Who invented English, anyway? Why aren’t words spelled like they sound? And why do I have to spend so much time copying cursive letters from the board when I have trouble reading them in the first place? You might be asking yourself these questions. The books we have gathered may help you understand why writing and spelling are difficult for you. You might feel just a little bit better about your abilities by reading them.
Kids write letters to one of the greatest scientists of all time--and he answers them!
This book tries to help parents, teachers, and students understand dysgraphia. The book also suggests some specific strategies that people with dysgraphia can try. Throughout the story, Eli describes his feelings about writing and the reactions of his teachers and classmates. After an important adventure, Eli and his friends realize that everyone is different with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Eleven-year-old (and dyslexic) Ben Buchanan, who created a board game based on the popular Harry Potter books, provides advice for all children who would like to turn their favorite book into a board game. Along with his co-authors, he offers a step-by-step process, with suggestions for parents, librarians, and teachers, on how to help children transform their favorite book into a board game.
The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name?
Katie Kelso is sick of being a dork. Now that shes in seventh grade, she vows that her life will change. Shes going to become a P.K. — a Popular Kid. Soon Katie is up to her neck in problems. Spud Larson, the best looking boy in her class and the leader of the P.K.s, seems to like her. But so does Brian Straus — sensitive, smart, mysterious Brian. What will happen if her mother turns out to have cancer? And what should she do about the literary magazine? Her teacher wants her to try out for it, but Katie has dyslexia, and shes probably the worst speller in junior high.
Davey Fischer is a fifth grader who can't seem to do anything right. He can't spell, do long division, or shoot baskets. When he finds out he has dysgraphia, a writing disability, his father can't admit he has a problem. Will Davey get the help he needs?