READING BOOT CAMP is a highly effective RTI reading program! Building on the fundamental belief "ALL STUDENTS ARE GIFTED", the goal is to lift ALL students' ACADEMIC READING SKILLS by using evidence-based "Socratic" methods, teaching all students as adroit learners, having fun, setting S.M.A.R.T. goals, and differentiating through scaffolding and cooperative learning. RBC has 15 years of AMAZING results; the accelerated RTI program improves reading growth by one-two years in just 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.