Response to Intervention in Reading for ELLs
This article by Sharon Vaughn and Alba Ortiz of the University of Texas discusses the knowledge base on RTI and reading for English Language Learners (ELLs) and encourages utilizing the RTI framework to help these students with their reading difficulties. Although implementing RTI with ELLs involves the challenge of determining students' knowledge and skills in their first language and then understanding their performance in a second language, Drs. Vaughn and Ortiz believe that educators can promote effective RTI practices with ELLs
if given the proper support and resources.
Upcoming RTI Talk: Effective Instruction for English Language Learners
April 20, 2010 at 2 p.m. ET
Many English language learners experience academic difficulties and may benefit from prevention and intervention approaches consistent with Response to Intervention. Join Drs. Jana Echevarria and Catherine (Cara) Richards-Tutor, of California State University, Long Beach, during our next RTI Talk as they answer your questions about effective instruction for English language learners.
Submit advance questions for the RTI Talk now or simply join the chat live on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 2 p.m. ET
. This RTI Talk is presented by the RTI Action Network
in collaboration with the National Center on Response to Intervention.
Upcoming Webinar: RTI for English Language Learners
April 29, 2010, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
During this webinar Dr. Julie Esparza Brown, Dr. Amanda Sanford, & Erin Lolich will discuss improving educational outcomes for ELLs through culturally and linguistically responsive implementation of an RTI framework in the area of elementary reading. This webinar is presented by the National Center on RTI, in collaboration with the RTI Action Network
. Visit the NCRTI Web site to get more information about joining the webinar