Within the RtI framework, Tier 1 is considered a critical component of a multi-tiered prevention system designed to accommodate the diverse needs of all students. It is generally thought of as the core literacy instruction students receive in the general education classroom. This workshop is designed to help individual schools evaluate the effectiveness of their core literacy program based on the following indicators:
1. How well it is meeting the needs of all students
2. How well it addresses the essential components of an effective reading program
3. How well it incorporates scientific research-based instruction that includes explicit and systematic instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading fluency and reading comprehension strategies.
In addition, this workshop will present strategies that support differentiated instruction based on the abilities and needs of all students in the core program.