Literacy

Seeing the Spectrum: Teaching English Language Arts to Adolescents with Autism

With 1 in 59 children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), odds are that students on the spectrum will be in many classrooms across every subject area. Seeing the Spectrum argues that secondary English teachers are uniquely equipped to prepare students with autism for future success, both in school and in life. Writing for preservice and current English language ...

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Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom Practical Tools and Strategies

In this new book, bestselling author Barbara R. Blackburn and intervention expert Bradley S. Witzel show you how to develop rigorous RTI and MTSS programs that will support students and lead them to lasting success. Written in a clear, engaging style, “Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom” combines an in-depth discussion of the issues facing at-risk and students with ...

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Phonological Awareness: From Research to Practice (2nd ed.)

Translating cutting-edge research into practical recommendations for assessment and instruction, this book has helped thousands of readers understand the key role of phonological awareness in the development of reading, writing, and spelling. It clearly shows how children’s knowledge about the sound structure of spoken language contributes to literacy acquisition. Evidence-based strategies are described for enhancing all learners’ phonological awareness and ...

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How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction: Resources for Grades K-3

Tens of thousands of K-3 teachers have relied on this book—now revised and expanded with more than 50% new material—to plan and deliver effective literacy instruction tailored to each student’s needs. The authors provide a detailed framework for implementing differentiated small-group instruction over multi-week cycles. Each component of the beginning reading program is addressed—phonological awareness, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and ...

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Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies and Technology Tools to Help All Students Improve

Learn how tech tools can make it easier to differentiate reading instruction, so you can reach all of your students and help them increase their fluency and comprehension. This practical guide brings together evidence-based principles for differentiated reading instruction and user-friendly tech tools, to help students grow as readers. Differentiated Reading Instruction includes guidance on using text-to-speech tools, developing tech-based ...

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Webinar: Improving the Writing of Students with Disabilities: An Explicit Instruction Framework

Many students with learning disabilities can benefit from systematic and explicit approaches to teaching writing. Writing can be a forgotten but critically important academic area for students with learning disabilities across elementary through high school grades. A framework of explicit instruction, including a variety of components such as modeling, scaffolding of supports, and close monitoring of student performance, can help ...

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New heights in literacy instruction for students with intellectual disability

  Recent research indicates individuals with intellectual disability can learn to read at a higher level than previously thought. In this R2P podcast, publications manager, Lorraine Sobson, speaks with researcher Chris Lemons about what this new information means for practice. Listen to learn tips that will help you improve literacy outcomes for these learners. Chris authored the article, 10 Research-Based Tips ...

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Webinar: Effective Intervention for Reading Difficulties

Learn the research-based reading techniques that teachers have been looking for! This webinar will present the most highly effective approaches to word-level reading difficulties, which can help struggling readers regardless of their particular disability category. Reported in top journals by established teams of researchers, these approaches allowed students to build a large sight vocabulary and often closed the gap with ...

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Literacy Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms

Today’s general education classrooms include students with many different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, experiences and learning styles. Teachers face the challenge of delivering instruction in a way that is accessible to all of the diverse learners in their inclusive classrooms. Literacy Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms, by Paula Kluth and Kelly Chandler-Olcott, offers K-12 teachers practical advice on how to enhance literacy ...

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