Improving your practice to support growing readers
Here you’ll learn about Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and how it can support all readers in your school. MTSS is not a curriculum, but instead a framework used by schools to identify and provide immediate intervention for students with academic and behavioral needs. For kids who are struggling with reading, MTSS offers clear guidance designed to support the whole child.
In these sections you’ll learn more about the specific goals and essential ingredients of MTSS, and how the framework aligns with evidence-based Tier 1 instruction and Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention. Many teachers ask, “what does evidence-based instruction really mean, and how much do I need to know about the research?” We offer some tips here.
You’ll also get an overview of the science of reading. The research evidence to explain how children learn to read, write, and spell has been developed over the last 50+ years, and forms a solid base for your instructional practice. The studies on learning to read come from diverse sources, including education, linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience. As you dig into the science of reading, you’ll discover new ways to strengthen and fine-tune what you do in the classroom each day.