Response To Intervention (RTI) In Early Childhood By the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion Background and Purpose Response to Intervention (RTI) is an approach that is gaining acceptance in kindergarten-Grade 12 in many schools throughout the U.S. RTI has a dual focus - improving the quality of instructional practices for all … [Read more...] about Response To Intervention (RTI) In Early Childhood
Disciplinary Literacy Is NOT The Same As Content Area Reading By Tim Shanahan Recently, Cyndie Shanahan and I published a study on disciplinary literacy in the Journal of Literacy Research (Shanahan, C. Shanahan, T., & Misichia, 2011). In the study we report on our efforts to identify the special nature of literacy in three disciplines. We … [Read more...] about Disciplinary Literacy Is NOT The Same As Content Area Reading
Understanding The Learning Process To Effectively Differentiate Instruction By The Center for Development and Learning The underlying ability a teacher must have to orchestrate differentiated instruction day after day, hour after hour, by assessing his/her students and adjusting strategies and tactics moment by moment, requires sophisticated … [Read more...] about Understanding The Learning Process To Effectively Differentiate Instruction
The Simple View Of Reading Research of Importance to All Educators By Linda Farrell, Marcia Davidson, Michael Hunter and Tina Osenga In spite of its importance in the world of reading research, many practicing educators do not know about the Simple View of Reading. It is a formula based on the widely accepted view that reading has two basic … [Read more...] about The Simple View Of Reading
How To Increase Higher Level Thinking By Alice Thomas and Glenda Thorne Most of us don't think about thinking - we just do it. But educators, parents, and legislators have been thinking more about thinking, and thinking about how we want teachers to teach our students to think. As students move from elementary to middle to high school, they are … [Read more...] about How To Increase Higher Level Thinking
What Is Attention? By Glenda Thorne and Alice Thomas Attention Quick Facts Paying attention is the first step in the learning process. Everybody fails to pay attention sometimes, but some people fail to pay attention a lot. Not paying attention to what you are doing can be a problem for both children and adults. For example, not listening to … [Read more...] about What Is Attention?