Month: May 2010

A Spanish Response to Intervention (RTI) Resource! Worth a Look!

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 encourages Response to Intervention (RtI) models as a means to ensure appropriate instruction, progress monitoring, and alternative eligibility for learning disabilities. RtI refers to a multi-tier method to address the individual needs of students who experience academic or behavioral difficulties by providing evidenced-based intervention and close progress…

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Response To Intervention for English Language Learners Training Event Summary

Past May 15th, 2010 on a beautiful Saturday morning one hundred and ten educators met to discuss the future of Response to Intervention (RtI) Models and its potential to help bilingual children who are English language learners in Boston and the nearby New England area. Recently it was noted that the English language learners (ELL)…

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Hap Palmer Music- is a HIT for Developing Bilingual (Spanish-English) Oral Language Skills!

Hap Palmer a life longer musician has just released his latest music CD Learning In Two Languages Aprendiendo en dos idiomas. I evaluated this wonderful CD and couldn't wait to buy my copy and get one for my sons' teachers. The CD contains 30 songs in all areas of common topics children ages 3-10 use.…

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Most recent article- Teacher Perceptions of Adoption of RTI Model in Urban Schools with Large Numbers of Bilingual Learners

Greenfield, R., Rinaldi, C., Proctor, P., & Cardarelli, A. (2010). Teachers’ perceptions of RTI reform in an urban elementary school: A consensual qualitative analysis. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 21(2), 47-63. Abstract: polyps in nose Federal policies to increase student achievement and improve teacher quality underlie this study. After the first year of implementation, eight…

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Kolobok! A Russian Tale in Four Languages- A Culturally Enriching Children’s Story

As I get ready for the Forum and Networking Event: Response to Intervention (RtI): Operative Implementation for English Language Learners (ELLs) 1 day Institute on May 15th from 8:30-1:30. http://forumonrtiandells.eventbrite.com/ I received a wonderful give away prize KOLOBOK. Kolovok is an innovative and charming new children’s tale from Natash Bochkov from Lingvaerium Books, LLC. They…

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