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Response to Intervention:
Practical Strategies to Support Struggling Secondary Readers

(Grades 6-12)

Presented by Sheryl Lain
Outstanding Teacher, Author and Presenter

Designed for Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Interventionists, and Administrators Serving Grades 6-12

  • Research-based practices and strategies for an effective Response to Intervention (RTI) model to assist struggling readers in grades 6-12
  • Innovative and practical methods for providing Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 instructional interventions to strengthen your struggling readers’ literacy skills
  • Learn how the Common Core State Standards for literacy fit in the three tiers of the RTI model
  • Practical strategies to monitor and adjust instruction using the RTI model for struggling readers and writers
  • Implement key reading instructional strategies and differentiated interventions that will engage and motivate your struggling readers and writers
  • Receive an extensive resource handbook filled with practical and research-based strategies to help you implement the RTI reading model in your secondary school or classroom

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Secondary students who still struggle with reading and literacy skills become increasingly at-risk for failing. With the Response to Intervention (RTI) model, we may be able to catch these students before they fail, or fall so far behind they become too frustrated to go on.If you are getting ready to implement or are already implementing Response to Intervention for struggling or at-risk readers in your secondary school setting, this seminar is for you.

In this outstanding seminar, Sheryl Lain will give you dozens of practical and timesaving strategies, tools and ideas to help you design highly effective literacy lessons using the RTI framework. You will discover how to better reach the various needs of your students, and learn doable Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions that can be applied to what you are already doing in your classroom.

You will leave this seminar with a wealth of new ideas to help you respond to your struggling readers’ needs, along with the inspiration to make it happen.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Strategies to Use the Three Tiers of Response to Intervention to Strengthen Your Support for Struggling Readers
    Discover how the three tiers in RTI apply to what you are already doing in your classroom for students who struggle with literacy skills … Implement practical, research-based interventions to increase your struggling readers’ success in any content area
  2. Provide Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Reading Interventions
    Discover practical, classroom-proven strategies for working with your at‑risk learners at the different tiers … How to meet the RTI requirements by applying these powerful strategies to your instruction
  3. Link Assessment and Instruction, PLUS Progress Monitoring for Student Growth
    Learn highly effective assessments to help you intervene with your students when they need it … How to use assessment to drive your instruction and make it relevant to your students’ needs … Tips for progress monitoring your students’ growth
  4. Practical Ways to Embed the Common Core State Standards for Literacy into RTI
    Discover how the Common Core State Standards for literacy can fit into all three tiers of RTI
  5. Implement Practical, Research-Based Reading and Writing Interventions
    Receive practical, research-based literacy strategies to increase student success in reading, writing and thinking critically in all content areas … These skills are vital for ELL, at-risk and struggling learners to succeed in secondary classrooms
  6. Ideas for Selecting Relevant and Appropriate-Leveled Reading Materials for Secondary Students
    Select print material appropriate for the different reading levels of your students … Increase student motivation for reading using innovative methods for selecting books
  7. Utilize Response to Intervention to Flexibly Group Students
    Discover how to use student work groups to increase student achievement … Tips for forming and managing group work so you can spend more time conferencing and working directly with small groups of students who need similar instruction
  8. What Matters the Most in Reading Interventions
    Research-based interventions and tips to help you double or triple reading growth in your struggling readers … Ideas for adapting instruction to fit the learners’ needs including whole class, small group and side-by-side lessons
  9. Ways to Address Writing to Improve Literacy Skills in Mixed‑Ability Classes
    Increasing writing skills directly impacts reading skills … Discover tips for improving student writing that will transfer to required writing assessments … Ideas you can use immediately and share with colleagues
  10. Address the Key Elements of an Effective Adolescent Literacy Program
    Acquire dozens of practical, research-driven teaching techniques that will revitalize lessons across the content areas and can be used schoolwide … How to build vocabulary, comprehension, thinking skills, fluency, and writing to support literacy skills in all subjects

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • The key components for implementing RTI in ways that support struggling readers in grades 6-12
  • Research-based strategies to increase students’ use of reading strategies using targeted interventions in the RTI model
  • Numerous ways to engage your students in success-oriented literacy instruction
  • Ways to flexibly group your students to make teaching more efficient and effective
  • How to improve your students’ chances of being proficient on reading and writing assessments
  • How the Common Core State Standards for literacy impact RTI
  • Involve your most reluctant readers through conferencing and scaffolds that support their growth
  • Guide your struggling readers to use an array of literary elements that engage them
  • Provide meaningful literacy instruction for all students including English language learners
  • Rethink ways to use writing as a learning strategy across the content areas
  • Timesaving ideas for gathering data about your students and monitoring progress in responding to interventions
  • Research-based writing process ideas to support reading
  • Powerful literacy differentiation strategies to help respond to students’ needs in grades 6-12
  • Vocabulary building strategies, think-alouds and many more literacy-based ideas
  • Classroom-proven strategies for promoting comprehension, vocabulary and fluency
  • Using diverse texts and developing lessons to foster reading and writing growth
  • How to figure out what to do when students “don’t get it”
  • Before, during and after reading strategies to accelerate comprehension in all content areas
  • Greatly increase your toolbox of ideas and activities to inspire and engage students in your secondary classroom
  • Practical ways to incorporate research-based strategies into secondary lessons to strengthen your instruction and support student learning
  • Strengthen your intervention skills with dozens of specific strategies and ideas you can use immediately with your students in the RTI model

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a teacher, my goal is to grow all students as readers, especially the at-risk learners who do not believe they belong in the literacy club. By the time students reach middle school and high school and are still not reading well enough to understand the text in their classes, it is critical that we address their learning gaps and accelerate their reading skills so further failure is prevented. This is our last chance! As their diversity of abilities widens and the requirement to meet standards intensifies, the need to provide interventions that respond to specific needs becomes even greater. This is where Response to Intervention (RTI) fits in.

RTI is a proven framework for addressing student needs because it is designed both as a preventative and as an intervention approach to catch students when they need it the most. Once the RTI model is systemic, teachers of struggling learners can use research-based best practices to scaffold students for success.

During our day together, I will share with you dozens of structures and interventions to better support your students in reading. These strategies are research-based and can be used immediately in your classroom or school. You will learn how to use assessment to drive your instruction and monitor student progress to see if the interventions are making a difference. We will also address flexible ways of grouping your students for more efficient and effective instruction, differentiation tips and numerous resources to help you implement RTI.

Please join me for an exciting and strategy-packed day devoted to helping you respond to your students’ needs with strategies, ideas and activities you can use immediately in your secondary classroom or school. Together, we can make a difference!

Sincerely,
Sheryl Lain

P.S. You will leave this seminar with practical ideas and an extensive resource handbook to help you incorporate these strategies in your own classroom or school.

Who Should Attend

Educators serving students in grades 6-12: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Interventionists, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive RTI resource handbook designed specifically to support struggling readers. Included in the handbook are:

  • specific, timesaving ways to make RTI successful for you and your students
  • dozens of quality lesson examples
  • formative and summative assessment examples
  • ideas for meeting the needs of all learners
  • tools and tips you can use immediately in your differentiated classroom

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other secondary educators interested in implementing or refining a Response to Intervention reading model in their classroom or school.

Consultation Available
Sheryl Lain will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!