Noah Chases the Wind

Author: Michelle Worthington

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605543578

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Noah knew he was different. He could see things that others couldn't, like the patterns in the dust that floated down on sunbeams. Noah is different. He sees, hears, feels, and thinks in ways that other people don't always understand, and he asks a lot of questions along the way. Noah loves science, especially the weather. His books usually provide him with the answers he needs, until one day, there's one question they don't answer—and that is where Noah's windy adventure begins. Filled with rich, sweeping illustrations, this picture book celebrates the inquisitive nature of all children, including those on the autism spectrum, who cannot stop asking a question until an answer has been unearthed. The book contains a page of information for parents, caregivers, and educators about the importance of helping children feel good about their differences and know that being different is okay. Michelle Worthington was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and has lived there all her life. She is much-published author in Australia. Joseph Cowman lives and paints in the hills and valleys of suburban Idaho. He is a long-standing member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators. He is the illustrator of six other Redleaf Lane books, including most recently, The Amazing Erik and Rita and the Firefighters.

Seeing the Spectrum

Teaching English Language Arts to Adolescents with Autism

Author: Robert Rozema

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807777293

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 5208

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 arts teachers, Robert Rozema offers practical, evidenced-based strategies for teaching literature, informational texts, writing, and communication to students on the spectrum. These strategies are appropriate for inclusive classrooms with both neurotypical students and students with autism. The final chapter includes a complete unit plan on Of Mice and Men, illustrating how curriculum focused on commonly taught literary works can be reimagined to accommodate the needs and draw on the strengths of students on the spectrum. “I appreciate this book. I appreciate the gift Robert Rozema has given me. My thinking and teaching will now be more diverse, more consciously competent, more compassionate, and therefore more vital.” —From the Foreword by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, distinguished professor of English Education, Boise State University, and author of “You Gotta BE the Book” “Seeing the Spectrum examines real young people and daily classroom interactions to help teachers better understand the mental and emotional processing of their autistic spectrum students and devise assignments to scaffold their success. Rozema knows what matters in English: reading literature, developing empathy, understanding complex ideas and interpersonal relationships, writing to express complicated ideas. The diverse tools, strategies, and ideas he describes foster inclusiveness, compassion, and success for all students.” —Allen Webb, professor of English, Western Michigan University

Some Assembly Required

A Guide to Savvy Parenting

Author: Richard Lazaroff MD

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 1489715339

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 8625

The parenting journey can be a life-changing experience, and when going somewhere new, guidelines are often helpful. In Some Assembly Required, author Dr. Richard Lazaroff offers a pediatricians advice for parents attempting to raise successful and emotionally healthy children by making intentional choices starting in infancy and continuing through adolescence. A reflection of Dr. Lazaroffs personal experiences and opinions from his thirty-five years working as a pediatrician, Some Assembly Required offers savvy and specific parenting advice on topics not always discussed in books. Most topic sections begin with actual patient encounters or stories about the authors own children to better illustrate the points under discussion. Lazaroffs goal is for parents to understand themselves and be intentional in their parenting choices. With a list of online and print resources included, Dr. Lazaroff shares his personal and professional experiences and lessons learned with humor, guidance, and wisdom about what often lies just beneath the everyday challenges of parenthood.

K is for Kindergarten

Author: Erin Dealey

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1534103120

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7303

Here comes kindergarten! Whether your little reader is gearing up for the first day or making her way through the school year, K is for Kindergarten will help guide them with silly rhymes and fun activities from A to Z.

Understanding Autism: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Author: Onita Nakra

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1644295962

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 342

View: 4712

Understanding Autism: A Guide for Parents and Teachers emerged out of Dr. Onita Nakra’s practical experience working with children with autism, and their families. She believes that accurate and early diagnosis of autism is essential as it enables the family to begin their journey with intentional, purposeful understanding. The label of autism upholds the child’s unique ability. The book thoroughly examines the many defining characteristics of autism using case studies and exemplars from Onita’s professional practice. The book also discusses research-based interventions useful for the child’s learning. Onita’s personal belief reflects throughout the book – each child with autism shines in their own light, reflecting amazing facets of humanity. Understanding Autism: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is Onita Nakra’s second book. Her first book titled, Children and Learning Difficulty is now in its second edition.

A Full and Correct Report of the Trial of Sir Home Popham

Including the Whole of the Discussions which Took Place Between that Officer and Mr. Jervis, the Counsel for the Admiralty ... and Also the Observations of the Several Members of the Court. Together with a Preface, Containing a Further Vindication of Sir Home Popham ... and an Appendix, in which are Several Important Documents ... and ... an Interesting Letter from Lord Grenville to Sir Home Popham

Author: Sir Home Riggs Popham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Page: 224

View: 7076


Noah Webster's First Edition of an American Dictionary of the English Language

Author: Noah Webster,Foundation for American Christian Education

Publisher: Foundation for Amer Christian


Category: Reference

Page: 1527

View: 4082

The Webster's 1828 Dictionary is a unique and essential tool for educating Christians; It has the greatest number of Biblical definitions of any reference; Roots are traced in 26 languages; Usage examples come from classical literature and the Bible; This dictionary becomes not only a tool for defining words Biblically, it becomes a way of thinking that forms your worldview; It will equip you for Christian leadership, strengthen your vocabulary, give you an edge in communicating your view and become your foundation for thinking and reasoning Biblically. This tool can be the turning point for you to be more effective in communicating Christian principles used in government, economics, and marketing or for your student to clearly understand how the Bible has influenced every area of life.