Ellen Stone, Sandye Smith, Caitlyn Rogers & Lisa Thompson
Nicole Kelly, Reading Specialist
What is RTI?
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a tiered approach to providing differentiated support and individual intervention based on a child’s current academic ability. At JHS, our teachers provide a variety of approaches to ensure the success of each student. When screenings show that interventions are needed, some may take place within the classroom and some may take place outside the classroom with an interventionist. RTI happens in 6-8 week cycles, in which progress will be discussed with our RTI team and adjusted at necessary.
Here is a breakdown of support:
Tier I: The classroom teacher will use a variety of strategies within the core curriculum to address individual instructional needs.
Tier II: Students will be provided with additional intervention, in a small group, with an interventionist who will monitor progress.
Tier III: Students will be provided with more intensive, one-to-one intervention, with a specialist who will monitor progress.
Below are some things you can do at home to continually support your child:
Set aside time daily for your child to spend reading independently and/or time when you can read with your child and discuss the book together.
Ask questions before, during, and after reading to monitor their comprehension.
Encourage your child to try and solve unknown words using strategies he/she has learned in class.
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