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Tier 1 - Core Instructional Interventions
Powerful classroom instruction begins with the adoption and use of an evidence-based curriculum, but effective teachers do not simply teach such a program page-by-page in the same way for all students. Rather, they differentiate instruction, providing instruction designed to meet the specific needs of students in the class. Carolyn Denton of the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston describes how providing quality classroom reading instruction with certain research-validated characteristics can make a big difference for struggling readers.
A quick check of all students’ current levels of performance in a content or skill area. This is administered three times per year.
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High-Quality Classroom Instruction
Providing quality classroom reading instruction with certain research-validated characteristics can make a big difference for struggling readers. In the introductory article for this section, Carolyn Denton, of the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, introduces that research and emphasizes how effective classroom reading instruction can have a large impact on the progress of students with reading difficulties.
Read “Classroom Reading Instruction That Supports Struggling Readers.” »
What’s Your Plan? Accurate Decision Making within a Multi-Tier System of Supports: Critical Areas in Tier 1
This article addresses the complexity of MTSS decision-making, identifies critical decision points within Tier 1 at the building level, and provides practical tips and useful tools to improve decision-making throughout the implementation process.
Read “What’s Your Plan? Accurate Decision Making within a Multi-Tier System of Supports: Critical Areas in Tier 1.” »
Classroom Reading Instruction That Supports Struggling Readers: Key Components for Effective Teaching
This article focuses on identifying and then exploring in more detail the key components of powerful instruction delivered by effective teachers.
Read “Classroom Reading Instruction That Supports Struggling Readers: Key Components for Effective Teaching.” »
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