Quality Instruction and Intervention: Strategies for Secondary Educators offers an introduction to quality general education instruction followed by the most up to date evidence-based interventions. Two dedicated chapters, authored by leading content and strategy experts in the field, are devoted to academic (reading, mathematics, writing, content areas), classroom management, and study skills. The first chapter focuses on quality instruction with content specialists as lead authors and interventionists supporting. The second chapter focuses on effective intervention with the interventionists taking the lead author roles and content specialists supporting. This unique method bridges the gap between quality instruction and effective intervention—an often-overlooked component of education. The last chapter of the text includes a comprehensive list of low or no cost materials to support implementation of instructional practices and interventions. After reading, educators will be able to describe the components of effective instruction and intervention in each of the content areas, access empirically validated materials, and locate resources for continued learning.
Julie Atwood, Brittany Batton, B. Keith Ben-Hanania Lenz, Glenna Billingsley, Brennan Chandler, Amber Curlee, Erica Fry, Dave Furjanic, Nicholas A. Gage, Ambra L. Green, Angela Green, Brittany L. Hott, Jasmine Justus-McDowell, Sami Khan, Tim Lintner, Ashley MacSuga-Gage, Darren Minarik, Jonté A. Myers, Jacquelyn Purser, Kathleen M. Randolph, John Romig, Jessica Singer Early, Tricia K. Strickland, Jonte C. Taylor, Jessica R. Toste, Kelly J. Williams, Pamela Williamson, Bradley S. Witzel
About the Editor
Brittany L. Hott, PhD, BCBA-D, is associate director of the Institute for Community and Society Transformation (ICAST) and associate professor of Special Education at the University of Oklahoma. She is a licensed behavior analyst and special education teacher with interests in rural school-based interventions and the effective translation of special education research to practice. Her publication record includes over sixty peer reviewed articles and program evaluations and over 100 national presentations. Her work is predominantly with rural deep east Texas and south east Oklahoma schools. Dr. Hott is a member of the executive board of the American Council on Rural Special Education and Past President of the International Council for Learning Disabilities.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Quality Instruction and Intervention
Brittany L. Hott and Angela Green
Chapter 2: High-Quality Core Classroom Reading Instruction
Pamela Williamson, Kelly J. Williams, Dave Furjanic, and Jessica R. Toste
Underlying Policies, Standards, Theories, and Research
Reading Assessment and Instruction in Secondary English Language Arts Classrooms
Chapter 3: Reading Intervention Methods for Secondary Students
Jessica R. Toste, Brennan Chandler, Erica Fry, and Kelly J. Williams
Theories Informing Reading Interventions for Secondary Students
Evidence Base on Reading Interventions
Assessment Methods to Guide Instructional Decision-Making
Key Intervention Methods
Chapter 4: Quality 6–12 Mathematics Instruction
Bradley S. Witzel, Tricia K. Strickland, and Jonté A. Myers
Setting Goals in Secondary Mathematics
Progressions across Grade and Content
Practice and Homework
Assessment to Drive Differentiation
Chapter 5: Mathematics Interventions for Secondary Students with Disabilities
Tricia K. Strickland, Bradley S. Witzel, and Jonté A. Myers
Characteristics of Students with Mathematics Learning Disabilities
Taxonomy of Intervention Intensity
Research-Based Instructional Practices
Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Functions
Chapter 6: Teaching the Podcast: Using a Genre Approach to Secondary Writing Instruction
Amber Curlee and Jessica Singer Early
Foundational Learning Theory
Guiding Research and Policy
Connection to Standards
Formative/Summative Assessment Methods
Teaching the Podcast Genre
Writing Workshop Tip: Scriptwriting
Celebrating Writing and Making It Public
Chapter 7: Writing Intervention
Ambra L. Green and John Romig
Formative Writing Assessments
Teaching Writing Strategies for the Writing Process
Chapter 8: Science and Social Studies Content
Sami Khan, Tim Lintner, Darren Minarik, and Jonte C. Taylor
Why Science and Social Studies?
What Is Science?
What Is Social Studies?
Applying Best Practices in Science and Social Studies through a Case Study
Chapter 9: Science and Social Studies Intervention
Jonte C. Taylor, Darren Minarik, Sami Khan, and Tim Lintner
Evidence-Based and High Leverage Practices in Science and Social Studies
General Literacy and Content Acquisition Interventions for Science and Social Studies
General Literacy Interventions in Science and Social Studies
Content Acquisition Interventions in Science and Social Studies
Chapter 10: Quality Behavior Instruction: Classroom Management
Ashley MacSuga-Gage, Jasmine Justus-McDowell, Nicholas A. Gage, and Brittany Batton
Theoretical Foundations of Evidence-Based Classroom Management
Relevant Educational Policy Associated with Classroom Management
Classroom Management and Professional Standards of Educational Practice
Evidence-Based Classroom Management
Chapter 11: Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Intervention
Kathleen M. Randolph, Glenna Billingsley, and Jasmine Justus-McDowell
Operational Definitions of Behavior
Explicit Social Skills Instruction
Tier 2 Evidence-Based Interventions Classroom Management
Adding Intensive Interventions
Relevant Educational Policy
Formative and Summative Assessment
Chapter 12: Good Study Strategies
B. Keith Ben-Hanania Lenz
What Should Be Studied?
Teaching Students with Poor Study Strategies
Features of Good Study Strategies
Approaches to Teaching Good Study Strategies
Good Ways to Study
Progress Monitoring and Studying
Chapter 13: Additional Resources
Julie Atwood, Jacquelyn Purser, and Brittany L. Hott
About the Contributors
Hott and colleagues have a clear message repeated throughout this wonderful collection—that instruction matters. We too often pay attention to compliance and placement, and what this resource reminds us (repeatedly) is that actual instruction to the students is what we really need to focus on. Great collection of chapters on all too forgotten students: secondary. Instruction really matters. Thanks to the authors for refocusing our attention to this.
Dr. Hott has assembled a group of experts in the field of education. Through their knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning, they have written a book that aids both general and special educators in meeting the needs of all secondary students. With an easy-to-read format, this book provides teachers with practical solutions for implementing evidence-based instructional methods in the classroom. Quality Instruction and Intervention is a must-have on the bookshelf of all secondary teachers!
We know that children are not simply miniature adults and that adolescents are not simply large children. The challenges and abilities of adolescents are as different from younger children as the secondary curriculum is from the elementary curriculum. Dr. Hott’s edited book is an excellent resource for teachers supporting adolescents with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Like many secondary school special education teachers, I was trained as an elementary teacher and then assigned to a high school. I wish that this text had been available to me. The clear explanations of powerful and evidence-based practices would have helped me in the same way that it will benefit most beginning and many experienced special educators.
This book steps outside the mold of the traditional textbook and engages the reader in a new, fresh way with case studies. The layout of chapters provides important background information followed by practical application, all based in research, which is a format appealing to professionals in both general and special education. They have adopted a practical, research-based approach that will enhance educator's classroom practice, which could lead to improved outcomes for students with disabilities.
This book's approach of using content experts and special educators to work together is a creative and highly needed approach to instruction of students with special needs. We talk inclusion and collaboration but often do not do this in higher education. This text shows how these two areas can be put into practice.
Quality Instruction and Intervention: Strategies for Secondary Educators is a must-read for pre-service secondary educators, middle school and high school administrators, and all secondary educators. Now, more than ever, educators need a resource like this to guide the planning and refinement of their pedagogy. The authors unpack the current research on effective, quality instruction and intervention for all students across a variety of disciplines. The chapters provide practical examples educators can implement immediately.
I am highly impressed with Quality Instruction and Intervention: Strategies for Secondary Educators. This uniquely targeted book delivers innovative perspectives on research-based instruction and interventions for secondary general education classrooms. It provides deep and thoughtful coverage of focused approaches for supporting diverse learners, especially those that struggle in inclusive settings. You will find that the text guides readers between effective instruction and essential interventions. This book is a must-read for all secondary educators.