Martie and Sheila, thanks for your answers on my post of a couple of days ago. I hope you can answer some of the follow up questions I raised there on the issue of curriculum based instruction that you directed me to, Martie. Have been doing some reading on research based instruction. I am finding it difficult to find any info on reading comprehension intervention strategies for middle schoolers. Also writing improvement strategies. (I found on What Works Clearinghouse an evaluation of middle school math interventions, which was great!) I will ask in the IEP meeting what strategy they are using and what the research is that validates it. Don't know what answer I will get. But if they can't give me a good one, what are my options? Where do I go to find out what works, and who can recommend it to the school district? thanks P.