For Parents and Professionals
Many Languages, Building Connections: Supporting Infants and Toddlers Who Are Dual Language Learners
Product Description: Many Languages, Building Connections outlines adaptable strategies that caregivers of children younger than the age of three can use to feel confident that they know how language develops, how cultural differences can come into play, and how to assess an individual child's situation to provide appropriate support.
Many Languages, One Classroom: Teaching Dual and English Language Learners
Product Description: Even the most experienced teacher can feel a bit unsure about meeting the unique needs of children from different language backgrounds.
Organized by interest areas and times of the day, you'll find everything you need to open the doors of literacy and learning for young English language learners during dramatic play, outdoor play, reading, science, blocks, and circle time.
Many Ways To Learn: Young People's Guide to Learning Disabilities
With a positive, friendly approach, this guide defines learning disabilities, illustrates the different types, and explains where they come from, all the while providing reassurance without overwhelming the child. Many Ways to Learn describes the effects learning disabilities have on young people's behavior, performance, and emotions, and offers solid, proven suggestions for coping at home, in school, and with friends. It features a first-person account from a child with learning disabilities, a chapter on computers and an extensive resource list for parents. The message in Many Ways to Learn is that kids with learning disabilities have average or above-average intelligence; they just find it difficult to learn in a particular area or areas. With some help from school and family—and a little extra work on their part—they can do as well as anyone else.
Mastering Academic Language: A Framework for Supporting Student Achievement
In this groundbreaking guide, Debbie Zacarian, EdD, provides a new perspective on the role of academic language in the engagement and success of all students, including English language learners. Using numerous classroom examples, she outlines strategies for connecting academic language to students' lives, building upon students' previous literacy experiences, and engaging parents around activities that foster academic language development. Zacarian also includes reflection questions and guiding graphic organizers and rubrics.
McGraw-Hill's Spanish for Educators
A working knowledge of the Spanish language is an indispensable part of an educatorâ€™s skill set. This book gives readers more than 3,000 Spanish words and phrases and the basic grammar needed to use them properly and with confidence. Included vocabulary covers every aspect of a studentâ€™s school career, from kindergarten enrollment through high school graduation.
Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children
This monumental book traces the complex issues involved with the intergenerational transmission of competence and unveils some astonishing predictors found in the simple interactions between parents and their 1- and 2-year-old children. Meticulously recorded data, presented in detective-like style that grabs each and every reader, provide the scientific evidence underlying an alarming gap between the vocabularies of children from educated, advantaged families and children from families of low socioeconomic status -a gap that translates into widely different academic and intellectual performances as the children grow.
Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle-Level Teacher
The author lays out a clear vision of what responsive middle level teaching should be. This is a book for all reasons - help for the novice teacher, support for the mid-career teacher wanting to improve her craft, and inspiration and confirmation for the later-career teacher as well. Part I creates a culture of learning, leading to Part II and many specific ideas on promoting higher student achievement through innovative and accomplished practice. Part III cycles back to the middle school context - effective teams, teacher-student advisories, outdoor adventures, and working with parents.
Meeting the Challenge: Special Education Tools That Work for All Kids
This book is intended to serve as a freestanding reference for teachers whose classes include students with academic or behavioral difficulties. The recommended best practices were originally developed for students with disabilities but have been found to be effective with all students. Each chapter provides principles, suggestions and specific tools (such as sample check lists, rubrics, forms, word lists, observation guides, planning guides, and lesson plans).
Memory Foundations for Reading: Visual Mnemonics for Sound/Symbol Relationships
The visual mnemonic strategies introduced in Regina G. Richards' Memory Foundations for Reading are designed to help students transform a struggle with basic phonics into a successful learning experience. While some children learn sound/symbol relationships quickly and easily, others need more practice and there are some who struggle greatly. The visual mnemonic system presented in MFR can be modified and adapted for a variety of learning situations.
Mi habitación / My Room (Bilingual Smart: Toddlers)
Product Description: This e-book is the first title in the BILINGUAL SMART: Toddlers series. The book includes twelve games that parents can play with their one to three year olds while getting dressed, looking for toys, or getting ready for bed. Each game also includes explanations of skills, additional phrases and vocabulary to extend learning, and notes to compare the two languages. The book comes with a free iTunes download audio companion and is also available in Spanish.
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