For Parents and Professionals
Instruction and Assessment of ESL Learners: Promoting Success in Your Classroom
In this hands-on guide for classroom practitioners, the authors jump right into effective school-based planning, best practices, and considerations for ELLs in elementary and secondary settings, as well as tips for supporting ELLs in the mainstream classroom. In addition, they present a number of helpful assessment strategies, rubrics, and descriptors for informal assessment of reading, writing, and oral language, as well as lesson and unit plans for students in grades 1-9. Appendices include examples of proficiency assessments, student-led conference forms, and graphic organizers.
Interactive Notebooks and English Language Learners: How to Scaffold Content for Academic Success
Writing can be a vehicle for expanding ELLs' learning, especially if the format is an interactive notebook. The format is similar to that of a double-entry journal — students take notes or post handouts on the right-hand pages and use the left-hand pages for their own reactions to the posted material. This allows ELLs to engage and interact with content material in a way that promotes understanding and helps build academic vocabulary. Detailed instructions and examples included.
Involving Latino Families in Schools: Raising Student Achievement Through Home-School Partnerships
Product Description: This guide provides tools and strategies for including Latino parents in developing sustained academic improvement. Through suggested activities, case examples, first-person success stories, and vignettes, the author provides insights and instruction for planning, designing, and implementing parental participation programs that enhance the classroom curriculum and effectively engage Latino students.
It's Nobody's Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children
Brain chemistry, not bad parenting, is responsible for the 12 percent of children younger than 18 who have diagnosable brain disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), separation anxiety disorder (SAD), or enuresis (bed-wetting). Through case studies, scientific data, and information about children's development and brain chemistry, Koplewicz helps parents understand the obstacles their brain-disordered children face. A practicing psychiatrist, he also suggests means, including therapy and medication, by which families may lessen the difficulties posed by those disorders. He devotes the final section of the book to considerations of the nature and treatment of problems including, besides those noted above, depression, conduct disorder, bipolar disorder, and autism. Presented with compassion but in no-nonsense style, his effort offers a wealth of scientific information in a format easily accessible to parents, extended families, and friends of "difficult" children.
—Kathryn Carpenter from Booklist
It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success
As any parent, teacher, coach, or caregiver of a learning disabled child knows, every learning disability has a social component. The ADD child constantly interrupts and doesn't follow directions. The child with visual-spatial issues loses his belongings. The child with a nonverbal communication disorder fails to gesture when she talks. These children are socially out of step with their peers, and often they are ridiculed or ostracized for their differences. A successful social life is immeasurably important to a child's happiness, health, and development.
Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped or People Who Have Disabilities
Richard Bolles’s What Color Is Your Parachute? has helped millions of readers find their path in life, and now his Creative Approach to Job-Hunting is brought to bear on the specific challenges faced by job hunters with disabilities. In Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped, Bolles and Dale Susan Brown guide readers through the often-frustrating, but ultimately rewarding process of securing independence in their lives and personal satisfaction in their careers. The authors begin by demystifying the intricacies of the ADA, describing in clear terms what the act does and does not guarantee disabled job hunters, and then move on to job-hunting strategies tailored specifically to people with disabilities.
K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities
Finding the perfect college for a student with a learning disability can be a frustrating and time-consuming process — so the experts at The Princeton Review have thoroughly researched college programs across the country to help students and their families find the best match to suit their needs.
Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading
Basic reading proficiency is key to success in all content areas, but attending to students' literacy development remains a challenge for many teachers, especially after the primary grades. Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading presents recommendations for the essential knowledge about the development, acquisition, and teaching of language and literacy skills that teachers need to master and use.
Ladybugs, Tornadoes, and Swirling Galaxies
Brad Buhrow and Anne Garcia are primary teachers who have blended comprehension instruction and ELL best practices to explore inquiry as a literacy pathway for English language learners. The book is full of photographs of student artwork, and the authors provide explicit detail on the process they use as they move step-by-step with students from personal narrative through the independent inquiry process. Appendices in Spanish and English included.
Language Building Blocks: Essential Linguistics for Early Childhood Educators
Product Description: This accessible resource familiarizes early childhood professionals with linguistics, the scientific study of language. Knowledge of linguistics will enable early childhood educators to successfully teach young children core competencies, ranging from phonemic awareness, reading and math, to health literacy and intercultural awareness. The text includes numerous real-life examples for diverse age groups and learning styles. The online Resource Guide provides hands-on activities and contributions by top scholars in the field.
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