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RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers

RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers

September 2011 | 216 pages | Corwin

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.


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


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

"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

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