Recent Open Access Article- How RTI Can Address the Needs of English Language Learners (ELLs)

This recent article just appeared on Google Alerts and I wanted to share it here. The article provides a good summary of what is Response to Intervention (RTI) and culturally and linguistical diverse pedagogies. Aside from providing a good definition of all terms, they summarized the research on how culturally responsive pedagogy can impact the effectiveness and success of RTI. The focus is on Tier 1 Core instruction as a vehicle to ensure that culturally and linguistically diverse students (CLD) are taught using culturally responsive practices thereby increasing access to the regular curriculum and fidelity of implementation of the model. The article also addresses how the universal screening and progress monitoring practices within RTI can look for this population and how teachers can collaborate and problem solve which evidenced-based interventions and which differentiated instructional practices would be best for CLD students. The article summarizes research on how using the students primary language is imperative while also monitoring English proficiency. The authors did a nice job of bringing together the research on RTI, CLD pedagogy, and fidelity of implementation features.
http://www.subr.edu/assets/COEEJournal/Fall-2014/IJTL-Vol.4,No.3,Fall2014-(pp.143-221)-12.22.2014.pdf#page=62

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