For Parents and Professionals
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will learn your child's disability and educational needs, how to create a simple method for organizing your child’s file and devising a master plan for your child's special education. You will understand parent-school conflict, how to create paper trails and effective letter writing. This book includes dozens of worksheets, forms and sample letters that you can tailor to your needs
Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind
Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind includes the full text of the No Child Left Behind Act with analysis, interpretation & commentary; advocacy strategies, tips, sample letters; and the No Child Left Behind CD-ROM of Publications & Resources.
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition provides a clear roadmap to the laws and how to get better services for all children with disabilities. This Wrightslaw publication is an invaluable resource for parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys. You will refer to this book again and again.
Write Right!: A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style
This popular desktop guide to punctuation, grammar, and style was first published two decades ago. Now in its third revision, Write Right! reflects how the language has changed since the book first appeared. The updated information in this new version makes it even more useful as a handy guide. Write Right! simplifies the most important points of written English. The quotations from literature and politics that demonstrate proper usage add an element of fun to the book's practical advice. Lists of frequently misspelled and misused words help the writer avoid embarrassing mistakes. Write Right! belongs at your side — at work, in the home, or at school.
Writing Better: Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties
This practical guidebook shows elementary school teachers how to make this systematic instruction part of their classroom. Educators will find a wide range of specific strategies.
Writing Between Languages: How English Language Learners Make the Transition to Fluency (4-12)
Product Description: Professor Danling Fu draws on her classroom experience with ELLs to share an approach to writing instruction that puts the literacy knowledge students bring from their native language and putting writing at the center of the curriculum. She describes the helpful role native literacy plays in building written English fluency as writers use code-switching and movement between languages to scaffold transitional writing, even in cases where teachers do not know a studentâ€™s home language.
Writing Instruction & Assessment for English Language Learners K-8
This handbook offers ELL and mainstream teachers a number of tools and strategies they can use to help ELLs become successful writers. Topics include handwriting and spelling for ELLs, facilitating writing fluency, features of various written languages that may appear in ELLs' writing, approaches for teaching different genres of writing, and detailed information on different types of writing assessments. The authors have also included rubrics, graphic organizers, and recommended resources in each chapter.
Writing Instruction for English Learners: A Focus on Genre
Moving beyond the writing process, this useful resource is filled with activities and graphic organizers to help students understand and then produce various types of writing: narrative, expository, persuasive and poetic. Each writing type includes multiple genres-for example, the persuasive form comprises letters, editorials, advertisements, and essays/compositions-and the author does a good job of differentiating the components of these genres, as well as sequencing and scaffolding related classroom exercises. Not just for ESL or ELA instructors, this book will support content-area teachers as they deliver instruction on the writing demands of their discipline.
Writing Sense: Integrated Reading and Writing Lessons for English Language Learners (K-8)
This detailed-yet very readable-guide to literacy instruction for ELLs offers a wealth of instructional information to educators. The writing lessons are aligned to five stages of English proficiency and adjusted for students' ages, and each lesson includes activities to develop the strategies of successful readers, including accessing background knowledge, inference, questioning the text, synthesizing, and monitoring comprehension. Also included is information on the writing process, suggested activities for writing workshop units, rubrics for assessment of students' writing, and book recommendations to engage students and support writing activities.
You Make the Difference: In Helping Your Child Learn
You Make the Difference is designed for parents of all young children, especially those who are at-risk for developing a language delay. The principles of the Hanen "3a way" approach allow, adapt, add are captured in this condensed, user-friendly book.
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