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Literacy instruction strategies for success: Multi-tier intervention in primary grades

December 17, 2020

This video discusses the most effective evidence-based strategies for identifying and assisting struggling readers. These strategies are based on the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades.

Beginning readers develop reading skills at different rates. Viewers will learn about evidence-based practices that teachers can use to support students at different reading levels. These practices include screening all students for potential reading problems; providing time for differentiated reading instruction; providing intensive, systematic instruction on up to three foundational reading skills in small groups to students who score below the benchmark score on universal screening; monitoring the progress of tier 2 students at least once a month; and providing intensive daily instruction that promotes the development of the various components of reading proficiency to students who show minimal progress after reasonable time in tier 2 small-group instruction.

REL Midwest also produced a viewing guide [234 KB PDF icon ] [PDF] that is available for download. To learn more about our work in this area, visit the Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance webpage.