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RtI is a data-driven process used to determine if a student is responding to classroom instruction and progressing as expected. In an RtI process, students receive individualized academic or behavioral support. Multiple tiers (levels) of support increase in intensity and are matched to the student’s specific needs. Interventions are implemented as early as possible to promote student success.

Response to Intervention (RtI) Pyramid

RtI Pyramid

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Reading Interventions:

Fluency Comprehension
Assisted Reading Practice "Click or Clunk?": A Student Comprehension Self-Check
Error Correction & Word Drill Techniques Advanced Story Map
HELPS Reading Program Keywords: A Memorization Strategy
Kids as Reading Helpers: A Peer Tutor Training Manual Main-Idea Maps
Listening Passage Preview Mental Imagery: Improving Text Recall
Paired Reading Oral Recitation Lesson
Repeated Reading Phrase-Cued Text Lessons
School-Wide Strategies for Managing Reading Prior Knowledge: Activating the 'Known'
Question-Generation
Reading Comprehension Fix-Up Skills: A Classroom Toolkit
Reciprocal Teaching: A Reading Comprehension Package
Text Lookback


Math Interventions:

School-wide Strategies for Managing Mathematics
Self-Monitoring: Customized Math Self-Correction Checklists
Number Operations/
Number Sense

Computation Problem Solving
Number Operations: Strategic Number Counting Instruction Cover-Copy-Compare Applied Math Problems: Using Question-Answer Relationships (QARs) to Interpret Math Graphics
Number Sense: Promoting Basic Numeracy Skills Through a Counting Board Game Math Computation: Increase Accuracy and Productivity Rates Via Self-Monitoring and Performance Feedback Math Problem-Solving: Combining Cognitive and Meta-Cognitive Strategies
Math Computation: Increase Accuracy By Intermixing Easy and Challenging Computation Problems
Math Computation: Promote Mastery of Math Facts Through Incremental Rehearsal
Math Computation: Student Self-Monitoring of Productivity to Increase Fluency
Peer Tutoring in Math Computation with Constant Time Delay


Behavior Interventions:

School-Wide Strategies for Managing Defiance/Noncompliance
School-Wide Strategies for Managing Hyperactivity
School-Wide Strategies for Managing Off-Task/Inattention
School-Wide Strategies for Working With Emotionally Unpredictable Students
Motivation Challenging Students
Choice: Allow Student to Select Task Sequence “Rubber Band” Intervention
Encouraging Student Academic Motivation Behavior Contracts
Finding the Spark: More Tips for Building Student Motivation Breaking the Attention Seeking Habit: The Power of Random Positive Teacher Attention
Motivation Challenge 1: The Student Cannot Do the Work Dodging the Power Struggle Trap: Ideas for Teachers
Motivation Challenge 2 – The Response Effort to do the Work Seems Too Great Mystery Motivator
Motivation Challenge 3: Classroom Instruction Does Not Engage Points For Grumpy
Motivation Challenge 4: The Student Does Not See Adequate Payoff for Doing the Work Response Effort
Motivation Challenge 5: The Student Lacks Confidence That He or She Can Do the Work Response-Cost Lottery
Motivation Challenge 6: The Student Lacks a Positive Relationship With the Teacher Talk Ticket
Teacher Praise: An Efficient Tool to Motivate Students Teacher Behavioral Strategies: A Menu
Time-Out From Reinforcement
Working with Defiant Kids: Communication Tools for Teachers
‘Defensive Behavior Management’: Advance Planning, Connecting With the Student, and Defusing Crisis Situations
What Every Teacher Should Know About…Punishment Techniques and Student Behavior Plans