Publication Date: May 25, 2011
Series: Language and Literacy Series
RTI and the Adolescent Reader focuses exclusively on Response to Intervention (RTI) for literacy at the secondary level. In this accessible guide, William Brozo defines RTI and explains why and how it is considered a viable intervention model for adolescent readers. He analyzes the authentic structural, political, cultural, and teacher and student identity issues unique to secondary schools. He challenges educators to revise RTI so their central aim becomes ensuring that all adolescents are provided with quality instruction and rewarding learning experiences. He shows how to create instruction that is responsive to students and promotes genuine literacy growth. Drawing from real secondary school cases demonstrating tiered interventions, RTI and the Adolescent Reader proves how this can work in your school too.
William G. Brozo is professor of literacy in the Graduate School of Education, George Mason University.
“Will be useful for anyone considering implementing a response to intervention (RTI) initiative at the high school level.”
—Richard L. Allington, University of Tennessee