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Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners: A Guide for K-12 Teachers
Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners: A Guide for K-12 Teachers
By: Shelley Fairbairn, Stephaney Jones-Vo
Caslon Publishing
(2010)

Product Description: This comprehensive guide shows general education and ESL teachers how to differentiate instruction and assessment for the English language learners in their classes. The book provides concrete strategies that teachers can use in any content-area classroom to engage every ELL, from beginning to advanced levels of English language proficiency. The authors highlight how teachers can address critical differences between ELLs with a strong foundation in the first language and students with limited former schooling. The book is aligned with national and state English language proficiency standards and assessments.

Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology Tools for Early Childhood Education
Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology Tools for Early Childhood Education
By: Karen Nemeth, Fran Simon

Product Description: This no-nonsense, jargon-free guide will help you evaluate the tools and opportunities technology has to offer and integrate them into your early childhood classroom so you can offer real-life, hands-on, interactive activities to children. Digital Decisions is filled with charts, resources, and an array of activities that maximize technology as an interactive learning tool. Each chapter provides supporting guidance to make technology most effective for those working with children who are dual language learners or may have special needs.

Disposable People?: The Plight of Refugees
Disposable People?: The Plight of Refugees
By: Judy A. Mayotte
Orbis Books

Product Description: For two years, award-winning author Judy Mayotte lived among refugee peoples when her family became Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Khmer refugees on the Thai-Cambodian border, and Eritrean refugees in Sudan. Faced with stagnation and total dependency, the refugees' lives have been shattered, yet their hope remains alive — as do their dreams of returning home. A valuable introduction to the refugee experience.

Does My Child Have a Speech Problem?
Does My Child Have a Speech Problem?
By: Katherine L. Martin

All children go through periods of saying "ting" for "thing" or "feets" for "feet," and no two children learn to speak on exactly the same schedule. This informative, reassuring guide helps parents and teachers identify normal speech development and potential problems, with advice on when and where to seek help, how to support your child's prescribed speech program, and how to lessen the risk of speech or language difficulties. Easy-to-understand question-and-answer format; guidelines for assessing your child's speech and language development; practical strategies for coping with stuttering, poor listening or memory skills, vocal fatigue or hoarseness, ear infections and hearing and much more; and ways to enhance speech and language development that both you and your child will enjoy.

Don't Miss the Bus: Steering Your Child to Success in School
Don't Miss the Bus: Steering Your Child to Success in School
By: Mary Ann Smialek

Thoughtful and practical, this book will appeal to today's busy parents, with its concise, easy-to-read style. Now in a convenient format, Don't Miss the Bus! is even more accessible to parents with no time to spare. Smialek offers her expertise as a parent and teacher and shares her methods and anecdotes from her own home and classroom. She advocates a win-win approach with a concise action plan to prevent problems before they happen and maintain dignity for both parents and kids. Don't Miss the Bus! focuses on children's strengths rather than their weaknesses, resulting in happier, more knowledgeable, and more resilient parent-child-teacher relationships.

Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on ADHD
Dr. Larry Silver's Advice to Parents on ADHD
By: Larry B. Silver, M.D.

With this fully realized second edition of the classic guide, Dr. Larry Silver addresses the subjects all parents wonder about when they suspect their child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: What causes ADHD? What signs should I look for? How can I make sure my child is diagnosed correctly? Could my child have a learning disability, too? What's the latest information on medications and other treatments? What controversial treatments should I watch out for? What should I tell my child's school, and what should they be doing? Dr. Silver's warm, thoroughly practical guide will give parents, teachers, and others the support they want and the answers they need.

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
By: Edward M. Hallowell, MD, John J. Ratey

Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes — from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming — and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.

Dual Language Development and Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning
Dual Language Development and Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning
By: Johanne Paradis, Fred Genesee , Martha B. Crago
Brookes Publishing

This valuable handbook provides ELL educators, speech-language pathologists, special educators, and teacher trainers with an in-depth, research-based introduction to the language development and disorders of dual-language learners (both students who are fully bilingual and those who are learning a second language). Topics include the impact of culture on language; language development for internationally adopted students; assessment strategies for identifying language and reading disorders; and intervention approaches for dual-language learners with language/reading impairments. Profiles of students from a wide range of backgrounds offer educators a guide for making decisions that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for their students.

Dual Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom
Dual Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom
By: Carollee Howes, Robert C. Pianta
Brookes

Product Description: The school readiness of young dual language learners depends on high-quality preschool programs that meet their needs—but how should schools promote and measure the progress of children learning two languages? Find out what the research says in this authoritative resource, which investigates the experiences of dual language learners in preschool classrooms and the policy implications of these critical findings.

Dyslexia In Adults: A Practical Guide for Working and Learning
Dyslexia In Adults: A Practical Guide for Working and Learning
By: Gavin Reid, Jane Kirk

What is dyslexia and how is it assessed in adults? What is the most appropriate training for those who work with dyslexic people? This comprehensive guide is for professionals working with adults with dyslexia in the learning and working environment. It uses practical definitions and offers advice that can be understood by professionals and employers with little or no previous understanding of dyslexia.

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