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Hola! Communicating with Spanish-Speaking Parents
Hola! Communicating with Spanish-Speaking Parents
By: Joni Britt
Good Apple Inc
(1997)

Today, many teachers struggle to communicate with Spanish speaking parents. This book helps teachers who speak no Spanish reach parents who speak only Spanish. Included in this text are 36 reproducible letters in both English and Spanish.

Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
By: Kathy B. (Beth) Grant, Julie A. Ray
Sage Publications
(2012)

Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement, Second Edition, by Kathy Grant and Julie Ray is a comprehensive textbook for family engagement courses that uses the culturally responsive family support model to prepare early childhood and elementary teachers to work effectively with the diverse families of their students.

Homeschooling: The Teen Years
Homeschooling: The Teen Years
By: Cafi Cohen, Janie Levine Hellyer

The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school. With brief "how we did it" testimonies from other parents sprinkled throughout the book, author Cafi Cohen offers sage advice with the turn of every page.

How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School
By: National Research Council
National Academies Press
(2000)

When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do to help children learn most effectively? This book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions.

How to Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom
How to Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom
By: Sandra F. Rief, Julie A. Heimburge

"Steer your students toward academic, social, and emotional success regardless of their learning styles, ability levels, skills, and behaviors. This book provides strategies and activities to differentiated instruction,engage reluctant readers and writers, boost organization and study skills and more." — Learning Journal

How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia
How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia
By: Cynthia M. Stowe

This comprehensive, practical resource gives educators at all levels essential information, techniques, and tools for understanding dyslexia and adapting teaching methods in all subject areas to meet the learning style, social, and emotional needs of students who have dyslexia. Special features include over 50 full-page activity sheets that can be photocopied for immediate use and interviews with students and adults who have had personal experience with dyslexia. Organized into twenty sections, information covers everything from ten principles of instruction to teaching reading, handwriting, spelling, writing, math, everyday skills, and even covers the adult with dyslexia.

How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD
How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD
By: Sandra F. Rief

Sandra Rief offers myriad real-life case studies, interviews, and student intervention plans for children with ADD/ADHD. In addition, the book contains best teaching practices and countless strategies for enhancing classroom performance for all types of students.

How to Teach English Language Learners: Effective Strategies from Outstanding Educators (K-6)
How to Teach English Language Learners: Effective Strategies from Outstanding Educators (K-6)
By: Diane Haager, Janette K. Klingner , Terese C. Aceves
Jossey-Bass
(2009)

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
How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You: Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies
By: Bonnie M. Davis
Corwin Press

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
I Hear America Reading: Why We Read - What We Read
By: Jim Burke (Editor), John Cole
Heinemann
(1999)

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.

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