For Parents and Professionals
Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?: Understanding Race & Disability in Schools
Product Description: This powerful book examines the disproportionate placement of Black and Hispanic students in special education. The authors present compelling stories representing the range of experiences that culturally and linguistically diverse students and their families are apt to face in school, including examples that reveal how social processes and stereotypical expectations often lead to an inaccurate designation of disability. Based on the authors' work in a large, culturally diverse school district, the book concludes with recommendations for improving educational practice and teacher training and for policy renewal.
Why Do English Language Learners Struggle With Reading?: Distinguishing Language Acquisition From Learning Disabilities
Product Description: This research-based guide offers educators proven methods for determining when English language learners (ELLs) are having reading difficulties that are related to the language acquisition process and when students' performance issues might be linked to learning disabilities. An excellent resource for general and special education teachers and service providers, the text provides an overview of the language acquisition process and offers a variety of best practices to prevent inappropriate referrals of ELLs to special education.
Why Jane and John Couldn't Read — and How They Learned
Here is a model of reading ideal for striving readers, focused on their personal interests, topic-specific reading, deep background knowledge, contextual reading strategies, and mentoring support. More important, the model moves away from a deficit approach to conceptualize striving readers in a new way. Chapters share success stories of readers who overcome their struggles and highlight instructional strategies and materials you can use to develop activities and lessons for children and adults. Use this research-based model in the classroom or at home to help your striving readers achieve high levels of literacy.
Why Kids Can't Read: Challenging the Status Quo in Education
This book takes the reader step-by-step through an understanding of the research on reading and ways in which parents and educators can make a difference in the learning ability of every student in our nation's schools.
Why Our Children Can't Read And What We Can Do About It
In America today, 43 percent of our children fall below grade level in reading. In her meticulously researched and groundbreaking work, Diane McGuinness faults outmoded reading systems for this crisis — and provides the answers we need to give our children the reading skills they need. Drawing on twenty-five years of cutting-edge research, Dr. McGuinness presents bold new "phoneme awareness" programs that overcome the tremendous shortcomings of other systems by focusing on the crucial need to understand and hear reliably the sounds of a language before learning to read. Maintaining that any child can be taught to read fluently if given proper instruction, she dramatically reveals how dyslexia and behavior problems such as ADD stem not from neurological disorders but from flawed methods of reading instruction. With invaluable information on remedial reading programs that can correct various ineffective reading strategies, this book is a must for concerned parents, teachers, and others who want to make a difference.
Word Matters : Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom
Word Matters presents essential information on designing and implementing a high-quality, systematic literacy program to help children learn about letters, sounds, and words.
Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling (2nd Ed.)
This second edition includes all of the teacher-friendly resources of the first edition, with the added bonus of an extensive media component featuring multiple videos, ready-made word sorts, and a "create-your-own word sorts" tool. Another highlight is the inclusion of a new chapter addressing the most advanced level of word study, Derivational Relations, which will allow teachers to design word study lessons for students at upper elementary through high school levels.
Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Spelling, Phonics, and Vocabulary Instruction.
One reality of todayâ€™s classrooms is the limited help available to teachers trying to support English learnersâ€™ literacy skills. This text follows the framework of the original Words Their Way program and applies the same principles to English language learners. Using this text, teachers determine what each student brings with them from their home languages, where their instruction in English orthography should begin, and how best to move each student through development.
Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction
With more than 15 years of extensive observations and experiences in real classrooms, the authors bring keen insight to this activity-based book. They advocate basing student learning on the appropriate developmental level. This philosophy is supported with more than 250 ready-to-use word study, spelling, vocabulary, and phonics activities presented in developmental sequence, from the Emergent through the Derivational Relation stage.
Working with English Language Learners, Second Edition: Answers to Teachers' Top Ten Questions
In this engaging and user-friendly guide, Stephen Cary responds to teachers' ten most frequent questions about English language learners with essential information, ready-to-use ideas, and helpful new professional development supports such as classroom stories, reflection activities, and discussion questions.
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