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Common Core State Standards for ELLs in English Language Arts, Grades K-5 The chapters in this volume provide concrete ideas for engaging English learners in a range of intellectually rich tasks using a variety of text types. Common Core State Standards for ELLs in Mathematics, Grades K-8 Each chapter highlights specific pedagogical practices that teachers can use to support ELLs with the Standards for Mathematical Practices, and each concludes with questions for reflection and suggestions for action plans. Read more See more publications

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When students need extra behavior support Having targeted supports and mediation techniques in place makes it easier for teachers to readily manage behavior issues Classroom teachers face a range of challenges during their school day but none perhaps so demanding as persistent problem behaviors. Whether schools have a formal positive behavior support system in place or not, having techniques at hand is essential for getting teachers back to teaching and students back to learning. In The Teacher’s Pocket Guide for Positive Behavior Support, Tim Knoster and Robin Drogan build on the universal supports introduced in The Teacher’s Pocket Guide for Effective Classroom Intervention, Second Edition with targeted approaches for students with challenging behavior.

Writing Tools Wikispaces was founded in 2005 and has since been used by educators, companies and individuals across the globe. Unfortunately, the time has come where we have had to make the difficult business decision to end the Wikispaces service. We first announced the site closure in January 2018, through a site-wide banner that appeared to all logged-in users and needed to be clicked on to dismiss ESL: English as a Second Language Resources for Teachers and Students Are you learning how to speak English? You've come to the right place! Here, tutors have shared their knowledge so that you won't be confused as to what a preposition is. You can also brush up on irregular verbs and learn some cool new vocabulary strategies. If you still need help mastering the English language - we don't blame you! Contact one of our awesome ESL tutors.

How Does Stephen Hawking Talk? - ScienceABC Stephen Hawking talks through the computer using a speech-generating device (SGD) or a voice output communication aid. This is a special device that either supplements or replaces speech/writing. Stephen Hawking is a name that is impossible to ignore, at least if you’re a human from Earth.

The E.S.L. Tutor's Handbook Suppose you decided to learn to sail without having had any previous sailing experience. You might immediately go to your local library and read all about the subject. Or, you might enrol in a course. You could ask a friend to take you out and show you how to sail. If you were really courageous, you could just buy a boat and set sail to learn through trial and error. Guideline on Expanding Opportunities: Academic Success for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Prepared by the members of the 1986 Task Force on Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English The age of specialization has often encouraged educators to create separate and remedial ways of teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. This trend has led to the development of special books, programs, courses, and methods for such students. Some of these curricular approaches have impeded, rather than fostered, their intellectual and linguistic growth. How can educators reverse this miseducation and develop responsible ways to meet the needs of these students?

Language Levels What do the terms beginner, intermediate, and advanced really mean? Unfortunately the definitions vary among institutions. The following guide for oral communication ability, though subjective, may be useful if your program does not have its own definitions of performance standards:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Page Content ASD is a complex developmental disorder that affects how a person behaves, interacts with others, communicates, and learns. NICHD is one of many federal agencies and NIH Institutes working to understand ASD. NICHD supports and conducts research on what causes autism, how best to detect signs of autism, how best to treat autism and its symptoms, and other topics. General Information International Literacy Association For more than 60 years, the International Literacy Association has championed rigorous research as the foundation for literacy leadership, and we have developed research-based standards for preparing and certifying literacy professionals. Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017 Standards for Reading Professionals-Revised 2010 Standards for Middle and High School Literacy Coaches Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing

The Problem: Prevalence - Trauma Sensitive Schools Studies now show that nearly every school has children who have been exposed to overwhelming experiences, such as witnessing violence between their caretakers, being the direct targets of abuse, and other kinds of adversity. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study found higher levels of traumatic experiences in the general population than previously imagined. Among the approximately 17,000 adults surveyed, just over 50% reported having experienced at least one form of childhood adversity. These included physical, emotional or sexual abuse; witnessing their mother treated violently; having a parent with substance abuse or mental health issues; or, living in a household with an adult who had spent time in prison. Experts explain that trauma is not an event itself, but rather a response to one or more overwhelmingly stressful events where one’s ability to cope is dramatically undermined.