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MS in Literacy Education



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Joellen Maples


This research paper will answer the question “what are the benefits of the Response to Intervention model on student engagement and student success?” The students benefitted from the explicit instruction that in tier two. The data was collected through interviews, pre and post assessments and a rubric. Three major themes emerged including: the effectiveness of selfmonitoring and decoding strategies is essential, motivation and interest is needed to further reading successes and students need to possess basic foundational literacy skills for application purposes. The findings indicated that through the use of interest based texts, systematic and explicit instruction and opportunities for success students’ progress will be facilitated. The implications of this research suggest that tiers two and three are supplemental.

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