Decrease the Need for Intervention: Strengthen Classroom Instruction. (2018, July 03). Retrieved August 1, 2018

The stronger we make our tier 1 classroom instruction the less likely our students will need tier 2 or tier 3 intervention supports. In RTI From All Sides, author Mary Howard writes, “You are the most powerful teacher’s guide if you are willing to use your knowledge about literacy and students to drive your teaching” (p. 43). We need to ensure that our students are immersed in authentic literacy experiences throughout their school day. We need to advocate for increased spending on books and increased professional knowledge.

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