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Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers: How to Help Students Succeed Across Content Areas
Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers: How to Help Students Succeed Across Content Areas
By: Yvonne Freeman, David Freeman
Heinemann
(2008)

Product Description: The Freemans provide the information busy secondary teachers need to work effectively with English learners and struggling readers. They examine academic language at different levels: the text level, the paragraph level, the sentence level, and the word level. For each, they provide examples of academic language and specific strategies teachers can use as they teach language arts, science, math, and social studies. They also analyze content-area textbooks, pointing out the difficulties they pose for students and suggesting ways to make texts more accessible to ELLs and struggling readers.

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: Definitions and Contexts
Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: Definitions and Contexts
By: Margo Gottlieb, Gisela Ernst-Slavit
Corwin Press
(2014)

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 Language in Diverse Classrooms: Mathematics, Grades 3-5: Promoting Content and Language Learning
Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: Mathematics, Grades 3-5: Promoting Content and Language Learning
By: Margo Gottlieb, Gisela Ernst-Slavit
Corwin Press
(2013)

This book is part of a series by Margo Gottlieb and Gisela Ernst-Slavit about academic language as it relates to English language proficiency and the Common Core. This title focuses on upper elementary math topics such as time, fractions, and an introduction to algebra.

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: Mathematics, Grades 6-8: Promoting Content and Language Learning
Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: Mathematics, Grades 6-8: Promoting Content and Language Learning
By: Margo Gottlieb, Gisela Ernst-Slavit
Corwin Press
(2013)

This book is part of a series by Margo Gottlieb and Gisela Ernst-Slavit about academic language as it relates to English language proficiency and the Common Core. This title focuses on middle school math topics such as geometric solids, ratios and proportions, and congruency.

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: Mathematics, Grades K-2: Promoting Content and Language Learning
Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: Mathematics, Grades K-2: Promoting Content and Language Learning
By: Margo Gottlieb, Gisela Ernst-Slavit
Corwin Press
(2013)

This book is part of a series by Margo Gottlieb and Gisela Ernst-Slavit about academic language as it relates to English language proficiency and the Common Core. This title focuses on early elementary math topics such as number sense, Base-10 thinking, and even and odd numbers.

Academic Literacy for English Learners: High-Quality Instruction Across Content Areas
Academic Literacy for English Learners: High-Quality Instruction Across Content Areas
By: Cynthia H. Brock, Diane Lapp , Rachel G. Salas , Dianna R. Townsend
Teachers College Press
(2009)

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
Accommodations in Higher Education Under the ADA: A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyers
By: Michael Gordon (Editor), Shelby Keiser (Editor)

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
Achieving Equity for Latino Students: Expanding the Pathway to Higher Education Through Public Policy
By: Frances Contreras

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
ADD/ADHD Behavior-Change Resource Kit
By: Grad L. Flick

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
Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
By: Rebecca A. Moyes

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.

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