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How to Teach English Language Learners: Effective Strategies from Outstanding Educators (K-6)
Product Description: This hands-on book draws on two wide-ranging teacher quality studies and profiles eight educators who have achieved exceptional results with their ELL students. Through highly readable portraits, the authors take readers into these teachers' classrooms, illustrating what it is they do differently that yields results from ELLs. Because most teachers profiled work within a three-tiered Response-to-Intervention framework, the book shows how to implement RTI effectively with ELLs and includes teaching tips, activities, discussion questions, and reflections from these outstanding teachers.
How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You: Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies
In this practical workbook, Bonnie M. Davis provides educators with a framework for teaching diverse learners of all ages. Davis encourages educators to examine their own cultural perspective and its influence on their interaction with students, as well as to think about how culture may shape students' communication styles, background knowledge, and behavior. Davis also offers thoughtful guiding questions to help educators reflect on their own expectations of students from different backgrounds, as well as culturally relevant classroom and parent outreach strategies. Facilitator guide included.
I Hear America Reading: Why We Read - What We Read
Jim Burke invited readers of the San Francisco Chronicle to "write to my high school students about your experiences with books...." The best of the more than one thousand pages of letters are collected in this funny, poignant, and inspiring book.
I Wish I Could Fly Like a Bird
Rick Lavoie, Former Executive Director of Riverview School in East Sandwich, MA, and producer of How Difficult Can This Be?: The F.A.T. City Workshop "
the book is a winner! This charming tale delivers a message of respect, resilience and hope to its young audience
The adventures of the appealing characters are extraordinarily effective in demystifying learning disabilities for special needs kids and their classmates. It belongs in every elementary school library, and save room on the shelves for the sequels!" This is the story of Chic L. Dee, a boy bird with learning disabilites, who flip-flops when he tries to fly. While he struggles to accept his limitations, he begins to discover his talents, trust his intuition and find his own way. Perhaps most importantly, he learns about making room for differences. Any kid who has ever felt embarrassed socially, who has ever resorted to bravado in the face of shame, will understand Chic — and love this story.
Implementing Response to Intervention: A Principal's Guide
As a research-based model for improving reading achievement, Response to Intervention (RTI) has demonstrated dramatic results in elementary and middle schools. This practical guide provides a clear vision of what RTI looks like in practice and illustrates how educators can use this highly effective approach to help students acquire grade-appropriate reading skills or make sure students receive the support they need through special education services.
Implementing RTI with English Learners
Using a case-study approach, the authors address the placement of English Learners within the RTI framework, including some of the most vexing questions of implementation: Because English Learners require some differentiation, should they automatically be placed in Tier 2? What criteria should be used to establish Tier 2 groupings? How do you distinguish language learning from learning disability? What screening tools should be used and how often to monitor student progress? How do you fit intensive Tier 3 interventions into the school day? The authorsâ€™ comprehensive coverage of RTI will help educators successfully implement the model in their schools.
Improving Schooling for Language-Minority Students: A Research Agenda
In this book, readers can find a comprehensive history of bilingual education in the United States. This text investigates research on development of a second language and explores what we know about effective learning environments for these children.
In the Mind's Eye
This book deals with visual thinkers and computer data visualization, neurological research and gifted persons with learning difficulties — examining the role of visual-spatial strengths and verbal weaknesses in the lives of ten historical persons, including Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, Sir Winston Churchill, Gen. George Patton and William Butler Yeats.
In the Mind's Eye was selected as one of the "Outstanding Academic Books of 1998" by Choice magazine, a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries of the American Library Association. In January 1999, the book was designated as among the "best of the best" for 1998, being among 13 books in the psychology category recommended for inclusion in college and university libraries. Selection for the award is based on "overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field, distinction as a first treatment."
Individualized Supports for Students with Problem Behaviors
Practical and comprehensive, this book focuses on the nuts and bolts of designing positive behavior support plans for students with such disabilities as mental retardation, autism, learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders. Strategies are provided for addressing individual behavioral problems at all levels of severity. Filled with illustrative examples, the book shows how to conduct a functional assessment and develop an overall support plan, using a team-based approach.
Inside Words: Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary (Grades 4-12)
Product Description: In Inside Words, Janet Allen merges recent research and key content-area teaching strategies to show teachers how to help students understand the academic vocabulary found in textbooks, tests, articles, and other informational texts. Each instructional tool is listed alphabetically along with its purpose: building background knowledge; teaching words that are critical to comprehension; providing support during reading and writing; developing a conceptual framework; and assessing students' understanding of words and concepts.
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