Professional Resources

All Kinds of Minds

All Kinds of Minds is a not-for-profit organization that translates the latest research from neuroscience and other disciplines on how children learn — and vary in their learning — into a powerful framework that educators can use in the classroom.

Doing What Works

The mission of this site from the U.S. Department of Education is to translate research-based practices into practical tools to improve classroom instruction

Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

Initial Findings of Individualized Learning Plans

This study, launched in the 2008-09 school year and targeted for completion in 2012-13, is the first longitudinal research and demonstration project designed to understand the effectiveness of Individualized Learning Plans. The study was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy.

Response to Intervention (RtI) Resources

Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: RtI for Elementary and Middle Schools

Taking early action may be key to helping students struggling with mathematics. The eight recommendations in this guide are designed to help teachers, principals, and administrators use Response to Intervention for the early detection, prevention, and support of students struggling with mathematics.

Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: RtI and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades

This guide offers five specific recommendations to help educators identify struggling readers and implement evidence-based strategies to promote their reading achievement. Teachers and reading specialists can utilize these strategies to implement RtI and multi-tier intervention methods and frameworks at the classroom or school level. Recommendations cover how to screen students for reading problems, design a multi-tier intervention program, adjust instruction to help struggling readers, and monitor student progress.

Intervention Central

Intervention Central provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help struggling learners and implement Response to Intervention.

National Center on Response to Intervention

A place to find all you need to know about Response to Intervention. Use the graphic to navigate through and learn about the Essential Components of RTI.

English Learner Resources

Colorín Colorado

For teachers and parents of English Language Learners! Here you'll find numerous articles, resources, and ideas to support ELLs at school and at home.

TeachingDegree: Refine Your ESL Education!

A listing of resources intended to supplement structured ESL classes and help ESL students refine their vocabulary, grammar and writing.

Reading & Language Arts Resources

Florida Center for Reading Research

An excellent website on research-based reading programs and strategies.

International Reading Association

The International Reading Association website includes numerous resources including children's and teachers’ choices for children's books.

LINCS Literacy Information and Communication System

A professional learning community for adult educators that provides access to resources, professional development, and a connected network of practitioners.

Michigan State University: Reading Comprehension

Interventions for improving reading comprehension.

Michigan State University: Written Expression

Definition, characteristics, and causes of written expression difficulties; Classroom-based accommodations and interventions for written expression difficulties; Handout for parents describing written expression problems and web resources; and Resources for written expression difficulties.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

The National Council of Teachers of English website includes numerous resources on teaching literature and children's literature.

National Reading Panel

This National Reading Panel web site is updated regularly with information about NRP publications and materials. This site is also an archive, featuring the congressional charge to the NRP, biographies of NRP members, meeting minutes, and other historical information.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

US Department of Education: Editor's Picks

Editor’s picks for improving student performance in reading.

Math Resources

Michigan State University: So What Can We Do?

Interventions for Students Experiencing Math Difficulties.

Teaching Ideas: Math-General Ideas

Teaching ideas for general math concepts.

Textbook and Curriculum Sites

Envision Math

Envision Math curriculum website.


Standards-based language and literacy instruction with specialized strategies for English learners and struggling readers.

Project Read

The curriculum is based on the original three educational principles of: Direct instruction of the concepts and skills of language; Delivered through multi-sensory strategies; Sequenced by Logic Links: and Concepts and skills in their dependent order.

READ 180

Scholastic’s READ 180 is a comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development proven to raise reading achievement for struggling readers in grades 4–12+.

Learning Difference Simulations

Curious about what it is like for a child with a learning disability? Try some of the simulations below. The majority of these simulations can be found on PBS’s Misunderstood Minds website.
Some of the information posted on these Resource pages contains hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for the user's convenience. Riverside Unified School District does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.