How can teachers help students develop the literacy skills that are necessary for learning and retaining information in any subject? Traditional memory tricks, mnemonic devices, graphic organizers, and role playing do little to turn bored or reluctant students into enthusiastic learners. In A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning:ÿImproving Literacy by Engaging the Senses, Lawrence Baines shows teachers how to engage students through hands-on, visual, auditory, and olfactory stimuli and link the activities to relevant academic objectives. Throughout the book, you'll find real classroom examples of how teachers use multisensory learning techniques to help students interact with material more intensely and retain what they learn for longer periods of time. Baines provides a wide variety of engaging lesson plans to keep students motivated, such as *Paint-Write--encourages students to use spontaneous painting to interpret their thoughts *Soundtrack of Your Life--allows students to use contemporary music to learn about narrative writing *Candy Freak--helps students expand their descriptive vocabularies (as they eat their favorite treats!) *Red Carpet Conversations--empowers students to create dialogue and act out scenarios about their favorite celebrities Seventeen additional lessons plans are complemented with practical assessments and strategies for engaging students' sense of play. For teachers who are ready to energize their classrooms, this book is an invaluable resource for expanding students' capacity to learn and helping them cultivate essential skills that will last a lifetime.
The updated edition of this successful resource has been developed to support children with reading delays and dyslexia. It contains a phonological training programme, an explanation of how this programme can be embedded within a broader reading intervention, a standardized test of phonological awareness and a methodology to grade children’s reading books. This third edition has been revised throughout to include the latest developments in the field These resources have been used with a wide range of children and found to be suitable for use with any reading-delayed children, irrespective of cognitive ability and age All activities are accompanied by a set of photocopiable record sheets, a set of pictures, and an appendix of additional activities useful in helping children master a particular skill or to reinforce existing learning The ten sections of activities within the guide include: identification of words and syllables; identification and supply of rhyming words; identification and discrimination of phonemes; and blending, segmentation, deletion, substitution and transposition of phonemes within words.
Can a child's fate be sealed by the age of seven? When Lois Letchford learns her son has been diagnosed with a low IQ, the world of education is quick to cast him aside. What happens next is a journey spanning three continents, overcoming impossible odds, and turning one woman into a passionate teacher for children who have been left behind.
Describes the reading education system and provides detailed instructions and diagnostic tests for use by parents
This radically different and effective approach to handwriting gently guides both regular and special education students through the necessary stages of perceptual and fine-motor development towards legibility. Book 2 begins by expandingon the activities offered in Book 1 including connecting dots, circling a shape inside and out, words searches, figure-ground discrimination, and tracing routes (mazes). Then Book 2 moves on to coloring, copying patterns and diagrams, letter searches, and connecting reference points in a grid to make capital letters. Write from the Start lays a firm foundation for accurate handwriting
Pupils with spelling difficulties often experience problems with the whole curriculum and lose confidence with writing. The 'ACE Spelling Dictionary' adopts a unique approach in order to overcome these issues, providing over 20,000 entries for commonly-misspelt words.
The essays collected here represent the latest thinking on postmodernism in a number of key areas: economics, law, postcolonialism, literature, feminism, film, philosophy. One of the issues common to the volume is the desire to cast postmodernism in a predominantly ethical ('just') light, and the opportunities and obstacles postmodernism might place in the path of the description of, and search for, justice. The collection highlights the most recent trends in postmodern thinking, the turn away from postmodernism as mere discourse and language games to a more politically and socially engaged forum. The book will be of interest to all students of contemporary cultural, social and critical thought.
Each of the six books in this series includes a colour card pack and an audio CD. Books 1-4 cover all the letters of the alphabet, and on completion of the third book pupils will have mastered consonant digraphs and consonant clusters. Book 6 is targeted at students in Year 6 to 8.
Is reading a struggle for your child? Does it cause your child stress or embarrassment? Are you confused by the mixed messages received from teachers and other professionals? Whether your child is just beginning to learn to read or has been a "lifer" in intervention services, this parent-friendly book will help you understand the causes of reading difficulties and how you can support your child. In Reading Intervention Behind School Walls, the author shares her personal experiences and depth of knowledge about literacy education to explore questions you may have, such as: * Can your child really read?* Why hasn't your child progressed despite years of intervention?* When does reading comprehension begin?* Can any reading program guarantee success?* What can be done to ensure all students have a firm foundation for learning?In addition to parents, proactive teachers and administrators interested in changing the hearts, minds, and actions of school district decision makers will come away with solutions that address the current literacy challenges in our schools.
One out of every 12 children learns differently. Parents and children typically discover learning differences (LD) in early grammar school with learning failure, teacher reports, and behavior problems.Even though the beginning LD journey is similar for all, each parent must research and discover this information on their ownl. Instead of discovering how to support their child piecemeal ---with many mistakes and regrets --Fine Until Kindergarten introduces parents to the entire LD situation in a little over 120 pages. No other book guides parents through the labyrinth of working with the school, getting LDs diagnosed, claiming school support, negotiating support with teachers, and working with professionals. Written by a parent, and based upon information from thought leaders, studies, and hundreds of other parents, this book quickly teaches parents how to work with the school, teacher, legal, and medical systems to support their children -- bringing them to happiness and success.
The Second Edition of this bestselling book provides a structured multi-sensory programme for teaching literacy to children and young people from 5-18 with dyslexia and other specific literacy difficulties. Supported by a wealth of resources available online and updated throughout, the new edition now includes a brand new section on Implementing the Accelerated Programme for learners who have already acquired some literacy skills. This includes: A placement test to indicate whether the programme is appropriate A diagnostic assessment procedure to determine where the learner should begin on the Accelerated Programme Examples of lesson plans, reading cards and spelling cards to help teachers prepare resources for their students With tried and tested strategies and activities this book continues to provide everything you need to help improve and develop the literacy skills of learners in your setting including; the rationale for a structured multi-sensory approach the development of phonological, reading, writing and spelling skills working with learners who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) lesson structure and lesson-planning alphabet and dictionary skills memory work and study skills teaching the programme to groups ideas for working with young children.
Kids will clamor to complete the charming poems on these ready-to-go pages. As they fill in missing letter or letter combinations to complete each poem, children have repeated opportunities to spell, write, and read words containing the targeted sound-spelling pattern. Poems feature predictable, rhyming text and tie in with popular themes such as seasons, animals, and all about me. Perfect for independent reading or readaloud practice! Engaging format reinforces spelling, writing, and reading Builds decoding and word recognition skills Boosts automaticity, fluency skills, and reading confidence Great for ELLs and RTI instruction Can be used for whole-class, small-group, one-on-one, or independent activities
With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.
Part of a series offering help in teaching reading, writing and spelling to both adults and children with learning difficulties, including dyslexia. This pack consists of notes for teachers and parents, and photocopiable worksheets which provide a bridge between the first two stages of the series.
Amy May knows about webs of worries - so many people she meets are caught in them, from her own artist dad to newly arrived refugee Rima and her family. By being brave enough to open up her worry box, Amy May helps all those around her find a way forward.
Learning with YOUR purpose in mind -- not your parents', not your teacher's, not your school's Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently -- but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such "academic failures" -- that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success -- and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken.