Reading Strategies for Elementary Students With Learning Difficulties
Strategies for RTI
- William N. Bender - The Teacher's Workshop
- Martha J. Larkin - State University of West Georgia, USA
Reading in Special Education
"The authors have taken a huge amount of research and information, digested it, and organized it into clearly arranged, practical, readable, usable work. This book balances information, suggestions, and examples with reflective exercises that are practical and valuable. It also gives tons of Web sites and resources for more useful tools and tips."
—Mary Guerrette, Director of Special Education
Maine School Administrative District #1, ME
A one-stop source of proven reading strategies to use with RTI!
This second edition of a best-selling resource helps general and special education teachers integrate approaches for strengthening reading skills with procedures for Response to Intervention (RTI). Based on the latest research, these practical instructional strategies can be used with students with learning disabilities of any kind as well as with any student who struggles in reading.
This resource provides highly effective strategies for elementary and middle school reading instruction and includes RTI case studies that show how the strategies work within an RTI framework. Focusing on the critical areas of reading instruction identified in the National Reading Panel's report, this book helps educators:
- Implement early literacy and brain-compatible reading instruction and assessment
- Develop phonological and phonemic instruction
- Promote effective progress monitoring in reading
- Build vocabulary and reading fluency
- Boost reading comprehension, especially in the content areas
This vital resource provides teachers with a ready reference of interventions to provide targeted reading instruction for students with learning difficulties.
“The authors have taken a huge amount of research and information, digested it, and organized it into a clearly arranged, practical, readable, and usable work. This book balances information, suggestions, and examples with reflective exercises that are practical and valuable. It also gives tons of Web sites and resources for more useful tools and tips.”
"Provides research-based information about various reading difficulties from knowledgeable and reputable experts in the field. I appreciate the organizational features: the checklist of strategies at the beginning of each chapter, the reflective exercises throughout the book, teacher tips in each chapter, and the 'What’s Next' section at the end, which is a good way of priming the brain for what it's about to learn.”
The authors have updated the research throughout, including references to research about reading and the brain which have been conducted since the publication of the first edition. They have added information about IDEA legislation and RTI initiatives. In addition, explanations of RTI, RTI case studies, and new instructional strategies were added to each chapter. The case studies show teachers how to implement intervention and track student progress. New figures and charts were added to support the material on RTI.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Reading Brain, Literacy Instruction, and RTI