How Reading Horizons Intervention Program Meets the Needs of All 3 RTI Tiers

by David Clark | Aug 2, 2010

How Reading Horizons Intervention Program Meets the Needs of All 3 RTI Tiers

Response to Intervention (RTI) is an early intervention model used to help teachers and schools like yours, prevent long-term academic failure. The following outlines how you could use the Reading Horizons Discovery® reading intervention program in all 3 RTI tiers to help your school accomplish this goal:

How Does Reading Horizons Discovery® Meet the Requirements of Tier I?

  • Research-based reading program
  • Materials for teaching explicit, systematic phonics (builds phonemic awareness, letter-sound association, recognition and understanding of word patterns and formations)
  • Works well in a classroom setting
  • Multi-sensory activities appeal to many learning styles
  • Direct assessments identify proficiency & monitor progress
  • Supplements most major core curriculums
  • Computer software is aligned with classroom instruction 
  • Software supplement helps students internalize skills

How Does Reading Horizons Discovery® Meet the Requirements of Tier II?

  • Works well for small-group instruction
  • Students receive guided practice
  • Additional activities & instruction available for struggling readers
  • Resource materials for reinforcing & internalizing skills
  • Multi-sensory direct instruction
  • Assessments given on a weekly basis
  • Errors receive immediate corrective feedback

How Does Reading Horizons Discovery® Meet the Requirements of Tier III?

  • Found effective in special education settings (especially for students displaying dyslexia, ADD, & other learning disabilities)
  • Instruction adjusts well for very small groups or one-on-one instruction
  • Works well for any age group
  • Multi-sensory involvement (essential when working with special-needs students)
  • Computer software allows collaboration between all teachers & tiers
  • Instruction & reading interventions can easily tailored to individual student needs
  • Continuous progress monitoring
  • Instruction addresses specific skill deficits 
  • The methodology allows students to progress rapidly to more-mature reading passages

Learn more about using Reading Horizons Discovery® elementary reading program in each of the RTI tiers. 


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