Parent Resources

These resources are for parents and caregivers who want to learn more about RTI. You’ll find information about RTI and activities you can do at home with your child in both English and Spanish.

Texas Resources

Booklets
Booklets

Beginning Reading Instruction: Practical Ideas for Parents

Parent booklet describing specific, simple activities to support a child’s literacy at home.

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Booklets
Booklets

Guidelines for Examining Phonics & Word Recognition

Booklet with guidelines and checklists describing research-based phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, word study, and fluency instruction. Includes tool for examining components of a reading program.

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Booklets
Booklets

Instrucción Para Comenzar a Leer: Ideas Práctica Para Padres de Familia

Spanish version of the Practical Ideas for Parents booklet. Describes specific, simple activities to support a child’s literacy at home.

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Booklets
Booklets

Comprehension Instruction

Booklet about research-based comprehension instruction, including explicit strategy lessons and questioning the author.

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Booklets
Booklets

Research-Based Content Area Reading Instruction

Booklet that describes teaching expository texts, vocabulary, word identification, reading fluency, and comprehension strategies across all classrooms.

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Booklets
Booklets

Beginning Reading Instruction: Components and Features of a Research-Based Reading Program

Booklet describing an effective elementary reading program, including 12 essential instructional components, 8 campus-level features, and 8 instructional features related to struggling readers.

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Booklets
Booklets

Promoting Vocabulary Development: Components of Effective Vocabulary Instruction

Booklet with vocabulary lesson ideas and strategies, including explicit instruction, concept maps, word webs, semantic feature analysis, and advanced word study.

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National Resources

Booklets
Booklets

ABCs of RTI: Elementary School Reading, A Guide for Parents

Booklet for parents by the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities describing the components of RTI implementation.

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