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Recommended Books

Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ
Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ
By: Daniel Goleman

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds" — the rational and the emotional" — and how they together shape our destiny.

Encyclopedia of Special Education
Encyclopedia of Special Education
By: Cecil R. Reynolds (Editor), Elaine Fletcher-Janzen (Editor)

The Third Edition of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Special Education has been thoroughly updated to include the latest information about new legislation and guidelines. In addition, this comprehensive resource features school psychology, neuropsychology, reviews of new tests and curricula that have been developed since publication of the second edition in 1999, and new biographies of important figures in special education. Unique in focus, the Encyclopedia of Special Education, Third Edition addresses issues of importance ranging from theory to practice and is a critical reference for researchers as well as those working in the special education field.

*This is a 3 volume set. Books can be purchased individually or as a set.

Ending the Homework Hassles
Ending the Homework Hassles
By: John K. Rosemond

A lot of parents struggle with the homework question. Children often think there is too much. Studies tell us though that our children do less homework than children in other countries. As new standards are implemented the homework problem becomes even more daunting. Homework can be a real struggle for students who find school difficult—especially for students with LD and/or ADHD. This guide offers basic strategies. In one sense this is nothing new. In another way, however, it makes the strategies concrete with step by step advice on how to solve the homework wars.

Engaging the Families of ELLs: Ideas, Resources, and Activities
Engaging the Families of ELLs: Ideas, Resources, and Activities
By: Renee Rubin, Michelle H. Abrego , John Sutterby
Eye on Education
(2012)

This practical and timely guide offers numerous tools for learning about ELL families and identifying needs as well as interests, expectations, and strengths that can provide a foundation for building a relationship with families. Each chapter includes detailed, step-by-step activities, discussion questions, and resources. Topics include school safety, conferences and open house events, communication, handling difficult situations with ELL families, and enlisting the support of families, volunteers, and community organizations to support student success.

English Language Learners at School: A Guide for Administrators
English Language Learners at School: A Guide for Administrators
By: Else V. Hamayan, Rebecca Freeman Field
Caslon, Inc.
(2006)

Written in a user-friendly question and answer format, this outstanding guide compiles a number of questions and concerns from administrators around the country and provides concise answers written by more than 50 leading ELL experts and researchers. Major themes include policy and accountability requirements, the school-community connection, language acquisition, program development and implementation, assessment, and advocacy. Strongly recommended for pre-service study groups, professional development activities, and professional learning communities.

English Language Learners at School: A Guide for Administrators
English Language Learners at School: A Guide for Administrators
By: Else V. Hamayan (Editor), Rebecca Freeman Field (Editor)
Caslon Publishing
(2006)

Accountability for English language learners is a critical issue for schools today. The number of identified ELLs in public schools grew 95% over the last decade, with more than 5 million school age ELLS identified. Administrators are demanding information about how they can ensure that the ELLs in their schools achieve. English Language Learners at School is a practical guide for administrators who must address this challenge now.

English Language Learners in American Classrooms: 101 Questions, 101 Answers
English Language Learners in American Classrooms: 101 Questions, 101 Answers
By: James Crawford, Stephen Krashen

With increasing numbers of ELLs posing unique challenges and opportunities for schools, the authors address educators' concerns in a concise and accessible way. The book provides a basic but comprehensive introduction that serves as a state-of-the-art guide to the field, using a straightforward Q&A format designed to focus sharply on the major issues, such as the research on effectiveness of various programs, and assessment and accountability for ELLs.

English Language Learners: Day by Day K-6
English Language Learners: Day by Day K-6
By: Christina M. Celic
Heinemann
(2009)

During her experience as an ESL and bilingual teacher, Christina Celic has compiled a number of practical strategies for creating an effective and welcoming learning environment in her classroom. In this guide, she shares hands-on approaches for classroom set-up and management, creating a class profile, determining appropriate homework assignments, and incorporating content learning throughout the classroom and curriculum. The first chapter, focusing on classroom set-up, is available on the publisher website.

English Language Learners: The Essential Guide
English Language Learners: The Essential Guide
By: David Freeman, Yvonne Freeman

This book provides an excellent introduction to English language learners and effective ELL instruction. Topics include: getting to know your students, teaching language through content, and developing academic language. The guide, which refers to a number of specific policy and instruction models throughout the country, also ties strategies to multicultural children's books, and offers suggestions for further reading on a number of topics. English Language Learners: The Essential Guide will serve as a useful tool for school administrators and classroom teachers who are new to ELL instruction as well as to veteran teachers looking for new strategies to support their own methods.

English Learners Left Behind: Standardized Testing as Language Policy
English Learners Left Behind: Standardized Testing as Language Policy
By: Kate Menken

Through the lens of New York City schools, this book explores how high-stakes tests mandated by No Child Left Behind have become de facto language policy in U.S. schools, detailing how testing has shaped curriculum and instruction, and the myriad ways that tests are now a defining force in the daily lives of English Language Learners and the educators who serve them.

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