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CHHS RTI Tier One Strategies



  Teachers should:

  • Develop mnuemonics devices for enhancing memorization of steps, facts, vocabulary
  • Allow for student Movement
  • Circulate around room
  • Make eye contact with students before giving instructions
  • Have a students repeat instructions for peers
  • Write directions clearly
  • Put instructions in STEPBYSTEPformat
  • WRITE and SAY instructions
  • Use Bloom's taxonomy
  • Use peer mentors
  • Provide information at more than one reading level
  • Use groups for classwork, projects, and reinforcing instruction
  • Break down assignments and instruction into smaller steps
  • Give students feedback on one section before moving on.
  • Provide extended time if needed.
  • Use directed instruction for students who are failing
  • Use technology (computers, calculators, Ipads, etc.)
  • Teach to all learning styles
  • Incorporate all of the senses in introducing new concepts
  • Use visual and graphic organizers (Visual, charts, models)
  • Provide extra practice
  • Monitor student progress frequently to adjust instruction
  • Provide a master set of notes
  • Use game show format s for reviews
  • Create and display posters with STEPBYST EPproblem solving techniques
  • Develop a signal method for asking for help (other than raising hand)
  • Review previous skills frequently
  • Attach learning to Real Life experiences
  • Use props, theatrics, videos, storyt elling, etc. to focus attention with new concepts
  • Activate prior knowledge
  • Attach to future learn ing
  • Use Auditory signals (play chimes, ring a bell, play music)
  • Use Visual signal s (illustration, raised hand, overhead timer)
  • Use Color to focus information in text
  • Frame important information
  • Prep materials in advance
  • Use Humor in instruction
  • Let students write class notes on SMART board or overhead
  • Summarize key elements more than once in lesson
  • Use "Talk Back" technique to allow students to tell each other what has been learned
  • Use "Think Pair Share" as an easy grouping technique before responding.


Adapted From: Response to Interventio n (RT/)Strategies, Mentoring Minds