As we look to individualizing the curriculum, we will start with Response to Intervention (RTI). The Response to Intervention (RTI) program is a tiered model of instruction that allows teachers to target students’ individualized learning needs and provide more focused instruction in areas of concern, as well as strengths (McAssey, 2014).
The acquisition of language and literacy is a complex process that emerges over time in each child. From a very early age, children are able to create sounds and communicate important information. As children age, language acquisition increases to the point of fluency. Educators play an important role in promoting literacy and language development, especially in preschool, Kindergarten, and elementary grades.