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B 94670B 94670 21st Century Coach: 21st Century Skills in 21-Minute Lessons
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 88 Copyright: 2011

Improving Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration. Contains 36 lessons designed to help students develop skills in creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, and communications and collaboration, and includes lesson-specific graphic organizers, and activities. For grades 6-12.
21st Century Coach: 21st Century Skills in 21-Minute Lessons T  
B 94672B 94672 21st Century Coach: 21st Century Skills in 21-Minute Lessons: Succeeding in the Workplace and in Life
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 88 Copyright: 2011

Contains 36 lessons designed to help students develop life, career, and people skills. Includes lessons specific graphic organizers, and activities. For grades 6-12.
21st Century Coach: 21st Century Skills in 21-Minute Lessons: Succeeding in T  
B 94671B 94671 21st Century Coach: 21st Century Skills in 21-Minute Lessons: Using Technology, Information, and Media
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 88 Copyright: 2011

Contains 36 lessons designed to help students develop skills in information literacy, media literacy, and ICT, or information, communication, technology literacy, and includes lesson-specific graphic organizers, and activities. From the series The 21st Century Coach. For grades 6-12.
21st Century Coach: 21st Century Skills in 21-Minute Lessons: Using Technol T  
DVD 2685DVD 2685 21st Century Skills/Twenty First Century Skills: Promoting Creativity and Innovation in the Classroom
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2009

Video fieldtrip to classrooms to show real-world strategies for classroom curriculum and instruction. Draws from what innovative companies do to promote creativity and innovation in the workplace, and shows how these practices can be implemented in the classroom. Identifies five conditions found in highly successful classrooms and organizations. Includes a PowerPoint presentation, self-reflection questionnaire, and suggestions for professional development activities.
21st Century Skills/Twenty First Century Skills: Promoting Creativity and I T  
B 94820B 94820 25 Real Life Math Investigations That Will Astound Teachers and Students
Grade Lvl: T Author: Zaccaro, Edward
Length: 394 Copyright: 2007

Complete title: 25 Real Life Math Investigations That Will Astound Teachers and Students. Presents twenty-five math investigations designed to help students understand the everyday applications of various mathematical concepts and theories.
25 Real Life Math Investigations That Will Astound Teachers and Students T  
KM 8615KM 8615 ABLLS-R
Grade Lvl: T Author: Partington, James
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Revised version of The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills is an assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system for children with language delays. Provides instructions for scoring the protocol and for completing the skills tracking grids for an individual student. Provides strategies to assist parents, educators and other professionals to use the information from the assessment to develop an IEP. Protocol contains assessments for Basic Learner Skills, Academic Skills, Self-Help Skills, and Motor Skills Provides information about a child's existing skills and the conditions under which the child uses these skills. Identifies weaknesses that prevent the child from learning new skills. Contents: ABLLS-R guide and protocol. Circulation restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
ABLLS-R T  
B 91929B 91929 Activities That Teach
Grade Lvl: T Author: Jackson, Tom
Length: 234 Copyright: 1993

Collection of 60 Active Learning lesson plans. Approach promotes cooperation, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and experiential learning. Topics: alcohol, tobacco, communication, self-esteem, values, drugs, goal setting, peer pressure, cliques, advertising, and stress.
Activities That Teach T  
B 96856B 96856 Activity Schedules for Children With Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior
Grade Lvl: T Author: McClannahan, Lynn E / Krantz, Patricia J
Length: 140 Copyright: 2010

Second Edition shows parents and service providers how to use this teaching tool to help children and adults successfully engage in self-directed and purposeful activities. Activity schedules are a set of pictures or words that cue a child to follow a sequence of steps. Based on ABA methods, learners are taught using a system of graduated guidance--physical prompts systematically faded as performance increases. Once the individual has mastered their use, he or she can independently follow a schedule to engage in activities at home, at school, and during leisure time. For example, activity schedules can cue an individual to prepare food with minimal assistance, interact with classmates, and complete a puzzle.
Activity Schedules for Children With Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior T  
B 94566B 94566 ADD Success Stories
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hartmann, Thom
Length: 238 Copyright: 1995

Subtitle: A Guide to Fulfillment for Families with Attention DeficitDisorder: Maps, Guidebooks, and Travelogues for Hunters in This Farmer's World.
ADD Success Stories T  
KM 11125KM 11125 AGS Everyday Life Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Textbook program is designed to assist older students (below grade level) in making the transition to life after high school. Content complies with IDEA by covering required transition areas. Each of the 13 chapters opens with a self-assessment checklist for students to use to assess their knowledge. Each vocabulary word is defined in a special box on the page where it first appears to help students with limited vocabulary skills. Chapters: A Healthy Lifestyle; Household Smarts; A Safe Lifestyle; Nutrition and Fitness; Emotional Health and Self-Advocacy; Financial Responsibilities; Accessing Computer Technology; Social Awareness; Express Yourself; Career Planning; The Employment Setting; The Educational Setting; and Other Areas of Transition. Contents: teacher's edition, student textbook, workbook, and pocket guide. Two-week loan period.
AGS Everyday Life Skills T  
KM 11081KM 11081 AGS Practical English Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1997

Each worktext in the Practical English Skills Series contains 96 pages of examples, practice, review, and a final test. The answer key covers the three-book series. Contents: answer key and three worktexts: Everyday Writing; Filling Out Forms; and Writing Letters. Two-week loan period.
AGS Practical English Skills T  
B 96339B 96339 As A Gentleman Would Say: Responses to Life's Important (and Sometimes Awkward) Situations
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Bridges, John / Curtis, Bryan
Length: 177 Copyright: 2001

Offers practical suggestions to help people deal with potentially awkward social situations and help them know how to say the right thing at all times. Lists three or four examples of what not to say in a variety of situations, followed by what a gentleman would say. Etiquette. Conversation. A Gentlemanners book.
As A Gentleman Would Say: Responses to Life's Important (and Sometimes Awkw ST  
B 94547B 94547 Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum
Grade Lvl: ST Author:
Length: 196 Copyright: 2004

Designed to help people with Autism/ASD effectively advocate for themselves in their pursuit of independent, productive,and fulfilling lives. Six individuals on the autism spectrum share advice on "how-to" and "what to say to other people". Chapters: 1: Communicating Through Advocacy and Self-Disclosure: Four Ways to Connect by Ruth Elaine Joyner Hane. 2: Help Me Help Myself: Teachingand Learning by Kassiane Sibley. 3: Using the IEP to Build Skills inSelf-Advocacy and Disclosure by Stephen M. Shore. 4: Being Your Own Case Manager by Roger N. Meyer. 5: Building Alliances: Community Identity and the Role of Allies in Autistic Self-Advocacy by Phil Schwarz. 6: Disclosure and Self-Advocacy: An Open Door Policy by Liane Holliday Willey.
Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectru ST  
B 96881B 96881 Asperger Marriage
Grade Lvl: T Author: Slater-Walker, Gisela / Slater-Walker, Christopher
Length: 160 Copyright: 2002

Book is a joint venture between a married couple. They have each written frankly of their own perceptions of their marriage and reflect with sensitivity on the impact which Asperger's syndrome has had on their 12 years of living together. This is an open and honest account of a long and still unfinished process of learning to live with a disability that some regard as incompatible with marriage. It is a story whose wider implications will be of interest to anyone who has encountered autism spectrum conditions.
Asperger Marriage T  
B 96232B 96232 Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual--What You, Your Parents and Your Teachers Need to Know: An Interactive Guide and Workbook
Grade Lvl: T Author: Korin, Ellen S. Heller
Length: 59 Copyright: 2006

Interactive workbook designed for young people grades 5 through 8 for use with guidance from a helping teacher or parent. Written for adolescents, this book describes what Asperger Syndrome is and how it can affect daily life. With the help of an adult, the child completes a series of exercises related to learning style, sensory issues, emotions, relationships, and more, culminating in a written plan for each major area of his life.
Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual--What You, Your Parents and Your Teach T  
B 96307B 96307 Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Asperger's Syndrome
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Kraus, J. D.
Length: 214 Copyright: 2010

The author, a young man with Asperger's syndrome, offers advice to teens who have been diagnosed with Asperger's on how to negotiate the academic and social challenges of middle and high school. Some topics are organization, transitioning, sensitive senses, awkwardness, stress, driving a car, bullying, socializing, dating, obsessions & creativity. IL 7-T.
Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, JST  
B 95375B 95375 Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Guide to Evaluating Mastery and Authentic Learning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Greenstein, Laura
Length: 243 Copyright: 2012

Explains how teachers can teach and assess twenty-first century skills using authentic learning experience and varied assessment strategies and provides practical ideas for measuring thinking skills, actions, and living skills. CBE/SBG.
Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Guide to Evaluating Mastery and Authentic T  
B 99457B 99457 Assessing Employability Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 1997

Defines employability skills and describes tests and/or assessment systems that are available for measuring employability skills.
Assessing Employability Skills T  
KM 12659KM 12659 Attainment's Curriculum at a Glance
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2016

Kit contains 2 books, each with a disc that contains a printable PDF file of the book. Titles: 1. Attainment's Curriculum at a Glance Age 11 to Adult: Samples of Math, Science, ELA, and Life Skills Lessons for Special Education, and 2. Attainment's Curriculum at a Glance Pre-K to Age 10: Samples of Math, Science, ELA, and Life Skills Lessons for Special Education.
Attainment's Curriculum at a Glance T  
B 95072B 95072 Attainment's Life Skill Lesson: 650 Ready-to-Use Transition Activities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Glisan, Ellen McPeek
Length: 248 Copyright: 2008

Collection of guided lesson plans to support transition students with mild to moderate disabilities. Each of the activities takes only five minutes to complete. Five categories of lessons align with the general curriculum: Math, Social Studies, Science/Health, Expressive Literacy, and Receptive Literacy.
Attainment's Life Skill Lesson: 650 Ready-to-Use Transition Activities T  
B 91996B 91996 Autism & PDD Primary Social Skills: Community
Grade Lvl: T Author: Reese, Pam
Length: 62 Copyright: 1999

Social Skills Lessons (Social Stories) include both instructional and behavioral lessons for children ages 3-8. The instructional lessons are to used as part of a social skills curriculum with small groups or individuals. The behavioral lessons target specific problems that need to be stopped and are best used with an individual child. Community lessons are designed to be used when planning community field trips. Lessons are divided into Community, Social Activities, Transportation, and Safety. Authors are Pam Britton Reese and Nena C. Challenner.
Autism & PDD Primary Social Skills: Community T  
B 91995B 91995 Autism & PDD Primary Social Skills: Getting Along
Grade Lvl: T Author: Reese, Pam
Length: 62 Copyright: 1999

Social Skills Lessons (Social Stories) for ages 3-8. Includes two types of lessons: instructional and behavioral. The instructional lessons are to be used as part of a social skills curriculum with small groups or individuals. The behavioral lessons target specific problems that need to be corrected and are best used with an individual child. Getting Along lessons are divided into Social Interactions; Eating, and My Body. Authors are Pam Britton Reese and Nena C. Challenner.
Autism & PDD Primary Social Skills: Getting Along T  
B 91998B 91998 Autism & PDD Primary Social SKills: Home
Grade Lvl: T Author: Reese, Pam
Length: 62 Copyright: 1999

Social Skills Lessons (Social Stories) include both instructional and behavioral lessons for children ages 3-8. The instructional lessons are to be used as part of a social skills curriculum with small groups or individuals. The behavioral lessons target specific problems that need to be corrected and are best used with an individual child. Home lessons are divided into Daily Routines; Self-Care; Appliances/Safety; Family Relations; and Special Occasions. Authors are Pam Britton Reese and Nena C. Challenner.
Autism & PDD Primary Social SKills: Home T  
B 91997B 91997 Autism & PDD Primary Social Skills: School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Reese, Pam
Length: 62 Copyright: 1999

Social Skills Lessons (Social Stories) include both instructional and behavioral lessons for children ages 3-8. The instructional lessons are to be used as part of a social skills curriculum with small groups or individuals. The behavioral lessons target specific problems that need to be corrected and are best used with an individual child. School lessons are divided into Routine Activities, Extra-Curricular Activities, Social Skills, Special Days, and Self-Care. Authors are Pam Britton Reese and Nena C. Challenner.
Autism & PDD Primary Social Skills: School T  
B 95732B 95732 Autism & the Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wehman, Paul / Smith, Marcia Datlow
Length: 285 Copyright: 2009

Describes strategies to transition students with autism from the classroom environment into adulthood, and discusses how to access individual skills and goals, the importance of positive behavior support, college preparation, employment strategies, benefits planning, and other topics.
Autism & the Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom T  
B 96169B 96169 Autism Life Skills: From Communication and Safety to Self-Esteem and More - 10 Essential AbilitiesEvery Child Needs and Deserves to Learn
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sicile-Kira, Chantal
Length: 198 Copyright: 2008

Provides advice and information on ten life skills which are important for people on the autism spectrum, covering making sense of the world, communication, safety, self-esteem, pursuing interests, self-regulation, independence, social relationships, self-advocacy, and earning a living, and including related personal anecdotes.
Autism Life Skills: From Communication and Safety to Self-Esteem and More - T  
B 96890B 96890 Autistics' Guide to Dating: A Book by Autistics, for Autistics and Those Who Love Them or Who Are in Love with Them
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ramey, Emilia Murry / Ramey, Jody John
Length: 125 Copyright: 2008

Offers those on the autism spectrum tips and advice to help them master the communication and social perception skills needed to date and overcome the social skill deficits and sensory issues that may negatively impact a relationship.
Autistics' Guide to Dating: A Book by Autistics, for Autistics and Those Wh T  
B 112281B 112281 Banking Basics
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Fischer, James
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

An introduction to banking and personal finances, explaining how banks work and the importance of having an account, describing the history of banking in the United States, and discussing credit ratings, the FDIC, and other related topics. From the series Junior Library of Money. IL 6-10.
Banking Basics IJST  
B 99737B 99737 Behavior Smart!: Ready-to-Use Activities For Building Personal and Social Skills For Grades K-4
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ballare, Antonia
Length: 215 Copyright: 1994

Collection of activities and step-by-step techniques for developing 40 specific social skills in children, as well as over 130 reproducible activity sheets.
Behavior Smart!: Ready-to-Use Activities For Building Personal and Social S T  
B 97209B 97209 Behavior: The Forgotten Curriculum -- An RTI Approach for Nurturing Essential Life Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author: Weber, Chris
Length: 186 Copyright: 2018

To fully prepare students for college, careers, and life, it is essential for educators to nurture students' behavioral skills along with their academic skills. With Behavior: The Forgotten Curriculum, you will learn how to employ the most effective behavioral and social skills activities for your particular class and form unique relationships with each and every learner. Through this personalized classroom behavior-management approach, you can anticipate potential problem areas and confidently respond to students in need of intensive and differentiated supports. Use behavior-management strategies based on response to intervention to: Understand the importance of communicating the why of behavioral learning to students. Identify and define the behavioral skills that will most benefit your students. Model and teach behavioral skills simultaneously with academic skills. Learn how and when to employ behavioral system supports across all three RTI tiers (MTSS). Implement formative assessment and other tools for measuring behavioral-skill development and success. Hear from educators who have successfully applied behavioral-skill teaching in their classroom-management strategies.
Behavior: The Forgotten Curriculum -- An RTI Approach for Nurturing Essenti T  
B 93271B 93271 Being Your Best: Character Building for Kids 7-10
Grade Lvl: T Author: Lewis, Barbara
Length: 165 Copyright: 2000

Text, anecdotes, and activities introduce and discuss how to build important character traits, such as caring, citizenship, cooperation, courage, fairness, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Being Your Best: Character Building for Kids 7-10 T  
B 97196B 97196 Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Whole-Staff Approach
Grade Lvl: T Author: Romero, Victoria E / Robertson, Ricky
Length: 248 Copyright: 2018

Learn how to integrate trauma-informed strategies into daily instructional practice through expanded focus on the different experiences and unique challenges of students impacted by adverse childhood experience (ACE)s in urban, suburban, and rural schools, including suicidal tendencies, cyberbullying, and drugs; behavior as a form of communication and how to explicitly teach new behaviors; how to mitigate trauma and build innate resilience through a read reflect, and respond model.
Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences: T  
B 95824B 95824 Career Training and Personal Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Practical Resource for Schools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Lundine, Vicki / Smith, Catherine
Length: 192 Copyright: 2006

A guide to helping a student with autism spectrum disorder plan for a career and transition from school to employment that discusses community work placement, the role of parents, self-awareness, life skills, decision making, goal setting, problem solving, occupational searches, portfolios, and other related topics.
Career Training and Personal Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Dis T  
B 93272B 93272 Caring and Capable Kids: An Activity Guide for Teaching Kindness, Tolerance, Self-Control and Responsibility
Grade Lvl: T Author: Williams, Linda
Length: 202 Copyright: 1996

Designed to help children develop empathy, compassion, and assertiveness; deal effectively with anger; serve others; resist negative peer pressure; and exercise sound judgement and self-discipline when confronted with tough decisions. The developmental units include a theme story, student handout, several sharing circles, and 4-6 activities.
Caring and Capable Kids: An Activity Guide for Teaching Kindness, Tolerance T  
B 95908B 95908 Caring Kids: Social Skills & Character Education Lessons for Grades 1-3
Grade Lvl: T Author: Koenig, Tammy / Meyer, Bev
Length: 321 Copyright: 1999

Emphasizes the importance of teaching social-emotional skills to all children. Curriculum for primary children includes role-play, projects, and fun activities with an emphasis on doing, experiencing, and becoming involved. Lessons are divided into seven units: Getting to Know Caring Kids; Using Body Basics; Listening; Following Directions; Dealing with Feelings; Working & Playing Together; Being Part of a Community.
Caring Kids: Social Skills & Character Education Lessons for Grades 1-3 T  
B 92136B 92136 Character Building Activities for Kids: Ready-To-Use Character Education Lessons and Activities for the Elementary Grades
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mannix, Darlene
Length: 385 Copyright: 2002

Lessons with reproducible activities one can use to help young people develop healthy behaviors and attitudes toward themselves and others. Organized into three sections that focus on respect for self, respect for others, and a positive outlook on life, each lesson included 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. Some topics are honesty, promise-keeping, responsibility, generosity, compassion, understanding another's point of view, loyalty, fairness, sense of humor, initiative. Reproducible pages.
Character Building Activities for Kids: Ready-To-Use Character Education Le T  
B 92186B 92186 Character Building Classroom Guidance
Grade Lvl: T Author: Martenz, Arden
Length: 175 Copyright: 2001

Lessons feature activities and discussions that will help students in grades 4-8 better understand the meaning of 10 character traits and the personal use of each of the traits in their daily lives. Each of the 10 units has 4 sessions. Units are relationships; self-discipline; honesty; citizenship; responsibility; respect; leadership; fairness; trustworthiness; and caring
Character Building Classroom Guidance T  
B 99950B 99950 Character Counts: Making the Right Moves
Grade Lvl: T Author: Duran, Maureen
Length: 248 Copyright: 1997

Manual teaches character traits, discusses lifestyle issues, emphasizes refusal skills, and has numerous activities based on consequences.
Character Counts: Making the Right Moves T  
B 96287B 96287 Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dawson, Peg / Guare, Richard
Length: 240 Copyright: 2012

Presents an evidence-based coaching model for helping students with deficits in executive skills, including time and task management, planning, organization, impulse control, and emotional regulation. Provides guidelines for incorporating coaching into a response-to-intervention framework, identifying students who can benefit, conducting each session, and monitoring progress. Special topics include how to implement a classwide peer coaching program. More than three dozen reproducible assessment tools, forms, and handouts are featured. Executive ability.
Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits T  
B 95233B 95233 College, Careers, Citizenship, April 2012
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2012

Education Leadership, April 2012 (Volume 69, Number 7) Articles in this issue describe how high schools are helping students set and achieve high college, career, and citizenship goals. Some authors call for rebuilding civics education. Emphasizes the need for schools to be accountable for more than student proficiency and graduation. Shares ideas for how best to prepare students for success after high school-- career & college readiness.
College, Careers, Citizenship, April 2012 T  
KM 12702KM 12702 Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bowen, Will
Length: 284 Copyright: 2013

In this book, Will Bowen describes his program for becoming complaint free, explaining how the simple act of being mindful of complaining, criticizing, and gossiping can help people kick the habit of negativity, and sharing stories from men and women whose lives have improved because of their new attitudes. Kit also contains a DVD, A Complaint Free Revolution (1 hr. 6 min.)
Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life Y T  
DVD 2913DVD 2913 Confident and in Control
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 27 Copyright: 2008

DVD from the series Fitting In and Having Fun, Vol. 3 features real life social situations reenacted by children. Highlights what can be done differently to improve social exchanges. Provides 5 classroom lessons to reinforce skills learned during the DVD. Social situations reviewed: 1.Accidents 2.Being flexible 3.Waiting $. Mixed Messages 5. Resolving Disagreements 6. Asking for Help 7. Joining The Group 8. Controlling Excitement 9. Filtering Comments 10. Common Courtesy 11. Taking Responsibility. Video is geared toward mainstreamed elementary school-aged children.
Confident and in Control T  
B 91356B 91356 Connecting With Others (Grades 3-5)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Richardson, Rita
Length: 321 Copyright: 1996

Subtitle: Lessons For Teaching Social and Emotional Competence. Skills areas: concept of self and others; socialization; problem solving and conflict; resolution; communication; sharing; empathy and caring.
Connecting With Others (Grades 3-5) T  
B 91357B 91357 Connecting With Others (Grades 6-8)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Richardson, Rita
Length: 393 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: Lessons For Teaching Social and Emotional Competence. Skill areas: awareness of self and others; communication; responsibility; self-advocacy and assertiveness; conflict resolution; cooperation and collaboration; love and caring; time management and organization.
Connecting With Others (Grades 6-8) T  
B 91355B 91355 Connecting With Others (Grades K-2)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Richardson, Rita
Length: 321 Copyright: 1996

Subtitle: Lessons For Teaching Social and Emotional Competence. Skill areas: concept of self and others; socialization; problem solving and conflict resolution; communication; sharing; empathy and caring.
Connecting With Others (Grades K-2) T  
B 99880B 99880 Cooperative Learning Structures for Teambuilding
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kagan, Laurie
Length: 178 Copyright: 1997

Over 100 teambuilding activities to promote a positive class and team atmosphere. All grades. Reproducible pages.
Cooperative Learning Structures for Teambuilding T  
B 112728B 112728 Cost of Living
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Thompson, Helen
Length: 63 Copyright: 2011

An introduction to cost of living that provides information and answers related questions, covering costs associated with eating, wearing clothes, having fun, and other aspects of life; inflation; the consumer price index; and more. From the series Junior Library Of Money. IL 6-10.
Cost of Living IJST  
B 93350B 93350 Creating Positive Support Groups for At-Risk Children: Ten Complete Curriculums for the Most Common Problems Among Elementary Students, Grades 1-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dennison, Susan
Length: 433 Copyright: 1997

Curriculum guide has over 125 interventions that are therapeutically sequenced for ten different support group problems. Includes social skills enhancement, self-esteem building, children of family life changes, children of substance abusers, anger/conflict resolution, traumatized children, stress management, learning performance, and school motivation/attitude enhancement support groups. Specific guidelines are provided for the set-up, goal development, sequencing of themes and actual intervention ideas.
Creating Positive Support Groups for At-Risk Children: Ten Complete Curricu T  
B 97201B 97201 Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts
Grade Lvl: T Author: Brown, Brene
Length: 320 Copyright: 2018

Explores how to cultivate and encourage brave and courageous leaders in different types of organizations. Includes research, examples, and stories to help Fortune 50 companies, startups, family-owned businesses, and nonprofits find and keep courageous leaders who are able to make the tough decisions organizations face on a daily basis.
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts T  
B 94052B 94052 Debt Information for Teens, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: ST Author:
Length: 364 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Tips for a Successful Financial Life Including Facts about Money, Interest Rates, Loans, Credit Cards, Finance Charges, Predatory Lending Practices, Preventing and Resolving Debt-Related Problems, and More. Provides information for teens about obtaining and using credit, managing debt, and avoiding predatory lending. 21st century skills. From the Teen Finance series.
Debt Information for Teens, 2nd Edition ST  
B 95320B 95320 Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Freedman, Sarita
Length: 224 Copyright: 2010

Describes the unique needs that ASD students entering further or higher education are likely to have. The author identifies the key skill-sets they will need to develop in order to be successful in college and in life, and shows how they can be helped to develop these. She outlines the skills required for success in further and higher education in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of individuals with ASDs, and explains how those weaknesses can be ameliorated to enable success at college. Describing the unique accommodations and support that students with ASD will need, and the skills for which they will need particular help, she provides effective intervention strategies that can be implemented throughout the period leading up to college entrance.
Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome T  
B 95982B 95982 Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons With Autism : A Practical Approach for Home, School and CommunityDeveloping Leisure Time Skills for Persons With Autism: A Practical Approach for Home, School and Community
Grade Lvl: T Author: Coyne, Phyllis / Nybery, Colleen
Length: 228 Copyright: 1999

For many children on the autism spectrum, free time is a painfully unstructured part of the day defined by anxiety and fear. This book provides structured strategies to help adults introduce meaningful activities to ASD children, which they can practice at school or at home. The first half of the book provides forms and charts that will help adults assess the child's sensory needs, select age-appropriate activities, and then determine level of interest in specific activities. The second half provides numerous ""Activity Cards"" for going to the park, playing games, listening to music, and more.
Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons With Autism : A Practical Approa T  
B 94700B 94700 Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
Grade Lvl: T Author: Grandin, Temple / Duffy, Kate
Length: 185 Copyright: 2008

Examines career opportunities for men and women with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism, providing information on job responsibilities, training requirements, difficulty level, and necessary social and communication skills.
Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High T  
KM 11122KM 11122 Discover Life Skills Handbook
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Handbook contains ten life skill lessons (each with an activity) for middle school students. Lesson starts with a story or example of someone using or not using the skill. Describes what the skill is, identifies when the skill is useful, and the ways to use the skills. Lessons: Goal Setting; Asking for Help; Assertiveness; Problem Solving; Relationship Skills; Risk Management; Self Esteem; Listening. Contents: teacher's edition and student worktext edition (RL 3-4). Two-week loan period.
Discover Life Skills Handbook T  
B 91138B 91138 Doing the Right Thing: Ethics in the Workplace
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Bly, Robert
Length: 114 Copyright: 1999

Offers guidelines for ethical decision making in a variety of situations when dealing with bosses, subordinates, coworkers, colleagues, customers, and vendors.
Doing the Right Thing: Ethics in the Workplace ST  
B 94787B 94787 Down Syndrome Transition Handbook
Grade Lvl: T Author: Simons, Jo Ann
Length: 289 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: Charting Your Child's Course to Adulthood. Covers: Overview of the transition process; Postsecondary options; Residential options; Financial issues; Legal issues and guardianship; High school, IEPs, and transition goals; Training and employment; Transportation; Health care; and Family and community.
Down Syndrome Transition Handbook T  
B 112729B 112729 Earning Money: Jobs
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Fischer, James
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

An introduction to earning money that provides information and answers questions about work, discussing interviewing, paperwork, paychecks, time management, harassment, and other related topics. From the series Junior Library Of Money. IL 6-10.
Earning Money: Jobs IJST  
B 96074B 96074 Everyday Reading: Graphs, Charts, and Forms
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 2004

Worktext for grades 6-12 is written at a lower reading level. Covers: bar graphs; pie charts; sports statistics; information maps; size charts; telephone bills; utility bills; forms; information charts; information tables; comparison charts; and stock market reports
Everyday Reading: Graphs, Charts, and Forms T  
B 96080B 96080 Everyday Reading: Information Tools
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 2004

Worktext for grades 6-12 is written at a lower reading level. Covers: bus schedules; telephone books; recipes; dictionaries; indexes; tables of contents; movie schedules; packing slips; bank statements; TV schedules; road maps; and product instructions.
Everyday Reading: Information Tools T  
B 96081B 96081 Everyday Reading: Newspaper Awareness
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 2004

Worktext for grades 6-12 is written for lower level readers. Covers: comics and political cartoons; headlines; retail ads; want ads; help-wanted ads; weather forecasts; advice columns; letters-to-the-editor; editorials; sports articles; front page articles; and news summaries.
Everyday Reading: Newspaper Awareness T  
B 96082B 96082 Everyday Reading: Personal Commitments
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 128 Copyright: 2004

Worktext for grades 6-12 is written for lower level readers. Covers: invoices; organizational rules; equipment rental agreements; medical bills; government forms; credit card policies; leases; membership contracts; vehicle rental agreements; banking agreements; household service agreements; and technology service contracts.
Everyday Reading: Personal Commitments T  
B 96315B 96315 Everyday Solutions: A Practical Guide for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Grade Lvl: T Author: Small, Mindy / Kontente, Lisa
Length: 111 Copyright: 2003

Offers parents and other caregivers practical and effective approaches to solving the many puzzles of daily living with a child with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) - from dressing, toileting, and eating, to going to the playground, visiting the dentist, getting used to a new baby, and many more.
Everyday Solutions: A Practical Guide for Families of Children with Autism T  
B 96631B 96631 Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, and Scattered Teens
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hansen, Sharon A
Length: 144 Copyright: 2013

A workbook with strategies and activities designed to help teens who suffer from executive functioning disorder (EFD), or the inability to complete tasks on time and stay organized. Book is designed to provide teens with the skills needed to get organized, retain information, communicate effectively, and perform well in school and in everyday life. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the book offers activities that will help teens better understand their disorder and cope with it effectively.
Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens: Help for Unprepared, Late, and Sc T  
B 96575B 96575 Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dawson, Peg / Guare, Richard
Length: 224 Copyright: 2010

Provides empirically based, practical guidelines for assessment and treatment; and includes reproducible assessment tools, checklists, and planning sheets. The book explains how these critical cognitive processes develop and why they play such a key role in children's behavior and school performance. Provided are many practical tools to promote executive skill development by implementing environmental modifications, individualized instruction, coaching, and whole-class interventions. Includes more than two dozen reproducible assessment tools, checklists, and planning sheets. Executive ability. Self-management (Psychology).
Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessme T  
B 96920B 96920 Fierce Conversations
Grade Lvl: T Author: Scott, Susan
Length: 356 Copyright: 2017

Subtitle: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time. Presents a guide to achieving success through open communication, and provides step-by-step information on overcoming barriers to meaningful communication, expanding conversations with friends and family, increasing clarity, and handling emotions.
Fierce Conversations T  
B 95906B 95906 File Factor: Filing Away Disappointment
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dana, Terese / Meisel, Bradford
Length: 56 Copyright: 2005

Gives children an innovative way to work through and release their disappointment through guided categorization. This visual support strategy prompts children to organize information into conceptual groupings to help them understand the reason behind the emotions they are feeling. It provides a structure to analyze the root of their disappointment, file it away, review the situation with an adult, and focus on the positive by identifying situations that worked out as they had hoped. Many children with emotional and behavioral difficulties need strategies to help them learn how to regulate their responses when faced with disappointment. Helping children regulate their emotions is an important goal. Children who can't bounce back from disappointment tend to externalize blame and can become vulnerable to rage and depression. Parents, teachers and therapists can incorporate this tool to help children in elementary and middle school deal with everyday disappointments. The File Factor has been used to help improve the coping skills of children diagnosed with high functioning autism, aspergers, PDD, NLD and ADD as well as children who are easily frustrated, depressed, anxious, shut down, externalize blame or have developed a sense of being a victim. Contents of daily logbook: Have to Wait; Luck of the Draw; Majority Rules; Mess-Ups; Not Available; Other People's Decisions; Rules Rule; Safety First; Time's Up: Up to parents; Just as I Had Hoped or Better.
File Factor: Filing Away Disappointment T  
B 111473B 111473 Finding a Job
Grade Lvl: ST Author:
Length: 213 Copyright: 2010

Provides the tools, resources, and information needed to find a goodjob, with information on researching options, networking, writing cover letters and resumes, and the interview process. From the series Career Skills Library.
Finding a Job ST  
B 96168B 96168 Finding and Keeping a Job
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 532 Copyright: 1999

Subtitle: A Course of Study for Secondary Students by JoyceAnn Munson Welsh, Speech/Language Pathologist; Linda Quinn, Work Experience Coordinator. Purpose of text is to define career goals, strengthen job-seeking skills and vocational communication skills, and to prepare students for transition into the adult world. Appropriate for any high school grade level. Some sections are useful for junior high or middle school students as well.
Finding and Keeping a Job T  
B 93269B 93269 First Honest Book About Lies
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Kincher, Jonni
Length: 170 Copyright: 1992

Readers learn how to discern the truth from lies through a series of activities, games, and experiments. Truthfulness and falsehood. Deception.
First Honest Book About Lies JST  
B 96766B 96766 Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hoerr, Thomas R
Length: 200 Copyright: 2017

The author argues that in order to thrive, students need to be proficient at other things besides academics. Hoerr maintains that students also need to develop attributes that are not measured on standardized tests. The "formative five" success skills students need include empathy, self-control, integrity, embracing diversity, and grit. 1.Empathy: learning to see the world through others' perspectives. 2.Self-control: cultivating the abilities to focus and delay self-gratification. 3.Integrity: recognizing right from wrong and practicing ethical behavior. 4.Embracing diversity: recognizing and appreciating human differences. 5.Grit: persevering in the face of challenge. Affective education. Moral education.
Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Stu T  
B 96567B 96567 Fostering Resilience in Young Children at Risk for Failure: Strategies for Grades K-3
Grade Lvl: T Author: Stormont, Melissa
Length: 210 Copyright: 2007

Argues that young children are resilient and that teachers can use that resilience to help children receive the social, emotional, and academic support they need and identify early risk factors in children who have not been diagnosed with a disability. Academic resilience. Children with social disabilities- Education. School failure- Prevention.
Fostering Resilience in Young Children at Risk for Failure: Strategies for T  
B 91720B 91720 Games to Enhance Social and Emotional Skills: Sixty-Six Games That Teach Children, Adolescents, and Adults Skills Crucial To Success In Life
Grade Lvl: T Author: Malouff, John
Length: 200 Copyright: 1998

Subtitle: Sixty-Six Games That Teach Children, Adolescents, and Adults Skills Crucial To Success In Life. Includes games that: teach how to identify and talk about emotions; foster self-confidence; foster a positive outlook; foster value clarification; goal setting; teach problem-solving; foster persistence; teach coping methods; and that enhance social skills. Therapeutic games.
Games to Enhance Social and Emotional Skills: Sixty-Six Games That Teach Ch T  
B 96780B 96780 Get A Job: Finding, Getting, and Keeping a Job
Grade Lvl: T Author: Carroll, Joan
Length: 96 Copyright: 2001

Workbook is designed to provide students with the basic information they will need in order to make good decisions relating to work and jobs. Provides the teacher with structure, activities, and resources that can be expanded or used as is with students. Reproducible pages.
Get A Job: Finding, Getting, and Keeping a Job T  
B 95900B 95900 Get Organized Without Losing It
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fox, Janet
Length: 105 Copyright: 2006

A collection of helpful tips for kids for becoming more organized at home and at school. From the series Laugh & Learn. Lexile 770 IL 5-8.
Get Organized Without Losing It T  
KM 11252KM 11252 Getting Along with People
Grade Lvl: T Author: Haugen, Jamie
Length: 0 Copyright: 1996

Program can be used with one person, a small group, or a classroom. Each short story is two pages and is written to be understood by individuals of varying reading comprehension levels. The readers (one for Home, School, and Work) contain 25 easy-to-read stories to help teach acceptable social skills to teens and young adults with developmental disabilities and learning differences. Workbook sheets show both common positive and negative responses to the situations portrayed. Includes black and white illustrations which serve as a visual teaching tool for people who can't read and for those with limited reading skills. Contents: three instruction guides/answer keys; three readers; and three workbooks. Two-week loan period.
Getting Along with People T  
B 93273B 93273 Getting Along: Activities for Teaching Cooperation, Responsibility and Respect
Grade Lvl: T Author: Schilling, Dianne
Length: 134 Copyright: 1993

Presents 65 activities designed to develop: an appreciation of individual differences; inclusion, cooperation, and interdependence among students; skills for cooperative problem solving and conflict management. Activities are grouped into seven topic areas: appreciating differences, communicating effectively, developing friendship skills, helping and being helped, including others, resolving, conflicts, and working together. Includes discussions, role plays, games, simulations, and worksheets.
Getting Along: Activities for Teaching Cooperation, Responsibility and Resp T  
B 95991B 95991 Going Out and About: A Community Based Educational Program
Grade Lvl: T Author: Daniels, Kari / Schaper, Connie
Length: 156 Copyright: 1998

Program has reproducible activities that take place out in the community. The worksheets included are designed to reinforce some of the skills that are practiced during the community trips. Uses communication boards. Activities relate to recreation, health, safety and independent living. Each chapter focuses on a specific establishment found in most communities: grocery store; department store; restaurant; gas station; post office; library; bowling alley; hotel; doctor's office/hospital; police/ fire department.
Going Out and About: A Community Based Educational Program T  
B 94478B 94478 Great Resume, Application, and Interview Skills
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Byers, Ann
Length: 64 Copyright: 2008

Provides practical guidance and tips for the job search process, covering search methods, resumes, applications, and interviewing, and includes an annotated list of further resources. Job hunting. From the series Work Readiness. Follett RL 5.4.
Great Resume, Application, and Interview Skills ST  
B 96658B 96658 GRIT to Go: Classroom-Ready Resources to Motivate Growth Mindsets
Grade Lvl: T Author: Grant, Jim / Grant, Caleb
Length: 166 Copyright: 2016

Grit is the determination to achieve long-term goals, often against difficult odds. The word grit is often used as an umbrella term to describe being resilient, persistent, and having the will to deal with and overcome obstacles. Because learning is often a challenge, a student's grit can make the difference between failing and making the grade. Students who develop grit can improve their academic performance through strengthened resiliency and perseverance. Grit traits become good habits that enable students to persist in the face of adversity, setbacks, and disappointments when pursuing their goals in school and out. Book provides a roadmap for incorporating grit-building into an existing curriculum. Discusses the key attributes of grit, the connection between motivation and grit, and shows the explicit connections between grit qualities and improvements in students attitude and performance. Presents dozens of explicit classroom-ready strategies for building the grit capacity of students that foster motivation and strengthen perseverance, and raise academic performance. Includes flexible strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners. Details the benefits of allowing students to struggle and even fail from time-to-time, and how to motivate them to recover from failures. Includes classroom routines for goal setting and reporting. Reproducible pages.
GRIT to Go: Classroom-Ready Resources to Motivate Growth Mindsets T  
B 95605B 95605 Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger's
Grade Lvl: T Author: Koegel, Lynn Kern / LaZebnik, Claire
Length: 389 Copyright: 2009

Examines ways to improve living for teenagers and young adults that have been diagnosed with Autism and Asperger's syndrome; and discusses personal and romantic relationships, studying and education through college, daily life, and other related topics.
Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens a T  
B 112727B 112727 Guide to Teaching Young Adults About Money
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Simons, Rae
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Contains resources and discussion topics for teaching young adults about money, covering banking, cost of living, earning money, entrepreneurship, investing, spending, and other related topics. From the series Junior Library Of Money. IL 6-10.
Guide to Teaching Young Adults About Money IJST  
B 93223B 93223 Helping Kids Make Wise Choices and Reduce
Grade Lvl: T Author: Akin, Terri
Length: 92 Copyright: 2000

Complete title: Helping Kids Make Wise Choices and Reduce Risky Behavior. Activities for grades 3-6 are designed to reduce risky behavior by teaching decision-making skills. Topics: Self-Esteem; Assertiveness; Stress Management; Decision Making and Problem Solving; Anger Management; OTC Drugs, Smoking & Marijuana; Peer and Gang Pressure; Resistance and Refusal Skills; Media Influences; and Health and Safety.
Helping Kids Make Wise Choices and Reduce T  
B 96568B 96568 Helping Your Pupils to be Resilient
Grade Lvl: T Author: Allen, Jen
Length: 65 Copyright: 2008

Looks at resilience and self-esteem in children for professionals, focusing on how to organize the classroom, teaching strategies, pupil activities, and other topics.
Helping Your Pupils to be Resilient T  
KM 13000KM 13000 High School Financial Planning Program
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

The High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP) is a comprehensive, basic personal finance curriculum specifically designed to be relevant to the lives of teens, ages 13-19. Contains the Instructor Manual and 6 Module Booklets: Money Management; Borrowing; Earning Power; Investing; Financial Services; and Insurance. IL 7-12.
High School Financial Planning Program JST  
B 108474B 108474 High School Money Book
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Silver, Don
Length: 162 Copyright: 2008

A guide to personal finances for high schoolers that covers daily spending, shopping, debt and credit, giving to others, preparing for college, banking, investing, earning and more.
High School Money Book JST  
KM 12517KM 12517 HOPS Interventions: Professional's Manual and Parent's Workbook
Grade Lvl: T Author: Langberg, Joshua M
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) Interventions was built to give practitioners hands-on support for struggling students. Teaches the skills to approaching each student individually and reinforcing positively, both at home and school. Topics addressed include: Homework recording and completion; long-term project planning; guidelines for setting clear expectations; time management techniques; steps to improve family-school collaboration and ways to improve executive functioning skills. Kit contains Treatment Manual with CD-ROM (printable forms) and Parent's Guide.
HOPS Interventions: Professional's Manual and Parent's Workbook T  
B 95788B 95788 How to Be Yourself in a World That's Different: An Asperger's Syndrome Study Guide for Adolescents
Grade Lvl: T Author: Yoshida, Yuko
Length: 112 Copyright: 2007

Offers practical advice for adolescents on how to understand and manage the characteristics associated with Asperger syndrome or autistic spectrum disorder as well as how to improve coping and life skills.
How to Be Yourself in a World That's Different: An Asperger's Syndrome Stud T  
B 109608B 109608 How to Get a Job and Keep It
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Morem, Susan
Length: 212 Copyright: 2007

Subtitle: Career and Life Skills You Need to Succeed. Presents a practical guide to finding a job and succeeding in the workplace. Provides tips on effective resumes, the interview process, communication skills, and personal responsibility. Job hunting. Employability.
How to Get a Job and Keep It ST  
B 91362B 91362 How to Teach Social Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author: Panyan, Marion
Length: 29 Copyright: 1998

Booklet introduces social skills training methods. From the series How To Manage Behavior.
How to Teach Social Skills T  
B 95625B 95625 Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: A Fun Curriculum with a Focus on Social Understanding
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mahler, Kelly
Length: 187 Copyright: 2009

A step-by-step guide for teaching good hygiene to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum and other related disorders.
Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spec T  
B 92978B 92978 I Can Problem Solve--Intermediate Elem Grades
Grade Lvl: T Author: Shure, Myrna
Length: 421 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: An Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving Program Shows teachers how to help children learn to solve the problems they have with others. Focus is on teaching children how to think, not what to think. Encourages children to think for themselves and to come up with many solutions to problems. Book has 77 lessons. Most lessons can be used with the entire class and last about 40 minutes. Each lesson contains a stated purpose, suggested materials, and script/guidelines. The ICPS lessons make use of reproducible illustrations, activity sheets, and mini-plays.
I Can Problem Solve--Intermediate Elem Grades T  
B 92977B 92977 I Can Problem Solve--Kindergarten and Primary
Grade Lvl: T Author: Shure, Myrna
Length: 439 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: An Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving Program. Shows teachers how to help children learn to solve the problems they have with others. Focus is on teaching children how to think, not what to think. Encourages children to think for themselves and to come up with many solutions to problems. Book has 83 lessons. Lessons last 20-40 minutes. Each lesson contains a stated purpose, suggested materials, and script/guidelines. Teaches skills through the use of games, stories, puppets, and role-playing.
I Can Problem Solve--Kindergarten and Primary T  
KM 12193KM 12193 Implementing Ongoing Transitions Plans for the IEP: A Student-Driven Approach to IDEA Mandates
Grade Lvl: T Author: McPartland, Pat
Length: 134 Copyright: 2005

This text uses a student-driven approach to fulfill IDEA mandates. It presents a comprehensive program for graduation-track special education students. It focuses on the seven areas mandated by IDEA: Functional assessment, daily living skills, post-school adult living, employment, community experiences, related services and instructions. Each area has a sequence of skills and behaviors written as objectives that teachers, parents and students review for inclusion in the IEP. A ready-to-go, yet easy to personalize pre-IEP assessment starts the process. Book has reproducible pages. Includes a CD with printable pdf.
Implementing Ongoing Transitions Plans for the IEP: A Student-Driven Approa T  
B 95740B 95740 Inclusive Programming for High School Students with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome: Making Inclusion Work for Everyone!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wagner, Sheila
Length: 392 Copyright: 2009

A comprehensive guide to helping students diagnosed with autism or Asperger's syndrome develop the social and academic skills they will need as adults. Part I: High School, Here We Come!; Part II: Educational Issues; Part III: Behavior Programming; Part IV: The Social Scene; Part V: Adaptive/Vocational Options; Part VI: Transitioning to the Adult World.
Inclusive Programming for High School Students with Autism or Asperger's Sy T  
KM 10819KM 10819 Informal Assessments for Transition Kit
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Contents: three books. 1. Informal Assessments for Transition: Employment and Career Planning. 60 assessments provide data in four areas (interests and preferences; abilities and skills; career exploration; and job search and securing). 2. Informal Assessments for Transition: Independent Living and Community Participation. Assessment instruments can be used to obtain data in many planning areas (communication; interpersonal kills, self-advocacy and self-determination; daily living skills; health; community participation; leisure; and transportation). 3. Informal Assessments for Transition: Postsecondary Education and Training. Assessments help determine students' preferences for postsecondary training, the fit with particular types of institutions and the need for accommodations and modifications. Two-week loan period.
Informal Assessments for Transition Kit T  
KM 12013KM 12013 Informal Assessments for Transition Planning, Second Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Erickson, Amy S. Gaumer / Clark, Gary M.
Length: 167 Copyright: 2013

Book is an assessment resource that school-based personnel can use to determine or confirm transition strengths, preferences, interests, and needs for appropriate transition planning in the IEP. This resource can be used as a way to extend and/or confirm information derived from the Transition Planning Inventory-Second Edition (TPI-2) or as a stand-alone material to do initial probes of strengths, preferences, interests, and needs that will engage students and parents in the process of self-assessment and planning for their IEP meetings. Informal Assessments for Transition Planning, Second Edition is a practical and useful resource in the IEP transition planning process for: obtaining and confirming assessment information establishing some basic estimates of present level of functional achievement providing a set of motivating and engaging activities for classroom or home documenting students' strengths, preferences, interests, and needs. Includes a CD-ROM with reproducible forms.
Informal Assessments for Transition Planning, Second Edition T  
B 112468B 112468 Investing Money
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Thompson, Helen
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

An introduction to investing that provides information and answers related questions, covering risk, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, stocks, and more. From the series Junior Library of Money. IL 6-10.
Investing Money IJST  
B 94663B 94663 Job Planner: A Guide to Career Planning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Jew, Wing
Length: 96 Copyright: 1987

This career planning guide presents a systematic approach to choosing a career designed to help students understand the personal and environmental influences involved in job selection. The first of eight units in the guide encourages students to examine their work interest. Focusing on experiences, unit 2 helps students recognize the value of their past experiences in gaining employment. The third unit is designed to help students examine their preferences regarding working conditions. Unit 4 requires students to rank the following values in importance to them: money, fame, power, adventure, caring, creativity, and beauty. Units 5 and 6 encourage the student to examine pay and expenses and to practice in occupational decision making through the weighing of alternatives. In the seventh unit, students are asked to look at their own attitudes and to recognize how attitudes influence job performance. In the final unit students are asked to set some goals and make plans for reaching these goals. The guidebook concludes with an abbreviated job guide that offers students a brief introduction to jobs that might be most readily available to young people with limited formal education. Nine student inventories are included. Reproducible pages.
Job Planner: A Guide to Career Planning T  
B 90994B 90994 Keys to the Workplace
Grade Lvl: T Author: Callahan, Michael
Length: 275 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: Skills and Supports for People with Disabilities by Michael J. Callahan and J. Bradley Garner. Introduces a process for developing and carrying out individualized, effective job search plans. Presents step-by-step instructions for teaching employees, analyzing tasks, motivating workers, and collecting data on jobs and employee performance. Vocational rehabilitation. Sheltered workshops.
Keys to the Workplace T  
KM 11624KM 11624 Know the Code Package
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kinney, Judi / Kinney, Tom
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

An easy-to-implement social skills curriculum for grades 2-6. Has three components: 1. The Social Standards at School book focuses on 53 relevant social skills, each with teacher guidelines and a student self-monitoring page. Contents: Getting Ready; Transitions; Classroom; Breaks and Special Events; Anyplace; Peer Relationships; Resources. Includes a PDF on Win/Mac CD. 2. Know the Code Cards presents these skills as five steps with talking points. Use for games, role plays, and individual due cards. Two sets of 50 laminated 4"x6" color cards with instructions. Designed for large groups, small groups or one-on-one activities. 3. Know the Code Video Modeling DVD. Grades 1-6. Contents: instructor's guide; 83-minute DVD; CD-ROM; Instructional guide for card game; two envelopes for cards game; and two 50-card decks. Two-week loan period.
Know the Code Package T  
B 90927B 90927 Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cooper-Kahn, Joyce / Dietzel, Laurie
Length: 217 Copyright: 2008

Discusses how parents can help their children manage frustrating problems with executive functions, such as impulse control, cognitive flexibility, initiation of chores and homework, memory, planning, organizing, and self-monitoring. Executive ability in children. Self-management for children. Executive dysfunction.
Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Execu T  
B 96775B 96775 Learning For Life, March 2016
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2016

Educational Leadership, March 2016 (Volume 73 No. 6). Issue contains articles that deal with how to prepare students for life beyond school. The authors look at this issue from different angles. Some article titles: Lifeworthy Learning (David Perkins); Four Predictions for Students' Tomorrows (Erik Palmer); Tools for Smarter Thinking (Richard Nisbett); College Readiness for All? (Frederick Hess); Navigating College (Richard Arum); The Community College Option (James Rosenbaum); It's a Project-Based World (John Larmer).
Learning For Life, March 2016 T  
B 93224B 93224 Learning the Skills of Anger Management: Ready-to-Use Lessons for the Elementary Grades (Gr. 2-6)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Akin, Terri
Length: 92 Copyright: 2001

Provides explicit instruction through fun activities involving movement, relaxation, coping techniques, role-plays, the arts, activity sheets, sharing circles, literature, and more. Helps children (grades 2-6) to identify angry feelings and understand anger as a normal emotion, read "angry" body language, identify situations that can create anger, express anger in appropriate ways, problem solve situations that could lead to conflict, and replace negative with positive thinking/attitudes.
Learning the Skills of Anger Management: Ready-to-Use Lessons for the Eleme T  
B 96762B 96762 Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention, and Performance
Grade Lvl: T Author: Broderick, Patricia C
Length: 266 Copyright: 2013

Describes a way to help challenging adolescent students focus while equipping them with the mindfulness skills they need to excel in school and in life. Learning to Breathe is a research-based curriculum designed to help adolescents reduce stress, improve their attention, manage emotions, and gain greater control over their own thoughts and actions—essential skills for optimizing classroom learning and promoting well-being. Program is structured around six themes that form the acronym BREATHE, and each theme has a core message. Core lessons are: Body, Reflection, Emotions, Attention, Tenderness, and Healthy Mind Habits. Reproducible pages. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Adolescent psychology.
Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents to Cultivate T  
B 95323B 95323 Let's Cook! Healthy Meals for Independent Living
Grade Lvl: T Author: Riesz, Elizabeth / Kissack, Anne
Length: 134 Copyright: 2010

Let's Cook! is designed to help adults with special needs plan healthy meals, create nutritious dishes, and respect food and kitchen safety. Cookbook is based on the recipes developed over time by & for Riesz's daughter who was born with Down syndrome. Promotes self-reliance and reinforces life skills for independent living. From the series On My Own.
Let's Cook! Healthy Meals for Independent Living T  
B 95876B 95876 Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults
Grade Lvl: T Author: Zaks, Zosia
Length: 367 Copyright: 2006

Written for adults on the spectrum and those involved parents, spouses, friends this book is divided into two sections: life and love. In the life section, the author describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with some of the issues and problems faced by those on the autism spectrum. Examples include how to accommodate sensory issues, maintain a home, and manage a career. In the love section, instead of focusing on one topic, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions for different types of relationships and weaves these together with the core concept of self-esteem.
Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults T  
B 96742B 96742 Life Lists for Teens: Tips, Steps, Hints, and How-Tos for Growing Up, Getting Along, Learning, and Having Fun
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Espeland, Pamela
Length: 263 Copyright: 2003

Contains hundreds of lists that provide guidance in areas of young adult life as diverse as selecting a book or a hair color to selecting a mentor. IL 7-T.
Life Lists for Teens: Tips, Steps, Hints, and How-Tos for Growing Up, Getti JST  
KM 11713KM 11713 Life Skills Academics: Health
Grade Lvl: T Author: Glisan, Ellen McPeek
Length: 0 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: Making Healthy Choices in Everyday Life. Book contents: Unit 1: Risky Behaviors; 2. Personal Hygiene; 3. Mental health; 4. First Aid; and 5. Illness. Each unit has a story followed by discussion questions and follow-up activities. Reproducible pages. Contents: book and CD with printable worksheets. Two-week loan period.
Life Skills Academics: Health T  
B 95875B 95875 Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mannix, Darlene
Length: 0 Copyright: 2009

A collection of illustrated activity sheets, discussion questions, applied exercises, and evaluation suggestions for teaching life skills to special needs students in grades six through twelve (primarily directed toward middle school or younger high school students); providing more than 190 specific activities in six skill areas. Part one: Self-Awareness; Part two: People Skills; Part three: Academic & School Skills; Part four: Practical Living Skills; Part five: Vocational Skills; Part six: Problem-Solving Skills. Contains reproducible pages.
Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd editi T  
KM 11124KM 11124 Life Skills Health
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Textbook is designed to help students and young adults learn about health. Addresses the issues and decisions encountered by teenagers. Topics discussed include mental health and emotions; exercise, personal hygiene; the human body systems; family health; nutrition; disease prevention; the use and misuse of drugs and medicines; injury prevention and conflict resolution; and consumer, public,and environmental health. Offers students who read below grade level the opportunity to sharpen their abilities to evaluate health informationn, make decisions, set goals, and solve problems. Uses simple sentence structure. Provides assistance with difficult vocabulary to enhance comprehension. RL 3-4. Lexile 840. IL 9-12. Contents: teacher's edition and student book. Two-week loan period.
Life Skills Health JST  
B 96155B 96155 LifeSchool 2000 Community Resources
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 541 Copyright: 1994

Adult education module from the LifeSchool 2000 program. Module has materials and activities for reading levels 1-2 and 3-4 and for ESL students. Sections: Recreation; Post Office; Public Transportation; Social Security; Health Services; Police and Fire Departments; Schools; Libraries; Welfare Programs; and People Helping People.
LifeSchool 2000 Community Resources JST  
B 96156B 96156 LifeSchool 2000 Consumer Economics
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 637 Copyright: 1994

Adult education module from the LifeSchool 2000 program. Module has materials and activities for reading levels 1-2 and 3-4 and for ESL students. Sections: Money; Measuring; Groceries; Clothing; Housing; Shopping; Telephone; Restaurants; Budgeting; and Banking.
LifeSchool 2000 Consumer Economics JST  
B 95540B 95540 Literacy Remix: Bridging Adolescents’ In and Out of School Literacies
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gainer, Jesse / Lapp, Diane
Length: 128 Copyright: 2010

Provides lessons and practices to help teachers instruct students on the importance of literary skills and ways to use their reading, writing, learning, and communication skills in everyday life. Includes reproducible pages (Storyboard for a montage sequence; Storyboard for digital poems; Research paper outline template).
Literacy Remix: Bridging Adolescents’ In and Out of School Literacies T  
B 96702B 96702 Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum: What You Need to Know to Move into a Place of Your Own, Succeed at Work, Start a Relationship, Stay Safe, and Enjoy Life as an Adult on the Autism Spectrum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Soraya, Lynne
Length: 272 Copyright: 2013

Provides advice and guides one through each step of the transition into adulthood. These real-life strategies will help those on the Spectrum cope with the feelings brought on by this change as well as deal with common challenges, like: Budgeting and handling bills. Finding the right residence and/or roommates. Interacting with coworkers and clients. Building relationships with friends and potential partners.
Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum: What You Need to Know to Move T  
KM 12850KM 12850 Living On Your Own Lesson Plans
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bastian, Don / Kinney, Tom
Length: 76 Copyright: 2015

Lesson Plans provide topic narratives, student objectives, teacher scripts, plus a PDF CD that includes the Survival Guide, Reader, and Activity Assessment Forms. Living on Your Own teaches a wide range of housekeeping activities and related interpersonal skills. Activities include the basics like setting the table and mopping the floor, outdoor maintenance, and living with roommates.
Living On Your Own Lesson Plans T  
B 96967B 96967 Living On Your Own Reader: A Transition Workbook
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Conn, Elizabeth
Length: 70 Copyright: 2015

Living On Your Own Reader is an engaging, photo-illustrated novella with characters about to graduate from high school. It deals with basic transition issues such as finding a job, having relationships, and living independently. Each chapter ends with a set of comprehension activities: Vocabulary Quiz, Emotion Word Quiz, and Sequence of Events.
Living On Your Own Reader: A Transition Workbook ST  
B 96794B 96794 Living On Your Own Survival Guide
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Bastain, Don / Kinney, Tom
Length: 302 Copyright: 2015

Survival Guide features vocabulary, step-by-step activity sequences, comprehension quizzes, and photo essays featuring age appropriate models for these activities: Straightening Up Using a Hand Vacuum Taking Out Garbage Emptying Wastebaskets Watering Plants Doing Laundry Sweeping/Dusting Shaking Rugs Indoor Maintenance Dust Mopping Cleaning Windows Caring for Pets Cleaning Smudges Cleaning Bathroom Outdoor Maintenance Mopping the Floor Cleaning Shower/Tub Home Safety Issues Sponge Mopping Cleaning Toilet Area Getting Along with Neighbors Hand Scrubbing Putting Clothes Away Having Roommates Vacuuming Floors Changing the Bed Internet Safety Vacuuming Carpets Doing Dishes Vacuuming Furniture Cleaning After a Meal
Living On Your Own Survival Guide JST  
B 93324B 93324 Magic Circle: Preschool and Kindergarten Activity Guide for Counselors and Teachers
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dunne, Gerry
Length: 116 Copyright: 1996

Magic Circle process is designed to help young children develop: understanding and respect for themselves and others; oral language and communication skills; realistic self-concept, positive self-esteem, and social responsibility; problem solving and critical and creative thinking skills. Activities use developmentally appropriate strategies that promote effective listening and speaking, organized learning, and purposeful play. Examines the developmental tasks of children from birth to two years, two to four, and five to seven years of age.
Magic Circle: Preschool and Kindergarten Activity Guide for Counselors and T  
B 96999B 96999 Making Sense of Social Situations: How to Run a Group-Based Intervention Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cotugno, Albert J
Length: 367 Copyright: 2011

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often demonstrate significant deficiencies in social interaction and social communication skills, so it is critical to understand and develop interventions which directly address these needs. This book explores the core areas of ASD development and related deficits, and introduces a practical program to assess and remediate these social competency issues. This book addresses the primary issues of social development in children with ASD by emphasizing the underlying theoretical and pragmatic considerations. Dr. Cotugno employs concepts and theories of group therapy and cognitive-development and integrates them with skill-based instructional approaches to develop the comprehensive Social Competence Enhancement Program (SCEP). This peer-based, group-focused program is explained in detail, including a step-by-step guide to its implementation and a full range of tasks and activities that can be used by practitioners at each stage of the process. This book will be a valuable resource for teachers, clinicians and all other professionals working with children with ASD who are interested in using group interventions as a means to improve social competency and treat social skills deficits.
Making Sense of Social Situations: How to Run a Group-Based Intervention Pr T  
B 96799B 96799 Merrell's Strong Start Grades K–2: A Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum, Second Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Whitcomb, Sara A / Parisi Damico, Danielle M
Length: 192 Copyright: 2016

Curriculum activities teach social-emotional skills to children Grades K–2. Lessons deal with managing anger, reducing stress, solving interpersonal problems, and more. Partially scripted lessons, handouts, and worksheets are included (all photocopiable) and available as downloads. Reproducible pages. Part of the Strong Kids™ series.
Merrell's Strong Start Grades K–2: A Social and Emotional Learning Curricul T  
B 113156B 113156 Money and Relationships
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Simons, Rae
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

An introduction to the social and psychological aspects of money that provides information and answers related questions, covering why money is important, being honest and in control, setting boundaries, jealousy, and more. From the series Junior Library of Money. IL 6-10.
Money and Relationships IJST  
B 93128B 93128 More Activities That Teach
Grade Lvl: T Author: Jackson, Tom
Length: 341 Copyright: 1995

Collection of over 80 hands-on learning activities for middle and high school students to help them make positive life choices. Author uses active learning to teach life skills such as communication, problem solving, decision making, interpersonal relationships, values formation, and healthy life style choices. Topics: goal setting, stress, stereotyping, tobacco, marijuana, sexuality, cliques, diversity, role models, drugs, anger management, working together, refusal skills, personal responsibility, peer pressure, etc.
More Activities That Teach T  
B 96731B 96731 More Social Skills Stories: Very Personal Picture Stories for Readers and Nonreaders K-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Johnson, Anne Marie
Length: 347 Copyright: 1996

Book contains a series of short stories designed to help students improve their social interaction skills. Stories depict the appropriate or inappropriate use of communication. Stresses personal hygiene skills with ready-to-use stories. Characters explore the following topics: Morning Routines, Improperly Fitting Clothes, Sneezing Hygiene, Nose Picking, Inappropriate noises/Burping, and Improper Self-Touching.
More Social Skills Stories: Very Personal Picture Stories for Readers and N T  
B 90870B 90870 Moving to Middle School: Life Skills & Coping
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 138 Copyright: 2002

Subtitle: Life Skills and Coping Skills for Successful Student Transition/Activities for Grades 5-8. Authors: Melodie Wenz-Gross, Karen L. Anderson, Robin C. Parker, Ann O'Meara, and Ilda Carreiro King. Topics: stress cycle, positive thinking, time management, communication styles, problem solving, social support, anger management, learning styles and study strategies, communication with teachers and peers, role play.
Moving to Middle School: Life Skills & Coping T  
B 92213B 92213 Mrs. Ruby's Life Lessons for Kids Gr 3-5
Grade Lvl: T Author: Zientek, Joan
Length: 143 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: Essential Skills for Increasing Emotional Quotient. Emotional intelligence. Presents 12 reproducible lessons to help increase E.Q. Each lesson focuses on a single topic. Mrs. Ruby explains each lesson through a story. The story is followed by discussion questions and activities. Some topics: teaching, assertive behavior (standing up for yourself), controlling anger, positive outlook, point of view, dealing with mistakes and failure.
Mrs. Ruby's Life Lessons for Kids Gr 3-5 T  
B 94554B 94554 My Social Stories Book
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gray, Carol
Length: 141 Copyright: 2002

Contains a collection of brief, narrative, step-by-step stories that help children with autism learn important social skills, describing situation, skill, or concept in terms of social clues, perspectives,and common responses.
My Social Stories Book T  
B 90807B 90807 New Social Story Book
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 125 Copyright: 2000

Presents a collection of social stories with simple illustrations designed for serving people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and those working for them. Updates Social Story Book 1994 (93247). Chapters: Social Skills; Babies and Pets; Personal Care; Cooking and Mealtime Routines; Helping Around the House; Playing Outside; Time for School; Getting Around; Community Helpers; Restaurants and Shopping; Understanding the Weather; and Holidays, Vacations and Recreation. Original stories written by students in Jenison High School have been revised by Carol Gray.
New Social Story Book T  
B 91989B 91989 Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home
Grade Lvl: T Author: Tanguay, Pamela
Length: 267 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: A Parent's Guide. Explores the variety of daily life problems children with NLD (Nonverbal Learning Disabiliites) may face, and provides practical strategies for parents. Includes chapters on self-help skills, fine motor skills, athletics, managing the environment, organization, thinking skills, communication, social skills, independent living skills, coping with change, and safety issues.
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home T  
B 95020B 95020 Online Communication and Social Networking
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Whiting, Jim
Length: 96 Copyright: 2012

Examines the development of online communication and social networking. Discusses related issues such as online dangers, such as cyberbullying and identity theft. Explores the future of online social media and online social networks. From the series Issues in the Digital Age. IL 9-T.
Online Communication and Social Networking JST  
B 95018B 95018 Online Information and Research
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Marcovitz, Hal
Length: 96 Copyright: 2012

Examines the development of online information and research tools in the digital age. Discussion issues related to reliability of information, search, and information corporation, the impact of online information on classrooms and learning, and related topics. From the series Issues in the Digial Age. IL 9-T.
Online Information and Research JST  
B 95022B 95022 Online Predators
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Mooney, Carla
Length: 96 Copyright: 2012

Examines developments in threats related to online predators. Discusses issues related to sexual predators, financial predators, cyberbullying, and related topics. Internet Safety measures. Online chat groups Safety measures. From the series Issues in the Digital Age. IL 9-T.
Online Predators JST  
B 95021B 95021 Online Privacy
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Currie, Stephen
Length: 96 Copyright: 2012

Examines the development of online privacy. Describes the complexities of privacy in the digital age. Discusses issues of privacy in relation to social networking, corporations, the government, and other related topics. From the series Issues in the Digital Age. IL 9-T.
Online Privacy JST  
B 95019B 95019 Online Security
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Mooney, Carla
Length: 96 Copyright: 2012

Examines the development of online security. Discusses the growing threat of cybercriminals, identity theft, threats against computer and company networks, national security issues, cyberterrorism, and related topics. Computer crimes. From the series Issues in the Digital Age. IL 9-T.
Online Security JST  
DVD 1930DVD 1930 Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 4 Copyright: 2006

A short music video (to the music of Breakaway) offers an inspirational message to students as well as teachers. Images of notable people with short, superimposed phrases about their early life help us see that they started out as seemingly ordinary people, or even underdogs in life, who may have been discouraged from following their dreams, but when, through their own efforts and determination, became quite extraordinary. Includes Helen Keller, Chuck Yeager, John Lennon, Thomas Edison, Cesar Chavez, Steve Jobs, J.K. Rowling, Jerry Yang, Neil Armstrong, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, Wald Disney, Rosa Parks, Dwight Eisenhower, George Lucas, Michelle Kwan, John Wooden, Danica Patrick, Bill Gates, Michael Jordan, Mother Theresa.
Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things IJST  
B 96879B 96879 Other Half of Asperger Syndrome: A guide to an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who has Asperger Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Aston, Maxine C.
Length: 82 Copyright: 2002

Explores the relationships of adults with Asperger Syndrome. Practical, everyday topics include living and coping with AS, anger and AS, getting the message across, sex and AS, parenting, staying together and AS cannot be blamed for everything.
Other Half of Asperger Syndrome: A guide to an Intimate Relationship with a T  
B 96597B 96597 Out and About: Preparing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Participate in Their Communities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hudson, Jill / Coffin, Amy Bixler
Length: 78 Copyright: 2007

Shows how to enable and support individuals on the autism spectrum to participate, to the maximum extent possible, in the community around them. This book presents a framework for identifying the areas where an individual with ASD may need support to participate more fully and successfully in community activities.
Out and About: Preparing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Partici T  
B 92196B 92196 Parenting With Love and Logic (Updated)
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Cline, Foster
Length: 271 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay. Updated and revised edition. Describes the love-and-logic philosophy of parenting, in which children are given responsibilities and allowed to succeed or fail, teaching them to deal with the consequences of their own choices and eliminating power struggles. Success/failure. Setting limits.
Parenting With Love and Logic (Updated) ST  
B 93207B 93207 Peaceful Classroom in Action
Grade Lvl: T Author: Drew, Naomi
Length: 154 Copyright: 1999

K-6 activity guide shows how to create a peaceful, productive classroom from the first day of school. Describes how to build a climate of respect, how to help kids resolve conflicts, how to teach students to be peacemakers and to build collaboration across the curriculum. Also shows how to improve students' writing ability as peacemaking concepts are taught; how to foster diversity and build emotional intelligence and self-esteem.
Peaceful Classroom in Action T  
B 96000B 96000 Personal Financial Literacy
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Ryan, Joan
Length: 388 Copyright: 2008

Textbook designed to help students make good financial decisions--now and in the future. Part 1, Understanding Income, discover how career choices affect future income. Learn about options for continuing your education, and how you might pay for your education. Part 2, Money Management, learn to manage your money, use a checking account, and keep good records. Learn to create a financial plan and follow it to accomplish your goals. Part 3, Spending and Credit, focuses on buying wisely. Learn the steps of an effective buying plan. Study sources and costs of using credit. Part 4, Saving and Investing, think about reasons for saving and investing. Learn about options and strategies to use to help achieve financial goals. Learn how to research, buy, and sell investments. Learn about agencies that protect and assist consumers and investors.
Personal Financial Literacy JST  
B 92603B 92603 Personal Hygiene
Grade Lvl: T Author: Smith, JoAnn
Length: 96 Copyright: 2001

Life Skills resource for PreK-6 special needs students. Provides step-by-step exercises and reproducible activity pages for the following areas: using toilet tissue, caring for your teeth, washing your hands, washing your face, bathing, using deodorant, and washing your hair.
Personal Hygiene T  
B 96325B 96325 Personal Hygiene? What's that Got to Do with Me?
Grade Lvl: T Author: Crissey, Pat
Length: 94 Copyright: 2005

Curriculum developed for students (aged 8 to 14) with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, learning and developmental disabilities, designed to help them understand how others perceive their appearance and the social implications of neglecting personal hygiene. Simple factual information is accompanied by humorous cartoons that emphasize how others view someone with poor hygiene. Step-by-step cartoons explain exactly what the student needs to do to ensure good hygiene. Quizzes and activity pages provide opportunities for repetition and reinforcement of the key points. There are also hands-on activities to demonstrate why and how to perform various hygiene tasks. Several social stories are also provided, along with a set of worksheets that help students set up a daily schedule to allow time for completing necessary hygiene tasks. Reproducible pages.
Personal Hygiene? What's that Got to Do with Me? T  
KM 11536KM 11536 Personal Space Camp
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Designed to teach children the concept of personal space. Picture book is a story about Louis and his trip to the principal's office for personal space camp where he learns about not getting too close to his schoolmates. A teacher's guide includes interactive discussion questions and exercises designed to help children recognize and respect the personal space zones of others. Two-week loan period.
Personal Space Camp T  
B 95642B 95642 Planning to Learn: Creating and Using a Personal Planner With Young People in the Autism Spectrum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Harper-Hill, Keely / Lord, Stephanie
Length: 144 Copyright: 2007

Planning to Learn is split into three parts. The first part guides adults in helping young people to make sense of the world and to develop and practice coping strategies for any given situation. The authors also explain how simple visual and verbal cues can help people to cope successfully in stressful situations. The second part provides worksheets for the young person to complete to learn how to use plans in different situations, for example staying calm when waiting for a doctor, or coping with a change in the school timetable. Each individual makes a unique planner with procedures to refer to, such as responding to pressure, calming down, being organized, and being around people. The third part includes useful cards, schedules and plans for photocopying and including in the planner. Use these valuable informal assessments to help determine your students’ and clients’ preferences for postsecondary training, the fit with particular types of institutions, and the need for accommodations and modifications.
Planning to Learn: Creating and Using a Personal Planner With Young People T  
B 94477B 94477 Plotting Your Course: Student Activity Workbook
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Ryan, Jerry
Length: 304 Copyright: 1997

Reproducible pages cover a variety of topics including employment, managing money, citizenship, attitude, entrepreneurship, health, work values, and many other life skills areas.
Plotting Your Course: Student Activity Workbook ST  
B 92777B 92777 Positive Attitudes & Peacemaking for Primary Children: A Skills-Based Character Education Program for Preschool Through Third Grade
Grade Lvl: T Author: Borba, Michele
Length: 169 Copyright: 2001

Includes activities, reproducible puppets, posters, charts, messages, etc. Suggests literature selections to use. Contents: How to build character; Increasing positive comments and peaceful deeds; Deflecting negative comments; Accepting compliments; and Using I messages to solve conflict. From the series Character Builders.
Positive Attitudes & Peacemaking for Primary Children: A Skills-Based Chara T  
B 96878B 96878 Positive Psychology in a Nutshell: The Science of Happiness
Grade Lvl: T Author: Boniwell, Ilona
Length: 202 Copyright: 2012

Third edition presents an overview of positive psychology. Includes many simple tools and tips for daily living. Identifies the key ingredients that create a happy life.
Positive Psychology in a Nutshell: The Science of Happiness T  
B 95163B 95163 Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those WIth Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Baker, Jed
Length: 357 Copyright: 2005

Provides a complete toolbox of social skills and the means to attain them so that students may approach futures with excitement rather than anxiety. Tackles a wide variety of issues faced by individuals across the spectrum, such as perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, conversational skills, and stress management. Explains the laws and services that provide assistance, offers a multitude of options and resources, and encourages an emphasis on the students' assets as tools for meeting social goals.
Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for T T  
B 94364B 94364 Preparing Teens for the World of Work
Grade Lvl: T Author: Schilling, Dianne
Length: 169 Copyright: 1995

Subtitle: A School-to-Work Transition Guide for Counselors, Teachers and Career Specialists. Reproducible activity sheets are grouped into three sections: Job Finding Skills, Job Keeping Skills, and Tips for Mentors. Job Finding activities relate to school-based learning. Job Keeping activities are designed to be used just prior to and in conjunction with internship and apprenticeship placements and other types of work experience. The activities in the Tips for Mentors assists with the selection and training of, and ongoing collaboration with, job site mentors.
Preparing Teens for the World of Work T  
B 96569B 96569 Promoting Resilience in the Classroom: A Guide to Developing Pupils' Emotional and Cognitive Skills (Innovation Learning for All) 1st Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cefai, Carmel
Length: 175 Copyright: 2008

Provides strategies for developing emotional and cognitive skills in students and includes related case studies and reproducible surveys.
Promoting Resilience in the Classroom: A Guide to Developing Pupils' Emotio T  
B 96833B 96833 Providing Practical Support for People With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Supported Living in the Community
Grade Lvl: T Author: Edwards, Denise
Length: 192 Copyright: 2008

Book provides help for those who support & care for individuals living with ASD. Explains what ASD is and the effect it has on a person's life; provides carers with the information they need to ensure a person's needs are met successfully. Discusses communication, social situations, and the organization of information. Examines the implications of support in wider society-- education, employment, the legal system-- and makes suggestions for changes that can improve access to benefits & services for people with ASD.
Providing Practical Support for People With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Supp T  
B 93262B 93262 Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons, Gr 4-6
Grade Lvl: T Author: Begun, Ruth
Length: 286 Copyright: 1996

Complete title: Ready-to-use Social Skills Lessons & Activities for Grades 4-6. Lesson topics: thinking before acting; listening; following instructions; improving self image; accepting consequences; using self control; goal setting; completing assignments; problem solving; deaing with anger; dealing with feelings; accepting change; dealing with prejudice; dealing with peer pressure; and stopping false rumors.
Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons, Gr 4-6 T  
B 93263B 93263 Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons, Gr 7-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Begun, Ruth
Length: 212 Copyright: 1996

Complete title: Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons & Activities for Grades 7-12. Provides over 50 detailed lessons based on real-life situations designed to help students in grades 7-12 develop specific social skills, and includes reproducible activity sheets for each unit as well as additional aids for teachers and parents. Topics include: listening, conversing, using persuasion, dealing with feelings, using self-rewards, helping others, solving conflicts, self-control, keeping your composure, peer pressure, responding to failure, dealing with an accusation, group pressure, problem solving, goal setting, gathering information, setting priorities, decision making, getting and keeping a job.
Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons, Gr 7-12 T  
B 93233B 93233 Ready-to-Use Violence Prevention Skills Lessons: Ready-to-Use Violence Prevention Skills Lessons Activities for Secondary Students
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 233 Copyright: 1998

Lessons for grades 7-12 focus on a wide range of topics such as stimulant use, family relationships, dealing with anger, managing threatening situations, developing self-respect, responding to failure, coping with stress, male/female relationships, date rape, selecting appropriate role models, consequences for criminal acts, and learning to respect guns and weapons. Edited by Ruth Weltmann Begun and Frank J. Huml.
Ready-to-Use Violence Prevention Skills Lessons: Ready-to-Use Violence Prev T  
KM 12625KM 12625 RealCareer Employability Skills Program Sample Pack
Grade Lvl: ST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2016

The RealCareer™ Employability Skills Program is an easy-to-implement program that uses hands-on activities and real-world applications to teach students 20 soft skills, from communication and interpersonal skills to time management and responsibility. Includes 1 instructor guide and 1 student workbook.
RealCareer Employability Skills Program Sample Pack ST  
B 92775B 92775 Respect for Self and Others
Grade Lvl: T Author: Borba, Michele
Length: 162 Copyright: 2001

A K-6 character education program. Presents character building activities, literature and vocabulary selections, reproducible puppets, poster, messages, etc. Contents: How to build character; Teaching respect; Creating a respectful learning environment; Showing respect for others; and Listening with respect. From the series Character Builders.
Respect for Self and Others T  
B 92583B 92583 Rubrics for Transition I: for Higher-Functioning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wessels, John
Length: 95 Copyright: 2004

Manual has rubrics written at a level for higher-functioning students. 65 skills are grouped in seven areas: workplace skills and attitudes; responsibility; interacting with others, basic academic skills; habits of wellness; planning for success; and computer and internet skills. Discusses how rubrics enhance learning, how to turn rubrics into IEPs, and six steps to managing transition. Reproducible forms.
Rubrics for Transition I: for Higher-Functioning T  
B 92584B 92584 Rubrics for Transition II: for Lower-Functioning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wessels, John
Length: 82 Copyright: 2004

Manual has rubrics written at a level for lower-functioning students. 61 skills are grouped in seven areas: workplace skills and attitudes; responsibility; interacting with others; computer and internet skills; basic academic skills; habits of wellness; and planning for success. Discusses how rubrics enhance learning, how to turn rubrics into IEPs, and six steps to organizing transition. Reproducible forms.
Rubrics for Transition II: for Lower-Functioning T  
B 95810B 95810 S.T.A.R.S.: A Social Skills Training Guide for Assertiveness, Relationship Skills, and Sexual Awareness
Grade Lvl: T Author: Heighway, Susan M. / Webster, Susan Kidd
Length: 189 Copyright: 2008

Designed for teaching adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, the STARS model focuses on four areas: Understanding Relationships, Social Skills Training, Sexual Awareness, and Assertiveness—with the goals of promoting positive sexuality and preventing sexual abuse. Assessment tools help identify the strengths and needs of each individual, and then the activities can be catered to address specific needs.
S.T.A.R.S.: A Social Skills Training Guide for Assertiveness, Relationship T  
KM 6204KM 6204 Secondary Assessments
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Assessments include Brigance Diagnostic Employability and Life Skills Inventories, Workkeys Reading for Information, McCall-Crabbs Standard Test Lessons in Reading. Two-week loan period.
Secondary Assessments T  
B 96530B 96530 Self-Determination and Transition Planning
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 145 Copyright: 2013

Book provides practical, research-validated guidance on explicitly teaching self-determination skills, & helps educators support students in communicating their interests and needs, setting and reaching goals, and managing their own lives. Ready-to-use worksheets and activities will help students take an active role in their transition planning, and true case stories highlight the benefits of self-determination instruction: smoother transitions, improved behavior, and fulfilling lives beyond the classroom.
Self-Determination and Transition Planning T  
B 95849B 95849 Self-Help Skills for People with Autism: A Systematic Teaching Approach
Grade Lvl: T Author: Anderson, Stephen / Joblonski, Amy
Length: 187 Copyright: 2007

A comprehensive guide for children with autism that teaches basic self-help skills including communication and social skills, personal hygiene, and academic skills. Describes a systematic approach that parents (and educators) can use to teach basic self-care to children, ages 24 months to early teens. A chapter is devoted to each of the four skill areas (eating, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene) offering detailed insight and specific instruction strategies. Appendices contain forms to complete for task analyses, instructional plans, and data collection. Autistic children- Rehabilitation. Self-help techniques. Parents of handicapped children. Child rearing.
Self-Help Skills for People with Autism: A Systematic Teaching Approach T  
KM 8142KM 8142 SFA: School Function Assessment
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1998

SFA is used to measure a student's performance of functional tasks that support participation in the academic and social aspects of an elementary school program (grades K-6). Designed to facilitate collaborative program planning for students with a variety of disabling conditions. The instrument is a judgement-based (questionnaire) assessment that is completed by one or more school professionals who have observed a student's typical performance on the tasks and activities being assessed. SFA has three parts: Participation (in the classroom, playground, transportation, bathroom, transitions, mealtime); Task Supports (physical tasks and cognitive/behavioral tasks assistance and adaptations); and Activity Performance (21 scales--each includes a comprehensive set of activities that share a common functional demand; such as using school materials, interacting with others, following school rules, etc). Administration time: individual scales can be completed in 5-10 minutes. Contents: user's manual, rating scale guide, and record forms. Circulation restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
SFA: School Function Assessment T  
B 96630B 96630 Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dawson, Peg / Guare, Richard
Length: 294 Copyright: 2016

Drs. Dawson and Guare offer guidance for boosting executive skills--the core brain-based abilities needed to get more done with less stress. They show adults how to map an executive skills profile and take effective steps to boost your organizational skills, time management, emotional control, and nine other essential capacities. Self-realization.
Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Ski T  
B 95297B 95297 Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential
Grade Lvl: T Author: Guare, Richard / Dawson, Peg
Length: 293 Copyright: 2013

A parent's guide to promoting the independence of teenagers by building their executive skills--the fundamental abilities needed to be organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions.
Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens T  
B 94083B 94083 Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dawson, Peg / Guare, Richard
Length: 314 Copyright: 2009

Describes strategies parents and teachers can use to help children develop the "executive skills" needed to be successful at home, school, and with friends, including getting organized, planning and initiating work, staying on task, controlling impulses, regulating emotions, and being adaptable and resilient.
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helpi T  
B 94862B 94862 Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mannix, Darlene
Length: 348 Copyright: 2009

On cover: 200 ready-to-use lessons and worksheets to help students learn social skills for home, school, work, and the community. Presents a collection of reproducible activity sheets, discussion questions, applied exercises, and suggestions for teaching social skills to students with special needs in grades six through twelve.
Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd Edi T  
B 91682B 91682 Social Skills Activities for Special Children
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mannix, Darlene
Length: 405 Copyright: 1993

Collection of lessons, activities, and ideas designed to help elementary children with special needs become aware of acceptable social behavior and to help them develop proficiency in acquiring basic social skills. Section I: Accepting Rules and Authority at School. Section II: Relating to Peers. Section III: Developing Positive Social Skills.
Social Skills Activities for Special Children T  
B 91950B 91950 Social Skills Stories: Functional Picture Stories For Readers and Nonreaders K-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Johnson, Anne
Length: 398 Copyright: 1995

Functional Picture Stories For Readers and Nonreadersubtitle K-12. Reproducible patterned stories to improve social interaction skills covers greetings, proxemics (social space), saying thank-you, use of "excuse me," interrupting, appropriate conversational topics, gift buying and giving. Resource includes ideas and activities to clarify concepts and promote generalization across settings. By Anne Marie Johnson and Jackie L. Susnik.
Social Skills Stories: Functional Picture Stories For Readers and Nonreader T  
B 93247B 93247 Social Story Book 1994
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 150 Copyright: 1994

Collection of Social Stories to help individuals with autism in regard to situations they may encounter. Chapters: Social Skills; People and Pets; Personal Care; Cooking and Mealtime Routines; Helping Around the House; Outdoor Games/Activities; All About School; Getting Around; Community Helpers; Restaurants and Shopping; Understanding the Weather; Holidays, Vacations and Recreation; and The Social Story Kit by Carol Gray. Stories were written by students in Jenison High School (Michigan) for children and adults with autism.
Social Story Book 1994 T  
B 95319B 95319 Social Success Workbook for Teens
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cooper, Barbara / Widdows, Nancy
Length: 132 Copyright: 2008

Contains forty activities designed to help teens with Asperger's disorder, nonverbal learning disorder, and related problems build their social skills and become more comfortable in social settings. Reproducible pages.
Social Success Workbook for Teens T  
B 96721B 96721 Social Thinking At Work: Why Should I Care?
Grade Lvl: T Author: Winner, Michelle Garcia / Crooke, Pamela
Length: 210 Copyright: 2011

Describes the inner workings of the social mind in the workplace and decode the hidden rules of the social world by explaining how we think about our own, as well as other people's thoughts and emotions. The process is complex and it requires social multitasking or Social Thinking to successfully navigate the nuances and different mindsets of others, especially people we may perceive as being difficult to work with. Social cognition.
Social Thinking At Work: Why Should I Care? T  
B 112733B 112733 Spending Money
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Simons, Rae
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

An introduction to spending money that provides information and answers related questions, discussing wise spending, advertising, impulse buying, shopping for entertainment, making a budget, credit,inflation, and other related topics. From the series Junior Library Of Money. IL 6-10.
Spending Money IJST  
B 94427B 94427 Standards of Work Performance
Grade Lvl: T Author: Riches, Vivienne
Length: 292 Copyright: 1993

Subtitle: A Functional Assessment and Training Manual for Training People with Disabilties for Employment.
Standards of Work Performance T  
B 95984B 95984 Starting Points: The Basics of Understanding and Supporting Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hudson, Jill / Myles, Brenda Smith
Length: 59 Copyright: 2007

Starting from the premise that no two individuals with AS are the same, Hudson and Myles provide a global perspective of how the core characteristics of AS may appear separately and/or simultaneously, and how they may manifest themselves in a variety of situations. Each characteristic is then paired with a brief explanation, followed by a series of bulleted interventions.
Starting Points: The Basics of Understanding and Supporting Children and Yo T  
B 95112B 95112 Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs
Grade Lvl: T Author: Baker, Bruce L / Brightman, Alan
Length: 359 Copyright: 2004

Presents a comprehensive guide for parents with special needs' children that provides strategies for helping them to develop the skills necessary to be independent. Book gives strategies for teaching life skills to children from age 3 through young adulthood.
Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Ne T  
B 90304B 90304 Still More Activities That Teach
Grade Lvl: T Author: Jackson, Tom
Length: 260 Copyright: 2000

On cover: 55 Hands-on activities that are educational, practical, user-friendly and fun! Discusses the importance of teaching life skills, how the acquisition of life skills can help kids; provides suggestions from active learning practitioners on how to effectively implement active learning lessons and success stories. Topics: alcohol, drugs, self esteem, suicide, communication, anger management, conflict resolution, violence, school to careers, stereotyping, problem solving, working together, divesity, decision making, goal setting, responsibility, peer pressure, respect, taking a risk, team building, tobacco, media influence, sexuality, achievement, stress management, etc. For grades 4-12.
Still More Activities That Teach T  
B 96443B 96443 Super Better: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient--Powered by the Science of Games
Grade Lvl: T Author: McGonigal, Jane
Length: 480 Copyright: 2015

SuperBetter is an approach developed by game designer Jane McGonigal that shows people how to deal with life's challenges by using positive psychology and learning to be gameful. A gameful mind-set means bringing the same psychological strengths a person displays when playing games to real-world goals. Seven rules to live by make up the SuperBetter method: 1.Challenge yourself. 2.Collect and activate power-ups. 3.Find and battle the bad guys. 4.Seek out and complete quests. 5.Recruit your allies. 6.Adopt a secret identity. 7.Go for an epic win. Includes stories & data from people who have used the SuperBetter method to get stronger in the face of illness, injury, and other major setbacks, as well as to achieve goals like losing weight, running a marathon, and finding a new job.
Super Better: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver T  
DVD 1465DVD 1465 Super Size Me
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2004

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock unravels the American obesity epidemic by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a "McDonald's only" diet for thirty days straight. This Sundance award-winning feature dives into corporate vs personal responsibility, nutritional education, school lunch programs, and how Americans are eating themselves to death. Overweight. Health risks of a high fat diet. Personal vs corporate responsibility. Fast food restaurants. Connection between diet and classroom behavior. 96 minutes. Rated PG-13. Closed captioned in English or Spanish. Over-eating.
Super Size Me JST  
B 95250B 95250 Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Verdick, Elizabeth
Length: 234 Copyright: 2012

Provides information and advice for kids who have an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, including what these disorders are, ways to make things better at home, at school, and with friends, taking medicine, eating healthy foods, and more. For grades 4 and up. Meant to be read with a parent. Body and brain basic highlight symptom management exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, seep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. Includes tories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, resources, and a glossary. Sections for parent offer more detailed information.
Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) T  
B 95934B 95934 Survival Strategies for People on the Autism Spectrum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fleisher, Marc
Length: 195 Copyright: 2006

Self-help guide for autistic teenagers and adults will help readers improve their quality of life and overcome many everyday challenges, be it through the development of independent living skills, building a more varied and fulfilling social life, or mastering a course in higher education and broadening one's opportunities for the future. Written particularly for young people who are just beginning to become independent from their parents, perhaps living in their own home for the first time, this book shows how to approach apparent problems with hope and the expectation of an improved quality of life.
Survival Strategies for People on the Autism Spectrum T  
KM 11065KM 11065 Survival Vocabulary Language
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1998

Each book in the Survival Vocabulary series is designed to help poor readers master 80 words and phrases commonly encountered. Divided into units and parts that allow students to learn five words at a time, moving on to mastery as quickly or as slowly as their ability allows. At the end of each unit, a word puzzle and a test both reinforce and test the students' mastery of the 15 or 20 words in the unit. Designed for use by individuals or groups with a combination of guided and independent work. Contents: teacher manual and book for each title: Banking Language; Clothing Language; Computer Hardware; Computer Software; Credit Language; Driver's License Language; Drugstore Language; Emergency Services; Entertainment Language; Government Language; Job Application Language; Medical Language; Restaurant Language; Supermarket Language; and Transportation Language. Two-week loan period.
Survival Vocabulary Language T  
B 95796B 95796 Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wrobel, Mary
Length: 250 Copyright: 2003

Presents social stories and step-by-step guidance for autistic children ages five and up on health, hygiene, modesty, puberty, and personal safety. Through simple stories similar to Carol Gray's Social Stories, the author, Mary Wrobel, teaches caregivers exactly what to say and not say, and shows how to create helpful stories. Addresses body growth and development, menstruation, touching, personal safety, and more.
Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young T  
B 96212B 96212 Talking Together: Social Rules/Having a Conversation
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 2007

Picture book with two social stories that clarify daily routines and explain social rules. Comprehension questions follow each story.
Talking Together: Social Rules/Having a Conversation T  
B 90295B 90295 Tasks Galore for the Real World
Grade Lvl: T Author: Eckenrode, Laurie
Length: 66 Copyright: 2004

Presents a pictorial series of visually structured tasks for teaching domestic, vocational and other independent living skills to individuals with autism. Tasks incorporate visual, tactile, and motor movement components. This functional approach helps students apply learned tasks to naturally occurring environments in which those skills have a direct purpose.
Tasks Galore for the Real World T  
B 95831B 95831 Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success
Grade Lvl: T Author: Madeline, Levine
Length: 323 Copyright: 2012

A guide to successful child rearing that combines research and clinical experience and explains how to shift focus to a parenting style that promotes academic success, a sense of purpose, and meaning in life. Child rearing.
Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success T  
KM 12034KM 12034 Teaching Economic Concepts w/ Picture Books & Jr Novels (Book & CD-ROM)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Polette, Nancy
Length: 311 Copyright: 2013

Explains how to teach economic concepts using twenty picture books and twenty junior novels with activities for each title. Book summary and economic concepts are listed for each title. Presents basic ideas such as credit, wants & needs, opportunity cost, goods & services, productivity, natural & capital resources, income, interest, consumer spending, entrepreneur, supply & demand. 21st Century skills. For grades K-7.
Teaching Economic Concepts w/ Picture Books & Jr Novels (Book & CD-ROM) T  
B 94112B 94112 Teaching Money Applications to Make Mathematics Meaningful, Grades 7-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Marquez, Elizabeth / Westbrook, Paul
Length: 152 Copyright: 2007

Complete title: Teaching Money Applications to Make Mathematics Meaningful, Grades 7-12 by Elizabeth Marquez and Paul Westbrook. Offers teacher engaging ways to weave real-life financial issues and personal money management into NCTM standards-based secondary mathematics lessons while meeting equity and accountability requirements. Some topics: savings; credit cards and debt management; investments; buying a house; taxes; supply and demand; business plan; break-even analysis.
Teaching Money Applications to Make Mathematics Meaningful, Grades 7-12 T  
B 96729B 96729 Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking
Grade Lvl: T Author: Palmer, Erik
Length: 202 Copyright: 2013

Presents an approach aligned to the six Common Core anchor standards for speaking and listening but focuses on preparing students for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom. Provides guidance for teaching and assessing collaborative discussion; listening and media literacy; questioning and reasoning; speech presentation; effective multimedia use; and adapting speech to different content and tasks. Has examples and specific activities targeted to variety of subjects and grade levels. Listening- Study and teaching. Oral communication- Study and teaching.
Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking T  
DVD 2695DVD 2695 Teaching With Poverty in Mind--Secondary School
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 30 Copyright: 2010

Explores school and classroom success factors that support the academic achievement and life readiness of secondary students. Shows teachers attending to the social, emotional, and academic needs of their students. Provides examples of how a school can do more to help underserved students by fostering intellectual curiosity, strengthening academic performance through arts and athletics, and drawing on community resources to support success. Contains embedded professional development plan and handouts. Based on the book by Eric Jensen (94623).
Teaching With Poverty in Mind--Secondary School T  
B 90324B 90324 Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum
Grade Lvl: T Author: Willis, Clarissa
Length: 224 Copyright: 2006

Complete title: Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Discusses the ways young children with autism relate to the world and presents strategies for several aspects of teaching them, including setup of the environment; behavior management; life skill instruction; the children's communication, play, and interations with others; and work with families.
Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum T  
KM 10477KM 10477 Teambuilding with Teens
Grade Lvl: T Author: MacGregor, Mariam
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Activities for Leadership, Decision Making & Group Success. Provides instructions for 36 activities, 20-45 minutes each, designed to teach teenagers leadership and decision making skills. Activities are divided into the following sections: Icebreakers, Self-Awareness, Working with Others, Communication, Qualities of Leadership, Social Issues, Decision Making and Problem Solving, and Closure. Contents: book and CD-ROM with reproducible forms for grades 6-12. Two-week loan period.
Teambuilding with Teens T  
B 96566B 96566 Teen Resiliency-Building Workbook
Grade Lvl: T Author: Leutenberg, Ester A / Liptak, John J.
Length: 122 Copyright: 2012

A workbook for teenagers, covering various traits of resiliency and how to deal with stressful situations. reproducible self-assessments, exercises & educational handouts. A Teen Mental Health & Life Skills Workbook.
Teen Resiliency-Building Workbook T  
B 109585B 109585 Teen Success!: Ideas to Move Your Mind
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Elye, Beatrice
Length: 225 Copyright: 2007

Offers advice for teenagers to achieve better success in life, and discusses speed reading, time management, organization, mentors, frustrations, self-esteem, courage, solitude, and more.
Teen Success!: Ideas to Move Your Mind ST  
KM 12457KM 12457 Thanks for the Feedback... I Think! Activity Guide for Teachers: Classroom Ideas for Teaching the Skills of Accepting Criticism and Compliments
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

Activities for Grades K-6 help students learn and practice the steps to accepting positive feedback (compliments) and negative feedback (criticism). Activities range from using crafts to provide compliments, safe ways to provide negative feedback, self-evaluation, games and other hands-on activities. The guide also offers teachers ideas on how to blend some of these lessons within their academic teaching. Kit contains Activity Guide, CD (both with reproducibles) and student book from the series Best Me I Can Be!.
Thanks for the Feedback... I Think! Activity Guide for Teachers: Classroom T  
B 96847B 96847 That' Life! Life Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author: Smith, Patricia
Length: 191 Copyright: 1998

Book is designed to help individuals (ages 11-adult) with developmental disabilities gain independence with language and reasoning lessons in homemaking, health, money management, entertainment, and government. Reproducible pages.
That' Life! Life Skills T  
KM 6791KM 6791 TRANSITIONS CURRICULUM
Grade Lvl: T Author: FULTON, LOUISE
Length: 0 Copyright: 1998

Program designed for special education and at-risk students to prepare them for adult life. Contains three modules: Volume 1 Personal Management, Volume 2 Career Management, and Volume 3 Life Management; blackline masters for student handouts; and 14-minute overview video (Louise Fulton and Rebecca Silva explain their curriculum). Provides 300 teacher-developed lessons with reproducible worksheets and assessments. Some topics included in first module: anger management, identifying work strengths, positive self talk. Second module: job interview, employee rights and responsibilities, how to complete an application. Third module: health and safety basics, how to use public transportation, budgeting, etc. Two-week loan period.
TRANSITIONS CURRICULUM T  
B 92487B 92487 Tyler Tames the Testing Tiger
Grade Lvl: T Author: Benger, Janet
Length: 70 Copyright: 2004

Resource for teachers and counselors to use with children (gr 2-5) to reduce test anxiety. Reproducible pages include a children's story about Tyler, a boy who uses tips from his basketball coach to reduce the stress of a testing situation; also has discussion questions, leader's guide, testing bulletin board, test prep cards, assessment and guide for parents. Test preparation. Test-taking skills.
Tyler Tames the Testing Tiger T  
B 112469B 112469 Understanding Credit
Grade Lvl: IJST Author: Thompson, Helen
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

An introduction to credit that explains what it is, the different kinds of credit, why it's necessary, credit reports and scores, ways to protect personal credit, and other related topics. Loans. From the series Junior Library of Money. IL 6-10.
Understanding Credit IJST  
KM 12280KM 12280 Unstuck and On Target!: An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibility for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Research Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cannon, Lynn / Kenworthy, Lauren
Length: 231 Copyright: 2011

Provides lesson plans and reproducible activities for use with students with autism spectrum disorders to promote cognitive and behavioral flexibility in the classroom. Guide gives special educators and other service providers ready-to-use lessons that promote cognitive and behavioral flexibility in everyday situations, from compromising with peers to handling schedule changes. Intervention approach for high-functioning students ages 8-11.
Unstuck and On Target!: An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibi T  
KM 8679KM 8679 Vineland-3: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales- Third Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sparrow, Sarah S / Cicchetti, Domenic V
Length: 350 Copyright: 2016

Vineland-3 is an individually administered measure of adaptive behavior. Instrument is used in the assessment of individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities. Has three administration forms: Interview Form; Parent/Caregiver Form; and Teacher Form. The Interview and Parent/Caregiver Forms provide normative scores from birth through age 90+. The Teacher Form provides normative data for use with examinees ages 3 through 21. Vineland domains: Communication (Receptive, Expressive, Written); Daily Living Skills (Personal, Domestic/Numeric, Community/School Community); Socialization (Interpersonal Relationships, Play and Leisure, Coping Skills); and Motor Skills (Gross Motor, Fine Motor). Aids in diagnosis and provides valuable information for developing educational and treatment plans. Each Vineland form is available in online administration format. Contents: Manual by Sara S. Sparrow, Domenic V. Cicchetti, and Celine A. Saulnier. Circulation is restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
Vineland-3: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales- Third Edition T  
B 94535B 94535 What Color Is Your Paachute? For Teens, 2nd Ed
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Christen, Carol
Length: 178 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future. Presents a guide for teens on planning a career, providing advice on how to pursue a dream job, including tips on writing resumes, conducting online job searches, starting a business, making contracts, interviewing, and negotiating salaries. Teenagers Vocational guidance. Job hunting.
What Color Is Your Paachute? For Teens, 2nd Ed ST  
B 96893B 96893 Why Do I Have To?: A Book for Children Who Find Themselves Frustrated by Everyday Rules
Grade Lvl: T Author: Leventhal-Belfer, Laurie
Length: 79 Copyright: 2008

Looks at a set of everyday situations that provide challenges for children at home, with their friends, and at school. Laurie Leventhal-Belfer empathizes with children's wish to do things their way, explains clearly why their way does not work, and provides a list of practical suggestions for how to cope with these challenges and avoid feelings of frustration.
Why Do I Have To?: A Book for Children Who Find Themselves Frustrated by Ev T  
B 93462B 93462 WiseQuotes (Grades 3-5)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 243 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: Skills for Building Positive Character. Interdisciplinary program includes activities that promote positive choices by highlighting the words and lives of positive role models from different cultures, backgrounds, and fields. Contains hundreds of class activities, projects, journal writing ideas, quotations, proverbs, speeches, and poems. Character Themes: Positive Attitude; Respect; Responsibility; Self-Discipline; Relationships; Personal Goals; Citizenship; and Conflict Resolution. From the series WiseSkills.
WiseQuotes (Grades 3-5) T  
B 93463B 93463 WiseWords (Grades K-2)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 230 Copyright: 1997

Subtitle: Wisdom for Making Good Choices. Interdisciplinary program includes activities that promote positive choices by highlighting the words and lives of positive role models from different cultures, backgrounds, and fields. Provides character-building activities and projects for the primary grades. Provides read-aloud stories, creative expression ideas, family activities, wise sayings, brief biographies for teachers and more. Character Themes: Positive Attitude; Respect; Responsibility; Self-Discipline; Relationships; Personal Goals; Citizenship; and Conflict Resolution. From the series WiseSkills.
WiseWords (Grades K-2) T  
B 95893B 95893 Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies and a Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 344 Copyright: 1999

Two part manual that serves as a guide for any parent or professional working with autistic children. The ABA-based behavioral intervention strategies and the detailed curriculum focus on facilitating the child’s development and helping him or her to achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life possible. The book has served as a launching pad for many parents in the beginning stages of diagnosis and has been used as the cornerstone of many intervention programs. Applied behavior analysis.
Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies and a Curriculum for Inten T  
B 95202B 95202 Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gallagher, Kelly
Length: 264 Copyright: 2011

Shows teachers how to bring effective modeling practices into their classrooms, and provides mentor texts, student writing samples, and numerous assignments and strategies designed to elevate student writing.
Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Te T  
KM 7700KM 7700 Writing in the Real World
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Kit contains materials in the Writing in the Real World program which is an interactive writing program designed to help students develop their everyday writing skills. IL 6-12. RL 3-4. Shows how to write business and personal letters, fax cover sheets, e-mails, invitations, memos, resumes, forms, etc. Components: Student Worktext (units: organizing yourself; writing for family and friends; writing for the community; shopping and managing money; writing at work); forms booklet (blank forms such as W-4, Voter registration, rental application, bank check); teacher's guide (lessons, teaching strategies, suggestions for ELL students, activities, and answer key); and CD-ROM with activities, blank forms, and style guide. CD-ROM requires Adobe Acrobat 4.0.
Writing in the Real World IJST  
B 95899B 95899 Yikes! A Smart Girl's Guide To Surviving Tricky, Sticky, Icky Situations
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 87 Copyright: 2002

Provides techniques for dealing with embarrassing, emotional, or frightening situations, including forgetting your lines on stage, being threatened by a bully, or losing your parents in a big city.
Yikes! A Smart Girl's Guide To Surviving Tricky, Sticky, Icky Situations T  
B 93281B 93281 You Decide! Making Responsible Choices
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bunnell, Jean
Length: 124 Copyright: 1997

Lessons for middle grade students cover a wide spectrum of decisions including health and safety concerns, relationships with family, relationships with friends, and quality of life decisions. Each lesson begins with a story. Someone in the story has a decision to make. Follow-up activities and activity sheets explore the decision.
You Decide! Making Responsible Choices T  
KM 11203KM 11203 Your Career Adventure
Grade Lvl: ST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

The first part of the textbook deals with attitude, values, interests, making decisions, and learning personal skills. Part two is organized by the 15 career clusters. Part three includes employment skills, free enterprise and the changing workplace, starting a business, education and training, and planning for the future. Contents: second edition of the textbook and two accompanying workbooks: Stops Along the Way and Experiences Along the Way: Applied Learning Activities Workbook. Two-week loan period.
Your Career Adventure ST  
B 95942B 95942 Your Life is Not a Label
Grade Lvl: T Author: Newport, Jerry
Length: 315 Copyright: 2001

Subtitle: A guide to living fully with autism and Asperger's syndrome for parents, professionals, and you! Offers advice on living with autism and Asperger's syndrome based on the author's personal experiences, covering school, dating, jobs, finances, relationships, and related topics. The author, diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome / High Functioning Autism at age 47, wrote this book for those with developmental disorders. He reveals his own failures and successes.
Your Life is Not a Label T