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RTI With Differentiated Instruction, Grades 6-8 A Classroom Teacher's Guide by Jodi O'Meara

RTI With Differentiated Instruction, Grades 6-8 A Classroom Teacher's Guide


RTI With Differentiated Instruction, Grades 6-8 A Classroom Teacher's Guide by Jodi O'Meara

An efficient way to merge differentiated instruction and RTI Collecting, processing, and using assessment data to form instruction for each student can be overwhelming-especially with so much diversity in the classroom. Help is here, with this hands-on guide that brings together the two leading approaches to teaching students of varying abilities: Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI) and differentiated instruction (DI). Written in a practical, how-to format, this book gives middle school teachers strategies for adapting assessments, curriculum, and instruction to student abilities. Key topics include: - Differences and similarities between RTI and DI - Data analysis for effective instructional decision making - Strategies for applying RTI and DI to all students, including English learners, children with special needs, and high-ability students Focused on user-friendly strategies for the classroom rather than school systems, this helpful guide includes lesson plans, case studies, examples, rubrics, and teacher reflection exercises. Streamline your instruction with this winning combination and watch student achievement soar!


Shows how to adapt assessments, curriculum and instruction to student abilities. Lesson plans, case studies, rubrics and more contribute to an outstanding survey. Recommended. -- James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief This resource for middle school teachers provides an excellent framework for differentiation within their classrooms. The author's descriptions, examples, and scenarios clearly detail necessary information for teachers to use while demystifying complex legislation and mandates. -- Mary E. Little, Associate Professor This book is designed as a practical guide for examining the format and efficacy of the Parallel Curriculum Model. The structure of the book is easy to follow and reflects a teacher's metacognitive process when reflecting on how to create high-level tasks for students. Some of the most unique and applicable features are the teacher reflections, the focus on concepts and principles, and the links to supportive resources. This book offers teachers the framework they need to add relevance, authenticity and meaning to their instruction. -- Heidi Hanson, Talented and Gifted Specialist

About the Author

Jodi O'Meara is a curriculum specialist for students with special needs and a professional developer for educators and administrators. She has presented at state, national and international conferences. With over 15 years experience as a teacher and administrator of general education, special education and gifted education, she recognizes the diverse needs of students and teachers. Additionally, she is a certified life skills coach and provides guidance for leadership in business and education through her own company, Body and Mind Coaching and Consulting. O'Meara specializes in professional development in the areas of differentiated instruction for students with special needs as well as students identified as gifted. She has also been involved with related projects and presentations such as Response to Intervention. She was a co-writer of the Frameworks for Gifted Learners for the state of Florida as well as the Access Points which align standards for students with significant disabilities to general education standards. She is a former president of the Florida Association for Gifted and is on the Board of Directors for the Family Network on Disabilities in her local area. O'Meara believes that teachers can change the lives of people more effectively than any other professionals. She is strongly committed to supporting teachers in efforts to inspire their students.

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Publication date

2nd March 2011


Jodi O'Meara

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SAGE Publications Inc


216 pages


Teaching skills & techniques
Primary & middle schools



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