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Succeeding With Struggling Students

Author : Marti Richardson
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This innovative resource presents program planning tools that can be customized for local school and district needs in planning effective interventions to benefit struggling students.

From Struggling Students to Successful Writers in 7 Easy Steps

Author : Joanna Posey
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This Volume, is the first of 2 volumes that are being released together, but under separate covers. Volume 1, contains the instructional guide to teach special education students and English language learners to be successful writers, in 7 easy steps. In view of the increasing educational dropout rate of these special populations, this unique, simple program offers encouragement, hope, and success to students who are struggling in developing their writing skills. Not only is this program easy to learn and remember, but students are able to increase their writing skills in shorter periods of time. This Volume contains five, no-frills, bare-bones lesson plans along with teacher comments. It also includes reproducible Master Guide Sheets, and student Self-evaluation forms. The simplified color coding system is used as a consistent, predictable routine in each writing activity. This program, like no other, promotes student self-confidence and renewed interest in learning. The words, "I can't write" turn into "Yes, I can!" However, the best kept secret is that these 7 easy steps will help all students. Listen to what the kids are saying: "I had a lot of fun with Steps 1 to 7. They really helped me with my work," (comments from an 8th grade student). "The first thing I learned was Steps 1-7. I learned how to write better paragraphs," (comments from an 8th grade student). "I learned how to web my ideas using complete sentences," (comments from an 8th grade student). "I did really well on my writing assessment because I used the 7 steps," (comments from a 9th grade student) "I couldn't write a complete sentence. With these steps, I can write complete paragraphs and essays for Language Arts and Geography. I did well in my writing test, too," (comments from a 9th grade student). Listen to what teachers are saying: "I have been in meetings where parents have commented how effective her writing program has been with helping their kids. I've often heard parents express their gratitude for their child's success due to Ms. Posey's teaching," (comments from a junior high teacher). "After the 9th graders took the writing assessment, several of the students commented on how good they felt about their writing abilities that were a direct result of the efforts of Ms. Posey," (comments from a junior high teacher). "Her strategies and writing techniques resulted in 50% improvement, an impressive increase, in the scores of resource students for the 9th grade direct writing assessment. This is the highest achievement I've seen in my 30 years of teaching," (comments from a secondary special education teacher).

Struggling Readers Can Succeed

Author : Nina L. Nilsson
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In spite of No Child Left Behind and the support provided by Response To Intervention, significant numbers of students continue to struggle with literacy. This text addresses learning-related needs of individual students in addition to interventions for the challenges they face. Struggling readers represent many different ethnicities, socio-economic levels, languages, and dialects in any combination and possess an even wider variety of social, cultural, motivational, literacy, and real world experiences. Through the presentation of case studies, this book considers these factors and their influence on literacy development and suggests ways to adapt research-based instructional strategies and approaches, as well as classroom practices to address them. It also includes related recommended resources. The text appeals to the concerns of classroom teachers, reading specialists, and faculty in teacher education programs, as well as anyone looking for practical, research-based ways to further the literacy development of individuals who struggle to read.

Success with Struggling Readers

Author : Irene West Gaskins
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The founder of the Benchmark School offers a researched-based interactive learning model which provides a proven approach for helping struggling students become better readers, thinkers, learners, and problem solvers.

Teaching Struggling Students in Math

Author : William Hanlon
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This book provides examples and recommends highly effective and practical instructional and assessment strategies that classroom teachers can immediately implement and that school administrators can readily observe. These high yield strategies build on accepted practices and directly address the needs of struggling students. His no nonsense, common sense approach assists classroom teachers in organizing their instruction by connecting preparation and instruction to student notes, homework, test preparation, and assessments so students study more effectively. This results in increased student performance. Bill also emphasizes the importance of student-teacher relationships and the implementing a success-on-success model.

An Analysis of Teachers Who Teach Struggling Students

Author : Dr. Brett Rankin
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After many years of reform efforts, educators are still searching for ways to better serve the needs of struggling students. The purpose of this study was to develop a grounded theory (GT) that reflects teachers’ perceptions of students’ behavior, students’ needs for support, and students’ skill deficiencies. Discovering the ways in which teachers address students’ needs could sharpen teacher practices and promote support for struggling students. Guided by Weimer’s research on learner-centered teaching, this GT study created a conceptual understanding of classroom experiences from teachers’ perspective. Three main categories or stages emerged from this GT study, with each stage representing a conceptual rendering of behaviors one can expect when working with struggling students in a similar setting. This theory can be useful to educators considering how best to work with struggling students by revealing the patterns of behavior among teachers who serve struggling students.

Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed

Author : Hugh B. Price
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In Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed, Hugh B. Price shares the lessons learned while helping to do just that during his tenure as president of the National Urban League. Here, find out how educators can apply some of the same tactics to inspire and award academic achievement in even the most challenged school districts. Using real-life examples and shared wisdom from successful educators and community organizers coast to coast, Price describes ways to * Create initiatives such as community-based honor societies, parades, and rallies to motivate students and reward achievement; * Include parents in motivational efforts to rekindle students' natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning; * Enlist the support of businesses and other community partners for both financial support and volunteer help; * Maximize use of the media to publicize student accomplishments; and * Set up programs that honor student achievement year-round. According to Price, a highly informed and engaged community is essential to closing the achievement gap. This book underscores that community-based efforts to motivate student success can be effective because they have been effective. The message for educators, parents, business and civic leaders, and members of the general public is that their consistent and creative involvement will result in invigorated youngsters, inspired to achieve in school and in life.

Successful Reading Assessments and Interventions for Struggling Readers

Author : Deborah Ann Jensen
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Each struggling reader has a unique combination of strengths and areas that require targeted instruction. Through their work with teachers and children in an after-school tutoring program, the authors have identified six types of struggling readers and offer here suggestions for assessment and instruction for each type. The book imparts lessons learned from the tutoring program that are applicable to the classroom and beyond, suggesting how teachers can reach out to and involve parents, caregivers, and families.

Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom

Author : Kathleen F. Gabriel
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This is a book for all faculty who are concerned with promoting the persistence of all students whom they teach. Most recognize that faculty play a major role in student retention and success because they typically have more direct contact with students than others on campus. However, little attention has been paid to role of the faculty in this specific mission or to the corresponding characteristics of teaching, teacher-student interactions, and connection to student affairs activities that lead to students’ long-term engagement, to their academic success, and ultimately to graduation. At a time when the numbers of underrepresented students – working adults, minority, first-generation, low-income, and international students – is increasing, this book, a companion to her earlier Teaching Underprepared Students, addresses that lack of specific guidance by providing faculty with additional evidence-based instructional practices geared toward reaching all the students in their classrooms, including those from groups that traditionally have been the least successful, while maintaining high standards and expectations. Recognizing that there are no easy answers, Kathleen Gabriel offers faculty ideas that can be incorporated in, or modified to align with, faculty’s existing teaching methods. She covers topics such as creating a positive and inclusive course climate, fostering a community of learners, increasing engagement and students’ interactions, activating connections with culturally relevant material, reinforcing self-efficacy with growth mindset and mental toughness techniques, improving lectures by building in meaningful educational activities, designing reading and writing assignments for stimulating deep learning and critical thinking, and making grade and assessment choices that can promote learning.

Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students Grades 2 6

Author : Ruth Swinney
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Create unit plans that will empower your EL students Award-winning teacher Ruth Swinney and Harvard graduate Patricia Velasco focus on the careful planning needed to develop the academic language of all students. For English learners especially, it is critically important to integrate language development with content. What makes this book unlike any other is the detailed guidance it provides in: Encouraging verbal expression in the classroom Planning units that link language with content Using shared reading and writing, read alouds, and conversation