What do you do during your RTI block if you have one?

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  1. jpablot

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    And what do the other students do? I have a 30 minute RTI block in which a para will be with the rest of the class while they read or do centers. I don't know anything about the textbook yet (Reading Street) so I don't know if they have something for the RTI block or if I need to come up with it. Anyone have a better idea than me?
     
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    I've never heard of RTI block... are you working with at risk kids at this time?
     
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    What grade?
     
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    Our RTI time is called I/E (intervention/extension). We have 30 minutes everyday for math and 30 minutes everyday for reading. In my school every kid across the grade level is in a group, whether it be extension or intervention. For math we have two groups because we only have two of every grade. I take the low kids and my colleague takes the high kids. With the low kids I either preview material or reteach. While my colleague extends, does a lot of higher level thinking stuff. For reading, we have the help of Title 1 aides and the reading specialist. We break the low kids by need. So high kids still do higher level thinking, but the low kids are split into 'intensive need -comprehensive needs', comprehension, writing or whatever depending on the actual needs.
     
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    We work on the skills in which students are weak. For instance, in reading intervention, I might work on phonics skills, sight words, fluency or comprehension - whatever the kids need. In math, the same is true - whatever skill needs sharpening is what we work on.
     
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    Do your textbooks have materials for this that you use or is most of it stuff you come up with on your own?
     
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    Some teacher manuals have lesson ideas, but for the most part, I have created or purchased my own materials.
     
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    I follow the Daily 5 format so they are off on rounds and working on goals. My aide helps with troubleshooting, listens to kids read, helps them with writing, etc.

    At one point, I had her work with a small group on a play. So I had my RTI group, she had a small drama group, and the rest did Daily 5. After presentation, she worked with another group on a different play. I will do more of that with year.
     
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    So do the RTI kids always stay with you and never do the daily 5 stuff?
     
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    They usually do 3-5 rounds of Daily 5 too.

    They stay with me for only the 30 minutes of required RTI time. They then go off to another Daily 5 round. I would have another small group or one on one conferences. They may see me twice.

    It's the only Daily 5 round that is 30 minutes. The other kids usually do 2 short rounds during RTI time or may do one long round. My other rounds usually end up about 20 minutes a piece. They could get longer stamina, but I like them to get exposure to all the rounds each day if possible.
     
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    Ok thanks. This makes sense.
     
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    We have an I/E (intervention/enrichment) block for 30 minutes every day. Last year we had to focus on math, and this year it will be reading. I hate it, because I feel that it really takes away from our literacy block. Most grades group their kids by ability level, and then they rotate to different teachers. I was the only one on my team who kept all of my kids the whole time. While I worked with the intervention kids, the rest of the class could choose from Read to Self or Work on Writing. I figure it never hurts to have them spend extra time reading or writing! After reading The Book Whisperer this summer, I hope to convince my principal to let me keep my own kids again, and I will require them to do Read to Self for 20 minutes.
     
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    Is there any way you could give me a breakdown of your schedule for this?
     

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