March 2013

Expert Perspectives on Interventions for Reading:
A Collection of Best-Practice Articles From the International Dyslexia Association  
Editors Louisa C. Moats, Karen E. Dakin, & R. Malatesha Joshi 


 This timeless collection of articles by leading authorities on dyslexia and other reading problems provides the guidance you need to translate research into effective instruction. Use it as a handy reference, knowing that you hold the wisdom of more than 50 reading experts in your hands without searching through piles of journals and databases. These most requested articles from the International Dyslexia Association's "Perspectives on Language and Literacy" provide a solid foundation of research-based, time- and classroom-tested principles written for educators and ready for practice.


Call Number: CRD277

Overcoming Dyslexia: 
A New and Complete Science-Based Program
 for Reading Problems
 at Any Level
  By Sally Shaywitz
  One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In this resource, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Co-director of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step.
Call Number: LD112
Comprehensive Reading Inventory: Measuring Reading Development in Regular and Special Education Classrooms 
  By Robert B. Cooter, Jr., E. Sutton Flynt, & Kathleen Spencer Cooter
 Derived from the Flynt/Cooter Classroom Reading Inventory, this informal classroom inventory offers prospective teachers of preschool through Grade 12 the simple, straightforward miscue analysis method for assessing their students' level of competency in reading comprehension and fluency. In addition, this text offers easily administered assessment tools for discerning students' development in phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary. Additional materials are provided for teachers to assess students' whose first language is Spanish and students who have special needs. A resource CD and an Audio case study CD are included.
Call Number: TS103
Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension,
Grades 6-12
 By Cris Tovani 
Tovani shows how teachers can expand on their content expertise to provide the instruction students need to understand specific technical and narrative texts. The book includes: examples of how teachers can model their reading process for students; ideas for supplementing and enhancing the use of required textbooks; detailed descriptions of specific strategies taught in context; samples of student work; guidance on assessing students; tips for balancing content and reading instruction; and more.  
 Call Number: CRD274
Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: 
A Guide for School-Based Professionals

Editors Eric Rossen and Robert Hull



  Designed specifically for busy educators who work with traumatized students daily, this volume provides practical, effective, and implementable strategies and resources for adapting instruction, modifying the classroom and school environments, and building competency for students affected by trauma.


  Call Number: ED31

Students with Acquired
Brain Injury:
The School's Response  
By Ann Glang, George H.S. SInger, & Bonnie Todis
   When a student with a brain injury joins a classroom, there are new challenges for everyone involved. This book serves as both an introduction and a practical handbook for working with children who have acquired brain injury (ABI). Designed for school professionals, it describes the full range of issues facing this growing student population and presents innovative, proven strategies for improving the quality of the school experience for all children regardless of the school setting from special education classrooms to fully inclusive programs. School professionals and parents can rely on this functional book for dependable, accessible information to guide them in their efforts to support children with ABI in the school setting.
Call Number: TB6

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