Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

Author: Darlene Mannix

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111896344X

Category: Education

Page: 368

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A flexible, ready-to-use activities program to help special students in grades 6-12 The updated new edition of this valuable resource offers an exciting collection of 200 ready-to-use worksheets to help adolescents build the social skills they need to interact effectively with others and learn how to apply these skills to various real-life settings, situations, and problems. The book provides 20 complete teaching units focusing on 20 basic social skills, such as being a good listener, "reading" other people, and using common sense.

Life Skills Activities for Special Children

Author: Darlene Mannix

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118963458

Category: Education

Page: 400

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The best-selling book for teaching basic life skills, fully revised and updated This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of 190 ready-to-use activities complete with student worksheets, discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions to help exceptional students acquire the basic skills needed to achieve independence and success in everyday life. Each of the book's activities focuses on specific skills within the context of real-life situations and includes complete teacher instructions for effective use, from objective and introduction through optional extension activities and methods to assess student learning. The book includes numerous reproducible parent letters which can be sent home to help parents reinforce these lessons while children are away from school. A revised and updated edition of the classic book for teaching basic life skills Includes 190 complete activities with reproducible worksheets, discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions for developing independence Offers ideas for developing practical skills to deal with identity theft, cell phone manners, budgeting, eating healthy meals, using credit cards, time management, and much more Mannix is the best-selling author of Social Skills Activities for Special Children, Writing Skills Activities for Special Children, and Character Building Activities for Kids

Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

Author: Darlene Mannix

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470259396

Category: Education

Page: 544

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Ready-to-use lessons for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of more than 200 worksheets to help adolescents with special needs build the life skills they need to achieve independence and succeed in everyday life. The book provides 22 complete teaching units focusing on basic life skills such as handling money, succeeding at school, using the Internet safely, getting and keeping a job, and much more. The book contains 90 reproducible worksheets for teaching students how to apply these life skills to real-life situations. A revised and updated edition of the classic book for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs Includes complete teaching units with reproducible worksheets and discussion questions that teach basic life skills Offers ideas for fostering skills like using the Internet, handling money, succeeding at school, getting and keeping a job, and more Mannix is the best-selling author of Social Skills Activities for Special Children, Life Skills Activities for Special Children, and Writing Skills Activities for Special Children

Making Thinking Visible

How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners

Author: Ron Ritchhart,Mark Church,Karin Morrison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118015032

Category: Education

Page: 320

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A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.

Social Skills Activities for Special Children

Author: Darlene Mannix

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118963466

Category: Education

Page: 464

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A flexible, ready-to-use program to help special students in grades K-5 learn appropriate ways to behave among others The revised and updated second edition of this bestselling resource book provides ready-to-use lessons--complete with reproducible worksheets--to help children become aware of acceptable social behavior and develop proficiency in acquiring basic social skills. The book is organized around three core areas crucial to social development in the primary grades: Accepting Rules and Authority at School, Relating to Peers, and Developing Positive Social Skills. Each lesson places a specific skill within the context of real-life situations, giving teachers a means to guide students to think about why the social skill is important. The hands-on activity that accompanies each lesson helps students to work through, think about, discuss, and practice the skill in or outside of the classroom.

Character Building Activities for Kids

Ready-to-Use Character Education Lessons & Activities for the Elementary Grades

Author: Darlene Mannix

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780130425850

Category: Education

Page: 400

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This straight-forward resource gives teachers, counselors, and parents over 140 common-sense lessons with reproducible activities for developing traits selected as representative of good character, such as honesty, generosity and fairness. This guide is organized into three sections focusing on respect for self, respect for others, and a positive outlook on life. Each lesson defines a specific character trait, shows children how to recognize the trait, and provides opportunities for children to apply the trait in their own daily lives.

The Art Teacher's Survival Guide for Secondary Schools

Grades 7-12

Author: Helen D. Hume

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118447034

Category: Education

Page: 336

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An invaluable compendium of 75 creative art projects for art educators and classroom teachers This authoritative, practical, and comprehensive guide offers everything teachers need to know to conduct an effective arts instruction and appreciation program. It meets secondary art teacher's unique needs for creating art lessons that cover everything from the fundamentals to digital media careers for aspiring artists. The book includes ten chapters that provide detailed instructions for both teachers and students, along with creative lesson plans and practical tools such as reproducible handouts, illustrations, and photographs. Includes 75 fun and creative art projects Fully updated to reflect the latest changes in secondary art instruction, including digital media and digital photography Heavily illustrated with photographs and drawings For art teachers, secondary classroom teachers, and homeschoolers, this is the ideal hands-on guide to art instruction for middle school and high school students.

The Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook

Ready-to-Use Strategies and Activities for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

Author: Joan M. Harwell,Rebecca Williams Jackson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937686

Category: Education

Page: 416

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The third edition of this classic resource is a comprehensive source of information, strategies, and activities for working with learning disabled students. The book offers special educators, classroom teachers, and parents a wealth of new and proven suggestions and ready-to-use materials for helping LD students of all ages learn and perform at their fullest potential.

Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

Author: Nancy Mather,Barbara J. Wendling,Rhia Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470230797

Category: Education

Page: 340

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A hands-on guide for anyone who teaches writing to students withlearning disabilities This valuable resource helps teachers who want to sharpen theirskills in analyzing and teaching writing to students with learningdisabilities. The classroom-tested, research-proven strategiesoffered in this book work with all struggling students whohave difficulties with writing-even those who have not beenclassified as learning disabled. The book offers a review of basicskills-spelling, punctuation, and capitalization-and includesinstructional strategies to help children who struggle with thesebasics. The authors provide numerous approaches for enhancingstudent performance in written expression. They explore the mostcommon reasons students are reluctant to write and offer helpfulsuggestions for motivating them. Includes a much-needed guide for teaching and assessing writingskills with children with learning disabilities Contains strategies for working with all students thatstruggle with writing Offers classroom-tested strategies, helpful information, 100+writing samples with guidelines for analysis, and handyprogress-monitoring charts Includes ideas for motivating reluctant writers Mather is an expert in the field of learning disabilities andis the best-selling author of Essentials of Woodcock-Johnson IIITests of Achievement Assessment

Transformative Classroom Management

Positive Strategies to Engage All Students and Promote a Psychology of Success

Author: John Shindler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470565506

Category: Education

Page: 384

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The natural condition of any classroom is harmonious, satisfying, and productive, so why do so many teachers struggle with problems of apathy, hostility, anxiety, inefficiency, and resistance? In this groundbreaking book, education expert John Shindler presents a powerful model, Transformative Classroom Management (TCM), that can be implemented by any teacher to restore the natural positive feelings in his or her classroom—the love of learning, collaboration, inspiration, and giving—and create a productive learning environment in which all students can achieve. Unlike other classroom management systems that view problems as something to be "handled," TCM offers suggestions for creating optimal conditions for learning, performance, motivation, and growth. This practical book shows teachers how to abandon ineffective short-term gimmicks, bribes, and punishments and adopt the proven management practices and new habits of mind that will transform their classrooms. Praise for Transformative Classroom Management "Transformative Classroom Management is a practical resource that explains the how and why of classroom management for novice and veteran teachers. Dr. Shindler recognizes the importance of preserving the teacher's sanity while ensuring the student's development of a personal sense of responsibility and a positive self-esteem." —Eileen Matus, principal, South Toms River Elementary School, New Jersey "I have read many other management books by other authors, but Transformative Classroom Management has been the best so far at demystifying the invisible forces in the classroom." —Will McElroy, 4th grade teacher, Los Angeles United School District "This book was an invaluable tool for me during my student teaching. It served as a reference book that I found myself continually drawn to while struggling to find ways to effectively manage 29 first graders. The ideas, concepts and suggestions in the book were so innovative and helpful that even my Master Teacher found herself implementing some of the ideas! A must have for all student teachers!" —Carol Gillon, student teacher, Seattle University "Insightful and thoroughly researched, Transformative Classroom Management is an invaluable tool to help teachers, newbies and veterans alike, develop fully functional and engaged learning communities." —Lisa Gamache Rodriguez, teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District

Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Grades 3-5

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118039557

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Each easy-to-implement project includes background information for the teacher, project goals, math skills needed, a student guide with tips and strategies, and reproducible worksheets. Projects are designed to help students meet the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards and Focal Points, and chapters are organized to show how math relates to language, arts, science, etc.--demonstrating the importance of math in all areas of real life. In Part I, Chapter 1 offers an overview of how to incorporate math projects in the classroom. Chapter 2 provides a variety of classroom management suggestions, as well as teaching tips, and Chapter 3 offers ways teachers may evaluate project work. Each chapter also contains several reproducibles that are designed to help students master the procedural skills necessary for effective collaboration while working on projects. Part II, "The Projects," is divided into six separate sections: Section 1. Math and Science Section 2. Math and Social Studies Section 3. Math and Language Section 4. Math and Art and Music Section 5. Math and Fun and Recreation Section 6. Math and Life Skills

The Problem with Math Is English

A Language-Focused Approach to Helping All Students Develop a Deeper Understanding of Mathematics

Author: Concepcion Molina

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118237021

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Teaching K-12 math becomes an easier task when everyone understands the language, symbolism, and representation of math concepts Published in partnership with SEDL, The Problem with Math Is English illustrates how students often understand fundamental mathematical concepts at a superficial level. Written to inspire ?aha? moments, this book enables teachers to help students identify and comprehend the nuances and true meaning of math concepts by exploring them through the lenses of language and symbolism, delving into such essential topics as multiplication, division, fractions, place value, proportional reasoning, graphs, slope, order of operations, and the distributive property. Offers a new way to approach teaching math content in a way that will improve how all students, and especially English language learners, understand math Emphasizes major attributes of conceptual understanding in mathematics, including simple yet deep definitions of key terms, connections among key topics, and insightful interpretation This important new book fills a gap in math education by illustrating how a deeper knowledge of math concepts can be developed in all students through a focus on language and symbolism.

The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom

Using Improvisation to Teach Skills and Boost Learning

Author: Katherine S. McKnight,Mary Scruggs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787996505

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Most people know The Second City as an innovative school for improvisation that has turned out leading talents such as Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. This groundbreaking company has also trained thousands of educators and students through its Improvisation for Creative Pedagogy program, which uses improv exercises to teach a wide variety of content areas, and boost skills that are crucial for student learning: listening, teamwork, communication, idea-generation, vocabulary, and more.

The Tourette Syndrome and OCD Checklist

A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

Author: Susan Conners

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470623330

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Up-to-date, reliable information about Tourette Syndrome andrelated disorders for teachers and parents Children with TS are often teased and punished for the unusualyet uncontrollable symptoms of their disorder. Academic failure iscommon. The Tourette Syndrome/OCD Checklist helps parents andteachers to better understand children and youth with TS and/or OCDand provide the support and interventions these children need.Presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format, thebook is packed with the latest research, practical advice, andinformation on a wide range of topics. Provides a wealth of information on Tourette Syndrome,Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and related conditions Includes strategies for discipline and behavior management,advice on supporting and motivating kids with TS and OCD, homeworktips, and more Shows how to educate peer students about TS and OCD Loaded with practical information, strategies, and resources,this book helps parents and teachers to better understand TouretteSyndrome and OCD and shows how every individual can reach theirpotential in school and in life.

Phonics Pathways

Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling

Author: Dolores G. Hiskes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118037197

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Teaches students of all ages the basics of phonics with a time-tested, foolproof method This tenth edition of the best-selling book teaches reading using sounds and spelling patterns. These sounds and patterns are introduced one at a time, and slowly built into words, syllables, phrases, and sentences. Simple step-by-step directions begin every lesson. Although originally designed for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book is also successfully being used with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities. Wise and humorous proverbs encourage virtues such as patience, perseverance, honesty, kindness, compassion, courage, and loyalty. Offers help for all students including those with learning disabilities or very short attention spans Includes extensive examples, word lists, and practice readings that are 100% decodable Uses a multisensory method that benefits all learning styles This bestselling, much-loved book offers a complete approach to teaching phonics and reading for a fraction of the cost of other programs.

The Science of Making Friends

Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults

Author: Elizabeth Laugeson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416503

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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The groundbreaking book that puts the focus on teens and young adults with social challenges This book offers parents a step-by-step guide to making and keeping friends for teens and young adults with social challenges—such as those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar, or other conditions. With the book’s concrete rules and steps of social etiquette, parents will be able to assist in improving conversational skills, expanding social opportunities, and developing strategies for handling peer rejection. Each chapter provides helpful overview information for parents; lessons with clear bulleted lists of key rules and steps; and expert advice on how to present the material to a teen or young adult. Throughout the book are role-playing exercises for practicing each skill, along with homework assignments to ensure the newly learned skills can be applied easily to a school, work, or other "real life" setting. The bonus DVD shows role-plays of skills covered, demonstrating the right and wrong way to enter conversations, schedule get-togethers, deal with conflict, and much more. PART ONE: GETTING READY Ch. 1: Why Teach Social Skills to Teens and Young Adults? PART TWO: THE SCIENCE OF DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING FRIENDSHIPS Ch. 2: Finding and Choosing Good Friends Ch. 3: Good Conversations: The Basics Ch. 4: Starting and Entering Conversations Ch. 5: Exiting Conversations Ch. 6: Managing Electronic Communication Ch. 7: Showing Good Sportsmanship Ch. 8: Enjoying Successful Get-Togethers PART THREE: THE SCIENCE OF HANDLING PEER CONFLICT AND REJECTION: HELPFUL STRATEGIES Ch. 9: Dealing With Arguments Ch. 10: Handling Verbal Teasing Ch. 11: Addressing Cyber Bullying Ch. 12: Minimizing Rumors and Gossip Ch. 13: Avoiding Physical Bullying Ch. 14: Changing a Bad Reputation Epilogue: Moving Forward

Reading Pathways

Simple Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency

Author: Dolores G. Hiskes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787992895

Category: Education

Page: 135

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Now in its fifth edition, Reading Pathways (with help fromDewey the Bookwormâ?¢) offers an easy-to-use, highlyeffective approach to teaching reading accuracy and fluency tostudents of all ages, using a unique pyramid format. Reading pyramids begins with one word, and slowly build intophrases and sentences of gradually increasing complexity. As thestudent moves from the pinnacle to the base of each pyramid, thephrase or sentence becomes a more interesting and expansive, andthe student's confidence grows with each line completed.Progressively building up the amount of text per line increases eyespan, strengthens eye tracking, and develops reading fluency. Thebook also features more challenging multi-syllable word pyramidexercises and games to further develop fluency and vocabulary.Learning to read long words by syllables removes the fear andmystique of multi-syllable words and helps students build thestrong vocabulary so critical for success in reading andwriting. Dewey® and Dewey Decimal Classification® areproprietary trademarks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, andare used with permission. Dewey the Bookworm™, Dewey D. System, BookwormusGiganticus™, and the design mark of the character Dewey aretrademarks of Dolores G. Hiskes and are also used withpermission.

The Dyslexia Checklist

A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers

Author: Sandra F. Rief, M.A.,Judith Stern, M.A.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470429815

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics. Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research Contains games to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills Provides important information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers Offers suggestions for enhancing skills in vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia.

The Teacher's Big Book of Graphic Organizers

100 Reproducible Organizers that Help Kids with Reading, Writing, and the Content Areas

Author: Katherine S. McKnight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470625668

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Tap into the power of graphic organizers for classroom success Veteran educator and NCTE trainer Katherine McKnight shows how students can use graphic organizers as an important tool to organize new information. Providing a visual representation that uses symbols to express ideas, concepts, and convey meaning, graphic organizers help to depict relationships between facts, terms, and ideas. The author demonstrates how graphic organizers have proven to be a powerful teaching and learning strategy. Includes 100 graphic organizers-more than any comparable book Included graphic organizers can be used before-, during-, and after-learning activities across the content areas Contains easy-to-follow instructions for teachers on how to use and adapt the book's graphic organizers Offers strategies for teachers to create their own graphic organizers for different grade levels The author Katherine McKnight is a noted literacy educator.

The IEP from A to Z

How to Create Meaningful and Measurable Goals and Objectives

Author: Diane Twachtman-Cullen,Jennifer Twachtman-Bassett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047056234X

Category: Education

Page: 204

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"The IEP From A to Z is a step-by-step guide to help educators, parents, and clinicians get the right education plan in place for students with Autism/Asperger's, ADHD, Emotional/Behavioral Disturbance, and related conditions. From autism expert and best-selling author Diane Twachtman-Cullen and noted speech-language pathologist Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly, this book guides readers through the process of writing thoughtful, intelligent Individualized Education Plans that deliver high-quality, need-based educational programming to students with ASDs. The book is split into two Parts. Part I provides a brief overview of special education law and outlines the crucial building blocks of IEP development: Present Levels of Performance (PLPs); Underlying Conditions; Methodology; Criteria for Performance/Prompt Levels; Generalization; Goals/Objectives; Evaluation/Data Collection; and an IEP "potpourri" (Least Restrictive Environment, Accommodations, Modifications). Part II presents a collection of helpful sample IEPs so that readers can see how the specifications outlined in Part I lead to comprehensive, clearly defined IEP goals and objectives. Praise for the 1st edition (titled How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up?) "Finally, an IEP book that focuses on the 'science' of writing clear, understandable and measureable objectives. The authors brilliantly expose the absurdity of public school IEPs and their bizarre, fuzzy wuzzy language!" --Peter W. D. Wright, Esq., co-author of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and publisher of Wrightslaw.com "Once again, Diane Twachtman-Cullen, with Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly, has come to parents' rescue. This book reflects a true understanding of ASDs and clearly outlines what school districts can--and should--do to meet their obligations to our kids. This is one book no parent should be without. I'll never go to another IEP meeting with my copy!" --Patricia Romanowski Bashe, co-owner of OASIS and co-author, The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome "[The authors] are to be applauded for tackling the difficult and crucial issue of designing effective IEP goals... As the focus on accountability in schools increases, this book will serve as a critical tool for all educator to use in designing appropriate programming for students across the autism spectrum." --Dr. Cathy Pratt, director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism, and board of directors, Autism Society of America."--