Response to Intervention (RTI) A seven-part video series with Dr. Janette Klingner from the University of Colorado on implementing an effective Response to Intervention (RtI) model for ELLs is available here.
To provide ELLs with rigorous, culturally responsive instruction, a strong Response to Intervention (RtI) model should be in place. The RtI for ELLs Guide has been designed to assist teachers, instructional leaders, and ELL support services with RtI implementation, as the model is adapted in each context. The documents outline a rationale for using the RtI model with a school’s ELL population, and describe the road map for implementation.Text Complexity and English Language Learners - Building Vocabulary
(Part 1)The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) call for increasing levels of text complexity across grade levels to ensure that students become proficient with college and career texts by their high school graduation. In the first of a two-part series, on February 6, Dr. Elfreida Hiebert discussed why vocabulary is a primary means of increasing English Language Learners' capacity with complex text, in addition to discussing how instruction in particular types of vocabulary (e.g., picturable and compound words) can lay a foundation for reading complex texts. To view part 2 of this video series, click here.
Challenging Texts and Motivation
Q&A #1 for the Feb 6, 2013 webinar Text Complexity and English Learners - Building Vocabulary (Part 1). Dr. Elfreida Hiebert discusses the role that motivation plays when reading complex text, even for students who may not have all the vocabulary to tackle the text.