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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.

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom
Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom
By: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

n Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, international EdTech presenter and NAPW Woman of the Year Shelly Sanchez Terrell demonstrates the power of EdTech Missions--lessons and projects that inspire learners to use web tools and social media to innovate, research, collaborate, problem-solve, campaign, crowd fund, crowdsource, and publish.

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.

Hanging by a Twig: Understanding and Counseling Adults With Learning Disabilities and ADD
Hanging by a Twig: Understanding and Counseling Adults With Learning Disabilities and ADD
By: Carol T. Wren

Combines poignant stories told by learning disabled adults with advice for therapists counseling them. This book provides counselors with insight into the personal dimension of learning disabilities and ADD, as well as practical guidelines for their assessment and treatment. Carol Wren shares powerful stories of adults with learning disabilities, letting readers hear their anger, depression, and struggles with substance abuse. Her framework links LD with certain emotional problems, while Jay Einhorn's commentary adds guidance on counseling LD adults.

Help America Read : A Handbook for Volunteers
Help America Read : A Handbook for Volunteers
By: Irene Fountas, Gay Pinnell
Heinemann
(1997)

Help America Read contains everything you would want a literacy volunteer to know about tutoring children.

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