Multimedia Presentation. By: Melissa, Michelle, and Tara. Today we will share with you…. The standard we are focusing on. 10 Accommodations that can be made in this area. 5 Modifications that can be made in this area. 5 Resources for teachers. Tips for parents. Research findings.
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By: Melissa, Michelle, and Tara
Providing additional instruction in English language arts where students experience difficulty.
Structuring program activities so that students have ample time to master one set of skills before moving onto the next.
Modifying paragraph requirements on a rubric.
Allowing students to use aids such a dictionaries on tests or graded papers.
Reducing the number of paragraphs students are required to write for example the number of paragraphs they must have for an essay.
If You're Trying to Teach Kids how to Write...: ...You've Gotta Have This Book!Marjorie Frank, Leslie Britt (Editor), Kathleen Bullock (Illustrator), Judy Howard (Illustrator)Paperback - REV, August 1995
ISBN: 0865303177Format: Paperback, 256ppPub. Date: August 1995
by Carl B. Smith
Using actual children's compositions, this fun guidebook takes kids through the entire process of writing, from Pre-Writing and Drafting to Revising and Proofreading. Includes guidelines to help improve: spelling, grammar, organization, descriptive writing, letter writing, writing narratives, and writing fiction. Practical worksheets are included to hone the skills of young writers. Gives parents a basic strategy for helping their children become more effective writers for school and the workplace. $14.95 | 158-2021 | Book
Developing Composition Skills Includes
Author(s): Mary R. Ruetten
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publication Date: 2003
Part of a Series: Yes Teacher's Manual, Colored Pictures, Cassette Tapes, Audio CD, Workbook, and Video.
Author(s):Robert Krohn and the Staff of the Michigan English Language Institute
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Publication Date: 2001
Part of a Series: Yes Teacher's Manual, Colored Pictures, Cassette Tapes, Audio CD, Workbook, and Video
Writing Simplified: A Composition GuideNorwood Selby, Pamela S. BledsoePaperback, June 2003
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AASL Advocacy Toolkit
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American Association of School Librarians and Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning . Chicago: American Library Association, 1998. ISBN 0-8389-3470-6
2. The Project Approach: Meeting the State Standards
Grafton Elementary School
This paper suggests that when engaged in project work, children apply most of the skills identified in the age-appropriate state learning standards. To illustrate how good-quality project work addresses the Illinois state learning standards, this paper describes a project conducted by a second-grade class on their community—Grafton, Illinois. The paper focuses on two children who, as part of the Grafton project, studied churches in the community. The paper describes the project’s three phases and discusses how, through the process of investigating a topic of interest to them, representing their new knowledge, and sharing their work with others, the children applied the skills identified by the Illinois state learning standards as necessary for early elementary school students.
*Found on the ISBE website.
Joseph K. Torgesen
reprinted by permission
One of the most compelling findings from recent reading research is that children who get off to a poor start in reading rarely catch up. As several studies have now documented, the poor first-grade reader almost invariably continues to be a poor reader And the consequences of a slow start in reading become monumental as they accumulate exponentially over time. As Stanovich pointed out in his well-known paper on the "Matthew effects" associated with failure to acquire early word reading skills, these consequences range from negative attitudes toward reading, to reduced opportunities for vocabulary growth, to missed opportunities for development of reading comprehension strategies, to less actual practice in reading than other children receive.
Software Programs for Developing Reading Skills
Author: Julie Coiro
Published on: April 1, 2002
Suite Book Committee Recommendation:
Grammatically Correct: The Writer's Guide to Punctuation, Spelling, Style, Usage and Grammar
Anne Stilman, Regular Price $19.99
The council for exceptional children offer resources such as: professional development and training, publications, products, professional standards, CEC career connections, discussion forums, international programs, IDEA partnership, information center for disabilities and gifted education, and CEC unit information.
This website has information for all writers. Some of the information that this website has is journals, post your resume, finding a job, books, contract advice, links and resources, interns and volunteers.
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
This website has books, journals, conventions, grants, awards, and teacher prep. In addition, the website has information for parents and students in elementary, middle, secondary, and college.
Two examples of technology that could assist in the classroom
E #1 Tape Player to assist with completion of class activities or for the student to play directions back again.
Type: Sony CD & Cassette boom box with
digital AM/FM Turner with remote.
Model #: CFDS2505IL
Price: 59.99 + FREE SHIPPING
Examples of technology that could assist in the classroom.
Location: Best Buy or www.bestbuy.com
Type: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition-Windows
EnableMart (Technology for everyone)
- has a variety of books, CDRoms for all the skill areas
- has movies for all skill areas (all are closed captioned)
- sell games in skill areas
- gives detailed description of each product
- can buy all on-line
- good website
“There is a brilliant child locked inside every student”
by: Marva Collins