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From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America
From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America
By: Steven V. Roberts
Harper
(2009)

Product Description: New York Times bestselling author Steven V. Roberts follows the stories of thirteen immigrant families in From Every End of This Earth, a poignant and eye-opening look at immigration in America today. He captures the voices of those living the promise of a new land — and the difficulties of starting over among strangers whose suspicions increasingly outweigh their open-armed acceptance. As the political debate rages on, Roberts sheds light on the enormous contributions immigrants continue to make to the fabric and future of America.

From Ideas to Words: Writing Strategies for English Language Learners
From Ideas to Words: Writing Strategies for English Language Learners
By: Tasha Tropp Laman
Heinemann
(2013)

Product Description: Professor Tasha Tropp Laman provides insight and practical tips for getting ELL students writing, even if they are at the very beginning stages of English language acquisition. Each chapter is stocked with specific tools and strategies that help writing instruction meet the needs of ELL writers; illustrated classroom vignettes, samples of children's writing, student observations, and planning notes based on the information in that chapter.

Games for Reading
Games for Reading
By: Peggy Kaye
Pantheon; 1st edition
(1984)

Peggy Kaye's Games for Reading helps children read by doing just what kids like best: playing games. There are mazes and puzzles, games that train the eye to see patterns of letters, games that train the ear so a child can sound out words, games that awaken a child's imagination and creativity, and games that provide the right spark to fire a child's enthusiasm for reading.

Getting it RIGHT for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds: Applying Research to Improve Practice
Getting it RIGHT for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds: Applying Research to Improve Practice
By: Linda Espinosa
Pearson

Based on more than 30 years of experience as a practitioner, researcher, administrator, and policy maker, early childhood expert Dr. Linda Espinosa offers an overview of current research regarding the education of young children from diverse backgrounds, with a special focus on young ELLs. Dr. Espinosa's overview includes discussion of demographic profiles, recent research findings, environmental factors affecting young learners, instructional best practices, and policy recommendations. Tools include real-life scenarios, recommended resources, and samples surveys and forms.

Getting Started with English Language Learners: How Educators Can Meet the Challenge
Getting Started with English Language Learners: How Educators Can Meet the Challenge
By: Judie Haynes
ASCD
(2007)

Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran with lots of experience working with English language learners, you'll find a wealth of useful information in this practical guide by Judie Haynes, an experienced ESL teacher and co-founder of the website EverythingESL. The book begins with a discussion of the stages of second language development and also covers such topics as working with newcomers, differentiating instruction for ELLs, and challenges related to content area instruction for ELLs. The real-life scenarios from actual classrooms are a highlight of this very useful classroom guide.

Guided Reading : Good First Teaching for All Children
Guided Reading : Good First Teaching for All Children
By: Gay Pinnell, Irene Fountas
Heinemann
(1996)

This book is the richest, most comprehensive guided reading resource available today and the first systematic offering of instructional support for guided reading adherents.

Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities
Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities
By: Arlyn J. Roffman, Ph.D.

Parents of teens with learning disabilities face a wide range of questions and concerns regarding the education of their children. Periods of transition, particularly the movement through high school to the working world or to further education, can be particularly difficult to navigate. Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities helps parents as their children shift from teenage life to adulthood. It includes sections on planning for transition, post-secondary education, vocational training, career preparation, and life in the community.

Handbook of Psychoeducational Assessment
Handbook of Psychoeducational Assessment
By: Jac J. W. Andrews (Editor), Donald H. Saklofske (Editor), Henry L. Janzen (Editor)

The Handbook of Psychoeducational Assessment is a practical guide for educational and psychological professionals using norm-referenced tests in the ability, achievement, and behavioral assessment of children. Written by key individuals involved in the construction and evolution of the most widely used tests, this book provides critical information on the nature and scope of commonly used tests, their reliability and validity, administration, scoring and interpretation, and on how the tests may differ and complement each other in their utility with specific populations.

Handbook of Psychological Assessment
Handbook of Psychological Assessment
By: Gary Groth-Marnat

This book presents a step-by-step guide on how to conduct a comprehensive psychological evaluation. It provides a complete review of the most commonly used assessment instruments and the most efficient methods for selecting and administering tests, evaluating data, and integrating results into a coherent, problem-solving report.

Hands-On English Language Learning: Early Years
Hands-On English Language Learning: Early Years
By: Jennifer Lawson (Editor)
Portage and Main Press
(2009)

This guidebook provides thematic units appropriate for early elementary ELLs or, in some cases, for older newcomers with limited literacy and vocabulary skills. While the standards and content are designed for Canadian schools, the units provide a wide variety of vocabulary, enrichment, and communication activities on topics such as the classroom, the alphabet and counting, weather, and mapping skills. Flash cards, worksheets, and activities are included on a supplementary CD-ROM. Excerpts available on publisher website.

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