For Parents and Professionals
Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: Definitions and Contexts
Product Description: This companion (foundational) book to the six-book series, Academic Language Demands for Language Learners: From Text to Context, captures the broad ideas of the series by presenting the theory behind academic language, a definition and examples of each of its components, and a template for direct classroom applicability. Each of the six books in the series is a more detailed, comprehensive treatment of text-based academic language at each grade level for either Language Arts or Mathematics and describes the process by which teachers can incorporate academic language into their instructional assessment practices. This foundations book is suitable for use with any (or all) of the six volumes or can be used separately. Coming in February 2014.
Academic Literacy for English Learners: High-Quality Instruction Across Content Areas
Product Description: The authors of this practical guide delve into the social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of America s school children to discover how today s teachers can tap into their students strengths and background knowledge. Each chapter provides examples from real classrooms where first- through fifth-grade teachers are working to serve students from a wide variety of backgrounds. This powerful guide shows how to integrate best practices across the content areas of science, mathematics, and social studies, while fostering high levels of academic proficiency.
Accommodations in Higher Education Under the ADA: A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyers
This practical manual offers essential information and guidance for anyone involved with ADA issues in higher education settings. Fundamental principles and actual clinical and administrative procedures are outlined for evaluating, documenting, and accommodating a wide range of mental and physical impairments.
Achieving Equity for Latino Students: Expanding the Pathway to Higher Education Through Public Policy
This book provides a critical discussion of the role that select K-12 educational policies have and continue to play in failing Latino students. The author includes specific recommendations that aim to raise achievement, college transition rates, and success among Latino students across the pre-school through college continuum. Chapters cover high dropout rates, access to college-preparation resources, testing and accountability, financial aid, the Dream Act, and affirmative action.
ADD/ADHD Behavior-Change Resource Kit
For teachers, counselors and parents, this comprehensive new resource is filled with up-to-date information and practical strategies to help kids with attention deficits learn to control and change their own behaviors and build the academic, social, and personal skills necessary for success in school and in life. The Kit first explains ADD/ADHD behavior, its biological bases and basic characteristics and describes procedures used for diagnosis and various treatment options. It then details a proven set of training exercises and programs in which teachers, counselors and parents work together to monitor and manage the child's behavior to achieve the desired results.
Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Consumer text provides possible explanations for some of the behaviors children with autism may exhibit, so parents and teachers can create environmental supports for different kinds of behavior problems.
Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections
Product Description: Featuring over 100 contributors overseen by EMK Press writer-editors MacLeod and Macrae, this book is a virtual one-stop shop for adoption information for readers at any knowledge level. Divided into chapters like "Sleep," "Claiming," "Language," and "Food," it touches upon major issues in brief essays written by adoptive parents, adoptees, and therapists.
Assesment and ESL: An Alternative Approach (2nd Ed.)
Veteran educators Barbara Law and Mary Eckes present an in-depth discussion of what assessment really means for ELLs and ELL educators in this follow-up to The More-Than-Just Surviving Handbook. One of the strengths of this guide is that Law and Eckes simultaneously explore the big picture (what teachers need to know and trends in assessment), the programmatic implications (how to grade and when to exit students), and hands-on strategies regarding the details and mechanics of assessment (how to record your observations and present information to stakeholders). What is perhaps most refreshing, however, is the compassion, common sense, and humor they demonstrate throughout the book, underscored by numerous examples of student work and personal experiences.
Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A Practical Guide
Product Description: This book presents a practical, problem-solving approach and bilingual hands-on tools for assessing ELLs and culturally diverse students.
Research-based, step-by-step procedures for are included for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the pre-referral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation.
Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges from Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement
This comprehensive treatment of ELL assessment highlights the intricate relationship between English language proficiency and content area learning. The author provides detailed information on how teachers can integrate academic language instruction into the content area classroom in order to enhance students' learning and support effective assessment. The book includes excellent discussions of performance-based assessment; student self-assessment; standardized testing; and classroom-based language, literacy, and content assessment. Teachers will also find a large selection of rubrics, checklists, and other tools that they can use in their own classrooms.
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