Library Book Suggestions – April 2016

The following books are available to check out from the T/TAC William & Mary Library.

Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learnersessentialplanning
Edited by Jennifer T. Mascolo, Vincent C. Alfonso, and Dawn P. Flanagan
Call Number:  RTI15
This authoritative resource provides step-by-step procedures for planning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for at-risk learners with a unique focus on how to individualize interventions using actual case examples. In addition, this volume offers guidelines for gathering and interpreting data in a manner that assists in identifying targets for intervention and rich discussion and information relating to specific academic, cognitive, and behavioral manifestations of students with learning difficulties in reading, math, writing, and oral language. Practitioners will also recognize and learn how to intervene with students from underserved and mis-served populations who are at risk for learning failure including English-language learners and students from impoverished environments. Each chapter describes how specific difficulties interfere with classroom tasks and explain how to select, modify, or otherwise tailor an intervention based on that information. The companion CD-ROM provides additional worksheets, case studies, and handouts.

Better IEPs: How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Useful Programsbetteriep
Author:  Barbara D. Bateman
Call Number:  IE38
This is the definitive work in its field, looking at key legal cases that determine what’s best for each student’s education using the IEP process. This fully updated guide presents a focused, three-step process that zooms in on the individual student and dismisses the one-size-fits-all approach too often at play in today’s schools.

What Do You Stand For? For Kids: A Guide to Building Characterwhatdoyoustandfor
Author:  Barbara A. Lewis
Call Number:   CPL54
Even elementary school children can build positive character traits like caring, citizenship, cooperation, courage, fairness, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The true stories, inspiring quotations, thought-provoking dilemmas, and activities in this book help kids grow into capable, moral teens and adults. Previously titled Being Your Best, this award-winning book has a fresh new cover and updated resources.

The Motivation Breakthrough : 6 Secrets to Turning on The Tuned-out Childthemotivation
Author:  Richard D. Lavoie
Call Number: TT270
This guide for parents, educators, and caregivers explores proven techniques and strategies — based on six possible motivational styles — that will revolutionize the way teachers and parents inspire kids with learning disabilities to succeed and achieve. Backed by decades of experience in the classroom, the acclaimed author explodes common myths and gives specific advice for motivating children with learning disabilities. He outlines parents’ and teachers’ roles, suggesting ways in which they can work together to encourage any child to reach his or her potential.

What Do I Like To Do? 101 Activities to Identify Interests and Plan Careerswhatdoyoulike
Author:  Janet E. Wall
Call Number:  TR194
This hands-on resource assists professionals in measuring students’ interests and assists students in planning their educational and career goals. All reproducible activities come with specific instructions for using them to teach measurable outcomes and can be done at school or at home, may involve teachers, employers, family members, and friends; and are suitable for individuals, teams, and large groups. Although the activities are primarily for middle school and high school students, many of them can be modified for elementary students or adults.

Incorporating Social Goals in The Classroom:  A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning incorporatingsocialAutism and Asperger’s Syndrome
Author:  Rebecca A. Moyes
Call Number:  AU71
This book provides, practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. It includes a detailed description of the social deficits of these children as they appear in the classroom — difficulties with such things as understanding idioms, taking turns in conversation, understanding and using tone of voice and body language — and ways to address them. Instruction is included in the book to enhance the development of appropriate, measurable, and meaningful individualized education plans (IEPs) to incorporate social goals. Lesson plans are included to facilitate the ability to teach these social goals.

Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students with Learning Difficultiesteachingmath
Edited by Marjorie Montague and Asha K. Jitendra
Call Number:  CMT104
A highly practical resource for special educators and classroom teachers, this book provides specific instructional guidance illustrated with vignettes, examples, and sample lesson plans. Every chapter is grounded in research and addresses the nuts and bolts of teaching math to students who are not adequately prepared for the challenging middle school curriculum. Presented are a range of methods for helping struggling learners build their understanding of foundational concepts, master basic skills, and develop self-directed problem-solving strategies. While focusing on classroom instruction, the book also includes guidelines for developing high-quality middle school mathematics programs and evaluating their effectiveness.

Teaching Learners Who Struggle with Mathematics: Systematic Intervention and Remediation, 2nd Ed.
Author(s):  Helene J. Sherman, Lloyd I. Richardson, and George J. Yard
Call Number CMT144
How can you address the cognitive needs of your students who underachieve in mathematics? This resource is based in the premise that when teachers and parents focus on how their students learn best, rather than repeatedly offering the same instructional methods and materials, progress can be made. To achieve this goal, the authors present a systematic, three-step approach to assess students’ math strengths and weaknesses and plan instruction accordingly, allowing educators to meet students’ individual needs. A Data Analysis Sheet is presented as an example for each problem area, followed by a Math Improvement Plan that offers guidance on how to instruct students in need of additional intervention and prepare them with lifelong mathematics skills.

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