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Recommended Books

Study Skills

The following are recommended books for parents and educators.

Attention, Memory, and Executive Function
Attention, Memory, and Executive Function
By: G. Reid Lyon (Editor)

This book reveals how the authors' findings from their research in psychology, neuropsychology, special education, and medicine can help clinicians assess and remediate reading and attention disorders. Valuable directions for future research are also offered.

Study Skills: Research-Based Teaching Strategies
Study Skills: Research-Based Teaching Strategies
By: Patricia W. Newhall
Landmark School Outreach Program

Designed for educators who want to help students efficiently manage materials, time and information, this teaching guide provides practical strategies and clear instructions appropriate for students in upper elementary, middle and high school. An effective study skills program can be integrated into your existing classroom curriculum.

Teaching Learning Strategies and Study Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities, ADD or Special Needs
Teaching Learning Strategies and Study Skills to Students with Learning Disabilities, ADD or Special Needs
By: Stephen S. Strichart, Charles T. Mangrum

This book features 169 reproducible activities which provide opportunities for active learning and student practice in the study skills and strategies most important for students with special needs. Teaching students with special needs to use study skills and strategies effectively is an important step in transforming these students into independent learners. In addition to the reproducible activities themselves, each chapter in this book contains suggestions for using the activities, mastery assessment, and an answer key.

Teaching Test-Taking Skills
Teaching Test-Taking Skills
By: Thomas E. Scruggs, Margo A. Mastropieri

This book aims to improve the validity of the test. It makes scores more accurately reflect what students really know by making sure that students lose points only because they do not know the information. Teachers can focus on whether poor performance reflects students' low levels of knowledge, or merely poor skills in applying what they know to tests. Test-taking skills training teaches general concepts about the test format or other conditions of testing, not specific items on the test.

Tutor in a Book: Better Grades as Easy as 1-2-3
Tutor in a Book: Better Grades as Easy as 1-2-3
By: Alexandra Mayzler, Ana McGann
Adams Media

Instead of promoting quick fixes, this handbook shows students how to adapt their studies to their own strengths and weaknesses. Tutor in a Book guides students through realistic and personalized approaches, hands-on worksheets, and short vignettes describing the academic obstacles many students face and overcome. Tutor in a Book includes strategies for Organization: finding the system that works best and maintaining it; Time Management: how to finish school work with time to spare; and Study Skills: introducing subject-specific approaches and multi-sensory techniques for a personalized study regimen.

What About Me?: Strategies for Teaching Misunderstood Learners
What About Me?: Strategies for Teaching Misunderstood Learners
By: Christopher Lee, Rosemary Jackson

With Faking It, Christopher Lee and Rosemary Jackson offered a moving account of Lee's struggle and ultimate triumph over dyslexia. Now, Lee combines his special insight with Jackson's expertise as a special education trainer to offer specific help to teachers and parents of other misunderstood learners.

Writing Better: Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties
Writing Better: Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties
By: Steven Graham, Karen R. Harris

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.

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