The RTI Daily Planning Book, K-6 by Gretchen Owocki. Tools and Strategies for Collecting and Assessing Reading Data & Targeted Follow-Up Instruction
The RTI Daily Planning Book, K-6
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The RTI Daily Planning Book, K-6

Tools and Strategies for Collecting and Assessing Reading Data & Targeted Follow-Up Instruction

By Gretchen Owocki

RTI doesn’t have to be complicated. Gretchen gives you clear-cut directions and specific tools and strategies for RTI that are sensible and developmentally sensitive.

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Children’s needs differ so vastly that a single program designed to support numerous students can only do so much. More than anything else, your students need you to use your professional expertise to unravel their needs and to plan instruction that is directly responsive. —Gretchen Owocki

The RTI Daily Planning Book, K–6 makes exemplary RTI possible in every reading classroom.

Gretchen Owocki (author of Comprehension) gives you clear-cut directions and specific tools and strategies for RTI that are sensible and developmentally sensitive. She breaks the process down to its essentials:

Collecting & Assessing Reading Data

  • Gretchen’s research-based framework shows exactly what to assess and how
  • reproducible rubrics, data charts, and class checklists for ongoing assessment, gauge readers’ progress and point toward follow-ups

Targeted Follow-Up Instruction

  • streamlined strategies linked to assessments by if-then strands help you meet wide-ranging needs efficiently
  • ideas for grouping that increase your instructional flexibility and help you avoid unnecessary interruptions.

Gretchen’s authentic reading assessments give you the truest-possible sense of your readers’ abilities and open up opportunities for differentiation. She follows these with suggestions for planning and organizing Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction to meet all readers’ needs during the day.

RTI doesn’t have to be complicated. "The success of RTI depends simply on teachers engaging in thoughtful assessment that leads to thoughtful instruction," writes Gretchen Owocki. "But teachers have to be ready—really ready." Get ready with The RTI Daily Planning Book, K–6 and let it make RTI focused and effective.

Contents

Introduction
An Overview of RTI
The Three-Tiered System of RTI
The Three Kinds of Assessment Called for in RTI
Contents of the Book and Online Resources

I. Assessment Practices and Tools
Getting Started: A Framework for Reading Assessment
Student Backgrounds and Characteristics
Text Processing and Comprehending

II. Instructional Practices and Tools
Developing Print Concept Knowledge
Developing Letter Knowledge
Developing Phonological Awareness
Developing Phonics Knowledge and Word Analysis
Decoding Multisyllabic Words
Reading High-Frequency Words
Using and Integrating Cue Systems
Developing Fluency
Using Prereading Strategies
Engaging with Texts
Identifying Main/Key Ideas
Thinking Beyond the Text
Developing Content and Vocabulary Knowledge

Conclusion: RTI and Scientific Thinking
Appendix A: Recommended Literature for Assessment and Instruction
Appendix B: Tracking Forms for the Reading Assessments, Levels K–6

Samples

Companion Resources

Study Guide

PART 1: ASSESSMENT PRACTICES AND TOOLS

Tools for Assessing Student Backgrounds and Characteristics
Checklist for Self-Evaluation

Daily Kidwatching Tools
Kidwatching Notes

Student Interviews and Surveys
Inventory of Interest and Self-Perception (K-6)
Literacy Interview for Young Children (K-2)
Literacy Survey (Grades 2-6)
Interest Survey (Grades K-6)
Group Project Survey (Grades 2-6)
Book Choice Graph
Instructional Planning Form: Planning Small-Group Instruction Based on Student Interests
Instructional Planning Form: Helping Tier 2 and 3 Students Work Through Observable Difficulties

Collaboration with Families
Survey for Connecting Home and School Learning
Tips from the Family
Family Involvement Questionnaire
Classwide Preferences for Home-School Connections
Classwide Preferences for Involvement in the Classroom

Special Projects
Student Timelines

Tools for Assessing Text Processing and Comprehending

The Reading Assessment Tool
Reading Assessment Form Levels A-D Fiction
Reading Assessment Form Levels A-D Nonfiction
Reading Assessment Form Levels E-Z Fiction
Reading Assessment Form Levels E-Z Nonfiction
Rubric for Fiction (Attach to Reading Assessment Form)
Rubric for Nonfiction (Attach to Reading Assessment Form)
Tracking Form for the Reading Assessment
Instructional Planning Form
Instructional Planning and Growth-Monitoring Form for Individual Students

Specific Reading Assessment Forms for Recommended Literature

Grade-Level Tracking Forms for the Reading Assessments, K-6

The Specific-Concept Assessments
Print Concepts Assessment form
Letter and Sound Assessment forms
Phonological Awareness Assessment form
Word Analysis: Feature Assessment form
Spelling Inventory forms
High-Frequency Word Inventory forms
Fluency Assessment: Qualitative and Quantitative Dimensions forms
Comprehension Strategy and Think-Aloud Observations form
Comprehension After Listening Assessment forms
General Story Map with Rubric form
Key Idea Map with Rubric form

PART 2: INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES AND TOOLS

For Students Needing Support Developing Letter Knowledge
Alphabet Strips form
Alphabet Mat Activities forms

For Students Needing Support Developing Phonological Awareness
Onset-Rime Lessons forms
Sound Boxes forms

For Students Needing Support Decoding Multisyllabic Words
Syllable and Part Blending form

For Students Needing Support Using and Integrating Cue Systems
RTI Lesson Plan for Small Groups: Focus on Text Processing
RTI Lesson Plan for Small Groups: Focus on Text Processing with English Language Learners

For Students Needing Support Engaging with Text
RTI Lesson Plan for Small Groups: Focus on Text Comprehending
RTI Lesson Plan for Small Groups: Focus on Text Comprehending with English Language Learners

For Students Needing Support Identifying Main/Key Ideas
Retelling Guides forms
Story Maps forms
Informational Text Maps forms

For Students Needing Support Developing Content and Vocabulary Knowledge
Gathering Information form
What Do You Know Web form
Charting Questions and Answers forms
Vocabulary Studies forms

Reviews

This is a FANTASTIC resource guide!! I was introduced to it at an in-service. I ordered it as soon as I got home. It clarifies RTI and provides lists of activities to use for RTI instruction, many listed in an if..then format. This is a MUST have book for anyone frustrated with the mandates of RTI and inadequate time to search out activities.
M. Lauer, Florida, October 15, 2010

Practical, well-written, and simply excellent. I pair this with Mary Howard's RTI from All Sides and you are all set.
Lara Parent, Michigan, October 2, 2010

“Gretchen Owocki provides teachers and administrators with a sensible and authentic description of Response to Intervention (RTI),based on a holistic approach that focuses on authentic assessments, student engagement, and the development of risk-taking strategies to help all students become literate individuals.”
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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Gretchen Owocki directly about professional development support.