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Allington, R. L. (2001). What really matters for struggling readers: Designing research-based programs. New York: Longman.

Allington, R. L. (2009). What really matters in response to intervention: Research-based designs. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Alvermann, D. E., & Rush, L. S. (2004). Literacy intervention programs at the middle and high school levels. In T. L. Jetton & J. A. Dole (Eds.), Adolescent literacy research and practice (pp. 210–227). New York: The Guilford Press.

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Brookhart, S. M. (2008). How to give effective feedback to your students. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Bryant, D. P., Bryant, B. R., Gersten, G. M., Scammacca, N. N., Funk, C., Winter, A., Shih, M., & Pool, C. (2008). The effects of Tier 2 intervention on the mathematics performance of first-grade students who are at risk for mathematics difficulty. Learning Disability Quarterly, 31(2), 47–63.

Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2009). Pyramid response to intervention: RTI, professional learning communities, and how to respond when kids don't learn. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

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Dutro, S., & Moran, C. (2003). Rethinking English language instruction: An architectural approach. In G. G. Garcia (Ed.), English learners: Reaching the highest level of English literacy (pp. 227–258). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

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Fisher, D. (2001). "We're moving on up": Creating a schoolwide literacy effort in an urban high school. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45, 92–101.

Fisher, D. (2004). Setting the "opportunity to read" standard: Resuscitating the SSR program in an urban high school. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 48, 138–150.

Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2007a). Checking for understanding: Formative assessment techniques for your classroom. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2007b). Scaffolded writing instruction: Teaching with a gradual-release framework. New York: Scholastic.

Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2008). Better learning through structured teaching: A framework for the gradual release of responsibility. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2009). Building background knowledge. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fisher, D., Frey, N., & Lapp, D. (2008). Shared readings: Modeling comprehension, vocabulary, text structures, and text features for older readers. The Reading Teacher, 61, 548–557.

Fisher, D., Frey, N., & Lapp, D. (2009). Meeting AYP in a high need school: A formative experiment. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 52, 386–396.

Fisher, D., Grant, M., Frey, N., & Johnson, C. (2007). Taking formative assessments schoolwide. Educational Leadership, 65(4), 64–68.

Fisher, D., & Ivey, G. (2006). Evaluating the interventions for struggling adolescent readers. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 50, 180–189.

Foorman, B., & Torgesen, J. (2001). Critical elements of classroom and small-group instruction promote reading success in all children. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 16, 203–212.

Frey, N. (2003). The gift of time: Providing literacy support to first grade struggling readers in an urban Professional Development School. Dissertation Abstracts International, 64(2), 402.

Frey, N. (2006). The role of 1:1 individual instruction in reading. Theory into Practice, 45(3), 207–214.

Frey, N. (2007). Partnerships in RtI: A tale of two triangles. Keynote presentation at the 2007 Conference on Inclusive Education, Denver, CO.

Frey, N., & Fisher, D. (2009). Learning words inside and out: Vocabulary instruction that boosts achievement in all subject areas. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Frey, N., Fisher, D., & Everlove, S. (2009). Productive group work: How to engage students, build teamwork, and promote understanding. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Frey, N., Fisher, D., & Moore, K. (2009). Literacy letters: Comparative literature and formative assessment. The ALAN Review, 36(2), 27–33.

Gersten, R., Beckman, S., Clarke, B., Foegen, A., Marsh, L., Star, J. R., & Witzel, B. (2009). Assisting students struggling with mathematics: Response to intervention (RtI) for elementary and middle schools (NCEE 2009-4060). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute for Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved July 7, 2009, from

Gersten, R., Compton, D., Connor, C. M., Dimino, J., Santoro, L., Linan-Thompson, S., & Tilly, W. D. (2009). Assisting students struggling with reading: Response to intervention (RtI) and multi-tier intervention in the primary grades (NCEE 2009-4045). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute for Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved July 7, 2009, from

Gersten, R., & Dimino, J. A. (2006). RTI (Response to Intervention): Rethinking special education for students with reading difficulties (yet again). Reading Research Quarterly, 41(1), 99–108.

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Hattie, J., & Timperley, H. (2007). The power of feedback. Review of Educational Research, 77, 81–112.

Heritage, M. (2009). Using self-assessment to chart students' paths. Middle School Journal, 40(5), 27–30.

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Hinton, S. E. (2006). The outsiders. New York: Puffin.

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Ivey, G. (1999). A multicase study in the middle school: Complexities among young adolescent readers. Reading Research Quarterly, 34, 172–192.

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