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College and Career Success for Students with LD
College and Career Success for Students with LD
By: Roslyn Dolber

This is a user-friendly text which is written for the student. It explores both college and job options for high school grads.

College-Ready: Preparing Black and Latina/o Youth for Higher Education: A Culturally Relevant Approach
College-Ready: Preparing Black and Latina/o Youth for Higher Education: A Culturally Relevant Approach
By: Michelle G. Knight, Joanne E. Marciano
Teachers College Press
(2013)

Product Description: This book will support teachers, counselors, and administrators in creating a culturally relevant, school-wide, college-going culture to improve educational experiences and outcomes for Black and Latina/o youth. The authors present the perspectives and experiences of 25 students, focusing on the complexities of their daily lives and illuminating some of the significant influences that have supported or hindered their college readiness and access.

Colleges for Students with Learning Disibilities and ADD
Colleges for Students with Learning Disibilities and ADD
By: Peterson's Publishing

This guide features comprehensive profiles of LD programs at more than 1,100 two- and four-year colleges in the U.S. and Canada. Program listings are categorized as structured/proactive programs or self-directed/decentralized programs for both two- and four-year schools.

Common Language Assessment for English Learners
Common Language Assessment for English Learners
By: Margo Gottlieb
Solution Tree
(2011)

This step-by-step guide demonstrates how teachers, school leaders, and administrators can collaborate to design effective, school-wide language assessment programs for their English language learners. For each phase of the assessment development process (Planning, Design, Refinement, Inspection, and Maintenance), Gottlieb provides organizing principles, lead questions, and action steps, all directed toward helping educators create valid and reliable language measures that are aligned with classroom instruction and able to be used consistently across multiple classrooms.

Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook
Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook
By: Joan M. Harwell

This New Second Edition of a practical resource already being used by over 55,000 special educators gives you a wealth of new and proven suggestions and ready-to-use materials for helping students of all ages overcome learning disabilities, including dozens of full-page devices you can photocopy and use at once! Written by a master teacher with over 30 years of experience in both mainstreamed and special classes, the Handbook covers virtually every aspect of working with students with learning disabilities, from causes and assessment to classroom management and lesson planning. You'll find diagnostic tools and remediation techniques for all types of learning disabilities specific interventions for specific problems strategies for building academic skills in all basic content areas and ways to improve motivation, participation, and self-esteem in even the most reluctant learner.

Comprehension and English Language Learners: 25 Oral Reading Strategies That Cross Proficiency Levels
Comprehension and English Language Learners: 25 Oral Reading Strategies That Cross Proficiency Levels
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Computer Resources for People with Disabilities: A Guide to Assistive Technologies, Tools, and Resources for People of All Ages
Computer Resources for People with Disabilities: A Guide to Assistive Technologies, Tools, and Resources for People of All Ages
By: Stephen W. Hawking, Alliance for Technology Access

Completely updated, with 40 percent new material, this is an indispensable guide for people with disabilities who wish to improve their lives through computer technology. It lists what's available and how best to use it; provides names of organizations, vendors, and online resources; and tells the stories of real people of all ages who are using technology successfully.

Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students, Grades 2-6
Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students, Grades 2-6
By: Ruth Swinney, Patricia Velasco

While many educators may understand why academic language is important, they may wonder how to teach it more explicitly and effectively. In this hands-on guide, experts Ruth Swinney and Patricia Velasco offer a number of strategies and approaches to help ELLs and struggling learners master the language necessary to access grade-level curriculum and to succeed in related reading, writing, and speaking tasks. Part I of the book focuses on integrateing language development into classroom lessons, and Part II offers thematic units with detailed information on how to model appropriate academic language, address student errors, and identify key vocabulary words and grammatical structures before a lesson. Helpful tools include graphic organizers, concept maps, and numerous examples from a variety of classroom settings and language instruction models.

Content-Area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners
Content-Area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners
By: Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey , Carol Rothenberg
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
(2008)

Product Description: This practical, hands-on guide outlines strategies for creating and managing environments that spur sophisticated levels of student communication, both oral and written. Paying special attention to the needs of ELLs and using numerous classroom scenarios, the authors detail steps for designing lessons that spark student talk; describe easy-to-use assessments for all grade levels; provide rubrics, worksheets, sentence frames, and other imaginative tools that encourage academic communication; and offer guiding questions to help teachers plan instruction.

Copy This! : Lessons from a Hyperactive Dyslexic who Turned a Bright Idea Into One of America's Best Companies
Copy This! : Lessons from a Hyperactive Dyslexic who Turned a Bright Idea Into One of America's Best Companies
By: Paul Orfalea, Ann Marsh

The now-retired founder of Kinko's mixes autobiographical anecdote with large doses of business advice in this candid, conversational account of his entrepreneurial rise. His autobiographical sections explain how a man with dyslexia, an uncontrollable temper and a mistrust of authority managed to grow a tiny California copy shop into a $2-billion-a-year company.

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