RTI With Differentiated Instruction, Grades 6–8
A Classroom Teacher’s Guide
"Easy to follow and tailored to teachers, this book provides the framework they need to add relevance, authenticity and meaning to their instruction."
—Heidi Hanson, Talented and Gifted Specialist
"The author's descriptions, examples, and scenarios clearly detail necessary information for teachers to use while demystifying complex legislation and mandates."
—Mary E. Little, Associate Professor
University of Central Florida
An efficient way to merge differentiated instruction and RTI
Collecting, processing, and using assessment data to form instruction for each student can be overwhelming—especially with so much diversity in the classroom. Help is here, with this hands-on guide that brings together the two leading approaches to teaching students of varying abilities: Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI) and differentiated instruction (DI). Written in a practical, "how-to" format, this book gives middle school teachers strategies for adapting assessments, curriculum, and instruction to student abilities. Key topics include:
- Differences and similarities between RTI and DI
- Data analysis for effective instructional decision making
- Strategies for applying RTI and DI to all students, including English learners, children with special needs, and high-ability students
Focused on user-friendly strategies for the classroom rather than school systems, this helpful guide includes lesson plans, case studies, examples, rubrics, and teacher reflection exercises. Streamline your instruction with this winning combination and watch student achievement soar!
“This book is designed as a practical guide for examining the format and efficacy of the Parallel Curriculum Model. The structure of the book is easy to follow and reflects a teacher's metacognitive process when reflecting on how to create high-level tasks for students. Some of the most unique and applicable features are the teacher reflections, the focus on concepts and principles, and the links to supportive resources. This book offers teachers the framework they need to add relevance, authenticity and meaning to their instruction.”
"This resource for middle school teachers provides an excellent framework for differentiation within their classrooms. The author's descriptions, examples, and scenarios clearly detail necessary information for teachers to use while demystifying complex legislation and mandates."
"Shows how to adapt assessments, curriculum and instruction to student abilities. Lesson plans, case studies, rubrics and more contribute to an outstanding survey. Recommended."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Principles of RTI and Implications in the Classroom