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ISBN-13 9780132317436ISBN-10 0132317435
ISBN-10 0137048904ISBN-13 9780137048908
Author(s): Jana Echevarría; MaryEllen Vogt
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 168

Assists teachers and administrators to design effective RTI programs, using the SIOP Model, providing the appropriate type of instruction that English Learners need and deserve. 

Response to Intervention (RTI) has come into its own in the second decade of the 21st century with children and adolescents who, formerly, would have been assigned to special education classes, are now finding that their academic problems and deficiencies have been lessened and overcome due to appropriate and effective intervention. However, this has not been the case for many students who are English Learners (ELs), students whose home culture differs from the ways of school and whose home language differs from the language of instruction. Too many many ELs are still being referred for special education services, whether or not they have disabilties, in large part, because many classroom teachers are ill-prepared to meet the language and academic needs of ELs. In other cases, ELs languish without appropriate assistance because of low expectations or it is thought that they just need more time to learn English.

This book was written to assist teachers and administrators to better meet the needs of the increasing group of EL students in U.S. schools, and to help educators design effective RTI programs, applying the SIOP Model, that provide the appropriate type of instruction that ELs need and deserve in elementary and secondary schools. Renowned author team Echevarria and Vogt cover RTI and address linguistic and academic issues for ELs, including socio-economic and cultural factors that impact student success. They also discuss best practices for teaching interventions to ELs using the SIOP Model, including assessments, Curriculum Based Measurement and programmatic decisions that need to be made for individual students.