READING BOOT CAMP is a FREE RTI reading program that uses best instructional practices with a proviso "ALL STUDENTS ARE GIFTED", the goal is to lift ALL students' ACADEMIC SKILLS using evidence-based Socratic methods, teach students as erudite beings, be flexible and have fun, set SMART goals, and differentiate through scaffolding and cooperative learning. RBC RTI has 13 years of proven results; the accelerated RTI program improves reading test scores by over a full grade level in 20 days.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Academic vocabulary knowledge is critical for student success in the information age. All academic disciplines, language, literature, history, philosophy, mathematics, and science, encompass vocabulary that provides students the foundations and structures key to building background knowledge. Classrooms need to be a rich environments of complex language that students can explore and study. We control vocabulary and language to a great extent today in our literature, speaking, and our lessons with a devastating cost to our students. Students get a "drummed down education" and find the classroom environment boring and unrewarding! Schools will be obsolete if they continue to serve a sanitized, language controlled, easy curriculum.