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Adria Klein is a Professor Emeritus from California State University San Bernardino where she received the Outstanding Professor award, the first given at CSUSB to a Professor of Education. She served as Reading Program Coordinator, Department Chair for Teacher Education and later the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education, as well as a Dean of Education in the California State University system. She is now the Director of the Early Intervention Center at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga. She also consults with schools and districts throughout the United States, and with her focus on ESL, has taught on five continents. She served as President of the California Reading Association and on the International Reading Association Board of Directors (ILA). She served as co-editor ofLiteracy, Teaching and Learning, the International Journal of Early Literacyand is currently a reviewer for the ILA journal,The Reading Teacher.
Her publications include several books and book chapters including On the Road: Talking My Way into Reading in Open a World of Possible (Scholastic),Research in Reading Recovery(Heinemann) as well as Pearson, Erlbaum, Routledge, and her newest professional development book series from Benchmark. In addition, she has articles published in several academic journals includingThe Reading Teacher, Journal of Reading Recovery, Reading Psychology, and Educational Leadership. She is also the author of many books for children including theMax Series(Capstone), and co-editor of several series and chapter books including the Language Readers and theBiography Series(Hameray Publishing Company). She was one of the authors for the Scholastic programsLiteracy Place and Solares. Her latest blog for Scholastic is The Compelling Why: Using Short Texts to Support Close Reading. She has been principal investigator for a number of research grants including one from Hewlett for the New Teacher Center on Oral Language Development, as well as several technology grants.
Adria earned a B.A. in English, drama and speech from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, her M.A. in English from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in Reading and ESL from the University of New Mexico
The Comprehensive Intervention Model: Fostering Self-Regulated Readers Through Responsive Teaching by Linda Dorn, Carla Soffos, and Adria Klein introduces educators to an innovative intervention model that puts theory to practice then gives that practice a framework. When implemented with fidelity, the framework has the potential to close the gap between low-progress readers and their grade-level peers.
The Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) organizes essential educational theory and effective instructional practices under a complete, layered intervention model. CIM includes both a professional book and resource manual that correlates the intent behind the Response to Intervention (RTI) movement. This well-researched and practical resource begins by laying the theoretical foundation for its methodology before describing its multi-tiered system of instruction across a range of components. The book concludes with a collection of examples that show the model in action.
A seamless assessment system at an individual and system level
School-embedded professional learning for increasing teacher efficacy and building capacity in schools
Beyond boxed programs and quick-fix options, the authors outline and advocate for an intervention approach that includes a commitment to systemic reflection, teacher development, precise assessments, and data-driven, responsive instruction—all centering on student needs.
The resource manual provides administrators, coaches, and teachers with the tools needed to implement the CIM with fidelity including planners, guide sheets, observation forms, data collection forms, phonics and word learning guides, and more. Use these two books together to support a Response to Intervention (RTI) method for closing the gap between low-progress readers and their grade-level peers.
Mathematizing Children’s Literature
Sparking Connections, Joy, and Wonder Through Read-Alouds and Discussion