Math Vocabulary

 
Declutter the Math

 
 
7. Cross-Curricular Interventions for Higher-Order Thinking and Recall
Mind Mapping, Graphic Roadmaps, and Visual Organizers

 
Strategy to Remember Sequences

 
Additional Nonlinguistic Interventions: Graphic Notes

 
Group and Classify Information to Enhance Long-Term Memory

 
Analogies

 
Additional Interventions for Increasing Recall and Recognition

 
Identify Similarities and Differences

 
Teaching Summarizing Skills: Delete-Substitute-Keep

 
 
8. Fitzell Acceleration Centers as an RTI Strategy
Acceleration Centers: A Better Alternative

 
Addressing the Challenges of Implementing Fitzell Acceleration Centers

 
Acceleration Center Flowchart

 
Acceleration Center Instructions

 
Acceleration Center Components

 
Keep Inventory

 
Tips for Successful Acceleration Centers

 
 
9. Concluding Thoughts
 
Bibliography
 
Index

"RTI for Secondary Teachers is a valuable resource brimming with concrete real-world strategies. Susan Fitzell provides sample lesson plans designed to reach struggling learners, but they can be easily adapted to reach even the most capable learners. Her rich template for success demystifies Response to Intervention at the secondary level and offers a treasure chest of strategies for reaching students in any tier."

Mary Howard, Literacy Consultant
Tulsa, OK

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 2: A Snapshot of The Response to Intervention Process


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