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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  
KM 12966KM 12966 16 Habits of Mind: First Grade
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

The 16 Habits of Mind by Wonder Grove Learn includes Teacher Notebook and DVD of Animations to teach young children critical thinking and problem solving skills using engaging videos and activities. Designed for students in Grade One and includes: 16 Instructional Animations, 128 Printable Extension Lessons. IL Grade 1. The 16 Habits of Mind include: Persisting Managing Impulsivity Listening with Understanding and Empathy Thinking Flexibly Thinking about your Thinking (Metacognition) Striving for Accuracy Questioning and Problem Posing Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision Gathering Data through All Senses Creating, Imagining, and Innovating Responding with Wonderment and Awe Taking Responsible Risks Finding Humor Thinking Interdependently Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
16 Habits of Mind: First Grade P  
KM 12965KM 12965 16 Habits of Mind: PreK-Kindergarten
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

The 16 Habits of Mind by Wonder Grove Learn includes Teacher Notebook and DVD of Animations to teach young children critical thinking and problem solving skills using engaging videos and activities. Designed for students in Pre-K and Kindergarten and includes: 16 Instructional Animations, 128 Printable Extension Lessons. IL Pres-K. The 16 Habits of Mind include: Persisting Managing Impulsivity Listening with Understanding and Empathy Thinking Flexibly Thinking about your Thinking (Metacognition) Striving for Accuracy Questioning and Problem Posing Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision Gathering Data through All Senses Creating, Imagining, and Innovating Responding with Wonderment and Awe Taking Responsible Risks Finding Humor Thinking Interdependently Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
16 Habits of Mind: PreK-Kindergarten K  
KM 12967KM 12967 16 Habits of Mind: Second Grade
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

The 16 Habits of Mind by Wonder Grove Learn includes Teacher Notebook and DVD of Animations to teach young children critical thinking and problem solving skills using engaging videos and activities. Designed for students in Grade Two and includes: 16 Instructional Animations, 128 Printable Extension Lessons. IL Grade 2. The 16 Habits of Mind include: Persisting Managing Impulsivity Listening with Understanding and Empathy Thinking Flexibly Thinking about your Thinking (Metacognition) Striving for Accuracy Questioning and Problem Posing Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision Gathering Data through All Senses Creating, Imagining, and Innovating Responding with Wonderment and Awe Taking Responsible Risks Finding Humor Thinking Interdependently Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
16 Habits of Mind: Second Grade P  
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  
KM 12731KM 12731 21st Century Life Skills Handbooks
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 120 Copyright: 2012

Kit includes 10 practical handbooks for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The 120-page handbooks in this series provide readers an introduction to the multi-dimensional competencies, concepts, and vocabulary they need to achieve independences-- including community resources, job searching, money management, job etiquette, health, moving and more. Titles include: Getting Ahead at Work (Lexile 770); Moving Out on Your Own (Lexile 750); Health and Safety (Lexile 830); Consumer Spending (Lexile 780); Everyday Household Tasks (Lexile 820); Transportation and Travel (Lexile 880); Community Resources (Lexile 880); Job Search (Lexile 800); Car and Driver (Lexile 920) Managing Money (Lexile 830). Title III. IL 9-12.
21st Century Life Skills Handbooks S  
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  
B 120093B 120093 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Covey, Sean
Length: 266 Copyright: 2014

Describes seven habits teenagers can cultivate to help them improve their self-images, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve goals, get along with parents, and make other positive changes in their lives. IL 7-12.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens JS  
KM 12366KM 12366 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (20 Books)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Covey, Sean
Length: 266 Copyright: 2014

Describes seven habits teenagers can cultivate to help them improve their self-images, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve goals, get along with parents, and make other positive changes in their lives. Kit contains twenty copies of the book (266 pages) by Sean Covey. IL 7-12. Four-week loan period.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (20 Books) JS  
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  
V 16413V 16413 ACTIVE LISTENING
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 10 Copyright: 2003

Slim Goodbody and his animated Life Skills Team teach active listening which involves paying attention, asking questions, giving feedback. From the series Life Skills 101.
ACTIVE LISTENING KP  
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 8931KM 8931 Adventures of Dakota (Book & Puppet)
Grade Lvl: P Author: Bowman, Susan
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

Book Subtitle: A Friendly Wolf Who Teaches Children Lessons About Life. Includes eight stories about Dakota the wolf. In each story Dakota faces a challenging situation. Students work in groups to brainstorm ideas and solutions. Contains discussion questions, role-plays, reproducible activities. Topics include bullies, acceptance, loss of a friend, reputation, fear, coping, compassion. Contents: book and Folkmanis Timber Wolf Puppet made of polyester fiber 18-inches.
Adventures of Dakota (Book & Puppet) P  
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  
V 15857V 15857 All about Cars: A Car Buying Guide
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 29 Copyright: 2002

Examines the actual costs of owning or leasing a car, how to figure what is affordable, the pros and cons of buying used or new or of leasing, how to check the web to compare prices and performance ratings. From the series Managing Your Personal Finances.
All about Cars: A Car Buying Guide S  
KM 5553KM 5553 Another Point of View
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1996

Read-along kit contains six cassettes and books. Each has two stories. One side has a retelling of a classic tale (Jack and the Beanstalk; Henny Penny; The Little Red Hen; The Tortoise and the Hare; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; and Goldilocks and the Three Bears) and the other side tells the story again but from a different perspective. For example Jack and the Beanstalk is told from the giant's viewpoint in Giants Have Feelings, Too. Includes teacher's guide.
Another Point of View PI  
B 124172B 124172 Anti-Test Anxiety Society
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 31 Copyright: 2014

Bertha Billingsworth (BB for short) is basically a happy person until she has to take a test. To her, the word test stands for Terrible Every Single Time, because that’s how she does on them, TERRIBLE! Bertha's teacher comes to the rescue by inviting her to become a member of the Anti-Test Anxiety Society. She tells Bertha that TEST stands for Think Each Situation Through and teaches her the Dynamic Dozen (12 amazing test taking strategies). This convinces Bertha to use her “GET TO” brain instead of her “HAVE TO” brain. Realistic fiction. IL 2-6.
Anti-Test Anxiety Society PI  
V 15698V 15698 Apartment for Rent
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 2000

Covers types of apartments, location considerations, size, costs involved in renting an apartment, and leasing and the responsibilities involved. Could be used in transition programs for students receiving special education services. From the Living Skills Video Series.
Apartment for Rent JS  
V 15489V 15489 Apartment Renting 101
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 1998

Subtitle: What Happened to My Security Deposit? Warns novice renters about the pitfalls of making uniformed decisions. Covers the stages of the rental process-from assessing needs and wants, to budgeting, searching for the right place, understanding leases, furnishing on a budget, insuring possessions. Describes do's and dont's of renting. Segments end with summaries reviewing main spots. Discusses the standard clauses in lease agreements, urging renters to document exisitng problems to keep from losing their security deposit.
Apartment Renting 101 S  
DVD 2098DVD 2098 Art of Listening
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 27 Copyright: 2007

Opens with young adults explaining why they think listening is a skill that needs to be taught. Introduces Seven Laws of Listening, including suggestions to analyze the body language of the speaker and the need to "listen between the words" for feelings. Also relates listening to accurate notetaking. Closed captioned.
Art of Listening JS  
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 90081KM 90081 Attainment Supplements Pre-Employment Transition Solution
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Pre-Employment Transition Solution (Pre-ETS) A comprehensive curriculum for transition students to complete the five WIOA required activities. Kit includes: Assessment Manual, Instructor's Guide, and student workbooks focusing on the 5 WIOA areas: Job and Career Exploration, Self-Advocacy, Work Place Readiness, Post-Secondary Training, Work-based Learning. Supplements offer an instructor’s script, training objectives, independent practice, resources for collaboration, and levels for each lesson to meet the needs of various learners. Lessons are connected to material in 13 Attainment products. IL 9-12.
Attainment Supplements Pre-Employment Transition Solution JS  
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  
V 16611V 16611 BAD FRIENDSHIPS: DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD
Grade Lvl: J Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2004

Discusses the negative impact that can result from having a "bad" circle of friends. Identifies the five factors that define a good friend. Students describe their own involvement with bad friends, and identify the characteristics they now seek in their friends. Discusses the warning signs of a bad friendship. Features an adolescence psychologist who offers advice to teenagers who think they may be involved in a negative relationship.
BAD FRIENDSHIPS: DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD J  
B 124184B 124184 Baditude!: What to Do When Your Life Stinks!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 31 Copyright: 2015

Everything in Noodle’s life stinks, or so he thinks. Homework stinks. Practice stinks. Yard work stinks. And family pictures? They REALLY stink! This is the story of Noodle, a boy whose attitude, “or baditude,” is alienating everyone around him. Can Noodle let go of his angst and try to find the brighter side of life? With help from a teacher and his mom, Noodle learns how to turn his ‘have tos’ into ‘get tos’ and his baditude into gratitude! This title is part of the Responsible Me! series from Julia Cook. Realistic fiction. IL 2-6.
Baditude!: What to Do When Your Life Stinks! PI  
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  
KM 90061KM 90061 Basic Size Sort
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A hands-on, pre-vocational activity for sorting objects by length or color. Provides wooden dowels of various lengths and colors. Introduces reach-grasp-retrieval, appropriate placement of objects, and size discrimination. Part of the Pre-Voc One Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Basic Size Sort JS  
B 110393B 110393 Be A Super Test-Taker!
Grade Lvl: I Author: Rozakis, Laurie
Length: 128 Copyright: 2007

Subtitle: The Ultimate Guide to elementary School Standardized Tests. Offers elementary school students practical strategies to help them do better on standardized tests, with advice on how to prepare for the test, answer different types of questions, and stop pre-test anxiety. Test preparation. Test-taking skills Handbooks.
Be A Super Test-Taker! I  
B 119139B 119139 Be On Time!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Marsico, Katie
Length: 24 Copyright: 2013

Simple text and photographs help readers learn the importance of being on time. Time perception. Self-management (Psychology). From the series Kids Can Make Manners Count. AR 2.2 Lexile 320 IL K-2.
Be On Time! KP  
KM 8989KM 8989 Bear Who Lost His Sleep
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lamb-Shapiro, Jessica
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Subtitle: A Story About Worrying Too Much by Jessica Lamb-Shapiro. Benjamin was a bear who worried too much. In fact, he worried so much that he couldn't even fall asleep when it was time to hibernate for the winter. This storybook shows children how reasoning things out can help them reduce their anxiety and need to be perfect. Perfectionism. OCD. Contents: activity sheet, book, and Benjamin (stuffed bear cub).
Bear Who Lost His Sleep KP  
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  
V 3091V 3091 BEING RESPONSIBLE
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 1990

Rhonda Bird has to choose whether to have a good time or follow through on an important commitment with the help of a group of elementary school children. Features Michael Pritchard. From the series You Can Choose.
BEING RESPONSIBLE P  
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  
DVD 2097DVD 2097 Body Language II: Reading People
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2008

Demonstrates how to read a person's body language and interpret their nonverbal communication. Uses real-life scenarios to illustrate para-language, eye behavior, cultural differences, touch, space, and expression and explains how to understand what a person is saying nonverbally with their gestures. Closed captioned.
Body Language II: Reading People JS  
B 113317B 113317 Borrowing
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fradin, Dennis B
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Answers basic questions students ask when learning about financial skills needed for adulthood, including borrowing money through mortgages, car loans, college loans, and credit cards. From the series Money Smart.
Borrowing IJ  
B 121237B 121237 Bounce Back: How to Be a Resilient Kid
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Moss, Wendy
Length: 112 Copyright: 2016

A guide to being resilient for children, with advice and practical strategies on how to know yourself better, deal with decisions, compromise, cope with stress, and more. IL 4-7.
Bounce Back: How to Be a Resilient Kid IJ  
B 121165B 121165 Bouncing Back: Dealing With the Stuff Life Throws At You
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Jones, Jami Biles
Length: 112 Copyright: 2007

Offers advice to teens on how to handle stress, discussing the importance of developing resiliency, describing strategies designed to help teens manage, or even escape their problems for short periods of time, and including personal stories in which teens tell how they dealt with difficult situations.
Bouncing Back: Dealing With the Stuff Life Throws At You IJS  
KM 7113KM 7113 Boxed Books: Character Education
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 0 Copyright: 2003

Collection of books from the Character Education Bridgestone series. Bridgestone Books/Capstone Press. AR 2.4-3.3. Follett RL 2.0-5.0. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Character Education P  
KM 12934KM 12934 Boxed Books: Julia Cook PBK (10 Books)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Julia Cook
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Ten assorted paperback Julia Cook titles. Includes: Bubble Gum Brain: Ready, Get Mindset...Grow!; Deployment: One of Our Pieces is Missing; Don't Be Afraid to Drop!; I Want to Be the Only Dog: A Story About Sibling Rivalry; Jumping Into Kindergarten; Lying Up a Storm; Rumor Has It; Study Skilled...Not!!!; The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story; Uniquely Wired: A Book About Autism and Its Gifts; Cliques Just Don't Make Cents; and Peer Pressure Gauge. Character education, life skills and social responsibility. Boxed book set. IL K-6.
Boxed Books: Julia Cook PBK (10 Books) KPI  
KM 7877KM 7877 Boxed Books: Learning to Get Along
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Collection of books from the Learning to Get Along series. Titles: Be Polite and Kind; Join in and Play; Know and Follow Rules; Listen and Learn; Respect and Take Care of Things; Share and Take Turns; Talk and Work it Out; Try and Stick With It; Understand and Care; When I Feel Afraid; Accept and Value Each Person; Reach Out and Give; Be Careful and Stay Safe; and Be Honest and Tell the Truth. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Learning to Get Along KP  
KM 6764KM 6764 Boxed Books: Life Skills
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Schwartz, Stuart
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

Books in the Capstone Press Life Skills series. RL 4-6. Titles: Budgeting Your Money; Building Self-Confidence; Buying Insurance; Finding an Apartment; Improving Work Habits; Living On Your Own; Opening a Bank Account; and Setting Career Goals. Four-week loan period.
Boxed Books: Life Skills JS  
KM 90073KM 90073 Brush and Comb Sort and Assembly
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A hands-on, pre-vocational activity for sorting by color or tactile variation. Provides brushes and combs for sorting into a divided bin. Introduces reach-grasp-retrieval, appropriate placement of objects, and foundational discrimination skills. Pre-Voc One Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Brush and Comb Sort and Assembly JS  
DVD 2087DVD 2087 Budgeting Basics
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 17 Copyright: 2008

After college, Rachel was living the good life until it all caught up with her. Everyday expenses, taxes and unexpected bills depleted her salary and she found herself in serious financial trouble. Luckily, one of her students with some financial knowhow came to her aid. With his help, she learned the value of preparing and sticking to a budget and how to plan for the future. Along with Rachel, students learn how to prepare a basic household budget; why setting goals is a part of financial planning; the importance of keeping track of ones spending; how to organize household money matters; ways to audit spending habits and discover expensive blind spots; simple lifestyle changes that can help save money; and how to put all the pieces together in a budget that meets their goals. Closed captioned.
Budgeting Basics JS  
V 16266V 16266 Building Character
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2003

Teens grapple with the common problem of friends who make bad choices about substance abuse. Viewers learn that character means recognizing the need to make a change and having the courage and will power to stick to tough choices. Teens learn that the key to making good choices is to listen to their conscience and to the feeling they experience when their actions violate their values. Hosted by Michael Pritchard who talks with a group of teenagers about these issues. Helps build character, resiliency, and emotional intelligence in youth. From the series Life Steps. Closed captioned.
Building Character JS  
B 116969B 116969 Business Ethics & Etiquette for Students: You Must Know These!
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Marsh, Carole
Length: 74 Copyright: 2012

A guide to etiquette and ethics in the workplace for young adults. IL 7-12.
Business Ethics & Etiquette for Students: You Must Know These! JS  
B 124174B 124174 But It's Just a Game
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 30 Copyright: 2013

Meet Jasper! A young boy who is totally absorbed with playing video games…. Video game addiction is on the rise, but it can be prevented. This creative story book teaches both kids and adults how to switch out their game controller for a “life controller.” Video gaming is becoming a part of our culture, and we must be strategic in creating a healthy gaming balance. Realistic fiction. IL K-6.
But It's Just a Game KPI  
DVD 1520DVD 1520 Buzz, Buzz, Buzz: Did You Hear About...?
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 2005

Examines how rumors and gossip cause confusion and hurt feelings. Features real life scenarios that depict what can happen when children spread rumors or tell stories that are not completely truthful. Focuses on how it feels to be the target or rumors and gossip and stresses the importance of telling the truth. One-week loan period.
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz: Did You Hear About...? PI  
DVD 2252DVD 2252 C.A.G.E. the Rage
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 22 Copyright: 2007

Calm down, Assess the situation, Gauge alternatives, and Empower yourself by choosing how to react: that's the way to safely C.A.G.E.the rage. By viewing this program, students will (1) see how to identify anger in themselves and those around them; (2) understand why mismanaged anger is so destructive; (3) discover how anger gets repressed, and the bodily and mental illnesses that may result from it; and (4) learn to release anger and express emotions in an acceptable and positive way using the C.A.G.E. method. Scenarios in which students model first unhealthy and then healthy behaviors make this video a particularly effective teaching tool. Candid interviews with experts and teens are also included. Closed captioned.
C.A.G.E. the Rage IJS  
DVD 1517DVD 1517 Can I Have a Turn? Learning About Sharing
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 2005

Focuses on the value of sharing and demonstrates the importance of taking turns. Introduces primary grade children to three ways to resolve common conflicts that occur when two or more people want to do the same thing. One-week loan period.
Can I Have a Turn? Learning About Sharing PI  
V 17396V 17396 Can I Have a Turn? Learning About Sharing
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 2005

Focuses on the value of sharing and demonstrates the importance of taking turns. Introduces primary grade children to three ways to resolve common conflicts that occur when two or more people want to do the same thing.
Can I Have a Turn? Learning About Sharing KP  
DVD 1968DVD 1968 Career Assessment: Finding a Career That Fits
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2004

Helps viewers assess their aptitudes and interests, work style, skills, talents, abilities, likes & dislikes to determine which career fields are best for them. Identifies websites to use for career assessment tests.
Career Assessment: Finding a Career That Fits JS  
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 104430B 104430 Caring
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes caring as a virtue and suggests ways in which caring, can be shown, such as recycling, donating to charity, helping others, and listening. From the series Character Education. AR 2.4. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 370. GR level K.
Caring P  
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  
DVD 1789DVD 1789 Caring: Matters of Concern
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 18 Copyright: 2004

Series subtitle: Real Life, Real Choices. Students and educators describe caring as the glue that holds communities and societies together. They examine several important traits of a caring person, including compassion, empathy, kindness, generosity, graciousness, and forgiveness. Includes specific examples of how acts of caring and kindness benefit both the giver and the receiver.
Caring: Matters of Concern JS  
B 124175B 124175 Cell Phoney
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2012

After much anticipation, Joanie Maloney finally gets her very own cell phone! Knowing that owning a cell phone requires responsibility and sound judgment, Joanie’s mom requires her to complete a Cell Phone Safety Course. Of course, Joanie resists. Along with Joanie, children learn the six rules of cell phone usage which are designed not only to keep them safe, but also to keep them from being tempted to hurt others. By knowing the rules, children can become masters of their cell phones and avoid becoming a Cell Phoney! IL 2-6.
Cell Phoney PI  
B 114152B 114152 Centsibility: The Planet Girl Guide to Money
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Roderick, Stacey
Length: 80 Copyright: 2008

A girl's guide to money and personal finance that discusses earning, saving, spending, and giving to charity. From the series Planet Girl. IL 5-9.
Centsibility: The Planet Girl Guide to Money IJ  
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  
KM 9304KM 9304 Character Connection Posters (BB)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Thirteen 11"x17" posters, each with a drawing of a child and a poem on the topic. Topics: be peaceful, care for the environment, compromise, courtesy, forgive, honesty, love, loyalty, pride, respectful, responsible, tolerance, and trustworthy.
Character Connection Posters (BB) KPI  
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 124182B 124182 Cheaters Never Prosper
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 31 Copyright: 2016

Noodle’s really done it this time! What should have been a friendly competition among classmates to make a sweet treat quickly turns sour after Noodle cheats his way to victory. He says he didn’t really want to cheat, but everyone has to once in a while, so what’s the harm? Will Noodle get burned by his own deception, or will he muster the courage to confess to his trickery? Young readers will learn a valuable lesson about the cost of cheating while enjoying a few laughs. Responsible ME! series by Julia Cook. Realistic fiction. IL 2-6.
Cheaters Never Prosper PI  
DVD 1537DVD 1537 Check It Out: Greenhouse (Tape 1232)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 11 Copyright: 2001

Three young people learn about the importance of being dependable, listening to directions, and asking for help on the job. The target audience for this DVD is mild/moderate mentally retarded special education students. Keywords: career readiness, career exploration, life skills. May be duplicated for educational purposes. One-week loan period.
Check It Out: Greenhouse (Tape 1232) JS  
KM 8990KM 8990 Chimp Who Lost Her Chatter
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Shapiro, Lawrence
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: A Story About Overcoming Shyness by Lawrence E. Shapiro. Charlotte the Chimp is painfully shy at her new school, where she rarely says a word. With help from the school counselor and by attending meetings of The Friendship Club, she learns the Four Rs of overcoming shyness: Reason, Reassurance, Relaxation, and Role-Playing. Contents: activity sheet, book, and Charlotte the Chimp doll (stuffed chimpanzee).
Chimp Who Lost Her Chatter KP  
DVD 1790DVD 1790 Citizenship: Individual Rights & Responsibilities
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 18 Copyright: 2004

Series Subtitle: Real Life, Real Choices. Promotes a broader understanding of citizenship, how it relates to character education and daily life, and explores aspects of character that involve the rights and obligations that individuals have as members of a society. Some examples: obeying laws, staying informed, respecting authority, participating in the political process, doing your part to improve community and school, being a good neighbor, and protecting the environment. Participants in the program discuss ways to improve citizenship, and how each person can make a difference.
Citizenship: Individual Rights & Responsibilities JS  
KM 9074KM 9074 Classroom Social Skills Posters (BB)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1995

Contains 16 posters (11"x17") that have simple words and graphic symbols to describe the steps to each social skill. Titles: Following Instructions; Accepting Criticism; Accepting 'No'; Greeting Others; Getting the Teacher's Attention; Asking for What You Want; Disagreeing; Giving Criticism; Saying'No'; Saying You're Sorry; Talking with Others; Accepting Compliments; Offering to Help; Giving Compliments; Reporting to the Teacher; and Introducing Yourself.
Classroom Social Skills Posters (BB) KPI  
KM 8684KM 8684 Clock Setting
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1990

Kit is hands-on, academic skills kit for practice telling time. Students set hands on model clocks to match with printed time cards (digital and analog clock cards). There are three levels of difficulty: by the hour, by the minute and elapsed time. Includes 24 plastic model clocks, time cards, bins and instructions. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Clock Setting JS  
DVD 2518DVD 2518 Clothing Care: Laundry Basics
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2007

Teaches the basics of cleaning clothes. Viewers learn about dry cleaning, removing spots, laundry additives and detergents. Shows how and why detergents clean. NICC Tech Prep Grant.
Clothing Care: Laundry Basics JS  
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 90067KM 90067 Color Match Collating
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A pre-vocational activity for matching color patterns and inserting cards into an envelope. Provides three different color sheets for sequencing and inserting. Offers 45 cards with suggested patterns. Pre-Voc One Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Color Match Collating JS  
KM 90070KM 90070 Colorful Nuts and Bolts Assembly
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A pre-vocational activity for shape matching, color assembly, disassembly, and sorting. Provides large, colorful plastic bolts and screws. Offers practice with discrimination skills, inserting, and turning skills. Pre-Voc One Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Colorful Nuts and Bolts Assembly JS  
KM 90060KM 90060 Comb Set Assembly
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A pre-vocational task for two-item assembly and sorting. Provides durable plastic combs with vinyl holders. Attainment’s most basic two-item assembly task. Introduces reach-grasp-retrieval, quality control, & attention to detail. Pre-Voc One. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Comb Set Assembly JS  
B 124270B 124270 Communicate! How You Say It
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rice, Dona
Length: 24 Copyright: 2018

What you say is important. But how you say it is even more important! You can choose the best way to say things. Words are powerful. Make communication your superpower! Series nonfiction: TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers Grade 1. Communication skills. Manners and etiquette. Language arts. IL K-3. GR K.
Communicate! How You Say It KP  
DVD 1371DVD 1371 Communicating With Customers: An Entry Level Guide
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2005

Focuses on customer services skills and business communication techniques. Demonstrates how to communicate effectively with customers, illustrating the importance of attitude, appearance, body language and voice. Presents several on-the-job scenarios where employees deal with a wide range of customers from polite to ornery. Describes how to deal with people in person and on the telephone and show how to diffuse an angry customer. 16 minutes. Closed captioned. One-week loan period.
Communicating With Customers: An Entry Level Guide S  
DVD 2113DVD 2113 Communicating with Tact, Candor and Credibility
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 19 Copyright: 2008

Demonstrates how to use diplomacy to successfully communicate with co-workers, team members, and supervisors. Explains different conversational roles: the escape artist, the judge, the scientist, the beggar, the commander. Also covers rephrasing: making talking points tactfully; what to say: the art of scripting; lightweight speech patterns; and jargon-filled corporate speak. This engaging program shows viewers how to connect with co-workers, team members and supervisors by providing a four-step communication method that enables people to maintain their composure even with co-worker and bosses who are confrontational. Closed captioned.
Communicating with Tact, Candor and Credibility JS  
KM 12734KM 12734 Community Success Software
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2013

Community Success Software helps students with disabilities including autism, prepare for community outings and greater independence. There are 24 activities detailed, like Riding the Bus,Movie Theater, Laundromat, and Ordering a pizza. Information about each activity is shared through video modeling, photo-based directions, talking stories, and illustrated social behaviors. The questions at the end of each story provide measurable evidence of the student's comprehension. Includes User Guide. IL 7-12.
Community Success Software JS  
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  
DVD 1909DVD 1909 Connect the Dots: How School Skills Become Work Skills
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2006

Explores major skill areas that students develop in school, skills that ease their transition to the world of work. Begins with self-management skills, communication skills, critical thinking, computer literacy, and basic literacy, with narrators and employers who stress the importance of basic skills required in school.
Connect the Dots: How School Skills Become Work Skills JS  
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  
V 16703V 16703 Conquering Test Anxiety
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 8 Copyright: 2003

Reviews the most effective techniques and tips to deal with test anxiety, and provides a base for further classroom discussion on the subject. From the series Quick Tips to Awesome Test Taking Skills.
Conquering Test Anxiety JS  
KM 12199KM 12199 Consequences Cards
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1975

Situation cards are designed to heighten the adolescent's appreciation of the effects of actions both on the originator of the action and on others. Teaches students to predict possible and probable consequences by presenting real-life situations for active, involved consideration. The aim of introducing these materials is to help children take others' needs, interests, and feelings into consideration as well as their own when they act. Student responses could be verbal discussion, role-play, written response, or some other way to show the results of the situation. The set of 71 situation cards could also be used for creative writing; they are not intended to be used as the basis for punishment or extra work. From the Lifeline series, In Other People's Shoes. Includes Teacher's Guide.
Consequences Cards JS  
B 104431B 104431 Consideration
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes consideration as the virtue of being thoughtful and suggests ways in which consideration can be shown. Thoughtfulness. From the series Character Education. AR 2.9. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 530. GR level N.
Consideration P  
DVD 2641DVD 2641 Consumer Choice and Protection
Grade Lvl: J Author:
Length: 22 Copyright: 2010

Helps viewer understand what has impact on everyday choices for goods and services. Tells how to make more informed choices and avoid scams. Explains the legal framework that provides consumer protection and how technology influences economic decision-making. Security. Comes with accessibility features of captions and audio descriptions. CC.
Consumer Choice and Protection J  
B 116965B 116965 Consumer Smarts: Getting the Most for Your Money
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Freedman, Jeri
Length: 64 Copyright: 2013

An introduction on how to shop wisely, covering clothes shopping, consumer electronics, food, medicine, personal care products, entertainment and travel. From the series Get Smart With Your Money. IL 7-12.
Consumer Smarts: Getting the Most for Your Money JS  
KM 90062KM 90062 Container Packaging
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A five-item, pre-vocational assembly and packaging task. Provides practice with assembling, inserting, snapping, and packaging. Offers a jig to help complete task with one hand. Pre-Voc Two Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Container Packaging JS  
B 108402B 108402 Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
Length: 33 Copyright: 2006

Defines words such as cooperate, patient, proud, modest, respect, compassionate, and others with sentences about cookies. AR 3.1. Follett RL 2.9. RC 4.6. Lexile 760. IL Pres-2.
Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons KP  
B 104432B 104432 Cooperation
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Explains the virtue of cooperation and how readers can practice it at home, in the community, and with each other. Cooperativeness. From the series Character Education. AR 3.1. Follett RL 3.5. RC 1.5. Lexile 530. GR level K.
Cooperation P  
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  
DVD 1923DVD 1923 Coping With an Emotional Crisis
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 2006

Describes different types of crises that are common among teenagers, including divorce, a parent's job loss, natural disasters, and the death of a loved one. Describes how emotional trauma can impact a young person's mental and physical health, and features the personal narratives of teenagers who have dealt with traumatic situations. Identifies the stages of a crisis and names the resources and management strategies students can use to cope with and eventually move beyond a crisis. Closed captioned.
Coping With an Emotional Crisis JS  
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  
KM 90074KM 90074 Coupling Assembly
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A moderate level, pre-vocational, three-piece turning task. Provides metal nuts to attach to each base end. Offers practice with assembling and disassembling sets. Pre-Voc Two Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Coupling Assembly JS  
B 104433B 104433 Courage
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Explains the virtue of courage, or the strength to take risks and complete hard jobs, and describes ways to show courage within the family, at school, with friends, and in the community. From the series Character Education. AR 3.1. Follett RL 3.5. RC 1.5. Lexile 440. GR level N.
Courage P  
DVD 2078DVD 2078 Courage, Initiative, Self-Reliance
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 22 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Miles to the rescue (7 minutes). Part 2: The secret force (8 minutes). Part 3: Gopher it (7 minutes). In Part 1, Miles claims he doesn't lack courage, and Johnny wants him to prove it by racing on the mountain road. Although Miles doesn't want to race, he decides to drive up the hill and check things out--just in the nick of time! The friends learn the importance of courage. In Part 2, Soccer season has just begun, and Ej has the scoring title in his sights. He looks to the new Air Gordon soccer tires to insure the title, but first he has to figure out how to pay for them. The friends learn the importance of initiative. In Part 3, everyone is going on a camping trip except Cali, who is left alone for the very first time. When unexpected visitors pop-up, it's up to her to save the day. The friends learn the importance of self-reliance.
Courage, Initiative, Self-Reliance KP  
DVD 2081DVD 2081 Courtesy, Fairness, Confidence
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 27 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Too rough around the edges (10 minutes). Part 2: Crowning the car of the year (9 minutes). Part 3: Friends to the rescue (8 minutes). In Part 1, when Elrod decides to live in the city, he needs to learn how to live with others. The friends learn the importance of courtesy. In Part 2, the State of Good is having a "Model Car of the Year" competition. To make sure it is fair the contestants select the topics and the scores will be tabulated by Professor's new invention. The friends learn the importance of fairness. In Part 3, EJ to lose confidence in his own abilities. The Professor's own recent successes give him the confidence needed to help EJ. The friends learn the importance of confidence.
Courtesy, Fairness, Confidence KP  
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  
KM 90001KM 90001 Cube Weighing
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2016

Academic Work Activities kit. (Task #406). Weigh plastic cubes in grams with a digital scale to match printed cards. Three levels of difficulty require varying weight tolerances. Includes 400 plastic cubes in two colors, digital scale, bins, reusable zipper bags, printed cards, bins and instructions. Work tasks. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Cube Weighing JS  
KM 90068KM 90068 Cue Variable Sort
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A hands-on, pre-vocational activity for sorting objects by shape, size, or color. Provides plastic chips in a variety of shapes and colors, in two sizes. Introduces attention to specific details, size discrimination, and shape identification Offers a wide selection of variations to the task. Pre-Voc One Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Cue Variable Sort JS  
KM 90003KM 90003 Day Card Packaging
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2016

Kit is an academic and pre-vocational task for learning the days of the week through planning and problem solving. The task involves inserting days-of-the-week cards into vinyl pockets based on cue card prompts. Three levels of difficulty progress from basic matching to looking up answers in an illustrated weekly planner to accommodate the various levels of problem solving. Includes question and response cards, weekly planner, 24 vinyl pockets, 12-compartment tray, storage bins and instructions. Kit is part of the Academic Work Activities program. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Day Card Packaging JS  
DVD 1781DVD 1781 Dealing With Feelings
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2005

Students gain practical tips for communicating care and respect in relationships with friends and family as well as dealing with everyday worries, grief, fear and big life changes. Highlights the importance of self-esteem. Closed captioned. In English or Spanish.
Dealing With Feelings PI  
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 120816B 120816 Debunk It!: How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Grant, John
Length: 288 Copyright: 2014

Uses modern headline examples to explain how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments, summarizing the rhetorical tricks people use to sway public opinion in a range of fields. Bogus information. Errors. Critical thinking. Lexile 1270 IL 9-12.
Debunk It!: How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation JS  
DVD 1782DVD 1782 Decisions and Conflicts
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2005

Familiarizes students with the steps involved in the decision-making process and how to achieve an outcome that is right for them. Examines negative and positive behaviors in conflict situations, such as dealing with bullies and peer pressure. Also covers useful refusal skills for common situations and how to develop assertiveness. Closed captioned. In English or Spanish.
Decisions and Conflicts PI  
B 104434B 104434 Determination
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

Explains the virtue of determination and describes ways to show it in the home, school, and community. Perseverance. From the series Character Education. AR 3.0. Follett RL 3.8.
Determination P  
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  
V 16269V 16269 Developing Healthy Relationships
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2003

Teens learn to build their own personal support system, recognize true friends, and develop positive refusal skills. Emphasizes the importance of trust and caring in successful relationships and highlights the critical skill of negotiating with parents. Hosted by Michael Pritchard who talks with a group of teenagers about these issues. Helps build character, resiliency, and emotional intelligence in youth. From the series Life Steps. Closed captioned.
Developing Healthy Relationships JS  
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 90075KM 90075 Dice Packaging
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A mid-range, pre-vocational, packaging patterns task. Provides dice of three colors, snap boxes, small dowels, and bins. Offers practice with inserting, snapping, and pattern matching skills.Pre-Voc Two Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Dice Packaging JS  
B 116963B 116963 Digital Smarts: How to Stay Within a Budget When Shopping, Living, and Doing Business Online
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Peterson, Judy Monroe
Length: 64 Copyright: 2013

A guide to staying on a budget while shopping and doing business online. Teleshopping. Internet banking. From the series Get Smart With Your Money. IL 7-12.
Digital Smarts: How to Stay Within a Budget When Shopping, Living, and Doin JS  
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  
V 16270V 16270 Doing Your Best
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2003

Explores the intellectual and emotional skills essential to success:coping with anxiety, setting goals, identifying obstacles, maintaining self-esteem, and identifying personal resources. An appreciation of excellence is emphasized as students learn the importance of resourcefulness, perseverance, and an optimistic view of life. Hosted by Michael Pritchard who talks with a group of teenagers about these issues. Helps build character, resiliency, and emotional intelligence in youth. From the series Life Steps. Closed captioned.
Doing Your Best JS  
KM 12738KM 12738 Dollars & Cents Software
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2013

Dollars and Cents features three progressive programs: Counting Coins, Spending Money, and Making Change. All feature clear, realistic graphics and an easy-to-navigate interface. Includes audio for everything clickable. One can personalize each program: select activities, determine which coins and bills are presented, choose U.S. or Canadian currency, and set scanning options. IL 7-12.
Dollars & Cents Software JS  
B 112912B 112912 Dollars & Sense: Developing Good Money Habits
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Burstein, John
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

Helps children develop smart money skills, explaining the importanceof saving, offering tips for earning money, and describing how to set up an effective budget. From the series Slim Goodbody's Life Skills 101. IL 2-5.
Dollars & Sense: Developing Good Money Habits PI  
V 15721V 15721 Don't Sweat Happines
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 60 Copyright: 2001

Series shares Richard Carlson's theories and tips for improving productivity and elevating peace of mind. This program explores happiness. Anna Rose Childress discusses her research into the chemical reactions in the brain associated with happiness. Wayne Dyer discusses his analysis of the common traits of happy and successful people from the last 25 centuries. Deepak Chopra discusses the benefits of staying well physically and mentally and Christy Turlington describes the benefits of yoga. From the series Don't Sweat the Future. One-week loan period.
Don't Sweat Happines S  
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  
GM 126GM 126 Dr. PlayWell's Positive Thinking Card Game
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

A card game that teaches children four essential positive thinking skills that include recognizing self-defeating statements, changing negative thoughts to positive ones, seeing positive ways to cope with problems and using positive self-talk. This game is particularly useful for children with anxiety disorders. Contents: instructions sheet, 12-sided die, activity cards, and game cards.
Dr. PlayWell's Positive Thinking Card Game PI  
DVD 1254DVD 1254 Driving the Best Deal: Complete Auto Buying Guide
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 42 Copyright: 2003

A comprehensive guide to automobile purchasing. Outlines seven steps for effectively buying a new or used car or truck, financing, trading, and leasing. Explains used car price guides, such as Kelly Blue Book, and explains how it can help buyers make purchase decisions. Reveals tricks unscrupulous dealers and salesmen may use to sell you a car and to devalue the car you want to trade-in. Examines the relationship between the dealer and the manufacturer. Lists expected profit margins in various styles of car, both imports and domestic. Shows the advantages and disadvatages of leasing and how financing works. Provides advice on negotiating a purchase, and discusses front end and back end costs. Trailers, charts, graphs, and other graphic help emphasize important points. 42 minutes. One-week loan period.
Driving the Best Deal: Complete Auto Buying Guide S  
B 113316B 113316 Earning
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fradin, Dennis B
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Answers basic questions about earning money students ask when considering career choices and financial skills needed for adult- hood. Wages. From the series Money Smart. IL 4-8.
Earning IJ  
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  
DVD 1799DVD 1799 Effective Note-Taking
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2005

Examines note-taking methods including the Cornell, Outlining, Mapping, Sentence, and Charting methods. Discusses the components of the lecture and how they can help them become more effective note-takers. Teaches the importance of active listening in the note-taking process and which note-taking methods work best with individual learning styles. Uses humorous situations. Closed captioned. In English or Spanish.
Effective Note-Taking JS  
B 105124B 105124 Emotional Intelligence
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Andrews, Linda
Length: 80 Copyright: 2004

Explains that the ability to manage one's emotions and to understand those of others is important for success in life. Reviews the history of the study of emotional intelligence, and offers advice on how to develop the emotional intelligence needed to recognize and deal with feelings. Includes a brief Myers-Briggs personality test. AR 6.4. Follett RL 5.0.
Emotional Intelligence IJ  
GM 128GM 128 Empathy Game
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

A card game that teaches children and teens to appreciate someone else's feelings and to read nonverbal cues as they try to guess each other's responses. For 2-4 players. Compassion. Acceptance. Tolerance. Emotional intelligence. Contents: instructions sheet and playing cards.
Empathy Game IJS  
V 16263V 16263 Empathy, Caring and Compassion
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2003

Explores the skills that build empathy, the importance of compassion, and the moral imperative to help others in need and particularly the victims of bullying. Teens learn how labeling, prejudice, and cynicism impede the development of caring relationships. Hosted by Michael Pritchard who talks with a group of teenagers about these issues. Helps build character, resiliency, and emotional intelligence in youth. From the series Life Steps. Closed captioned.
Empathy, Caring and Compassion JS  
DVD 2639DVD 2639 Ethics and the Consumer
Grade Lvl: J Author:
Length: 22 Copyright: 2010

Discusses what consumers can do to ensure they make informed and ethical consumer choices. When is a bargain an unethical choice? Questions how globalization impacts consumer decisions. Suggests that in a free market consumers are not completely powerless as they have the right to choose and the power to withdraw their business. Ethical consumerism. Environmental footprint. Chapters are: The Global Consumer; Ethics and the Consumer; Sustaining Our Future; Fairtrade; Consumer Choice. Enhanced with the universal accessability options of captions and description. CC.
Ethics and the Consumer J  
KM 9533KM 9533 Everyday Life Skills Class Set (2 Parts)
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Contains the AGS Super Class Set. Contents: Teacher's Edition book; ten student texts; Teacher's Resource Library on CD-ROM (contains Student Workbooks, lesson activities, and tests); 13 audio cassettes of the student text; Everyday Life Skills Video Series with script book (six titles: Health, Nutrition, and Safety (14 minutes); Looking, Feeling, and Acting Your Best (16 minutes); Getting and Keeping a Job (17 minutes); Household Smarts (15 minutes); You and Your Money (16 minutes); and Expanding Your World (14 minutes); and Career Decision-Making (CDM) System, Level 1 which is a career interest inventory. Four-week loan period.
Everyday Life Skills Class Set (2 Parts) JS  
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  
DVD 1409DVD 1409 Excuses, Excuses: Give It Up!
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 21 Copyright: 2004

Challenges adolescents to consider why having an excuse is not the same as accepting responsibility for their actions. Presents several real-life scenarios about young people who make excuses for their behavior and come to realize that doing what is expected of them is part of growing up. Responsibility. Reliability. Self-reliance. 21 minutes. One-week loan period.
Excuses, Excuses: Give It Up! IJ  
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  
KM 9776KM 9776 Explore Math
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

A full-year curriculum for high school students participating in alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards. The curriculum includes two sequential Student Books with corresponding Teacher Manuals. Both Student Books focus on functional math concepts like spending money, telling time, keeping a calendar, following maps, reading graphs, and understanding paychecks. Photos illustrate real life situations and give students visual cues to solve math problems. Teacher Manuals are organized as lessons, each with an objective, material list, and step-by step procedure. They also include the Student Book as a PDF. Part of Attainment Core Curriculum. For grades 6-12.
Explore Math JS  
KM 11841KM 11841 Fast Food/Restaurant Words, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2013

Teaches functional vocabulary necessary for independent community living. For students who have a variety of learning differences and disabilities. Includes 100 words necessary to help students order a meal from a fast food establishment or a restaurant menu. Edmark Functional Words Series kit includes Teacher's Guide, two spiral-bound books with word recognition lessons, five Stories books (each contains 10 stories), Reading & Social Skills Games, 100 Photo Cards, 100 Word Cards, two display masks, and CD-ROM with printable files. Four-week loan period.
Fast Food/Restaurant Words, 2nd Edition IJS  
KM 9799KM 9799 Faucet Assembly
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1990

Attainment's most difficult assembly task (Task #211). Pre-Voc Three kit. This task requires assembly of industrial PVC faucets in exact sequence using a screwdriver. Each faucet consists of nine pieces of varying size. The task includes 12 faucets, a screwdriver and all bins. Also included are step-by-step assembly instructions, performance norms, data sheets and disassembly instructions with norms. Quality Criteria: All pieces must be assembled in the correct order and fit snugly, but not so tight that disassembly is difficult. Work tasks. IL 9-12.
Faucet Assembly JS  
DVD 1926DVD 1926 Feeling Good About Me: Building Self-Esteem
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 14 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: Building Self-Esteem Through Responsibility. Introduces the concept of reesponsibility. Uses real-life scenarios to define responsible behavior in children, including helping out when asked, following the rules, and doing the right thing without being told. The concepts are reinforced with a song about responsibility and self-esteem, emphasizing how acting responsibly makes a person feel good about themselves. Social norms. Closed captioned.
Feeling Good About Me: Building Self-Esteem KP  
B 120807B 120807 Field & Stream's Guide to Outdoor Survival
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Nickens, T. Edward
Length: 96 Copyright: 2015

A guide to surviving in the wilderness under a number of conditions. Map-reading skills, animal attacks, leech removal, building a shelter, making a fire bed, cooking wild game, blisters, survive a fall through the ice, and lightning strikes are just some of the varied topics expertly explained in the text and depicted in the illustrations and photographs. From the series Field & Stream's Guide To The Outdoors. IL 6-12.
Field & Stream's Guide to Outdoor Survival IJS  
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  
DVD 2646DVD 2646 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 1
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Major themes: Honesty, Cooperation, Repect. Features short scenes from current major motion pictures that are designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior high school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate material is included. Options for Spanish or English audio and subtitles are available. Spanish is available for most, but not all film clips. Movies featured in this DVD: Liar, Liar; Cool Runnings; Shrek; Big Fat Liar; Lord of the Rings; Apollo 13; Antz; Ice Age; Remember the Titans; Babe; x-Men; Boundin'. Truth. Honor. Leadership. Trust. Segregation. Adversity. Self-respect.
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 1 IJS  
DVD 2647DVD 2647 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 2
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Major themes: Good Sportsmanship, Kindness, Self-Control. Features short scenes from current major motion pictures that are designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior high school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate materials is included. Options for Spanish or English audio and subtitles are available. Spanish is available for most, but not all film clips. Movies featured in this DVD: Chariots of Fire; The Legend of Bagger Vance; The Mighty Ducks; Parenthood; The Sandlot; Seabiscuit; Forrest Gump; Charlotte's Web; Finding Nemo; Bend It Like Beckham; Jimmy Neutron; Boy Genius. Success. Integrity. Compassion. Empathy. Temptation.
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 2 IJS  
DVD 2648DVD 2648 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 3
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Major themes: Courage, Loyalty, Perseverance. Features short scenes from current major motion pictures that are designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior high school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate material is included. Options for Spanish or English audio and subtitles are available. Spanish is available for most, but not all film clips. Movies featured in this DVD: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace; Indian Jones and the Last Crusade; The Wizard of Oz; Monsters, Inc; The Secret Life of Zoey; Shrek; School of Rock; Lord of the Rings: Return of the King; The Addams Family; Chariots of Fire; Parenthood. Fear. Leadership. Commitment. Determination. Will.
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 3 IJS  
DVD 2649DVD 2649 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 4
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Major themes: Knowing Yourself, Peer Pressure, Understanding Bullies. Features short scenes from current major motion pictures that are designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior high school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate material is included. Options for Spanish or English audio and subtitles are available. Spanish is available for most, but not all film clips. Movies featured in this DVD: Dead Poets Society; Teen Wolf; Back to the Future; A Walk to Remember; Drumline; Sky High; A Christmas Story; Mean Girls; Cheaper by the Dozen; Hoot; The Ant Bully; The War. Courage. Fear. Leadership. Commitment. Determination. Will. Standing up to power/dare. Cliques as bullies.
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 4 IJS  
DVD 2650DVD 2650 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 5
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Major themes: Pride, Honor, Citizenship. Features short scenes from current major motion pictures that are designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate material is included. Options for Spanish or English audio and subtitles are available. Spanish is available for most, but not all film clips. Movies featured in this DVD: Akeelah & the Bee; Star Trek; First Contact; Napoleon Dynamite; The Rookie; Batman Begins; It's a Wonderful Life; Eight Men Out; The Ant Bully; World Trade Center; War Games; Star Trek IV; The Voyage Home; The Spirit of America Montage. Integrity. Hero. Sacrifice. Diversity. Perseverance. Intention.
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 5 IJS  
DVD 2651DVD 2651 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 6
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Major themes: Forgiveness, Vision, Empathy. Features short scenes from current major motion pictures that are designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior high school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate material is included. Options for Spanish or English audio and subtitles are available. Spanish is available for most, but not all film clips. Movies featured in this DVD: Teen Wolf; Atwone Fisher; Billy Madison; Kicking and Screaming; Coach Carter; The Great Outdoors; The Truman Show; Star Trek VI: Undiscovered Country; The Incredibles; Bringing Down the House; Bridge to Terabithia. Humility. Caring for others. Perspective; Listening.
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 6 IJS  
DVD 2652DVD 2652 Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 7
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 45 Copyright: 2010

Features short scenes from current major motion pictures, designed to be discussion starters for junior and senior high school students in the area of social studies, English, history, and life skills. None of the movies represented in the film clips is rated higher than PG-13. No inappropriate material is included. Movies featured in this DVD: Pay It Forward (Hayley Joel Osment, Kevin Spacey--Challenging the Mind/Changing the World/Making the Ideal Read/Student-Teacher Relationships); Remember the Titans (Denzel Washington--Teamwork/Leadership/Race Relations/Character); Into the Arms of Strangers; Stories of the Kindertransport (Family and Social Responsibility/History/Prejudice).
Film Clips for Character Education--Episode 7 IJS  
B 116967B 116967 Financial Aid Smarts: Getting Money For School
Grade Lvl: JS Author: McCormick, Lisa Wade
Length: 64 Copyright: 2013

Offers teens advice on financial aid, how to search for financial aid, how to plan ahead, how to protect the future, and more. College costs United States Planning. Student aid United States. Higher education United States Finance. From the series Get Smart With Your Money. IL 7-12.
Financial Aid Smarts: Getting Money For School JS  
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  
DVD 1919DVD 1919 Finding the Perfect Job: How to Succeed in the Job Hunt
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 18 Copyright: 2006

Follows a professional actress as she experiences the highs and lows of her own real-life job search. Compares her experiences to the experiences of anyone looking for a job. Viewers learn the basics, from preparing a resume and cover letter, to scouting the help wanted ads, to job interview dos and don'ts, including what to wear and what to say. Skills include how to take advantage of school career centers; how to locate promising job postings in newspapers, job boards, and the internet; how to network effectively; and how to tailor job applications to highlight talents, ambitions, and interests. Employment. Closed captioned.
Finding the Perfect Job: How to Succeed in the Job Hunt JS  
B 115221B 115221 First Aid Basics
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Weber, Rebecca
Length: 24 Copyright: 2012

Photos and text describe first aid for cuts, bee stings, choking, and other medical issues. Medical emergencies. From the Pebble Plus series Health & Your Body. AR 2.8 Lexile 670 IL K-2.
First Aid Basics KP  
B 112930B 112930 First Apartment Smarts
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Byers, Ann
Length: 64 Copyright: 2010

Offers people getting ready to move into their first apartment practical advice on finding an apartment to rent, budgeting for monthly expenses, working out problems with roommates, and handling the responsibilities of living away from home. Apartments United States. Real estate. Landlord and tenant. From the series Get Smart With Your Money. IL 7-12.
First Apartment Smarts JS  
B 112931B 112931 First Bank Account and First Investments Smarts
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Freedman, Jeri
Length: 64 Copyright: 2010

Offers young adults practical advice on opening their own bank accounts, including checking and savings, and making smart financial and investment decisions. From the series Get Smart With Your Money.IL 7-12.
First Bank Account and First Investments Smarts JS  
B 112932B 112932 First Budget Smarts
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Peterson, Judy
Length: 64 Copyright: 2010

A guide to personal finance that focuses on budgets, discussing weekly income, expense records, how to set up a monthly budget, and adjust it, saving, and spending. From the series Get Smart With Your Money. IL 7-12.
First Budget Smarts JS  
B 112933B 112933 First Credit Cards and Credit Smarts
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Byers, Ann
Length: 64 Copyright: 2010

Offers teens advice on getting, using, and respecting credit cards, explaining the importance of paying the balance each month, avoid common mistakes, protecting their credit rating, and making smart choices. From the series Get Smart With Your Money. IL 7-12.
First Credit Cards and Credit Smarts JS  
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 112934B 112934 First Job Smarts
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Harmon, Daniel E
Length: 64 Copyright: 2010

An introduction to employment for teenagers that discusses basic requirements, earning, full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions,taxes, and other related topics. From the series Get Smart With YourMoney. IL 8-12.
First Job Smarts JS  
DVD 1507DVD 1507 Five Life Strategies for Successful Teens
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2005

Profiles five real teens who are achieving their dreams and inspiring other teens to fulfill their goals: Liz Murrary (Taking Risks) who overcame a life of living on the streets to attend Harvard University, Jesse Laslovish (Discipline) who became one of the youngest legislators ever elected in Montana, Aja Monet (Communication) tells her story of winning a National Poetry Slam Competition, Clayton Lilliard (Organization) is seen creating his own charity donating bikes to kids whose parents are in prison, and Jennifer Howitt (Setting Goals) who overcame a spinal chord injury to excel at basketball and win a gold meal at the Paralympic Games. Closed captioned. One-week loan period.
Five Life Strategies for Successful Teens JS  
KM 90010KM 90010 Flashlight Assembly
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2016

Pre-Voc Three task involves very fine motor control and self-checking quality control This is a complex seven piece assembly requiring inserting, sequencing and turning. Students assemble the flashlight and see if it works. Correctly assembled, the light goes on. Includes 24 pen flashlights with batteries and all bins. Also included are step-by-step assembly instructions, performance norms, data sheets and disassembly instructions with norms. Quality Criteria: Each flashlight must contain all its parts and must light when the clip is pressed (before the plastic sleeve is attached). Complete flashlights must be placed in the single-compartment bin. IL 9-12.
Flashlight Assembly JS  
B 121182B 121182 Forgive and Let Go!: A Book About Forgiveness
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Meiners, Cheri J
Length: 35 Copyright: 2015

Helps children develop their forgiveness skills and learn how to accept an apology and move on without holding grudges. At the same time, encourages children to let go of disappointment and to accept when things don't go the way they hope. From the series Being The Best Me. Lexile 440 IL Pres-1. |
Forgive and Let Go!: A Book About Forgiveness KP  
B 104435B 104435 Forgiveness
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2002

Explains the virtue of forgiveness and gives tips on how to practice forgiveness in your home, school, and community. From the series Character Education. AR and Follett RL 2.7.
Forgiveness P  
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  
KM 90063KM 90063 Four Compartment Packaging
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A mid-range, pre-vocational pattern packaging task. Provides practice creating patterned sample boxes with four objects. Requires worker to empty a box and read note within lid for direction Pre-Voc Two. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Four Compartment Packaging JS  
B 109633B 109633 Frequently Asked Questions about Budgeting/Money
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Monteverde, Matt
Length: 64 Copyright: 2009

Complete title: Frequently Asked Questions about Budgeting and Money Management. Offers practical strategies for budgeting and money management. Includes answers to frequently asked questions, facts, and myths about personal finance. From the series FAQ, Teen Life. Follett RL 5.5.
Frequently Asked Questions about Budgeting/Money JS  
B 104436B 104436 Friendliness
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes friendliness as the virtue of being kind and helpful and suggests ways in which friendliness can be shown. Kindness. From the series Character Education. AR 2.4. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 430. GR level K.
Friendliness P  
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 104437B 104437 Generosity
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

Explains the virtue of generosity and describes ways to show it in the home, school, and community. From the series Character Education. AR 3.1. Follett RL 3.9.
Generosity P  
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  
DVD 1903DVD 1903 Get Organized!: Managing School, Life, and Fun
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 22 Copyright: 2006

Teaches young people the value of personal management skills, and provides tips and strategies for getting organized in several key areas: living space, school materials, study time, extracurricular activities, and social life. Dramatizing situations in which a group of teenagers have made themselves miserable through a lack of self-management, the program uses a lighthearted approach that engages viewers, while driving home a serious message: Effective organizational tactics will be a valuable asset throughout your education and career.
Get Organized!: Managing School, Life, and Fun IJ  
V 16265V 16265 Getting Along With Others
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2003

Teens discover positive ways to assert themselves, express complaints, handle misunderstandings, and block rumors. They learn specific social skills (mediation, negotiation, active listening, and I-messages); and how to apply these skills to cooperative- learning groups and student-led activities. Hosted by Michael Pritchard who talks with a group of teenagers about these issues. Helps build character, resiliency, and emotional intelligence in youth. From the series Life Steps. Closed captioned.
Getting Along With Others JS  
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 115826B 115826 Getting Ready to Drive: A How-to Guide
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Apelqvist, Eva
Length: 128 Copyright: 2012

Discusses the general requirements for permits, driver's tests, different kinds of licenses, learning to drive, dangerous behavior, and other areas related to driving. Automobile driving. From the series Life: A How-to Guide. IL 7-10.
Getting Ready to Drive: A How-to Guide JS  
B 116736B 116736 Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fonseca, Christine
Length: 228 Copyright: 2013

Provides advice and information for girls entering their teens on how to get to know themselves and gain the strength, confidence, and resilience to handle what life will bring them, and offers personal accounts and exercises to try. IL 6-9.
Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World IJ  
DVD 2184DVD 2184 Global Marketplace: How Will You Compete?
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 2006

Young workers learn the importance of the global marketplace. As workers, they will be required to compete for employment with people of different nationalities from all over the world. What skills will best help them stay competitive? What can they bring to the market to make themselves more desirable to this global working world. Closed captioned. International competition. Globalization. Economic relations. Quality of work.
Global Marketplace: How Will You Compete? JS  
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  
KM 10206KM 10206 Good Things First! The Way to Wellness
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Examines how one's chosen lifestyle affects well-being. Covers the important topics of physical activity and sleep, drinks and after-school snacks. Underscores the connections between physical activity, food and drink consumption, and mental and physical performance. Contents: teaching guide, 19-minute DVD, and five posters.
Good Things First! The Way to Wellness PI  
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 122781B 122781 Grit & Bear It!
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Zentic, Tamara
Length: 31 Copyright: 2014

Through illustrations and straight-forward statements, middle school students are introduced to 'grit'--a combination of self-determination and a willingness to take risks and bounce back from failure. Designed to inspire students in grades 5-9 to develop social-emotional intelligence necessary for future success as they pursue their goals and dreams. Autonomy (Psychology) Judgment. Middle school students Life skills guides. Risk-taking (Psychology) Self-reliance.
Grit & Bear It! IJ  
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  
GM 144GM 144 Grocery Store Game
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Haugen, Janie
Length: 0 Copyright: 1999

Subtitle: Real-Life Shopping and Math Skills. For 2-6 players. Gives students hands-on experience in identifying supermarket items, using shopping lists, and getting the best buy, the object is to gather the eight items on the shopping list. The lists are illustrated for those with limited or no reading skills. Players can move their pieces in any direction on the game board, simulating walking up and down grocery store aisles. When players land on a food that is on their shopping lists, they roll the die again to determine the price. Upon reaching the checkout counter, players add the prices and write personal checks to pay for the groceries. Contents: teacher's guide, game board with 36 illustrations, price stand, two dice, and six playing pieces.
Grocery Store Game IJS  
KM 11842KM 11842 Grocery Words, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2013

Teaches functional vocabulary necessary for independent community living. For students who have a variety of learning differences and disabilities. Includes 100 words necessary to read and write grocery lists and find items in a grocery store. Edmark Functional Words Series kit includes Teacher's Guide, two spiral-bound books with word recognition lessons, five Stories books (each contains 10 stories), Reading & Social Skills Games, 100 Photo Cards, 100 Word Cards, two display masks, and CD-ROM with printable files. Four-week loan period.
Grocery Words, 2nd Edition IJS  
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 115217B 115217 Healthy Habits
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Weber, Rebecca
Length: 24 Copyright: 2011

Simple text and color photos illustrate ways to stay healthy through exercise, rest, skin care, and proper diet. From the Pebble Plus series Health & Your Body. Lexile 510 IL K-2.
Healthy Habits KP  
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 90072KM 90072 Highlight Pen Packaging
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A pre-vocational activity for color discrimination, sorting, and packaging. Provides four colors of highlighters to sort, pattern, insert, and package. Pre-Voc One Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Highlight Pen Packaging JS  
DVD 1966DVD 1966 Hire Education: Ten (10) Ways to Get a Great Job
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 27 Copyright: 2004

Includes 10 ways to find a job, such as networking, informational interviews, job fairs, internet, classifieds, job applications, and more. Experts and new employees tell how these techniques work and give suggestions for finding the right job.
Hire Education: Ten (10) Ways to Get a Great Job JS  
V 16351V 16351 HONESTY
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 2003

Defines character and focuses specifically on the character traits of honesty. Students and professionals speak to what it means to be truthful and make honest choices. The consequences of dishonest behavior and admitting to dishonesty are also discussed. Real-life scenarios and questions throughout the video encourage young people to examine their personal attitudes and behavior. From the series Teen Character Education.
HONESTY IJS  
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  
KM 90076KM 90076 Hose Nozzle Assembly
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A moderate level, pre-vocational, three-piece turning task. Teaches simultaneously turning and assembling. Offers practice with assembling, inserting sets, and disassembling. Pre-Voc Two Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Hose Nozzle Assembly JS  
V 17320V 17320 How Did That Happen?
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 2005

Examines the relationship between actions and consequences. Follows three children who find themselves in various predicaments. As they retrace what they did before the problems occured, they discover how their situations may be the direct result of their actions.
How Did That Happen? KP  
B 112928B 112928 How Do Mortgages, Loans, and Credit Work?
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Cipriano, Jeri
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

An introduction to mortgages, loans, and credit that discusses why people borrow money, the process of getting a loan or a mortgage, credit cards, and other related topics. From the series Economics inAction. AR 5.7. IL 5-8.
How Do Mortgages, Loans, and Credit Work? IJ  
V 16710V 16710 How Does It Feel?
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 1999

Explores the connection between body language and emotions, considers what triggers particular emotions, and teaches youngsters how to express their feelings to others. Features Grandpa's Face by Eloise Greenfield. From the series Getting Along. Closed captioned.
How Does It Feel? KP  
DVD 1908DVD 1908 How Rude! 10 Rules of Common Courtesy
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 18 Copyright: 2006

Identifies the manners and customs associated with common courtesy and civility in and out of school. Uses real-life scenarios to teach the ten rules of proper etiquette, from classroom behavior to Internet etiquette, use of cell phones, public behavior and language, common courtesy, and respect for people and property. Also identifies rude behavior and how to stop it, emphasizing the importance of kindness and respect in every situation.
How Rude! 10 Rules of Common Courtesy IJ  
B 117802B 117802 How Spending and Saving Affect You
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Strazzabosco, John
Length: 80 Copyright: 2013

Explains the economic concepts of spending and saving on a governmental level and how they affect the average person, and suggests ways to plan an economic future. Saving and investment United States. Consumption (Economics) United States. From the series Your Economic Future. IL 7-12.
How Spending and Saving Affect You JS  
B 124220B 124220 How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Feathers
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

Bluebird receives advice from Mom, the Bird Doc, and the Food Voice Counselor when she develops an eating disorder after feeling that she is fat. Self-perception. Mind, body and spirit. IL 1-4.
How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Feathers PI  
B 117628B 117628 How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Frenz, Florida
Length: 35 Copyright: 2013

The author, an autistic teenager, explains how other autistic children can make friends, fit in, and deal with such issues as popularity, peer pressure, and bullying. Follett RL 6.9 IL 5-9.
How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl IJ  
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  
DVD 2025DVD 2025 How to Conduct Yourself at School
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 12 Copyright: 2007

Two junior high age narrators explain why setting a good example is the best way to help others do the right thing. They compare being in school to building a sandcastle. Both experiences can be fun and rewarding. Both can be ruined by the thoughtless acts of others. The young narrators explain why we should all respect school property, pay attention in class, practice good study habits, and ask for help when we need it. They illustrate the consequences of carelessness in school and at play and show how bad behavior can ruin the day for everyone. The examples they offer motivate viewers to cooperate, treat others with consideration, and respect their school.
How to Conduct Yourself at School KPI  
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 120461B 120461 How to Write a Thank-You Letter
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Minden, Cecilia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2013

Offers advice to young students on how to write a thank you letter, explaining why it is important, and provides examples for different occasions. From the series Language Arts Explorer Junior: Writing. Lexile 640 IL 2-4.
How to Write a Thank-You Letter PI  
V 17234V 17234 How Would You Feel? Learning About Empathy
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 13 Copyright: 2001

Presents scenarios of real-life situations that allow children to experience things from another person's point of view. Discusses how empathy enables us to care about others and respond to situations without hurting the feelings of others.
How Would You Feel? Learning About Empathy KP  
B 121977B 121977 Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Binkow, Howard
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

As Howard B. Wigglebottom spends his birthday indulging in things that he likes, he finds that good things like giant ice cream sundaes can turn out to be very bad if you have too much of them. Book concludes with lessons and reflections. Identity- Fiction. AR 2.9 RC 2.3 Lexile 580 GR level K IL Pres-2.
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns Too Much of a Good Thing is Bad KP  
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 124181B 124181 Hygiene...You Stink!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 31 Copyright: 2014

How do you make young children understand the importance of bathing and brushing? In this tale, young readers are sure to get the message that good hygiene will improve their health and their relationships!The story centers around a fork named Jean who hates taking baths in the sink and detests showering in the dishwasher. Jean the Fork just can’t figure out why people are not using her as frequently, or why the other forks, knives and spoons avoid her. Building Relationships series from Julia Cook. IL Pres-3.
Hygiene...You Stink! KP  
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  
B 121467B 121467 I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!!
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

Cletus is messy and disorganized. His cousin Bocephus is organized and uptight. Bocephus steps in to help his cousin after Cletus' mother refuses to let him play until his room is cleaned. Story highlights the importance of being organized in a creative, applicable way. This book will help teach children to understand, develop, and apply organization, a vital executive function skill. Planning ahead. Orderliness- Fiction. From the Functioning Executive Series. IL K-4.
I Can't Find My Whatchamacallit!! KPI  
B 118517B 118517 I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO! (How about MAYBE?)
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

NO is RJ s least favorite word . . . and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn No into Maybe or We'll see or Later or I'll think about it. Shows readers the steps to the fundamental social skills of accepting "no" and disagreeing appropriately. When RJ learns to use these skills the right way, he finds that rewards come his way, instead of arguments. Obedience Fiction. Conflict (Psychology)- Fiction. Frustration- Fiction. From the series Best Me I Can Be! IL K-4.
I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO! (How about MAYBE?) KPI  
V 17222V 17222 I Know How to Listen
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 13 Copyright: 1996

Vignettes, songs and activities identify and explore listening skills. Provides examples of the effects of poor listening habits. Gives tips for being a good listener.
I Know How to Listen KP  
B 112210B 112210 Identity Theft
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Hanel, Rachael
Length: 143 Copyright: 2011

Examines the controversies over various methods used to protect people from identify theft, explaining why many believe the solutions are an invasion of civil liberties and individuals' right to privacy. From the series Controversy! IL 8-12.
Identity Theft JS  
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 116968B 116968 Internship Smarts
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Henneberg, Susan
Length: 64 Copyright: 2013

Offers teens advice on internships, discussing how to get one, how to make the most of an internship, and why an internship could be helpful for a long time career. Internship programs. From the series Get Smart With Your Money. IL 7-12.
Internship Smarts JS  
DVD 2172DVD 2172 Interview Performance
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2006

Stresses that future employees only get one chance to make a first impression; that a successful job interview can be a key moment in a person's life. Demonstrates how to prepare for the interview, how to present oneself in a favorable way, how to cope with questions that may be asked, and how to follow-up after the interview. Offers helpful hints on coping with nerves, asking appropriate questions, communicating positively with body language, and ensuring the interview ends on a positive note. Provides invaluable advice from careers consultants and trade union representatives. An interview performance and critique, stresses that we all get better at job interviews and that success can be just around the corner.
Interview Performance JS  
V 15859V 15859 INTERVIEW TIPS: HOW TO WIN THE JOB YOU WANT
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2001

A recruiter gives tips for how to prepare for and handle the job interview. Suggests ways to handle the questions an interviewer may ask. Suggests questions to ask the interviewer.
INTERVIEW TIPS: HOW TO WIN THE JOB YOU WANT JS  
B 113318B 113318 Investing
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fradin, Dennis B
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Answers basic questions students ask when learning about financial skills needed for adulthood, including investing money in the stock market, bonds and mutual funds, gold, and collectibles. Invest- ments. From the series Money Smart. IL 4-8.
Investing IJ  
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  
V 16711V 16711 It's Mine
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 1999

Illustrates situations in which there is an opportunity to share, explains how it feels when someone doesn't share, and demonstrates negotiation strategies for sharing. Features Jamaica's Blue Marker by Juanita Havill. From the series Getting Along. Closed captioned.
It's Mine KP  
DVD 2458DVD 2458 Job Application: Looking Good on Paper
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2008

Explains that the key to getting a job is to write a clear and concise application that an employer will find easy to read. At the same time, stresses that applications that do not describe an applicant's skills and experience or do not address the selection criteria, are unlikely to be considered. Job hunting or searching. Closed captioned. Writing resume. Online job search. Writing cover letter. Selecting reference/referee.
Job Application: Looking Good on Paper JS  
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  
DVD 1967DVD 1967 Job Survival: Keeping & Advancing in Your Job
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2004

Provides strategies and techniques for job survival including adjusting to work environments, personal qualities, dressing appropriately for the job, developing people skills, assessing job performance, using problem solving skills and more. Includes on-the-job scenarios.
Job Survival: Keeping & Advancing in Your Job JS  
KM 11843KM 11843 Job/Work Words, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2013

Teaches functional vocabulary necessary for independent community living. For students who have a variety of learning differences and disabilities. Includes 100 words individuals may encounter on the job. Edmark Functional Words Series kit includes Teacher's Guide, two spiral-bound books with word recognition lessons, five Stories books (each contains 10 stories), Reading & Social Skills Games, 100 Photo Cards, 100 Word Cards, two display masks, and CD-ROM with printable files. Four-week loan period.
Job/Work Words, 2nd Edition IJS  
DVD 2075DVD 2075 Joyfulness, Patience, Cooperation
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Up from the depths (8 minutes). Part 2: Cooler heads prevail (8 minutes). Part 3: Digging for gold (8 minutes). In Part 1, the Professor's latest work ended up as so many before--a failure. He wants to give up and never invent again, unless a few friends can cnange his mind. The friends learn the importance of joyfulness. In Part 2, patience is not Johnny's middle name, and today it seems that Johnny has to wait for everything. As the frustration begins to boil over, Derek comes along. But can they put aside their anger in order to save some friends? The friends learn the importance of patience. In Part 3, it's the State of Good's Spelling Bee, but a massive snow drift is keeping Izzi from the competition. Will the help of her friends be enough to dig her through? The friends learn the importance of cooperation.
Joyfulness, Patience, Cooperation KP  
B 124180B 124180 Judgmental Flower
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 31 Copyright: 2016

When a Purple flower suddenly sprouts next to a Blue, all sorts of confusion ensues. Fortunately, Momma Blue is there to remind everyone about the beauty of diversity, including how the wind, rain, sun and bees treat all flowers the same regardless of the color of their petals or the size of their stems. Shares a timely and valuable lesson about appreciating differences and embracing diversity in life and in friendships. Fiction. IL Pres-3.
Judgmental Flower KP  
DVD 1391DVD 1391 Keeping Your Job: Self-Management Skills
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2005

Discusses the importance of self-management skills in the workplace. Demonstrates how responsibility, positive attitude, self-reliance, and conflict management skills are essential to successful employment. Presents four different on-the-job scenarios to show how employers perceive and evaluate the behavior of their employees. 25 minutes. One-week loan period.
Keeping Your Job: Self-Management Skills JS  
KM 90078KM 90078 Key Ring Assembly
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A moderate level, pre-vocational activity for two-part, press and push assembly Product Features: Requires metal key rings to be held open and in place, while inserting the pin piece Offers practice with assembling and disassembling sets Keychain rings can be added to increase complexity Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12. Pre-Voc Two Kit
Key Ring Assembly JS  
GM 191GM 191 Keys to Job Success
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Players have fun while giving Jennifer, a new employee, advice on dealing with problems and making the most of opportunities on her job. 2-6 players. Players learn the guidelines and skills in the four major areas of job success: initiative, job performance, rules, dealing with people. They also learn that a job is a relationship, and the importance of personal qualities, such as integrity, reliability, responsibility, and work ethic. NICC Tech Prep Grant. Contents: teacher booklet, gameboard, playing pieces, playing cards, and play money dollar bills.
Keys to Job Success JS  
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 104439B 104439 Leadership
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

Explains the virtue of leadership and describes ways to be a leader in the home, school, and community. From the series Character Education. AR 3.3. Follett RL 4.0.
Leadership P  
V 14977V 14977 LEADERSHIP ASSIGNMENT
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 1995

Examines what leadership is, how styles of leadership differ, skills that make a good leader, and how to assess their own leadership potential. Closed captioned.
LEADERSHIP ASSIGNMENT S  
DVD 1280DVD 1280 Leadership Success
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 70 Copyright: 2004

A student leadership curriculum consisting of a 70-minute DVD and an accompanying CD-ROM (in Microsoft Word format) with downloadable lesson plans and activities. Topics include: fundamentals, types of leadership, prejudices, goal setting, cornerstones, Q&A session, communication. One-week loan period.
Leadership Success JS  
B 119864B 119864 Learning About Ads
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rustad, Martha E. H
Length: 24 Copyright: 2015

Introduces readers to the media literacy skills needed to evaluate and understand advertisements. Includes a hands-on activity related to media literacy. From the Pebble Plus series Media Literacy For Kids. AR 2.2 Lexile 510 IL K-3.
Learning About Ads KP  
B 119865B 119865 Learning About Fact and Opinion
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rustad, Martha E. H
Length: 24 Copyright: 2015

Introduces readers to the media literacy skills needed to evaluate and understand the difference between fact and opinion in media. Includes a hands-on activity related to media literacy. From the Pebble Plus series Media Literacy For Kids. AR 2.3 RC 2.5 Lexile 440 IL K-3.
Learning About Fact and Opinion KP  
B 119866B 119866 Learning About Media Literacy
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rustad, Martha E. H
Length: 24 Copyright: 2015

Introduces readers to media, who creates it, and why, including the tools needed to evaluate and understand all types of media. Includes a hands-on activity related to media literacy. From the Pebble Plus series Media Literacy For Kids. AR 2.3 Lexile 470 IL K-3.
Learning About Media Literacy KP  
B 119869B 119869 Learning About Privacy
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rustad, Martha E. H
Length: 24 Copyright: 2015

Introduces readers to the concept of privacy, especially related to the Internet and online safety, such as creating a safe password. Includes a hands-on activity related to media literacy. From the Pebble Plus series Media Literacy For Kids. AR 2.1 Lexile 440 IL K-3.
Learning About Privacy KP  
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 118639B 118639 Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes: A Story About Losing With Grace
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Banks, Jane Whelen
Length: 32 Copyright: 2009

Liam likes playing games with his dad, but he does not like how he feels when he loses. Liam learns that it is ok to feel disappointed if you don't win, but that it's not ok to moan or cry or throw things. Offers some acceptable responses to defeat. Sore loser. Bad sport. Good sportsmanship. IL Pres-2.
Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes: A Story About Losing With Grace KP  
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 124271B 124271 Life in Numbers: Smart Shoppers
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Anderson, Karin
Length: 16 Copyright: 2018

Discusses shopping, focusing on how to shop smart. Series nonfiction: TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers Grade 1. Emerging reader. IL Pres-2. AR 1.0. GR E.
Life in Numbers: Smart Shoppers KP  
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  
KM 11264KM 11264 Life Skills: Fun & Functional
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Literacy Starters are switch accessible computer books designed for students in the middle grades who are reading at beginning levels. This set is based on the age-appropriate topic/theme life skills and how they can be fun and functional. The three books in the set provide three distinct types of text: Conventional, Transitional, and Enrichment. The individual book titles are: Loretta Gets a Zebra; I Can Do That; and Not Until You're 16. Windows and Mac compatible. Features assessment and progress monitoring tools, full switch accessibility, materials and adaptation ideas to support AAC users, activities to support reading comprehension, vocabulary cards. Contents: information card, CD-ROM with teacher guide and materials linked to the topic, audio CD read-along to accompany three different non-fiction picture books, and three visual vocabulary cards. A Start-to-Finish series.
Life Skills: Fun & Functional IJ  
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  
KM 8992KM 8992 Lion Who Lost His Roar
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Nass, Marcia
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Subtitle: A Story About Facing Your Fears by Marcia Shoshana Nass. Louie the Lion was known to all as the fearless king of the jungle. Each morning he woke the jungle animals with his mighty roar. But one day he lost his courage when he had to play the piano and sing in public. The techniques that helped him overcome his stage fright will help all children deal with common fears. Anxiety. Contents: activity sheet, book, and King Louie doll (stuffed lion).
Lion Who Lost His Roar KP  
GM 129GM 129 Listen Up Card Game
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1996

A card game that teaches such communication skills as: repeating or paraphrasing, using body language, asking questions and identifying feelings. Players take turns responding to Listen Up and Feedback cards, earning points based on their answers. As a cooperative game, points are combined at the end of the game. Recommended for use with children and adolescents who don't like the board game format.
Listen Up Card Game IJS  
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 124248B 124248 Little Elliot, Big City
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Curato, Mike
Length: 34 Copyright: 2014

Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, the big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy--like cupcakes! And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter--a friend. Series fiction: Little Elliot, Book 1. IL Pres-3. AR. 2.1.
Little Elliot, Big City KP  
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  
KM 12358KM 12358 Look 'n Cook Cookbook Kit
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Sudol Catalano, Ellen
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Attainment's color-coded picture cookbook for nonreaders & beginning cooks designed to teach basic conventional cooking techniques & kitchen safety skills to special needs students. Kit contains: Look ‘n Cook Cookbook with 62 step-by-step recipes; Look 'n Cook 2 DVD Set; and Lesson Plans (spiralbound book with 40 lessons plus CD which contains printable PDF files of the plans).
Look 'n Cook Cookbook Kit JS  
KM 11836KM 11836 Look 'n Cook Microwave Cookbook
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Sudol, Ellen
Length: 80 Copyright: 2010

Pictorial microwave cookbook is designed for nonreaders and people with learning or memory problems. Contains 68 step-by-step recipes that combine packaged and from-scratch foods. Kit includes two books (Cookbook & Lesson Plans book with 32 lessons based on the Cookbook's recipes) and CD containing printable PDFs.
Look 'n Cook Microwave Cookbook JS  
KM 12359KM 12359 Look 'n Cook Microwave Cookbook Kit
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Sudol, Ellen
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Attainment's Look ’n Cook Microwave Cookbook features easy-to-make microwave recipes presented in an illustrated, step-by-step format for nonreaders & beginning cooks. Designed for special needs students. Kit contents: Cookbook (divided into 6 sections: Breakfasts, Soups & Beverages, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Vegetables, and Desserts & Snacks plus a Shopping List) and Lesson Plans (spiralbound book with 34 lessons plus CD which contains printable PDF files of the plans).
Look 'n Cook Microwave Cookbook Kit JS  
B 104440B 104440 Loyalty
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

Explains the virtue of loyalty and describes ways to show it in the home, school, and community. From the series Character Education. AR 3.3. Follett RL 3.7.
Loyalty P  
B 118105B 118105 Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Graydon, Shari
Length: 155 Copyright: 2013

Outlines the history and purpose of advertising, discusses target audiences, the techniques advertisers use, hidden advertisements, limits on advertising, and ways to strike back at advertisers, and suggests related activities. Follett RL 8.2 IL 5-9.
Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know IJ  
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  
KM 90005KM 90005 Magnet Assembly
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1995

Academic Work Activities kit is a hands-on, academic skills kit for sorting, assembling, and fine motor skills. Users construct magnet assemblies to match printed model cards. Three levels of difficulty require students to match the number and color of magnets and washers and whether they repel or attract. Includes 72 ring magnets in six colors, washers, rods and stoppers, packaging tubes, model cards, and instructions. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Magnet Assembly JS  
DVD 1951DVD 1951 Making Decisions & Being Assertive
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 17 Copyright: 2000

Motivates students to consider how their self-awareness affects their decision making. A teen host and helpful vignettes prove the importance of confidence and assertiveness. Reviews the steps of decision making, identifying the problem, listing the alternatives, exploring feelings and values, weighing pros and cons, making the choice, and evaluating it. Addresses the differences bewteen passive, aggressive, and assertive behavior and applies self-awareness to careers, relationships, bullying, and cheating. A Further Learning Web site supplements the program, providing learning objectives, Internet resources approved for content, an online teacher's guide, and more.
Making Decisions & Being Assertive JS  
DVD 1927DVD 1927 Making Good Choices: Keys to Good Decisions
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 18 Copyright: 2006

Introduces the four qualities for making a good decision. Outlines strategies for teenagers to follow to avoid making choices they might later regret. Discusses the influence of peer pressure and uses real-life scenarios to demonstrate how each characteristic is applied in the decision making process. Closed captioned.
Making Good Choices: Keys to Good Decisions JS  
B 123597B 123597 Making Mistakes on Purpose
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Primavera, Elise
Length: 354 Copyright: 2016

In their second term at Great Rapscott School for Girls of Busy Parents, Ms. Rapscott teaches her students that the path to The Top starts at the Bottom of the Barrel and other silly lessons. Series fiction. Sequel to: Ms. Rapscott's Girls(#120014). IL AR 5.0. Lexile 760.
Making Mistakes on Purpose PI  
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 108747B 108747 Manners
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Aliki
Length: 32 Copyright: 1990

Discusses manners and gives examples of good manners and bad manners. AR 2.3. Follett RL 2.5. RC 2.7. Lexile BR.
Manners KP  
DVD 2094DVD 2094 Manners at Work
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 2006

Introduces the principles of business etiquette and examines how offices and workplace situations have changed. Explains the role of etiquette in the corporate world and demonstrates how manners, respect and courtesy facilitates personal interaction, creates business advantages, and fosters the effectiveness of workers. Also covers electronic etiquette, describing the correct technique for using cell phones, camera phones, voicemail, and email in a business setting. Closed captioned.
Manners at Work JS  
B 124257B 124257 Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Grossman, Laurie M
Length: 51 Copyright: 2016

Written for kids by kids, and includes...illustrations and tips to show you how to be confident, get focused, stay calm, and tap into your own inner strength. Mind and body. Stress management. IL 1-5.
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress PI  
V 16373V 16373 MASTERING BASIC COMMUNICATION
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2003

Gives strategies for improving communication skills, including public speaking. Covers self-esteem and confidence, eye contact, facial expressions, body language, language skills, word choice, nonverbal communication, voice quality, and emotional tone. From the series It's Not What You Say.
MASTERING BASIC COMMUNICATION JS  
KM 12197KM 12197 Maxwell's Manor: A Social Langauge Game
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Board game for young children ages 4-9 designed to highlight effective and ineffective ways to communicate and get along with others. There are six social language card decks: Nonverbal Communication (blue); Conversation Skills (green); Being a Friend (pink); Self-Control (white); Be Polite (yellow); Follow the Rules (orange). The game can be played with one or more decks at a time. Some of the stimulus items presented in Maxwell's Manor offer a multiple-choice format, and others are more open-ended. Since one answer doesn't always fit, the teacher & students can discuss acceptable responses.
Maxwell's Manor: A Social Langauge Game KP  
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  
KM 12943KM 12943 Model Me: Confidence
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 64 Copyright: 2009

Provides children with Autism a teaching tool for preventing bullying and building self-esteem. The video is hosted by children from the video, who narrate each scene. The visual is combined with narration and graphics that help explain the particular rule. Each skill is demonstrated in more than one situation and across environments. This is useful to children with Autism because it helps with generalization of the skill taught. Graphics and music are used to make the video appealing to children with Autism. Includes Self-Advocacy; Peer Pressure; Choosing Friends; Building Strengths; Visualization; Positive Self-Talk; Scripting; Stay with Others; Telling Isn't Tattling; Walk Tall; Group Discussion. Developed for ages 9-17 with autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, and learning disabilities & delays. Kit contains two DVDs and photo CD-ROM. IL 4-12.
Model Me: Confidence IJS  
KM 12315KM 12315 Model Me: Confidence & Bullying Prevention
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 64 Copyright: 2009

Provides children with Autism a teaching tool for preventing bullying and building self-esteem. The video is hosted by children from the video, who narrate each scene. The visual is combined with narration and graphics that help explain the particular rule. Each skill is demonstrated in more than one situation and across environments. This is useful to children with Autism because it helps with generalization of the skill taught. Graphics and music are used to make the video appealing to children with Autism. Includes Self-Advocacy; Peer Pressure; Choosing Friends; Building Strengths; Visualization; Positive Self-Talk; Scripting; Stay with Others; Telling Isn't Tattling; Walk Tall; Group Discussion. Developed for ages 9-17 with autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, and learning disabilities & delays. Kit contains two DVDs and photo CD-ROM. IL 4-12.
Model Me: Confidence & Bullying Prevention IJS  
KM 12316KM 12316 Model Me: Going Places
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 42 Copyright: 2010

Features children, ages 2-8, involved in activities in the community. It is designed to familiarize children with locations that may be challenging, and to help teach appropriate behavior in these locations through peer modeling. Each scene lasts between 2-4 minutes, depending on the chapter. Includes Doctor; Mall; Birthday Party; Hairdresser; Dentist1; Dentist 2; Grocery Store; Transportation; Library; Playground; Restaurant; School. At the end of each chapter is a storyboard summarizing the locations shown. Developed for children ages 2-8 yrs. with autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, and learning disabilities & delays. Kit contains the DVD (42 min), CD-ROM and song lyrics. IL Pres-3.
Model Me: Going Places KP  
KM 12314KM 12314 Model Me: Time for a Playdate
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 67 Copyright: 2005

Presents social skills in the context of several playdates. It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate social skills on a playdate. Each scene lasts between 30 seconds and 3 minutes, depending on the chapter. Includes Greet a Friend; Share; Guest Chooses; Stay with Friend; Losing is OK; Talk on Topic; Answer; Take Turns; Play His Way; Eye Contact; Clean Up; Say Goodbye. At the end of each chapter is a storyboard summarizing the rules taught. The video is hosted by the young children in the video, who narrate each scene. The visual is combined with narration and graphics that help explain the particular rule. Each social skill is demonstrated in more than one situation and across environments. This is useful to children with Autism because it helps with generalization of the skill taught. Graphics and music are used to make the video appealing to children with Autism. Developed for children ages 5-12 yrs. with autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, and learning disabilities & delays. Kit contains the DVD (67 min) and photo CD-ROM. IL K-6.
Model Me: Time for a Playdate KPI  
KM 12320KM 12320 Model Me: Tips & Tricks
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 67 Copyright: 2008

Features upper elementary, middle, and high school-aged children demonstrating social skills at school and in the community. Each scene lasts between 30 seconds and 3 minutes, depending on the chapter. The visual is combined with narration and graphics that help explain the particular rule. Includes Voice Modulation; Blurting; Tact; Personal Space; Grooming & Hygiene; Deep Breathing; Forgive; Asking for Help; Sense of Humor; Perspective; Being Wrong; Flexibility. At the end of each chapter is a storyboard summarizing the rules taught. Hosted by children from the video, who narrate each scene. Each social skill is demonstrated in more than one situation and across environments. This is useful to children with Autism because it helps with generalization of the skill taught. Graphics and music are used to make the video appealing to children with Autism. Developed for ages 9-17 with autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, and learning disabilities & delays. Kit contains the DVD (67 min) and photo CD-ROM. IL 4-12.
Model Me: Tips & Tricks IJS  
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  
V 17340V 17340 Money Basics
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 12 Copyright: 2004

Examines money through time and culture, explains the decimal system and how it relates to currency, reviews the math behind money (decimals), looks at currency and coins being made at a mint, and shows how people use banks. Gives examples of items that have been used for money and trade. Explains how to make a bank deposit and other aspects of banking, checking account, profit, account balance, savings. From the series Money Essentials for Students.
Money Basics IJ  
KM 10151KM 10151 Money Modular Flip Charts
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Five horizontal flip chart modules help teach coin and bill recognition, monetary values, and money equivalencies. Modules: coin and bill photos (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, Sacagawea dollar coin, various bill denominations), coin and bill names, coin and bill values, coin and bill equivalencies, equality/inequality symbols. Includes lesson guide with activity suggestions.
Money Modular Flip Charts KP  
KM 90012KM 90012 Month Card Packaging
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2016

Academic Work Activities kit is an effective way to introduce dates. Students must insert month cards into vinyl pockets to answer prepared questions. Three levels of difficulty progress from basic matching to looking up answers in an illustrated calendar. Includes question and response cards, monthly calendar, 30 vinyl pockets, 12-compartment trays, storage bins and instructions. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Month Card Packaging JS  
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  
V 16714V 16714 My Way
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 1999

Examines bossy behavior, identifies feelings and conflicts that can result from bossiness, and reveals positive ways for kids to deal with bossy people. Features King of the Playground by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. From the series Getting Along. Closed captioned.
My Way KP  
DVD 2850DVD 2850 New Beginning: Basic Life Skills Video-Modeling
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2003

In this video from the series Watch Me Learn, children depict typical interactions between friends and family members. Among other activities, scenes include greetings, games, and identification of everyday objects. Video-modeling is an alternative or an additional intervention to traditional ABA/VB therapies. Intervention method for AS children.
New Beginning: Basic Life Skills Video-Modeling KPI  
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  
DVD 1921DVD 1921 Non-College Opportunities for High School Grads
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2006

Provides a step-by-step approach to exploring opportunities and preparing for life after high school. Taking advantage of their high school guidance department and career counseling services, students learn how to create individualized plans that optimize their talents, abilities and ambitions. A high school guidance counselor and a career expert add advice and perspective to help students prepare for their futures. Employment. Closed captioned.
Non-College Opportunities for High School Grads JS  
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  
DVD 2072DVD 2072 Obedience, Self-Control & Polite
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: No rules allowed (7 minutes). Part 2: Shop 'til you drop (10 minutes). Part 3: Center of the universe (9 minutes). In Part 1, obeying the rules--that's the ticket! But a club with no rules sounds even better...or does it? The friends learn the importance of obedience. In Part 2, everything is on sale, and Cali can't resist "saving" so much money that she hurts herself in the process. Can a true friend help her get control? The friends learn the importance of self-control. In Part 3, EJ believes he is the Center of the Universe. However his powers are no match for the crusty Elrod. Will EJ be able to resist Elrod's ways? The friends learn the importance of politeness.
Obedience, Self-Control & Polite KP  
KM 90000KM 90000 Office Supply Processing
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1990

A complex pattern and number matching task (Task #309). Pre-Voc Three kit. Package office supplies in divider boxes following directions (words or symbols) on order cards. A complex packaging task involving multiple parts and patterns over an extended work period. Includes 32 divider boxes, 64 order cards in two difficulty levels, hundreds of supplies like pencils, rulers, erasers, paper clips, fasteners, rubber bands and all bins. Also includes step-by-step assembly instructions, performance norms, data sheets and disassembly instructions. The instructions detail variations for this task. Quality Criteria: Each divider box must be correctly divided into compartments. Each compartment must contain the correct items and quantities. Each divider box must contain a correctly complete order form and be securely closed. Each divider box must be correctly placed in the storage bin. Work tasks. IL 9-12.
Office Supply Processing JS  
B 84241B 84241 Oh, Grow Up!: Poems to Help You Survive Parents
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Heide, Florence
Length: 30 Copyright: 1996

Subtitle: Poems To Help You Survive Parents, Chores, School and Other Afflictions. A collection of poems about surviving daily life presented from a child's point of view. Follett RL 3.8. RC 3.3. Lexile 480.
Oh, Grow Up!: Poems to Help You Survive Parents PI  
B 124264B 124264 On a Magical Do-Nothing Day
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Alemagna, Beatrice
Length: 48 Copyright: 2017

This picture book with startlingly beautiful words and pictures will spur imagination and a break from boredom or screen time. "All I want to do on a rainy day like today is stay inside and play my video game. The game drives Mom mad, and she takes it away. I take it back and dash outside--but splash! Disaster strikes. Without my game, nothing is fun. Well, let's see. Maybe I'm wrong about that!" Mind and body. Adventure fiction. Life skills. IL Pres-2.
On a Magical Do-Nothing Day KP  
B 114496B 114496 One Smart Cookie: Bite-Size Lessons for the School Years and Beyond
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

In this book with a cookie-baking theme, a brief illustrated glossary presents vocabulary words & life lessons through the collaborative activity of making cookies. Book uses sweet confections to explore creative ways to approach a challenge, think of others, and work hard. IL K-2.
One Smart Cookie: Bite-Size Lessons for the School Years and Beyond KP  
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 104441B 104441 Patience
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Explains the virtue of patience and how readers can practice it at home, in the community, and with each other. From the series Character Education. AR 2.9. Follett RL 2.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 500. GR level K.
Patience P  
DVD 2077DVD 2077 Patriotism, Citizenship, Loyalty
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Rumors at war (8 minutes). Part 2: The price of freedom (8 minutes). Part 3: No greater love (10 minutes). In Part 1, the construction of a mall on their precious soccer field prompts EJ and a few friends to make a last stand. But there are other ways to defend the land they love and save. The friends learn the importance of patriotism. In Part 2, after peeking the curiosity of the younger cars, Franklin begins to share the story of his heroic friend CJ Willey, the Big War, and what it means to be a citizen. The friends learn the importance of citizenship. In Part 3, Franklin continues to tell the heroic saga of CJ Willey's bravery and the sacrifice he made to save his soldiers, but also the tests that affected relationships even after so many years. The friends learn the importance of loyalty.
Patriotism, Citizenship, Loyalty KP  
B 117332B 117332 Paying Without Money
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Clifford, Tim
Length: 32 Copyright: 2009

Looks at traditional methods used to pay for goods and services, examines the role of banks and credit unions in financial transactions, and describes some of the many different ways people use to pay without money, including checks, money orders, debit and credit cards, online payment services, and others. From the series Study Of Money. AR 5.5 IL 3-6.
Paying Without Money PI  
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 104443B 104443 Peacefulness
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes peacefulness as a virtue and suggests ways in which children can recognize and practice it. Conflict management. From the series Character Education. AR 2.7. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 530. GR level K.
Peacefulness P  
KM 10321KM 10321 Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1993

Designed to help teach children in preschool through second grade peacemaking skills. Activities are designed to develop positive self-esteem and sensitivity to the needs of others. Contents: guide, I-Care-Rules poster, I-Care-Cat puppet, audio cassette with songs, and five copies of activity booklets for each grade 1 and 2.
Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids KP  
KM 8993KM 8993 Penguin Who Lost her Cool
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Sobel, Marla
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Subtitle: A Story About Controlling Your Anger by Marla Sobel. Penelope Penguin is a good student, a great diver, and a terrific friend. But she frequently gets angry and can't control her temper. In this book, Penelope learns new anger control techniques, which helps her control her temper, achieve her goals, and keep her friends. Contents: activity sheet, book, and stuffed penguin doll.
Penguin Who Lost her Cool KP  
DVD 2079DVD 2079 Perseverance, Sportmanship, Self-Discipline
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: The secret of success (8 minutes). Part 2: The winning goal (7 minutes). Part 3: Road rage (9 minutes). In Part 1, everyone is lounging around during spring break until Franklin encourages them to try something new. But setting goals are easier than achieving them--will they have the perseverance to keep going? The friends learn the importance of perseverance. In Part 2, Maria is the new soccer coach, and EJ is not pleased with her emphasis on being good sports. This could ruin his entire season and take all the fun out of the game. The friends learn the importance of sportsmanship. In Part 3, Johnny's plans to join the Auto Stund Thrill Team. When his friends show up to try-outs to cheer him on, he gets distracted, races off the track at high speed and into a life changing lesson. The friends learn the importance of self-discipline.
Perseverance, Sportmanship, Self-Discipline KP  
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  
KM 12735KM 12735 Picture Cue Dictionary Software
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Dictionary has over 700 illustrated word cards with words from five life skills domains: shopping, dining, personal care, housekeeping, and following a schedule. Combines text and speech in an easy-to-navigate program. Words may be presented with or without text and speech. One can create & save word lists for specific tasks that students need to rehearse. Includes four activity options: identification, multiple choice, matching, and voice recorder. IL 4-12.
Picture Cue Dictionary Software IJS  
KM 90077KM 90077 Place Value Packaging
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2019

A hands-on academic work activity to solve math problems using a number line. Provides striped pegs to represent number values. Allows students to check work with number line. Students progress through three levels of increasing difficulty.Facilitates independent work for vocational and math training. Includes: two number lines, problem cards, 100 pegs, bins and boxes, and instructions Academic Work Activities Package. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Place Value Packaging JS  
B 119140B 119140 Plan Ahead!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Marsico, Katie
Length: 24 Copyright: 2013

Text and illustrations teach the importance of the good manners of planning and scheduling. This easy-to-read story from the series Kids Can Make Manners Count discusses the importance of being prepared. AR 2.4 Lexile 380 IL K-2.
Plan Ahead! KP  
B 121468B 121468 Planning Isn't My Priority
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

While working on their science fair project on mealworms, cousins Cletus and Bocephus learn to appreciate each other's strengths and weaknesses, but they must also learn how to plan and prioritize if their project is to be successful. Planning- Fiction. Story highlights the importance of planning and prioritizing. This book will help teach children to determine the necessary steps, in order, towards fulfilling a goal which is a vital executive function skill. From the Functioning Executive Series. IL 2-4.
Planning Isn't My Priority PI  
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  
KM 90065KM 90065 Plastic Pipe Assembly
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A pre-vocational activity for basic matching and inserting.Provides PVC tubes with PVC coupling for assembly and a jig for support with one-handed assemblyOffers practice with sets of two, three, or five pieces. Requires little strength to attach tubes and coupling. Pre-Voc One Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Plastic Pipe Assembly JS  
B 109942B 109942 Playing Safe, Eating Right
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Orr, Tamra
Length: 112 Copyright: 2009

Shares the true-to-life stories of teen and preteen girls who are struggling with issues of body image, healthy eating, and lifestyle choices, each with comments and advice from psychologist Dr. Vicki Panaccione. From the series Essential Health. Strong, Beautiful Girls. AR 5.7. Follett RL 6.0.
Playing Safe, Eating Right IJ  
B 104832B 104832 Playing the Market: Stocks and Bonds
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Condon, Daniel
Length: 48 Copyright: 2003

Provides information about stocks and bonds, explaining the difference between the two, and discussing government oversight of stocks and bonds. Explains how to read a stock chart. Discusses the economy and saving. Investment. Interest rates. Federal Reserve. Savings and investments. Stock exchange. From the series Everyday Economics. AR 6.6. Follett RL 6.8.
Playing the Market: Stocks and Bonds PI  
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 118357B 118357 Popular: A Memoir: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Wagenen, Maya van
Length: 259 Copyright: 2014

Presents a memoir of a one year social experiment in which teen author Maya Van Wagenen followed a 1950's popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. She tries out the author's advise in order to boost her popularity in middle school (eight grade in Brownsville, TX). One of the best lessons she learns is about how to talk to and understand the people around her. The real-life results are painful, funny, and include an unexpected surprise-meeting with Betty Cornell herself. AR 5.0 Lexile 730 IL 6-10.
Popular: A Memoir: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek IJS  
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  
DVD 2174DVD 2174 Powerful Resumes
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2006

Explores ways to develop a powerful resume and or to enhance existing resumes. Provides practical advice on researching a job, writing resumes, and cover letters and addressing selection criteria in both the resume and the cover letter. Career advisors, union representatives and academics offer expert advice on how to best organize and write a resume.
Powerful Resumes JS  
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  
KM 10152KM 10152 Presto Change-O
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

Join Presto Change-O, the master magician, on a race around town that will have players earning, spending, and saving money. Receive a birthday gift of $2. Pay $1.50 admission to the Museum of Magic. Earn $.75 babysitting bunnies. Earn interest on your savings at the Abracadabra Bank. Each transaction in this fast-paced game is designed to help kids learn to make change quickly and confidently. The one who saves $10 first is the champ. For grades 3+. Contents: instruction sheet, game board, game pieces, chips, and realistic play coins and bills.
Presto Change-O PI  
DVD 1914DVD 1914 Profiles in Courage
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2006

Presents various situations that exemplify the nature of courage. Teenagers participate in a round table discussion to identify what it means to be courageous. Features interviews with former Senator Max Cleland and astronaut Sally Ride who speak about personal courage and overcoming fear. Profiles the efforts of Massachusetts teenagers fighting for justice on behalf of a Pakistani boy who was murdered for his stand against child labor. Also highlights a teenage poet who shares her experience of courage and how it inspires her poetry. Fortitude. Timidity. Role models. Encourages students to embrace courage to positively impact the world around them. Closed captioned.
Profiles in Courage JS  
DVD 1915DVD 1915 Profiles in Perseverance
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 2006

Examines the importance of perseverance in relation to achieving one's goals. Teenagers participate in a round table discussion about what it means to persevere in life. Highlights the determiniation of baseball legend, Jackie Robinson in breaking the color barrier in sports. Also features interviews with the daughter of Mohammed Ali, who tries to model her father's determination, a 22 year old homeless woman who worked her way into Harvard, and a disabled basketball player who won a gold medal at the Athens Paralympics Games. Persistence. Diligence. Determination. Closed captioned.
Profiles in Perseverance JS  
DVD 1907DVD 1907 Profiles in Responsibility
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 19 Copyright: 2006

Identifies all aspects of responsibility and explains what it means to be a responsible person. Teenagers participate in a round table discussion to talk about personal and social responsibilities. Features an interview with Spiderman cartoonist, Stan Lee, who talks about the role of power and responsibility. Also talks with the editor of Glamour Magazine about responsibility in the workplace and profiles a girls' rowing team to demonstrate teamwork in action. Integrity. Reliability. Self-reliance.
Profiles in Responsibility JS  
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 104445B 104445 Prudence
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Explains the virtue of prudence, of thinking carefully before acting, and describes ways to show prudence at home, at school, and in the community. From the series Character Education. AR 3.1. Follett RL 3.5. RC 1.5. Lexile 450. GR level K.
Prudence P  
KM 8994KM 8994 Rabbit Who lost His Hop
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Nass, Marcia
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: A Story About Self-Control by Marcia Shoshana Nass. In this story, Ricky Rabbit has forgotten how to hop. Instead, he races around, totally out of control. Ricky's behavior frustrates his parents and teacher. Even his friends can't play with him when he is so wild. Fortunately, Ricky goes to an understanding counselor who teaches him how to stop, relax and think. With practice, Ricky learns to control his impulsivity and overactivity, and he gets back his hop. Contents: activity sheet, book, and Ricky Rabbit doll (stuffed animal).
Rabbit Who lost His Hop KP  
B 125083B 125083 Raise Your Hand
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Tapper, Alice Paul
Length: 32 Copyright: 2019

When Alice Tapper noticed that the girls in her class weren't participating as much as the boys, she knew she had to do something about it. With help from her Girl Scout troop and her parents, she came up with a patch that other girls could earn if they took a pledge to be more confident in school. Alice even wrote an op-ed about the experience for the New York Times! Inspired by that piece, this picture book illustrates her determination, bravery, and unwillingness to accept the status quo. With Marta Kissi's delightful illustrations depicting Alice's story, young readers everywhere will want to follow Alice's lead and raise their hand! Self-actualization. Life skills. Participation. IL K-4.
Raise Your Hand PI  
KM 12300KM 12300 Read to Learn
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

A language arts curriculum for transition age students that features age-appropriate content with contemporary life skill themes. Features three easy-to-read illustrated books (Life Skill and Safety Skill Readers, plus Focus on Feelings), each with corresponding interactive software and PDFs for printout. Part of Attainment Core Curriculum. For grades 6-12.
Read to Learn IJS  
KM 12737KM 12737 Read to Learn Software
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Read to Learn Software reads 184 stories aloud to students with professional narration. The stories vary in difficulty and are divided into 8 books: Life Skill Readers, Social Story Readers, Connections in the Workplace, Do The Right Thing, Self-Determination, Dynamite Emotions, Safety Skills Reader, and Focus on Feelings. Text is highlighted word by word, line by line or by complete sentence. Students can also click on any individual word to hear it read. A test at the end of each story also provides speech support plus an optional hint feature that directs students to the page that addresses each question.
Read to Learn Software JS  
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 10981KM 10981 Real World Math: Personal Finance
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Minden, Cecilia
Length: 0 Copyright: 2009

Collection of books from the Real World Math series Personal Finance. Books make the connection between personal financial literacy and math skills. Titles: Giving Back; Investing: Making Your Money Work for You; Living on a Budget; Payday!; Saving for the Future; Smart Shopping; Starting Your Own Business; Understanding Taxes; Using Credit Wisely; and What Is Money? AR range is 4.8-5.8.
Real World Math: Personal Finance PI  
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 104446B 104446 Respect
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes respect as a virtue and suggests ways in which children can recognize and practice being respectful. From the series Character Education. AR 3.0. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 620. GR level K.
Respect P  
V 16349V 16349 Respect
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2003

Identifies character and focuses on the elements of respect, including personal respect, respect for others, and respect for property. Students and professionals talk about what it means to be respectful. Real-life scenarios and discussion questions throughout the video encourage young people to examine their personal attitudes and behavior. From the series Teen Character Education.
Respect IJS  
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  
DVD 1792DVD 1792 Respect: Get It Where You Give It
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 17 Copyright: 2004

Series subtitle: Real Life, Real Choices. Focuses on aspects of respectful behavior, such as using good manners, being courteous, and resolving conflicts peacefully. Also examines respect for others' property and privacy, self-respect, and recognizing the importance of rules and laws. Educators and students discuss the sometimes-difficult relationship between teens and authority figures. Law-abiding citizens.
Respect: Get It Where You Give It JS  
B 104447B 104447 Responsibility
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Explains the virtue of responsibility and how readers can practice it at home, in school, in the community, and with each other. From the series Character Education. AR 2.9. Follett RL 5.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 440. GR level K.
Responsibility P  
B 105358B 105358 Responsibility
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Seder, Isaac
Length: 32 Copyright: 2002

Discusses the concept of responsibility. Gives a definition and examples of how it may be practiced in a variety of situations at home, in school, in the community, and between friends. From the Raintree series Character Education. AR 5.7. Follett RL 5.3.
Responsibility PI  
V 16350V 16350 RESPONSIBILITY
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 14 Copyright: 2003

Defines character and focuses specifically on the meaning of responsibility. Students and professionals speak to what it means to be a responsible person and make responsible choices. Real-life scenarios and questions throughout the video encourage young people to examine their personal attitudes and behavior. From the series Teen Character Education.
RESPONSIBILITY IJS  
DVD 2071DVD 2071 Responsible, Respect, Dependable
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 34 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Growing reponsible (11 minutes). Part 2: Red card to respect (13 minutes). Part 3: The land of odds (10 minutes). In Part 1, Cali loves shopping, and gets a job so she can buy more stuff. She comes up with a plan to "let" her friends be responsible for doing her task instead. The friends learn about responsibility. In Part 2, EJ is tied for the soccer league lead in goals and needs one more to pull ahead. Will his trash talking put his goal at risk? The friends learn the importance of respect. In Part 3, being dependable means being "boring," or so Johnny Thinks, until the Professor's invention takes him to the Land of Odds. The friends learn the importance of dependability.
Responsible, Respect, Dependable KP  
DVD 2917DVD 2917 Resumes, Cover Letters, & Portfolios
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2016

Explores the how-tos of resumes, cover letters, and portfolios. Viewers will learn about: - The different types of resumes and when to use each. - How to best match their skills, qualifications, and experience with the requirements of the position. - How to write a cover letter that will motivate an employer to invite them for an interview. - Why they should expand their work story with a portfolio and positive online presence. Stresses the importance of doing research, proofreading, and targeting the cover letter and resume specifically to the available position. 28 minute video with Instructor's Guide. IL 9-12.
Resumes, Cover Letters, & Portfolios JS  
KM 90079KM 90079 Rubber Parts Sort
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A mid-range, pre-vocational activity for subtle discrimination practice. Provides small rubber parts of 12 designs. Introduces the concept of sorting items into labeled categories. Pre-Voc One Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Rubber Parts Sort JS  
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  
DVD 2871DVD 2871 Ruby's Studio: The Safety Show
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 47 Copyright: 2013

Teaches young viewers about safety and how to be safe. Through animation, original music and craft projects, host Ruby gently introduces kids to these essential safety tools: Trust Your "Uh-Oh Feeling", Check First before going anywhere unexpected, Get Smart About Getting Lost and Be the Boss of Your Body. IL Pres-1.
Ruby's Studio: The Safety Show KP  
DVD 1518DVD 1518 Rumor Mill: How Do You Know It's True?
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 2004

Explains how rumors get started and challenges adolescents to assess the information they hear about others with some skepticism. Emphasizes how rumors are false stories or outright lies passed from person to person until they are accepted as truth. Uses real life scenarios of students engaged in rumors and gossip to emphasize how these false statements can harm someone's reputation and cause unnecessary conflict. One-week loan period.
Rumor Mill: How Do You Know It's True? IJ  
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  
B 115222B 115222 Safety Basics
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Weber, Rebecca
Length: 24 Copyright: 2012

Photos and text describe safety tips for home, school, and travel. Accidents Prevention. Personal injuries Prevention. From the Pebble Plus series Health & Your Body. Lexile 510 IL K-2.
Safety Basics KP  
B 112824B 112824 Saving
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fradin, Dennis B
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Answers basic questions students ask about saving money and other financial skills needed for adulthood; strategies for saving for college, a car, a house, and retirement; and ways to save on everyday expenses. From the series Money Smart. IL 4-8.
Saving IJ  
B 109943B 109943 School Survival: Keeping Your Cool at School
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Gagilardi, Tina
Length: 112 Copyright: 2009

Shares the true-to-life stories of teen and preteen girls who are struggling to get along and find their place in school society, each with comments and advice from psychologist Dr. Vicki Panaccione. From the series Essential Health. Strong, Beautiful Girls. AR 6.1. Follett RL 6.7.
School Survival: Keeping Your Cool at School IJ  
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 114452B 114452 Secret Life of Money: A Kid's Guide to Cash
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Vermond, Kira
Length: 151 Copyright: 2012

Combines odd anecdotes, comics, and everyday connections to provide information about money, covering the history of different currencies, credit cards, buying, saving, investing, and more. AR 6.2 IL 6-10.
Secret Life of Money: A Kid's Guide to Cash IJS  
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 104448B 104448 Self-Discipline
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Explains the virtue of self-discipline, or controlling your actions, and describes ways to show self-discipline at home, at school, and in the community. From the series Character Education. AR 3.2. Follett RL 3.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 570. GR level K.
Self-Discipline P  
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  
DVD 1672DVD 1672 Sell Yourself: Successful Job Interviewing
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 1999

Teaches students how to sell themselves during a job interview. Re-enactments illustrate good and poor interviews. Addresses the five parts of an interview, how to deal with the salary issue or with weaknesses in work or educational backgrounds, how to handle difficult questions. Offers tips for success. Closed captioned.
Sell Yourself: Successful Job Interviewing S  
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  
KM 90009KM 90009 Shopping Card Packaging
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2016

Academic Work Activities kit. (Task #410). Students organize the cards or create a shopping list. They are required to insert shopping cards into vinyl pockets to answer prepared questions. Three levels of difficulty progress from basic sorting to completing picture/word shopping lists. Includes 288 color-coded shopping cards stored in a 12-compartment tray, question cards, 30 vinyl pockets, storage bins, and instructions. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Shopping Card Packaging JS  
V 17238V 17238 Should I Say Anything? How To Decide
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2003

Examines the difference between snitching on someone and confiding in an adult about a risky or dangerous situation. Features real- life scenarios involving adolescent issues and explores the consequences of not speaking up about troublesome situations or potential conflicts. Discussion questions appear onscreen throughout the program, encouraging young people to think about responsible and appropriate choices to each situation. Peer pressure.
Should I Say Anything? How To Decide IJ  
V 15855V 15855 Show Me the Money: Understanding Your Paycheck
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 21 Copyright: 2002

Identifies and explains paycheck deductions, ways to reduce adjusted gross income (AGI), and the importance of a savings and/or investment plan. Defines gross and net pay, AGI, taxable income, FICA, W-2, W-4, withholding, social security. From the series Managing Your Personal Finances.
Show Me the Money: Understanding Your Paycheck S  
KM 11844KM 11844 Signs Around You, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2013

Teaches functional vocabulary necessary for independent community living. For students who have a variety of learning differences and disabilities. Includes 100 informational and protective words. Edmark Functional Words Series kit includes Teacher's Guide, two spiral-bound books with word recognition lessons, five Stories books (each contains 10 stories), Reading & Social Skills Games, 100 Photo Cards, 100 Word Cards, two display masks, and CD-ROM with printable files. Four-week loan period.
Signs Around You, 2nd Edition IJS  
KM 90069KM 90069 Six Item Sort
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A mid-range, pre-vocational activity for sorting by multiple relevant cues including surface condition. Provides metal plates of two types for surface quality, metal, & shape. Introduces concepts of inspection and quality control. Offers a wide selection of variations to the task. Pre-Voc One Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Six Item Sort JS  
V 15699V 15699 Skills for Living Alone
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 18 Copyright: 2000

Explores various types of housing, the lifestyle differences found in each, contracts, leases, what to look for or ask about. Discusses loneliness when one lives alone and how to overcome it, and day to day living skills such as responsible shopping, cleaning, cooking, budgeting and paying bills on time. Could be used in transition programs for students receiving special education services. From the Life Skills Video Series.
Skills for Living Alone JS  
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 116964B 116964 Smart Saving and Financial Planning
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Mooney, Carla
Length: 64 Copyright: 2013

Offers teens advice on saving and financial planning, explaining the importance of setting goals, preparing a budget, making a savings plan, and more. From the series Get Smart With Your Money. IL 7-12.
Smart Saving and Financial Planning JS  
B 108364B 108364 Smile a Lot!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Carlson, Nancy
Length: 32 Copyright: 2002

A frog explains how smiling is a great way to get through life's ups and downs. Smiling. AR 2.6. Follett RL 3.2. RC 2.3. Lexile 470.
Smile a Lot! KP  
KM 90080KM 90080 Snap Box Packaging
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A mid-range, pre-vocational, packaging task incorporating number concepts. Provides practice with counting, sorting, inserting, assembling, and disassembling.Offers a jig for number matching to support with counting. Pre-Voc Two Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Snap Box Packaging JS  
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  
KM 12739KM 12739 Social Success Software
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

Social Success Software is an interactive social skill tutorial for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, including autism. It covers 50 social skills in an easy-to-navigate interface, so students can work independently or in self-directed groups. Has step-by-step instruction through written stories, video-modeling, photo-based directions, and role playing. Each of the 50 skills provides five activities: Introduction, Self-Talk, Steps, Movie, and Problem Solving. The first four activities blend narrated text with role-playing videos, while Problem Solving presents multiple-choice comprehension questions. The user management system allows unlimited logins, so you can personalize content and settings for as many students as you like. IL 7-12.
Social Success Software JS  
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  
DVD 2542DVD 2542 Soft Skills in the Workplace
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2008

Soft skills are the essential skills that workers need to survive and thrive in the workplace, including getting to work on time, getting along with others, and being enthusiastic on the job. Focuses on the role these sklls play in the workplace. Offers insight into which skills viewers will need to develop to effectively handle a variety of work situations. Scenarios demonstrate how certain soft skills influence one's performance on the job. At the end of each scenario, viewers are given key points about what they've just seen. CC. Employability.
Soft Skills in the Workplace JS  
B 124227B 124227 Sometimes You Fly
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Applegate, Katherine
Length: 40 Copyright: 2018

A reminder that any achievement may be preceded by mistakes, and learning from them makes accomplishments sweeter. Life's lessons. Persistence. Resilience. Story in verse. Juvenile fiction. IL Pres-3.
Sometimes You Fly KP  
B 119144B 119144 Speak Up!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Marsico, Katie
Length: 24 Copyright: 2013

Text and illustrations teach the importance of the good manners of speaking clearly and confidently. From the series Kids Can Make Manners Count. AR 2.1 Lexile 340 IL K-2.
Speak Up! KP  
B 112825B 112825 Spending
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Fradin, Dennis B
Length: 64 Copyright: 2011

Answers basic questions students ask when learning about spending money and other financial skills needed for adulthood: strategies for making a budget; spending with cash versus credit; and whether to rent or buy a place to live. From the series Money Smart. IL 4-8.
Spending IJ  
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  
KM 90066KM 90066 Spoon Sort
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A hands-on, pre-vocational activity for sorting by size, material, or tactile variation. Provides wooden spoons and three sizes of metal spoons for sorting into a divided tray. Introduces reach-grasp-retrieval, appropriate placement of objects, and foundational discrimination skills. Pre-Voc One Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Spoon Sort JS  
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  
DVD 2064DVD 2064 Standing Tall: Learning Assertiveness Skills
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2006

Offers practical tips that students can use in developing assertiveness and standing up for themselves and others. A group of middle school students inspires kids with moving accounts of how they conquered their fears--and stood up to the class bully, an overbearing friend, or peer pressure. Closed captioned.
Standing Tall: Learning Assertiveness Skills IJ  
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 122686B 122686 Step Forward with Empathy
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Welbourn, Shannon
Length: 24 Copyright: 2017

Explains that empathy helps us to understand the feelings, perspectives, and situations of other people. Being able to put yourself in someone else's shoes helps you to be kind to others and be a person that others depend on for help. Offers ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how having empathy for others can help one reach their goals. Whole child. Mindset and mindfulness. Buddy Benches. From the series Step Forward! Lexile 870 IL 1-4.
Step Forward with Empathy PI  
B 123891B 123891 Step Forward With Gratitude
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Welbourn, Shannon
Length: 24 Copyright: 2017

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and appreciative. This helpful book provides ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how you can make expressing gratitude a regular habit. Discover how showing your appreciation and returning kindness to others is a rewarding experience that will enrich your life. Nonfiction. Whole child. Mindset and mindfulness. Step Forward! series. IL K-4. Lexile 850.
Step Forward With Gratitude KPI  
B 122687B 122687 Step Forward with Grit
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Welbourn, Shannon
Length: 24 Copyright: 2017

Grit can be described as a combination of persistence and resilience. No matter what challenges or barriers arise, a person with grit never gives up on achieving their dreams and the goals they have set. Offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how the power of grit and determination can help you reach your goals. Describes ways to deal with stumbling blocks in your path & how to stay focused on pursuing your goals. Determination (Personality trait). Whole child. Mindset and mindfulness. From the series Step Forward! Lexile 820 IL 1-4.
Step Forward with Grit PI  
B 122688B 122688 Step Forward with Integrity
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Welbourn, Shannon
Length: 24 Copyright: 2017

Doing the right thing even when no one is watching can be a challenge sometimes. Integrity means doing what is right in every situation--even when times are tough. Offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about how integrity can help you reach your goals. Whole child. Mindset and mindfulness. From the series Step Forward! Lexile 830 IL 1-4.
Step Forward with Integrity PI  
B 123682B 123682 Step Forward With Optimism
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Miller, Reagan
Length: 24 Copyright: 2017

Optimism allows you to be positive about your future, and always be hopeful that you will reach your goals. Without it, you might give up on chasing your dreams! This inspiring book looks at the life-changing effect optimism has in our world, and gives you tips on how to keep your head up even when situations feel tough. Learn how to have a positive outlook so you can step forward with optimism and believe that anything is possible! Whole child. Mindset and mindfulness. Nonfiction series: Step Forward! IL K-4. Lexile 790.
Step Forward With Optimism KPI  
B 123890B 123890 Step Forward With Problem Solving
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Welbourn, Shannon
Length: 24 Copyright: 2017

Problem solving means coming up with a solution to fix a problem. Being able to solve problems and resolve conflicts will help make you feel confident in your ability to make change happen. This inspiring book looks at common problems and conflicts between people that you may face in your everyday life, and introduces strategies to help you find the best solutions. Whole child. Mindset and mindfulness. Step Forward! series. IL K-4. Lexile 750.
Step Forward With Problem Solving KPI  
B 122689B 122689 Step Forward with Responsible Decision-Making
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Welbourn, Shannon
Length: 24 Copyright: 2017

Responsible decision-making is an essential skill that can be applied to all areas of life. Making responsible decisions involves considering ethical standards, safety concerns, respect for others, and the consequences of various actions. This motivating title offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about the importance of responsible decision-making and how you can use it at school and in your own life. Whole child. Mindset and mindfulness. From the series Step Forward! Lexile 740 IL 1-4.
Step Forward with Responsible Decision-Making PI  
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 121720B 121720 Stickley Sticks to It!: A Frog's Guide to Getting Things Done
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Miles, Brenda
Length: 0 Copyright: 2015

Book introduces children to a frog whose feet stick to everything they come into contact with but who learns the importance of persevering despite obstacles. When it comes to homework, projects, and goals, Stickley the frog is a flexible thinker who never gives up. Perseverance- Fiction. IL K-3.
Stickley Sticks to It!: A Frog's Guide to Getting Things Done KP  
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  
DVD 2104DVD 2104 Stock Market Basics: Learning without Losing
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2004

Presents basic information about the stock market and market theory. Explains what stocks and bonds are, why companies issue stock, and how to buy stock. Traces the history of the New York Stock Exchange and explores the risk and volatility of investing in the stock market. Discusses the benefits and drawbacks of stockbrokers, discount brokers, and online brokers. Also examines mutual funds, stock pride indexes, and the modern portfolio theory. Closed captioned.
Stock Market Basics: Learning without Losing JS  
DVD 1549DVD 1549 Stressed Out: Stress Management 101
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2003

Focuses on the causes of stress and presents stress management techniques. Describes different types of stress and explains the difference between stress and anxiety. Identifies the common causes of stress in adolescence and features personal narrative of teenagers who describe stressful events in their lives. Examines the latest research on how adolescents respond to stress and emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy balance in all areas of life. Describes a variety of stress management techniques that include diet, exercise, therapy and medication.
Stressed Out: Stress Management 101 JS  
V 15744V 15744 Stressed Out: Stress Management 101
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2003

Focuses on the causes of stress and presents stress management techniques. Describes different types of stress and explains the difference between stress and anxiety. Identifies the common causes of stress in adolescence and features personal narrative of teenagers who describe stressful events in their lives. Examines the latest research on how adolescents respond to stress and emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy balance in all areas of life. Describes a variety of stress management techniques that include diet, exercise, therapy and medication.
Stressed Out: Stress Management 101 JS  
V 17233V 17233 Student Workshop:Building Blocks of Good Character
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2003

Helps students develop the attitudes and behaviors associated with good character. Presents several scenarios depicting the importance of caring and kindness, fairness and justice, forgiveness in relationships and citizenship. Pauses after each segment to allow for discussion questions and completion of activity sheets related to each of the character values presented.
Student Workshop:Building Blocks of Good Character PI  
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  
DVD 2732DVD 2732 Supermarkets: Aisles of Persuasion
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2012

Reveals and explains how stores persuade us to buy more with strategic store layouts, tricky sale signs, and extra big carts. Get six tips to turn typical shopping habits into savvy supermarket selections. To access the DVD Guide, go to Keystone's webpage (www.aea1.k12.ia.us), click on the Media Library link, & then click on the Teacher Guides link and follow the directions provided.
Supermarkets: Aisles of Persuasion JS  
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 121389B 121389 Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Crist, James J
Length: 119 Copyright: 2014

Helps kids improve their social skills and friendship skills. Advice covers topics such as breaking the ice, developing friendships, overcoming problems, and more. Lexile 790 IL 3-6.
Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends PI  
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  
DVD 1906DVD 1906 Surviving Peer Pressure: You Can Do It!
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 22 Copyright: 2006

Combines commentary with real-life scenarios to demonstrate the impact of peer pressure in adolescence. Identifies different types of peer pressure and presents six steps for making the right decision when confronted with these social pressures. Presents five segments that portray how teenagers make critical decisions in typical peer pressure situations, such as raiding a liquor cabinet, participating in bullying behavior, cheating and shoplifting. Each scenario stops at a critical juncture to allow students to review the six steps used for making the right choice and consider the consequences of their decisions. Conformity. Social pressure.
Surviving Peer Pressure: You Can Do It! IJ  
B 124179B 124179 Table Talk: A Book About Table Manners
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 31 Copyright: 2016

Written from the table’s point of view, this humorous tale will help kids understand that table manners are about much more than what fork to use. Good table manners are about being respectful, kind and considerate to others and their feelings. Building Relationships series by Julia Cook. Fiction. IL Pres-3.
Table Talk: A Book About Table Manners KP  
B 110027B 110027 Taking a Stand
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Ehrman, M.K.
Length: 112 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: Being a Leader & Helping Others. Shares the true-to-life stories of nine teen and preteen girls who are trying to find the leader in themselves, each with comments and advice from psychologist Dr. Vicki Panaccione. From the series Essential Health. Strong, Beautiful Girls. AR 6.0. Follett RL 6.1.
Taking a Stand IJ  
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  
DVD 1807DVD 1807 Taking Credit for Your Credit
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2005

Explains that credit can be a double-edged sword. Offers us the ability to purchase things we might need and want without spending cash but then ties one to the debt that has been created. Understanding the importance of this trade-off is crucial for playing the credit game. Designed to reach young earners before serious credit problems begins. Closed captioned.
Taking Credit for Your Credit JS  
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  
DVD 2859DVD 2859 Taxes and Tax Benefits
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 32 Copyright: 2011

Provides students with tips and real-life scenarios on how to manage their personal finances, with a focus on both earned and investment income taxes, workplace tax benefits, and filing an annual return. From the series Personal Finance Essentials: Financial Literacy for Young Earners. To access the DVD Guide, go to Keystone's webpage (www.aea1.k12.ia.us), click on the Media Library link, & then click on the Teacher Guides link and follow the directions provided.
Taxes and Tax Benefits S  
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 124178B 124178 Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing vs. Bullying
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2013

When "One of a Kind" is laughed at by Purple One and called a name by Green One, is the Tease Monster to blame? This tale teaches readers the difference between friendly teasing and mean teasing, and why some teasing can have a negative bite if it's meant to be hurtful and cause embarrassment. Building Relationships series by Julia Cook. IL Pres-3.
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing vs. Bullying KP  
B 109161B 109161 Teen Girl's Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Blatt, Jessica
Length: 96 Copyright: 2008

Provides teenage girls with advice on money, discussing finding a job, spending, short-term and long-term saving, donating to charity, and investing.
Teen Girl's Gotta-Have-It Guide to Money JS  
B 118881B 118881 Teen Money Manual: A Guide to Cash, Credit, Spending, Saving, Work, Wealth, and More
Grade Lvl: JS Author: McGuire, Kara
Length: 208 Copyright: 2015

Provides financial advice to teenagers, covering employment; insurance; and spending, saving, and investing money. IL 7-12.
Teen Money Manual: A Guide to Cash, Credit, Spending, Saving, Work, Wealth, JS  
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 12592KM 12592 Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success (Books)
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Graham, Stedman
Length: 250 Copyright: 2000

Presents advice and exercises for teenagers to help them lead fulfilling lives, covering such factors as self-esteem, goal setting, motivation, and risk taking. Kit contains 20 copies of the book by Stedman Graham. RC 6.7 Lexile 990 IL 7-12. 4-week loan period.
Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success (Books) JS  
DVD 2169DVD 2169 Ten Things Not to Do in an Interview
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2006

Counts down on the top ten things not to do in a job interview. Brief dramatizations illustrate the do's and don't's on job interviewing.
Ten Things Not to Do in an Interview JS  
DVD 2074DVD 2074 Thankfulness, Generosity, Goodwill
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Friends in high places (9 minutes). Part 2: Heavenly event (8 minutes). Part 3: Sunny side up (8 minutes). In Part 1, although she appreciates the help from friends, Izzi wishes she could do things for herself. A mishap at the talent show might prove to be the perfect opportunity for her to shine and discover everyone is built for a purpose. The friends learn the importance of thankfulness. In Part 2, everyone is excited about the extraordinary meteor shower. As EJ leaves to watch the shower he has an injury that will cause him to miss out, unless a true act of selfless generosity arrives. The friends learn the importance of generosity. In Part 3, can one small thought be enough to hold three friends together or will it split them apart? The friends learn the importance of goodwill.
Thankfulness, Generosity, Goodwill KP  
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 124177B 124177 That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me!
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 31 Copyright: 2016

The rules keep getting in the way of Noodle's fun. There are so many rules -- too many rules! And Noodle struggles because he doesn't think many of them actually apply to him. Will Noodle's mother and teacher convince him that rules are meant to help, not harm, him? Julia Cook's Responsible Me! Series. Book 3. Realistic fiction. IL 2-6. AR 3.5.
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! PI  
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  
GM 146GM 146 Things People Do: Everyday Activities Board Game
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2003

Game builds language and life skills by engaging students in discussions about common activities. The game board features 30 illustrations of daily pursuits, such as shopping for groceries, brushing your teeth, doing homework, making a bed, and using a computer. Student lands on a game board square and identifies the activity illustrated. The student then spins for one of four questions: What do people need to do this? Where do people do this? How do people do this? Why do people do this? Students score a point for correctly answering a question. The illustrations on the game board allow students with limited or no reading skills to play the game successfully. Contents: teacher's guide, game board, spinner, die, and six playing pieces.
Things People Do: Everyday Activities Board Game PIJS  
DVD 1925DVD 1925 Time-Out on Anger: Learning Self-Control
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2006

Teaches children age-appropriate anger management techniques. Uses real-life scenarios to illustrate how to control their temper and angry feelings. Emphasizes the importance of talking about one's anger and doing something productive with angry energy, instead of hitting, yelling or breaking something. Models ways to find alternate solutions to solving problems that do not involve violent or impulsive behavior. Closed captioned.
Time-Out on Anger: Learning Self-Control PI  
B 104451B 104451 Tolerance
Grade Lvl: P Author: Raatma, Lucia
Length: 24 Copyright: 2000

Describes tolerance as a virtue and suggests ways in which it can be recognized and practiced. Toleration. From the series Character Education. AR 2.8. Follett RL 4.0. RC 1.5. Lexile 520. GR level N.
Tolerance P  
KM 90064KM 90064 Toothbrush Tube Assembly
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

A pre-vocational activity for two-item assembly and sorting. Provides practice with reach-grasp retrieval, appropriate placement of objects, and foundational discrimination skills. Offers a jig for workers to complete task with one hand. Pre-Voc One Kit. IL 9-12. Attainment kits intended for high school special education students in pre-vocational training and transition. Restricted checkout to AEA Special Education Staff and LEA High School Special Education Staff. IL 9-12.
Toothbrush Tube Assembly JS  
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  
DVD 2073DVD 2073 Trustfulness, Honesty, Kindness
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 31 Copyright: 2005

Series features animated cars who help children develop important life skills and a healthy self-esteem. Part 1: Slippery slope (10 minutes). Part 2: Car tune pirates (11 minutes). Part 3: Bully bully (10 minutes). In Part 1, it's only a few more days before the 4x4 championships, and Maria is training very hard, even in dangerous conditions. Will a misunderstanding become a disaster or a test of truth that will win the day? The friends learn the importance of truthfulness. In Part 2, everyone is excited about the Professor's latest invention. No one can believe that something so cool and free could be wrong, until Franklin "invents" a little something of his own. The friends learn the importance of honesty. In Part 3, EJ gets into a fight and causes everyone to receive an extra assignment. Can EJ get his assignment done before the weekend is over? The friends learn the importance of kindness.
Trustfulness, Honesty, Kindness KP  
DVD 1794DVD 1794 Trustworthiness: The Security of Knowing
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 16 Copyright: 2004

Series subtitle: Real Life, Real Choices. Trust is the foundation of all healthy relationships, and many consider it the foundation upon which good character is built. In this program, teens discuss elements of trustworthiness such as honesty, reliability, dependability, loyalty, and integrity. The program also addresses the consequences of violating trust, and how difficult it can be to regain.
Trustworthiness: The Security of Knowing JS  
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  
DVD 1818DVD 1818 Valuing Your Money
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2005

Relates life goals to money management. Examines trade-offs made for money earned. Programs on spending are countered by programs on saving. Money managers provide practical tips on how to save money. Financial responsibility. Closed captioned.
Valuing Your Money JS  
KM 8551KM 8551 Vineland II: Teacher Rating Form
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sparrow, Sara S.
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

The Vineland II TRF is from the series Vineland-II Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (2nd Edition). Provides a comprehensive assessment of personal and social sufficiency for students aged 3-21 in a school, preschool, or structured day care setting. Rating form covers four broad domains: Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialization, and Motor Skills. The TRF uses a rating scale format which is a way to assess students who will not or cannot perform on command, and to measure adaptive behaviors that cannot be adequately measured through direct administration of tasks. The Motor Skills Domain is not included for students aged 7 and older in obtaining the Adaptive Behavior Composite. Administration time for TRF is about 20 minutes. Forms aid in diagnosing and classifying mental retardation and other disorders such as autism, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome,and developmental delays. Contens: manual, Teacher Rating Form booklets, and TRF Report to Parents and Caregivers. Circulation restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
Vineland II: Teacher Rating Form 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  
KM 8106KM 8106 Vineland-II: Survey Interview Form & Parent
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sparrow, Sara S.
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Title: Survey Interview Form and Parent/Caregiver Rating Form from the series Vineland-II Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (a revision of the Vineland Social Maturity Scale). Clinical instrument measure personal and social skills needed for everyday living. Age range is birth to age 90. Forms aid in diagnosing and classifying mental retardation and other disorders such as autism, Asperger Syndrome, and developmental delays. Eleven Vineland-II subdomains are grouped into four domain composites: Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialization, and Motor Skills. Motor Skills domain is used only with ages birth through 6 years. Survey Interview Form provides a targeted assessment of adaptive behavior and uses a semistructured interview format to gather information from a parent or caregiver. The Parent/Caregiver Rating Form covers the same content as the Survey Interview, but uses a rating scale format. Administration time is 20-60 minutes. Contents: manual; Survey Interview Forms; Parent/Caregiver Rating Forms; Survey Forms Report to Parents; and Survey Forms Report to Caregivers. Circulation restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
Vineland-II: Survey Interview Form & Parent T  
B 124253B 124253 Well-Mannered Young Wolf
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Leroy, Jean
Length: 30 Copyright: 2016

A hilarious story about why manners matter. One morning, a young wolf eagerly sets out on his first hunting trip. But before he can devour his prey, he must honour their final wishes, just as his parents taught him to do. But the wolf's would-be meals aren't quite as honorable as he is! Can common courtesy prove effective amidst the wild laws of nature? This humorous book demonstrates that good manners can bring unexpected results. IL Pres-2. AR 1.9. RC 1.8. Lexile 510.
Well-Mannered Young Wolf KP  
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  
V 16695V 16695 What Did They Say? Listening & Observation Skills
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 7 Copyright: 2003

Presents helpful tips for improving listening and observation skills. Teaches how to focus in on important information and how to filter out distractions. Attentive/active listening. From the series Quick Tips to Test Critical Listening and Speaking Skills.
What Did They Say? Listening & Observation Skills JS  
B 111869B 111869 What to Do When Your Family Can't/Health Care
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lynette, Rachel
Length: 24 Copyright: 2010

Explains what health care is and who pays for it, discusses why health insurance matters, looks at how people without health insurance can get medical care, and advises kids to be patient and talk about their concerns. Medicaly uninsured children. Right to health care. Medicaid. From the series Let's Work It Out. AR and Follett RL 4.7.
What to Do When Your Family Can't/Health Care PI  
B 111870B 111870 What to Do When Your Family Has to Cut Costs
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lynette, Rachel
Length: 24 Copyright: 2010

Helps young readers to understand what happens when their family has to start cutting costs, and provides tips on how they can help. Budgets. Personal. From the series Let's Work It Out. AR 4.0. Follett RL 3.9.
What to Do When Your Family Has to Cut Costs PI  
B 111871B 111871 What to Do When Your Family Is in Debt
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lynette, Rachel
Length: 24 Copyright: 2010

Helps children understand what debt is, how people get into debt, why having too much debt is a bad thing, and what can be done to get out of debt. Consumer credit. From the series Let's Work It Out. AR 4.4. Follett RL 4.0.
What to Do When Your Family Is in Debt PI  
B 111872B 111872 What to Do When Your Family Is on Welfare
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Lynette, Rachel
Length: 24 Copyright: 2010

Explains what it means to be on welfare, describes different welfare progrms, and helps children understand the impact welfare might have on their life. Public welfare. From the series Let's Work It Out. AR 4.5. Follett RL 4.1.
What to Do When Your Family Is on Welfare PI  
DVD 1918DVD 1918 What Type of Person Am I? Personality and Careers
Grade Lvl: IJ Author:
Length: 18 Copyright: 2006

Helps young teens understand the six basic personality types as presented in the Holland Hexagon: Doer, Thinker, Creator, Helper, Persuader, and Organizer. Teens are able to identify their interests and abilities and see how their own personalities fit with the general types which connect to potential careers. Using real teen scenarios, viewers learn how to identify what they're good at doing, what their interests are, and how to translate this information into career choices. Closed captioned.
What Type of Person Am I? Personality and Careers IJ  
DVD 2556DVD 2556 What Will I Say at the Interview?
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 29 Copyright: 2009

Addresses the key issues that influence a good job interview. Explains that doing your research, being well prepared and having a list of questions ready to ask the interviewer is part of the process. The other important aspect is being confident and being able to effectively market yourself as the best candidate for the job. Advice is given on listening carefully, taking your time to answer questions, turning negatives into positives, and generally approaching the interview with confidence. Employability. Visually described. Job hunting. Skills: Preparation; Anticipating Interview Questions; Skills: Prepartion; Anticipating Interview Questions; At the Interview; The Advantage of Mock Interviews; and Putting It Together.
What Will I Say at the Interview? JS  
V 15073V 15073 WHAT'S YOUR ATTITUDE? GETTING IN THE MOOD TO WORK
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 1996

Identifies specific attitudes which can help--or hurt--a worker's performance on the job. Specific desirable traits are identified and modeled in a series of vignettes: punctuality, enthusiasm, the willingness to learn, how to prioritize and achieve goals, how to deal with constructive criticism, and how to organize time.
WHAT'S YOUR ATTITUDE? GETTING IN THE MOOD TO WORK JS  
DVD 1516DVD 1516 When Things Seem Scary: Fears and Anxieties
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 15 Copyright: 2005

Looks at the things that may cause fear and anxiety in children. Explains the difference between healthy fear that signals dangerous situations and unhealthy fear that leads to worry and overreactions. Presents scenarios that show children how to confront their fears, how to recognize and deal with anxiety, and how to overcome anxious feelings with positive thoughts and actions. One-week loan period.
When Things Seem Scary: Fears and Anxieties PI  
KM 12736KM 12736 Whose Future Is It? Software
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Whose Future is It? is a research-based, student-directed curriculum designed to help students with disabilities plan their transitions. Students explore self-awareness while mastering the skills for problem-solving, decision-making, goal-setting, and small-group communication. Has narration and highlighted text.Includes vocabulary and comprehension questions. IL 7-12.
Whose Future Is It? Software JS  
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  
DVD 1936DVD 1936 Why Staying in School Is Important
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2005

Students discover there are many types of dropping out: from physical as in using drugs to emotional distance due to emotional problems. They will learn that when kids drop out, life choices are lost. Looks at the many skill areas that are developed in school: social skills, attitudinal skills, emotional skills, personal awareness skills, and intellectual skills. By dropping out of school, kids reduce their ability to fix problems and cope successfully in life. School survival skills.
Why Staying in School Is Important JS  
B 124176B 124176 Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win!
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Cook, Julia
Length: 32 Copyright: 2016

Wendell is having one of those days where nothing seems to go his way, his mom helps him understand that everything in life doesn't have to be a contest and that losing does not make you a loser. In fact, it can make one stronger! She also points out that although it feels great to celebrate a win, winning isn't everything, and whining about things just make it worse. Realistic fiction. IL Pres-4.
Winners Don't Whine and Whiners Don't Win! KPI  
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  
KM 12733KM 12733 WordWise Software
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

WordWise combines pictures, text, speech, plus a student recording feature to teach 603 functional vocabulary words. One can make an individualized word list from the word bank to build vocabulary or choose from pre-selected lists like community or actions words. All word card illustrations are realistic and age-appropriate for older students. Create picture-based worksheets and print cards in various sizes. Software is compatible with Windows XP (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8 and Macs with Intel processor OS 10.7 through 10.9. Performance is maximized on all Whiteboards, touch screens, and widescreen monitors. Scanning is automatic (one switch) and step (two switches).
WordWise Software IJS  
DVD 2188DVD 2188 Work Ethic: A Commitment to Work
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 19 Copyright: 2006

Beginning wage earners learn the importance of a strong work ethic and how it relates to their success as they embark on their working careers. Real world location settings that highlight active young workers supported with expert commentaries help reinforce the concepts. Closed captioned.
Work Ethic: A Commitment to Work JS  
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  
KM 12564KM 12564 WorkSkills Print Series
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

This three-book series provides instruction in the areas of workplace reading, workplace math, and situational judgement, and active listening.
WorkSkills Print Series JS  
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  
KM 6800KM 6800 YES I CAN... LIVE AND WORK IN THE COMMUNITY
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1997

Teaches special needs students or adults essential community living skills, including shopping, money management, laundry care, travel skills, safe living practices, developing social relationships. Contents: teacher guide, job coaching cards, and safety training cards. From the series Yes I Can.
YES I CAN... LIVE AND WORK IN THE COMMUNITY JS  
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  
B 120958B 120958 You're Hired!: Business Basics Every Babysitter Needs to Know
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Rissman, Rebecca
Length: 32 Copyright: 2015

Provides advice on starting a babysitting business, discussing training, finding clients, setting fees, and more. From the Snap Books series Babysitter's Backpack. AR 5.0 Lexile 810 IL 4-9.
You're Hired!: Business Basics Every Babysitter Needs to Know IJ  
DVD 1410DVD 1410 Young Moneymakers & Turning Milk into Money
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2004

Complete title: Money Essentials for Students: Young Moneymakers & Turning Milk into Money. Joins a young boy on his farm to show how he earns and saves money and follows a 15 year old airbrush artist, who owns his own business and manages his own expenses and profits. Introduces the men behind Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and illustrates how they built their company and gave back to their community. 26 minutes. From the series Money Essentials. One-week loan period.
Young Moneymakers & Turning Milk into Money PI  
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  
B 121238B 121238 Zest
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Orr, Tamra
Length: 64 Copyright: 2014

Presents different strategies to promote zest, or liveliness, and discusses the positive outcomes that are possible. From the series The 7 Character Strengths of Highly Successful Students IL 5-8.
Zest IJ