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Rochester (NY) City Schools: Cohorts 1 & 2: RTI Update/Cohort 3: RTI Introduction
Jim Wright, Presenter

On 2-4 March 2011, Jim Wright presented an 'RTI Update' workshop for the secondary schools (2 March) and elemetnary schools (3 March) from Cohorts 1 and 2. On 4 March, Jim presented an introduction to RTI for elementary and secondary schools in Cohort 3.

Here are PowerPointsfrom the workshops, as well as the handouts and other links. NOTE: To download and save these files to your computer, right-click and choose 'Save Target As...':

2 March 2011: RTI:Cohorts 1 & 2: Secondary Schools: PPT

3 March 2011: RTI:Cohorts 1 & 2: Elementary Schools: PPT

4 March 2011: RTI:Cohort 3: Elementary and Secondary Schools: PPT

2-3 March 2011: Handout for Cohorts 1 & 2

4 March 2011: Handout for Cohort 3

New York State Education Department Guidance Document on RTI. Released in October 2010, this NYSED guidance document provides a guide to schools at any grade level in how to structure their RTI model and services..


Web Resources: These web sites offer additional intervention resources that schools may find helpful:

Guide Notes Maker. Guided Notes can help struggling readers to better understand course content and remain academically engaged during class. Teachers can use this free application to create guided notes for their students.


What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guides. These short (60-100 page) manuals give research-based ideas for teachers and schools for interventions.

Reading Interventions Manual from Jim Wright. This manual uses intervention ideas taken from the National Reading Panel Report of 2000. It contains 4 reading fluency interventions, and 10 interventions for reading comprehension.

Cognitive Strategy Instruction . This website presents a series of interventions in which students are taught thinking strategies that they can use to perform better in reading, mathematics, writing, studying, and other areas. The site was created by Dr. Bob Reid and Torri Lienemann at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Ideas to Boost Basic Academic Skills . This site, 'Scientifically Based Research', contains interventions that target reading, math, and writing. The strategies were written by Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden of the University of Southern California at Santa Barbara and Dr. Joe Witt of Louisiana State University.

HELPS Reading Program. HELPS (Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies) is a free program that targets student reading fluency skills. HELPS was developed by Dr. John Begeny of North Carolina State University. The program is an evidence-based intervention package that includes the following effective treatment components: adult modeling of fluent reading, repeated reading of passages by the student, phrase-drill error correction, verbal cueing and retell check to encourage student reading comprehension, and reward procedures to engage and encourage the student reader. HELPS can be used as an RTI intervention for reading fluency at Tiers 1 through 3.

Reading, Math, & Writing Interventions from MSU . Find pages featuring intervention ideas to improve reading comprehension, writing, and math skills on this site. It is sponsored by the School Psychology Program at Michigan State University.

Intervention Central . The site has a range of academic and behavioral intervention ideas suitable for middle and high schools.

Florida Center for Reading Research. Explore reading interventions and lesson plans for elementary students.

FreeReading. This site has reading intervention ideas taken from the National Reading Panel study of 2000.

Evidence-Based Intervention Network. Created by the school psychology program at North Carolina State University, this site has research-based intervention scripts for academics and behavior.

Behavior Advisor . Dr. Tom McIntyre of Hunter College offers research-based behavioral strategies for whole groups and individual students..NOTE: You must create a log-in account before you can access the free intervention ideas on this site.

Writing Next . Writing Next report on promoting adolescent writing skills (2007) from the Carnegie Corporation of NY.

National Mathematics Advisory Panel Report. Curriculum and instructional recommendations from the 2008 National Math Panel.





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