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Response to Intervention (RTI): Rdg & Writing in the Clsrm

EDUC 600

The purpose of this course is to understand the structure and implementation of RTI, Response to Intervention.   RTI; response to focuses on effective practices for helping all readers achieve, especially struggling readers, using simple and authentic instruction, assessments and support.  This effort focuses on information needed to create a safety net that can save struggling readers before the learning gap widens forever.


As a result of participation in this course, students will:

  • Be able to examine the structure and role of Response to Intervention (RTI), it implementation, intervention, and the three tiers of support.
  • Be able to learn the criteria for selection of students for the three levels of instruction, the need for continues assessment, differentiation, and collaboration with other professionals.  


RTI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

The required text is: Howard, M. (2009). RTI from all sides, what every teacher needs to know. NH: Heinemann. Textbook can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com