Selecting individualized and evidence-based interventions for struggling students can overwhelm even the most experienced teachers. Save time and get the help you need with this comprehensive guide from an expert in special education and cultural differences! Organized around an alphabetized and cross-referenced list and a fold-out selection grid featuring more than 150 PBIS, RTI, and MTSS interventions, you’ll quickly find the tools to resolve specific learning and behavioral challenges.
This book provides readers with many strategies for working with a diverse classroom. Teachers will learn how to plan strategically to meet the needs of the wide variety of students in today's highly diverse classroom. Presented in an easy-to-use format, practical techniques and processes are shared that can be used to plan and adjust learning based on pre-assessment of individual students' knowledge, skills, experience, preferences, and needs.
Product Description: This comprehensive guide shows general education and ESL teachers how to differentiate instruction and assessment for the English language learners in their classes. The book provides concrete strategies that teachers can use in any content-area classroom to engage every ELL, from beginning to advanced levels of English language proficiency. The authors highlight how teachers can address critical differences between ELLs with a strong foundation in the first language and students with limited former schooling.
Using a case-study approach, the authors address the placement of English Learners within the RTI framework, including some of the most vexing questions of implementation: Because English Learners require some differentiation, should they automatically be placed in Tier 2? What criteria should be used to establish Tier 2 groupings? How do you distinguish language learning from learning disability? What screening tools should be used and how often to monitor student progress? How do you fit intensive Tier 3 interventions into the school day?
In this guidebook, Jana Echeverría and MaryEllen Vogt propose an approach based on the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) model. The authors offer a helpful roadmap for practitioners by outlining a number of considerations and interventions for Tiers 1, 2, and 3, including guides and examples for each tier, as well as extensive information about best instructional practices, parent involvement in RTI, and RTI for secondary ELLs.
Catherine Collier has compiled a groundbreaking collection of 200+ interventions for use with culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The strategies are organized into four tiers and are accompanied by guidelines, cultural and linguistic considerations, and research-based references. While these interventions will be particularly helpful to practitioners working within an RTI model, the strategies will also be of value in all classrooms with diverse learners.
Written by leading special education researchers with the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities and the University of Kansas, this comprehensive yet accessible reference provides administrators with practical guidelines for launching RTI in their schools. Highlighting the powerful role that RTI can play in prevention, early intervention, and determining eligibility for special services, the authors cover the three tiers of RTI, schoolwide screening, progress monitoring, and changes in school structures and individual staff roles.
Is it Culture Shock or a Learning Disability? Is it a language difference or a language disorder? Learn how to distinguish the difference with the SDD book, which examines the issues and research-based procedures for using accurate and appropriate assessment procedures with diverse learners. It includes recommendations, procedures, instruments, and strategies for separating difference from disability issues during the intervention, referral and placement process. The appendix includes forms, syllabus for use in professional development settings, and supplemental readings.
When a Culturally and Linguistically diverse student struggles in school, how can you tell whether language or cultural differences are the cause, or if the student has a learning or behavioral disability? Because the reason can be difficult to pinpoint, having the right assessment process in place is crucial. Seven Steps to Separating Difference From Disability shows how educators can adapt the widely used Response to Intervention (RTI) model to make sound decisions regarding a student's education.
Drawing on nearly three decades of experience, author Carol Ann Tomlinson describes a way of thinking about teaching and learning that will change all aspects of how you approach students and your classroom. She looks to the latest research on learning, education, and change for the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction and why it's so important to today's children. Yet she offers much more than theory, filling the pages with real-life examples of teachers and students using-and benefitting from-differentiated instruction.
- New CCSS Resources from Education Week and Understanding Language
- Helping English Language Learners Succeed with a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS)
- Addressing ELLs’ Language Learning and Special Education Needs: Questions and Considerations
- Using a “Can Do” Approach to Ensure Differentiated Instruction Intentionally Supports the Needs of Language Learners
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