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 monitoring while also decreasing the number of inappropriate referrals to special education (Fuchs, Fuchs, 2006; Klingner & Edwards, 2006). (Search for my previous entries on RTI)
The following pages provides a link to a wealth of teaching resources (i.e. actual worksheets developed b research teams experts in RTI) in Spanish in the areas of reading recommended by the National Reading Panel -Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Word Study, Vocabulary and Comprehension.
You can download worksheets or find presentation and many other resources for school administrators, teachers, parents, etc.
What I most excited is the Spanish worksheets!! Thumbs UP!
Professor Claudia Rinaldi is the Chair of the Education Program at Lasell University. Her areas of research are the implementation of the Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) framework in urban settings with English learners, teacher education in bilingual special education, and diversifying the teacher pipeline. Claudia has authored peer-reviewed publications and a book for educators called Practical Ways to Engage All Struggling Readers. She lead and developed a graduate certificate program in Teaching Bilingual Students with Disabilities for general, ESL and special education teachers geared towards applying research-informed practices to the questions and processes of identifying whether it is a language difference or a learning disability. Claudia developed a college mentoring program called Pathways to Teacher Diversity for districts and teacher education programs to partner in identifying and supporting underrepresented high school students interested in teaching careers to successfully access and persist in college. She serves in various boards including the National Center for Learning Disabilities and serves as an expert for Understood.org and the National Center for Intensive Interventions.
Professor Claudia Rinaldi believes that it is critical to prepare teacher leaders who may serve as advocates and allies and who will respond to the belief that all students can learn and succeed beyond barriers like culture, language, disability poverty, and marginalization in our country and globally.