to Intervention which is better known as "RTI"
has been a part
Whiteville Elementary School for several years. The RTI
program includes all grades Pre-Kindergarten through eighth.
The faculty and staff work with the students to
for the TCAP assessment and other challenges they may encounter during
school years. RTI is a program of
60 to 90 minutes (depending on the grade) of uninterrupted time for
both reading and math. Reading
and math times begin and end at different times during the school
day to ensure that all subjects are covered during the
day. In each
classroom, the teacher begins with a whole group lesson. Then students
begin to work in small groups with the teacher and their peers,
and individually to ensure that everyone has equal learning
The students work with file folder games, teacher made
available resources. If you were to visit
of the classrooms during RTI, it would not look or sound like an
ordinary classroom. You would hear noise, see lots of movements,
and teachers working with one to five students while the other
students are working in small groups called work stations or centers.
You may see
than one teacher in the classroom working with students. Those
additional assistants consist of a Special
Education teacher, teacher assistant, Foster
Grandparent, etc. RTI has taken learning from the "old
tired" to excitement and fun!