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    Response to Intervention - RTI

    Multi-Tiered System of Support  - MTSS

     RTI is Response To Intervention / MTSS reading is the multi-tier approach to the early identification & support of students who have learning needs. The MTSS process begins with universal screening of children in the general education classroom & high-quality intensive instruction. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning.

    At Bradley East, three certified teachers who have their masters degrees in reading, are the teachers who provide the necessary extra support for students who are identified as needing to catch up to their peers in regards to their reading development.  Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. MTSS is designed for use when making decisions in the general education setting.


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    Mrs. Burkhalter, Mrs. Richmond, & Mrs. Tripp 

    are RTI/MTSS Reading teachers

    at Bradley East Elementary.

    You can contact us @ 815-933-2233

    or email us @


    lrichmond@bradleyschools.com or


    We look forward to hearing from you!!:)


    Students in the Reading RTI small group intervention program

    receive extra reading help in the

    "Reading Room."

    This instruction is in addition to their core classroom reading instruction.

    Students read various genre which includes, but are not limited to;

    Fiction, Non Fiction, poetry, music and chants,

    to support their reading development. 

    Early literacy is crucial for reading development as we focus on

    5 areas of reading during their extra instruction.


    These 5 areas of reading include:

    Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension, & Vocabulary


    To support your child's reading success it is essential that you have your child

    read the books

    sent home in their purple, red, or yellow pouch, to an adult every night & return these books in their pouch the next day.

    This is important to your child's overall reading success. 

    So please sit down and enjoy listening to your child read to you.  Have a conversation with them discussing the sequence of events, characters, setting, details, funny parts, the problem in the story & favorite parts of the story.

    **Most importantly you & your child can enjoy this time reading together as they are only this age once.**

    "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."

    -Emillie Buchwald- 

    Cuddling up with your child next to you and reading together will instill a love for life long reading & learning and form a parent child bond of loving memories that will last a lifetime!

    Reading Strategies for Home AND School
    1. Look at the picture. Think what the story is about.
    2. Use your pointing finger. Touch the first letter of each word.
    3. Get your mouth ready to make the sound of the first letter of the word.
    4. What word would make sense?
    5. If it doesn't make sense or look right... go back.
    6. Chunk the word.
    (Chunks are parts of words you know.)
    (Use them to make it easier than sounding out words)
    7. Is there something you know about the word?
    Does it have an ending?
    A chunk?
    8. Skip the word. Finish the sentence, go back and try again.
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