RTI for Reading at the Secondary Level
By: Deborah K. Reed, Jade Wexler, and Sharon Vaughn
Book reviewed by: Crystal Bryski
Grounded in the best current knowledge, this book shows how to implement response to intervention (RTI) in middle and high school contexts. Detailed guidelines are presented for teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary, and other aspects of literacy across the content areas, and for providing effective interventions for students who require additional support. The authors describe RTI procedures that are specifically tailored to the needs of struggling adolescent learners and that take into account the challenges and logistics of secondary-level implementation. The volume features 26 reproducible tools for planning, assessment, progress monitoring, and multi-tiered instruction; the large-size format facilitates photocopying.
Why I Recommend This Book:
This book guides building and district leadership to reevaluate their RTI framework and reflect on what intentional, purposeful, and meaningful teaching, learning, and intervention at the secondary level looks and sounds like. This book also provides practical resources that can be used immediately to help strengthen building and district instructional practices.