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But What Do I DO?

Strategies From A to W for Multi-Tier Systems of Support

By: Catherine C. Collier

Select individualized and evidence-based interventions for struggling students with this comprehensive guide. Includes a fold-out selection grid featuring more than 150 PBIS, RTI and MTSS interventions.
Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506351155
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2016
  • Page Count: 424
  • Publication date: November 07, 2016

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Identifying appropriate strategies for instruction or intervention made easy! 

Selecting individualized and evidence-based interventions for struggling students can overwhelm even the most experienced teachers. Save time and get the help you need with this comprehensive guide from an expert in special education and cultural differences! Organized around an alphabetized and cross-referenced list and including an online selection grid featuring more than 150 PBIS, RTI, and MTSS interventions, you’ll quickly find the tools to resolve specific learning and behavioral challenges. This must-have resource helps you effortlessly locate appropriate strategies based on student needs and desired learning outcomes.

Teachers, counselors, and instructional intervention teams will learn to

  • Meet the needs of all your struggling students including at-risk, culturally and linguistically diverse, as well as those with IEPs
  • Progress monitor, document, and modify instructional strategies
  • Identify specific interventions for distinct learning and behavior problems, including many reading, writing, math, and attention strategies
  • Implement classroom-wide, small group, or individualized interventions
  • Use classroom-based data to guide decision making
  • Implement in a variety of settings, including special education, learning assistance programs, and full-inclusion

Including implementation checklists, examples of every strategy as well as its research base, and graphic organizers, use this book to discover the what, why, and how to help each student achieve success!



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Catherine Collier, Ph.D. has over 45 years experience in equity, cross-cultural, bilingual, and special education. Dr. Collier is a nationally recognized expert on diverse learners with learning and behavior needs. She established and directed the Chinle Valley School, Dine Bitsiis Baa Aha Yaa, bilingual services for Navajo students with severe and multiple disabilities for the Navajo Nation. She was the director of a teacher-training program, Ikayurikiit Unatet for the University of Alaska for seven years, preparing Yup’ik Eskimo paraprofessionals for certification as bilingual preschool, elementary, and special educators. She was an itinerant (diagnostician/special education) for Child Find in remote villages in Alaska. For eight years, Dr. Collier worked with the BUENO Center for Multicultural Education, Research, and Evaluation at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she created and directed the Bilingual Special Education Curriculum/Training project (BISECT), a nationally recognized effort. She is active in social justice activities for culturally and linguistically diverse learners and families. She started the first bilingual special education programs for the Navajo Nation and the White Mountain Apache. She is currently the director of the national professional development project Curriculum Integration for Responsive, Crosscultural, Language Education (CIRCLE) at Western Washington University. She works extensively with school districts on professional and program development for at-risk diverse learners. Dr. Collier provides technical assistance to university, local, and state departments of education regarding programs serving at-risk cognitively, culturally and linguistically diverse learners. She works with national organizations to provide professional development in the intersection of crosscultural, multilingual, diversity, special needs issues in education.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author



     Academic Language Transition


     Active Processing

     Advanced Organizers

     Alternate Response Methods





     Bilingual Aide

     Bilingual Peers

     Bilingual Texts

     Building Connections

     Building Connections—Reading Strategy


     CAN-DO—Retention Strategy



     Class Buddies/Peer Helpers/Peer Tutors

     Class Contracts

     Classroom and School Survival Strategies

     Cognitive Content Picture Dictionary

     Cognitive Strategies in Home and Community Language

     Concurrent Language Development/Acquisition Sessions

     Consequence Wheel

     Consistent Sequence

     Content Language Games

     Content Modification

     Context Embedding


     Control and Attention Strategy—STAR

     Cooperative Learning Strategies

     Coping/Problem Solving

     COPS—Writing Strategy

     Cross-Cultural Communication Strategies

     Cross-Cultural Counseling


     DEFENDS—Writing Strategy





     EASY (Reading Comprehension)


     Entry Points


     Expectations Awareness/Review

     Experience-Based Learning

     Exploration—Inquiry Technique

     Exploration Team


     Family-Centered Learning Activity

     Fifty Grid (Math)

     FIST—Reading Strategy


     Graphic Organizers

     Guided Lecture Procedure

     Guided Memories—Personal Timelines

     Guided Practice and Planned Interactions

     Guided Reading and Writing in Home and Community Language


     Home Activities



     Information Organization—EASY

     Inquiry Charts

     Inquiry Technique

     Interdisciplinary Unit/Thematic Instruction

     Inverted Pyramid—Writing Strategy


     Jigsaw—Comprehension Strategy

     Jumping to Conclusions—Comprehension Strategy


     Krypto—Math Strategy



     Language Games

     Learning Centers or Stations

     Learning Styles (Entry Points)

     Leveled Activities

     Listening Comprehension—TQLR


     Magic Bag—Sorting


     Marking Text

     Math Strategy—Fifty Grid

     Math Strategy—KRYPTO

     Math Strategy—SQRQCQ

     Mediated Stimuli in Classroom

     MET Expectations

     Mind Mapping



     Observation Charts

     Oral Discussions




     PARS—Retention Strategy

     Participant Collage

     Partners—Reading Strategy


     Peer/School Adaptation Process Support

     PENS—Writing Strategy

     Personal Timelines

     Picture This!

     PIRATES—Test Taking Strategy

     Planned Ignoring

     Planned Movement

     Positive Reinforcement

     PQ4R—Reading Comprehension


     Proof Reading—COPS




     Quick Write



     Reading Comprehension—PQ4R

     Reading Comprehension—SQ3R

     Reading Strategy—FIST

     Reading Strategy—Partners

     Reading Strategy—RIDER

     Reading and Writing Strategy—SSCD

     Reading Strategy—Visualization

     Reality-Based Learning Approaches

     Reduced Stimuli

     Reciprocal Questioning

     Retention Strategy—CAN-DO

     Retention Strategy—PARS

     Rest and Relaxation Techniques

     RIDER—Reading Strategy




     SCORER—Test Taking Strategy

     Self-Concept Activities

     Self-Monitoring Techniques


     Sheltered Instruction

     Shortening Student Assignments



     SQ3R—Reading Strategy

     SQRQCQ—Math Strategy

     SSCD—Reading and Writing Strategy

     STAR—Control and Attention Strategy

     Story Star—Reading Comprehension Strategy

     Student Input


     Survival Strategies for Parents/Families

     Survival Strategies for Students


     Test-Taking Strategy—PIRATES

     Test-Taking Strategy—SCORER


     Total Physical Response—TPR


     TOWER—Writing Strategy

     TPR—Total Physical Response

     TQLR—Listening Strategy


     Use of First Language


     Varied Grouping

     Videos About Interaction Patterns

     Visualization—Reading Strategy

     Visualization Strategy—RIDER

     Vocabulary Pyramid


     Wordless Picture Books

     Writing Strategy—COPS

     Writing Strategy—DEFENDS

     Writing Strategy—Inverted Pyramid

     Writing Strategy—PENS

     Writing Strategy—TOWER

     W-Star—Reading Comprehension Strategy