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B 95586B 95586 10 Critical Components for Success in the Special Education Classroom
Grade Lvl: T Author: Rohrer, Marcia / Samson, Nannette
Length: 213 Copyright: 2014

A guide for special education teachers describing the ten critical components of effectively managed special education classrooms, including scheduling, physical arrangement of the classroom, behavioral strategies, instructional strategies, organization of materials, visual strategies, communication with parents, and more.
10 Critical Components for Success in the Special Education Classroom T  
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 95861B 95861 3-Minute Motivators, Revised Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Paterson, Kathy
Length: 160 Copyright: 2014

Subtitle: More than 200 Simple Ways to Reach, Teach, and Achieve More than You Ever Imagined. These quick activities provide a positive break, refocus attention, remove excess energy, introduce a lesson, reward good behavior, wake up lethargic minds, release frustration, etc. Some are designed for individuals or small groups, and others are for the whole class. Includes Tech Too Motivators; Stress Attack Motivators; Calm Down Motivators; Get Moving Motivators; Sound & Movement Motivators; and Pencil & Paper Motivators. The motivators involve some element of learning in areas including, but not limited to, memory enhancement, creativity, social awareness, personal stress management, mathematical awareness, communication, & wellness.
3-Minute Motivators, Revised Edition T  
B 93260B 93260 50 Activities for Teaching Emotional Intelligence: Level 3: High School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Schilling, Dianne
Length: 136 Copyright: 1999

Activities on self-awareness, managing feelings, decision making, managing stress, self-concept, personal responsibility, empathy, communication, group dynamics, and conflict resolution.
50 Activities for Teaching Emotional Intelligence: Level 3: High School T  
B 94413B 94413 50 Strategies for Communicating and Working with Diverse Families (2nd Edition)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gonzalez-Mena, Janet
Length: 132 Copyright: 2010

Contents: Welcoming Everybody; Partnerships with Families; Honoring and Working with Diversity; Family Participation and Education; Communication; Meetings and Conferences; Working with Parents Around Specific Issues; and Challenging Conversations.
50 Strategies for Communicating and Working with Diverse Families (2nd Edit T  
B 96859B 96859 7 Steps to a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom: Research-Based Strategies for Engaging All Students
Grade Lvl: T Author: Seidlitz, John / Perryman, Bill
Length: 115 Copyright: 2011

Provides a seven step process that creates a language-rich interactive classroom environment in which all students can thrive. Topics include differentiating instruction for students at a variety of language proficiencies, keeping all students engaged, and creating learning supports.
7 Steps to a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom: Research-Based Strategies T  
KM 11068KM 11068 Active Learning
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1998

Written at second-to-third-grade level, and intended for use by students in grades 6 to 12, the series teaches skills and concepts with hands-on activities that are high interest and appealing, motivating students to learn. Students study math skills through planning a budget for their money, they explore the world of science through using a weather map to plot a trip across the United States, they learn communication arts by creating an advertising campaign, and they study social studies by holding a mock congress and passing a bill. Each book has been organized into sections that reflect the variety of skills that students need in that discipline. Contents: teacher's resource manual and one book for each title: Communication Arts; Mathematics; Science; and Social Studies. Two-week loan period.
Active Learning T  
B 90863B 90863 Active Learning for Fives
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cryer, Debby
Length: 450 Copyright: 1996

Addison-Wesley Active Learning series. Authors: Debby Cryer, Thelma Harms, and Adele Richardson Ray. For Grades P-K. Contains a planning guide and four activity sections: activities for listening and talking (includes play ideas using books, pictures, and puppets, plus pre-reading and pre-writing activities); activities for physical development (ideas to develop both large and small muscles); creative activities (art, carpentry, blocks, dramatic play and music); and activities for learning from the world around them (science, nature, number, shape, and size--math).
Active Learning for Fives T  
B 90862B 90862 Active Learning for Fours
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cryer, Debby
Length: 402 Copyright: 1996

Addison-Wesley Active Learning series. Authors: Debby Cryer, Thelma Harms, and Adele Richardson Ray. Contains a planning guide and four activity sections: activities for listening and talking (individually and during large and small-group times; play ideas using books, pictures and puppets); activities for physical development (ideas to develop large muscles in legs, arms, back; small muscles in the hands and fingers); creative activities (art, carpentry, blocks, dramatic play, and music); and activities for learning from the world around them (nature, science, senses, shape, color, and numbers).
Active Learning for Fours 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 91953B 91953 Active Questioning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Johnson, Nancy
Length: 112 Copyright: 1995

Subtitle: Questioning Still Makes the Difference. Provides a range of activities and lessons that will encourage students to create their own questions, not just answer the teacher's questions. Questioning is a learning tool that improves a student's communication abilities and study skills. Questioning is a teaching tool that allows differentiated instruction. Divergent questions allow for differentiated responses from students who are gifted and those with special needs.
Active Questioning T  
B 99793B 99793 Activities for Teaching Emotional intelligence, 1
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 136 Copyright: 1996

Complete title: 50 Activities For Teaching Emotional Intelligence: Level 1: Elementary. Activites for grades 1-5 on self-awareness, managing feelings, decision making, managing stress, self concept, personal responsibility, empathy, communication, group dynamics and conflict resolution.
Activities for Teaching Emotional intelligence, 1 T  
B 99794B 99794 Activities for Teaching Emotional Intelligence, 2
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 140 Copyright: 1996

Complete title: 50 Activities For Teaching Emotional Intelligence: Level 2: Middle School. Activities for grades 6-8 on self-awareness, managing feelings, communication, personal responsibility, conflict resolution, self-concept, empathy, and group dynamics.
Activities for Teaching Emotional Intelligence, 2 T  
B 91929B 91929 Activities That Teach
Grade Lvl: T Author: Jackson, Tom
Length: 234 Copyright: 1993

Collection of 60 Active Learning lesson plans. Approach promotes cooperation, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and experiential learning. Topics: alcohol, tobacco, communication, self-esteem, values, drugs, goal setting, peer pressure, cliques, advertising, and stress.
Activities That Teach T  
B 90408B 90408 Adolescent Literacy: An ASCD Action Tool
Grade Lvl: T Author: Beers, Sue
Length: 260 Copyright: 2008

Focuses on how to help students learn to use various literacies efficiently and effectively to retrieve and share content knowledge. More than 80 tools are designed to help students: Gather facts and ideas from all types of sources of information; Take notes, make outlines, and create graphic organizers; Delineate main ideas and judge the relevancy of different sources; and Communicate their understanding of content through written, spoken, and multi-media presentations.
Adolescent Literacy: An ASCD Action Tool T  
B 94489B 94489 Adolescents and Digital Literacies
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kajder, Sara
Length: 119 Copyright: 2010

Addresses the ways in which teachers and students work together to navigate continuous change and what it means to read, write, view, listen, and communicate in the twenty-first century. Through interviews and classroom experiences, Kajder offers examples of both students and teachers who have successfully integrated technology to enrich literacy learning.
Adolescents and Digital Literacies T  
B 102561B 102561 ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
Grade Lvl: PI Author: DURRETT, DEANNE
Length: 48 Copyright: 2003

Discusses the early childhood, education, interests, and inventions
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL PI  
V 13829V 13829 ALL ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR & COMMUNICATION
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 1999

Examines instinctive and learned animal behaviors, and ways animals communicate both verbally and non-verbally (nonverbal). Training of fish and guide dogs. From the series Animal Life for Children. Closed captioned.
ALL ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR & COMMUNICATION KPI  
B 117595B 117595 Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Military Alphabet
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Demarest, Chris
Length: 34 Copyright: 2005

Presents the International Communications Alphabet and its designated U.S. Navy signal flags word by word from alpha to zulu, accompanied by color illustrations that honor the duties performed and sacrifices made by all branches of the U.S. military in war and peace. United States Armed Forces Communication systems. ICAO alphabet code. AR 3.7 IL K-4
Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Military Alphabet KPI  
B 122843B 122843 Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Gillingham, Sara
Length: 120 Copyright: 2016

An introduction to maritime communication through nautical flags, along with morse code, the phonetic alphabet, and semaphore signaling. Includes information about different boats & ships. Also pictures International Code of Signals (26 alphabet flags, 10 numeral flags, 3 substitute flags, 1 code flag). Alphabet codes. United States. Navy Communications systems. IL 1-4.
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes PI  
B 110266B 110266 Ancient Communication: From Grunts to Graffiti
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Woods, Michael
Length: 88 Copyright: 2000

Examines ancient methods of communication in the Middle East, India, China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Mesoamerica. From the series Ancient Technology. AR 7.3. Follett RL 6.0.
Ancient Communication: From Grunts to Graffiti IJS  
V 15877V 15877 ANGER MANAGEMENT
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 21 Copyright: 2001

Explains what causes anger, why our bodies react as they do when we're angry, the different ways people respond to anger, the different ways people respond to anger, and the consequences of not dealing with anger, stressing that issues are more likely to be resolved when you restructure your thinking and communicate calmly. Also addresses common myths about anger and anger management. Aggression. Assertive behavior.
ANGER MANAGEMENT JS  
DVD 2847DVD 2847 Arch Lustberg Communicator Collection
Grade Lvl: T Author: Lustberg, Arch
Length: 91 Copyright: 2002

DVD contains three programs: Face It! Using Your Face to Sell Your Message (how to use your face to sell your ideas); Perfecting Presentations (how to deliver memorable & effective presentations); and Controlling the Confrontation (presents techniques for diffusing difficult situations and delivering convincing messages).
Arch Lustberg Communicator Collection T  
V 14154V 14154 ARGUMENT
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2000

Examines writing the formal argument (a thesis sentence supported with evidence), which remains the basis for most academic papers. Problem-solution or cause-and-effect paper. From the series English Composition: Writing for an Audience. Closed captioned.
ARGUMENT 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 95728B 95728 Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience: Practical Solutions for Academic & Social Difficulties
Grade Lvl: T Author: Moore, Susan Thompson
Length: 195 Copyright: 2002

Written by an educator and mother of two children with autism spectrum disorders, this resource is comprised of practical ideas for addressing the academic and social needs of elementary-aged children with Asperger Syndrome. Intended for both teachers and parents, specific topics include organizational accommodations, accommodations in the curriculum, developing social skills and the importance of home-school communication. Includes forms, checklists, and other visuals.
Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience: Practical Solutions 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 95966B 95966 Assessing and Developing Communication and Thinking Skills in People with Autism and Communication Difficulties: A Toolkit for Parents and Professionals
Grade Lvl: T Author: Silver, Kate
Length: 77 Copyright: 2005

This fully photocopiable resource offers a flexible framework for the assessment and development of communication and thinking skills of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). Using practical assessment sheets and curricula, it enables teachers, educators and other professionals to observe how children use and understand language, record their skills in an assessment record and follow their progress over time.
Assessing and Developing Communication and Thinking Skills in People with A T  
B 95583B 95583 Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Intervention, and Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 242 Copyright: 2014

Presents information for families, teachers, and therapists who are searching for an update about how to use the latest technologies to help individuals who struggle with communication, literacy, and learning. The indexed update presents an overview of the uses of technologies to help readers zero in on specific resources they can use to enhance success. The book features new tools to improve and compensate for challenges relating to speaking, understanding, reading, writing, thinking and remembering, as well as strategies to help students become more organized and efficient. The use of tablets such as the iPad and smartphones, as well as cloud-based products, are highlighted. Online resources and social networking tools are presented to empower readers to learn about new products as they become available. Special education Technological innovations. Educational technology.
Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources for Education, Interve T  
KM 12752KM 12752 Autism & PDD Answering Questions Level 1 (Book & CD)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mulstay-Muratore, Linda
Length: 191 Copyright: 2006

Book is designed to help children who have difficulty thinking abstractly or out of a specific context. Simple illustrations help young students (ages 3-5) understand the logic behind the question and respond appropriately. Students look at the picture, read/hear the question or statement at the top of the page, and respond. The visual prompts and cues help children with a diagnosis of autism or pervasive developmental disorder bridge the gap between concrete and abstract language. The complexity of response can range from single-word answers to complex utterances. Visual prompts can be faded and question forms intermixed to facilitate generalization of the question concepts.
Autism & PDD Answering Questions Level 1 (Book & CD) T  
B 96329B 96329 Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Transactional Developmental Perspective
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wetherby, Amy / Prizant, Barry
Length: 422 Copyright: 2000

A reference guide to autism spectrum disorders that provides an in-depth overview of the communication, language, social, and behavioral issues of autism spectrum disorders. Volume 9 from the Communication and Language Intervention Series. Edited by Amy M. Wetherby and Barry M. Prizant.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Transactional Developmental Perspective T  
B 95823B 95823 Autism: How to Help Your Young Child
Grade Lvl: T Author: Barratt, Penny / Cassell, Christine
Length: 55 Copyright: 1998

Book breaks down the main characteristics of autism spectrum disorders into: social interaction difficulties, communication, rigidity of thinking and lack of imagination. For each area, recommendations are presented for "what to look for" and "things to try," as well as case scenarios.
Autism: How to Help Your Young Child T  
KM 11230KM 11230 Baby Signing Time!: A New Day
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Allows children ages birth to three years old to communicate before they can speak using American Sign Language (ASL). Teaches: new, day, outside, wind, rain, snow, sun, cloud, sky, tree, grass, flower, leaf, stop, wait, again, go, bug, up, down, star, moon, night. Contents: DVD and audio CD.
Baby Signing Time!: A New Day K  
KM 11227KM 11227 Baby Signing Time!: Here I Go
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Allows children ages birth to three years old to communicate before they can speak using American Sign Language (ASL). Teaches: shoe, sock, hat, coat, please, thank you, sorry, car, train, bus, bike, airplane, boat, ball, doll, bear, wash hands, soap, sleep, bath, brush teeth, book, pajamas, blanket. Contents: DVD and audio CD.
Baby Signing Time!: Here I Go K  
KM 11228KM 11228 Baby Signing Time!: It's Baby Signing Time
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Allows children ages birth to three years old to communicate before they can speak using American Sign Language (ASL). Teaches: eat, drink, cracker, water, cereal, milk, banana, juice, finished, mom, grandma, dad, diaper, potty, more, bird, fish, cat, dog, horse, frog, hurt, where, baby. Contents: DVD and audio CD.
Baby Signing Time!: It's Baby Signing Time K  
KM 11229KM 11229 Baby Signing Time!: Let's Be Friends
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Allows children ages birth to three years old to communicate before they can speak using American Sign Language (ASL). Teaches: friend, play, share, nice, feel, happy, laugh, sad, cry, hot, cold, yes, no, me, dirty, clean, apple, pear, carrot, peach, juice, bubble, balloon, telephone, music, game. Contents: DVD and audio CD.
Baby Signing Time!: Let's Be Friends K  
V 15676V 15676 Basic Sign Language: Clothing, Colors, Commands
Grade Lvl: KPIJST Author:
Length: 30 Copyright: 1993

Teaches vocabulary relating to clothes, colors, commands/social words, snacks/utensils. Suggested for children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, teachers, parents. From the series Sign Language. One-week loan period.
Basic Sign Language: Clothing, Colors, Commands KPIJST  
B 124224B 124224 Be Quiet!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Higgins, Ryan T
Length: 40 Copyright: 2017

RAll Rupert the mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picture book. One that's visually stimulating! With scenic pictures! And style! He has plenty of ideas about what makes a great book, but his friends just WON'T. STOP. TALKING. Humorous fiction. IL Pres-2. AR 2.2. RC 3.3. Lexile 510.
Be Quiet! KP  
B 96941B 96941 Best Class You Never Taught: How Spider Web Discussion Can Turn Students into Learning Leaders
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wiggins, Alexis
Length: 160 Copyright: 2017

The Spider Web Discussion is a simple technique that puts this kind of class within every teacher's reach. The name comes from the weblike diagram the observer makes to record interactions as students actively participate in the discussion, lead and support one another's learning, and build community. It's proven to work across all subject areas and with all ages, and you only need a little know-how, a rubric, and paper and pencil to get started. As students practice Spider Web Discussion, they become stronger communicators, more empathetic teammates, better problem solvers, and more independent learners—college and career ready skills that serve them well in the classroom and beyond.
Best Class You Never Taught: How Spider Web Discussion Can Turn Students in T  
B 90425B 90425 Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 379 Copyright: 2008

Review key topics in literacy instruction for grades 5-12 and provides research-based recommendations for practice. Presents culturally responsive strategies for motivating adolescents; using multiple texts and digital media; integrating literature instruction with science, social studies, and math; and teaching English language learners and struggling readers.
Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction T  
B 101440B 101440 Big, Beautiful, Brown Box
Grade Lvl: P Author: Brimner, Larry
Length: 31 Copyright: 2001

The Corner Kids all have different ideas about how to use a big box, but then they find that working together is the best idea of all. Cooperativeness. Cooperation. From the series Rookie Choices. AR 2.1. Follett RL 1.5. RC 2.2. Lexile 280.
Big, Beautiful, Brown Box P  
V 8153V 8153 Bill Nye: Brain/Communications
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 52 Copyright: 1994

Bill Nye the Science Guy teaches about the brain (26 min) and communications (26 min). Talks about the function of the brain, the percentage of the brain used every day, where brain messages go, how animals communicate. Experiments demonstrate reaction time and language codes. From the series Bill Nye Science Guy. One-week loan period.
Bill Nye: Brain/Communications I  
KM 10099KM 10099 Bird Songs
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author: Beletsky, Les
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Digital audio recordings of over 250 North American bird songs with a one-page description and color illustration of each bird. The high quality, brief recordings come from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Bird Songs PIJS  
CD 1940CD 1940 Boardmaker (V 6)--CD-ROM--M
Grade Lvl: PIJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2009

A drawing program with a clipart library containing picture communications symbols (PCS). The symbols may be copied and pasted to other programs. Use Boardmaker to make communication displays, adapt books for early readers, make materials for special needs students. Includes 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2008 Appendums. Requires Mac OS 10.2.8 or higher, PowerPC G5 or Intel Processor, 1MG RAM. Contents: handbook, addendums booklet, and three CD-ROMs.
Boardmaker (V 6)--CD-ROM--M PIJST  
CD 1941CD 1941 Boardmaker (V 6)--CD-ROM--W
Grade Lvl: PIJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2009

A drawing program with a clipart library containing over 3,500 Picture Communication Symbols (PCS). The symbols may be copied and pasted to other programs. Use Boardmaker to make communication displays, adapt books for early readers, make materials for special needs students. Includes 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2008 Addendums. Requires Win 2000+, 512MB RAM, 100MB free on hard disc. Contents: handbook, picture index booklet, and four CD-ROMs.
Boardmaker (V 6)--CD-ROM--W PIJST  
B 109246B 109246 Body Language
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Price, Karen
Length: 48 Copyright: 2002

Presents an overview of the types, functions, and meanings of body language, how it is used by people in different professions, and some of the differences in interpreting body language in other countries and cultures. From the series Communicating. AR 6.2. Follett RL 5.0.
Body Language IJ  
B 90741B 90741 Body Language
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Quilliam, Susan
Length: 128 Copyright: 2004

Presents guide to understanding various body signals in order to successfully respond more effectively and sensitively to others and how to improve personal relationships.
Body Language ST  
B 90393B 90393 Body Language for Dummies
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Kuhnke, Elizabeth
Length: 309 Copyright: 2007

A comprehensive guide to body langauge that discusses how to read facial expressions, what certain gestures indicate, how to express oneself through body language, using body language in personal and professional relationships, and more.
Body Language for Dummies ST  
DVD 2095DVD 2095 Body Language I: Beyond Words
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2008

Learn about kinesics, the study of body language as a form of communications. More than half of communication is nonverbal; gestures, postures, eye contact and how we treat our personal space and that of others communicate beyond the words that we use. Viewers are guided through the land of space wars, tongue showing, mirrored postures and the many layers that make up unspoken communication. Closed captioned.
Body Language I: Beyond Words JS  
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  
KM 10283KM 10283 Books by Doreen Cronin (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cronin, Doreen
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Contents: instruction sheet; playaway--pre-loaded audio books on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3) with three humorous stories by Doreen Cronin; earphones; and three books: Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type (AR 2.3); Giggle, Giggle, Quack(AR 2.3); and Duck for President (AR 3.9). IL Pres-2.
Books by Doreen Cronin (Playaway) KP  
B 95914B 95914 Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bellini, Scott
Length: 270 Copyright: 2006

Addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with ASD. Provides a five-step model that assesses social functioning, distinguishes between skill acquisition and performance deficits, selects intervention strategies, implements intervention, and evaluates and monitors progress. Instead of offering a single strategy, this book organizes the myriad social skills strategies and resources currently available to make it easier for parents and educational professionals to teach social skills and design social skills programs for children with ASD.
Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Int T  
B 92012B 92012 Caldecott Connections to Social Studies
Grade Lvl: T Author: Glandon, Shan
Length: 161 Copyright: 2000

Uses Caldecott Award-winning picture books as a springboard to activities that will enhance social studies learning. The activities promote the integration of multiple intelligence theory and focus on student-centered experiential learning. Titles: Arrow To the Sun; The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses; The Glorious Flight; Across the Channel With Louis Bleriot; Grandfather's Journey; Hey, Al; Jumanji; The Little House; May I Bring a Friend?; Nine Days To Christmas; Officer Buckle and Gloria; Ox-Cart Man; and Where the Wild Things Are. Provides background information on the illustrations, book summary, award year, and curriculum connections (deserts, Native Americans, family, biomes, Mexico, pioneer life, communication, etc).
Caldecott Connections to Social Studies T  
B 95722B 95722 Can the World Afford Autistic Spectrum Disorder?: Nonverbal Communication, Asperger Syndrome and the Interbrain
Grade Lvl: T Author: Tantam, Digby
Length: 256 Copyright: 2009

Digby Tantam explores theories on nonverbal communication and how it shapes social behaviour, and the evidence for it being impaired in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He shows how knowledge of this difference can be used to overcome some of the impairments in nonverbal communication in people with ASD, but also how acknowledging them can result in more positive development elsewhere.
Can the World Afford Autistic Spectrum Disorder?: Nonverbal Communication, T  
KM 11837KM 11837 Can We Chat
Grade Lvl: T Author: Musselwhite, Caroline Ramsey / Burkhart, Linda J.
Length: 54 Copyright: 2008

Kit contains book titled Can We Chat: A Make It/Take It Book of Ideas and Adaptations by Caroline Musselwhite & Linda Burkhart that has sample scripts and how-to's to support real conversations. DVD presentation supports the book. Has ideas for supporting beginning conversations for students who use AAC, using light tech to high tech communication devices. Kit also includes a companion CD with printable copy of book, sample scripts, Boardmaker & pdf's of displays. (www.aacintervention.com). Two-week loan period.
Can We Chat T  
B 107526B 107526 Career Opportunities in Journalism
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Burns, Jennifer
Length: 315 Copyright: 2007

Provides information on career opportunities in the field of journalism including special skills and education, training, salaries, advancement prospects. Sections: Newspapers; Magazines; Specialized Writing and Reporting; Other Writers; Television; Radio; New Media; Strategic Communication; and Education.
Career Opportunities in Journalism JS  
B 107534B 107534 Career Opportunities in Writing
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Taylor, Allan
Length: 350 Copyright: 2006

Careers covered are grouped into eight categories: Advertising; Arts and Entertainment (books, commercial arts, film, theater, and song); Book Publishing; Business Communications and Public Relations; Federal, State, and Municipal Governments; Freelance Services and Self-Publishing; Media (Internet, magazines, newspapers, news services, and news syndicates, radio, television); and Scholastic, Academic, and Nonprofit Institutions. Each entry includes a career profile; career ladder; position description; salaries; employment prospects; advancement prospects; education and training; experience, skills, and personality traits; unions and associations; and tips for entry.
Career Opportunities in Writing JS  
KM 8649KM 8649 CELF 5
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2013

CELF-5 is a comprehensive battery of tests that provides you with a streamlined, flexible approach to language assessment. It now offers a more robust assessment of pragmatics using observations and interactive activities. Also included are new written language tests, updated norms, and a scoring/reporting platform delivered on Q-global. Contents: Examiner's manual, Technical manual, Stimulus books 1 and 2, and protocols. Circulation restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
CELF 5 T  
B 113922B 113922 Cell Phone Science: What Happens When You Call
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Sequeira, Michele
Length: 174 Copyright: 2010

Complete title: Cell Phone Science: What Happens When You Call and Why. Traces the history of cell phones, explaining how they work from a scientific perspective, and examining the electrical components, technologies, and other related concepts, with information on transmission, plastics, software, and semiconductor chips. Wireless communication systems. Mobile communication systems.From the series Worlds of Wonder. IL 6-10.
Cell Phone Science: What Happens When You Call IJS  
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  
KM 10014KM 10014 CheapTalk 4 With Jack & Overlay Option
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

A lightweight, portable communication tool/enabling device (20x20x6cm) with four windows/messages buttons (50x50mm) arranged in two rows or two squares. Up to five seconds of recorded speech per message. May add your own symbols to each message key. Message may be a word, sound, phrase or short sentence. Easy to use with recorded speech. Augmentative communication and curriculum enrichment. Requires 4 AA batteries (included). Weight: 560g. Contents: user's guide, CheapTalk 4, and two cords. Two-week loan period.
CheapTalk 4 With Jack & Overlay Option PIJS  
B 124262B 124262 Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Bruchac, Joseph
Length: 32 Copyright: 2018

As a young Navajo boy, Chester Nez had to leave the reservation and attend boarding school, where he was taught that his native language and culture were useless. But Chester refused to give up his heritage. Years later, during World War II, Chester--and other Navajo men like him--was recruited by the US Marines to use the Navajo language to create an unbreakable military code. Suddenly the language he had been told to forget was needed to fight a war. This powerful picture book biography contains backmatter including a timeline and a portion of the Navajo code, and also depicts the life of an original Navajo code talker while capturing the importance of heritage. Biography. IL 2-6. AR 4.8. RC 4.7. Lexile 780.
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story PI  
B 95627B 95627 Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Structured Teaching and Experience-Based Program for Therapists, Teachers, and Parents
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bernard-Opitz, Vera
Length: 271 Copyright: 2007

Manual gives an overview of best practice interventions including applied behavior analysis, precision teaching, and experience-based and visual approaches. Presents STEP (Structured Teaching and Experience-based Program) methods for the treatment of ASD. Guidelines are presented for parents and professionals to match the child's skill profile, learning style and interest to the best possible intervention method. Includes numerous case studies, examples, sketches and pictures. Reproducible forms are provided for skills assessment, data collection and teaching in the following areas: Attention, Eye Contact, and Joint Attention; Matching and Sorting; Imitation; Language Comprehension; Active Communication and First Utterances; Expanded Communication; Play and Social Behavior; Self-Help Skills and Independence.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Structured Teaching and Experien T  
B 95236B 95236 Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning
Grade Lvl: T Author: Johnston, Peter
Length: 106 Copyright: 2004

Discusses the importance of the language teachers use with children for developing successful readers, writers, and literate members of society, and highlights the complex learning that teachers produce that is not recognized by tests, policy makers, the general public, and teachers themselves. Johnston compares autocratic and democratic teaching styles.
Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning T  
B 94246B 94246 Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 181 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: A Year's Worth of Resources for Grades 6-8. Manual provides teachers and other school staff members with developmentally appropriate activities to use as part of their Olweus Bullying Prevention Program class meetings. Thirty-five class meetings are oganized into eight categories: Building a Positive Classroom Climate; Identifying Feelings; Communication; Hot Spots; Peer Relationships; Respecting Differences and Promoting Acceptance; Serving the Community/Reaching Outward; and Using Current Events.
Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8 T  
B 95836B 95836 Classroom and Communication Skills Program-Practical Strategies for Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Developmental Disabilities in the Public School Setting
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ahlers, Megan / Zillich, Colleen Hannigan
Length: 109 Copyright: 2008

This program offers strategies for building basic foundational communication and classroom skills in children who are nonverbal or have limited verbal skills. Considers a combination of factors for verbal language in the development of programs for individual children, including verbal language, cognition, auditory function, oral-motor skills, receptive language and expressive language. The model emphasizes the importance of creating a fluid transition between a child s natural environments, such as home and school, in order to increase the chances of generalizing skills. While not specific to a particular disability, the program is a helpful resource for educators working with children on the spectrum who have language deficits.
Classroom and Communication Skills Program-Practical Strategies for Educati T  
GM 76GM 76 Classroom Survival Game
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1987

Board game designed to teach children specific behaviors that comprise the social skills related to academic work and classroom behavior. Can be adapted to emphasize the following skills: asking and answering questions; classroom discussions; following directions; independent work; performing before others; attending behavior; completing tasks; group activities; on task behavior; and quality work. Teaches a range of self-statements that can improve academic behavior. The contents include: one manual, one game board, spinner, game pieces, and playing cards.
Classroom Survival Game PIJ  
B 88970B 88970 Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cronin, Doreen
Length: 30 Copyright: 2000

When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want. 2001 Caldecott Honor book illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Onomatopoeia. AR 2.3. RC 1.3. Lexile 160. GR level M IL Pres-2.
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type KP  
KM 11205KM 11205 Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type (Audio CD)
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cronin, Doreen
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn, they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want. Contents: copy of book by Doreen Cronin and read-along audio CD. AR and Follett RL 2.3. RC 1.3. Lexile 160.
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type (Audio CD) KP  
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 124890B 124890 Code Word Courage
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Larson, Kirby
Length: 233 Copyright: 2018

In September 1944 eleven-year-old Billie lives with her great aunt, Doff, eagerly waiting for her older brother Leo to return from boot camp, and desperate to find the father that left when she was little; but Leo brings a friend with him, a Navajo named Denny, and the injured dog they have rescued and named Bear--and when the two young men go off to war Bear becomes the thread that ties them all together, and helps Billie to find a true friend. Alternating point of view. Historical fiction. Series fiction: Dogs of World War II. Dog stories. IL 4-8. AR 4.1. RC 3.3. Lexile 590.
Code Word Courage IJ  
KM 13046KM 13046 Code Word Courage (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Larson, Kirby
Length: 233 Copyright: 2018

In September 1944 eleven-year-old Billie lives with her great aunt, Doff, eagerly waiting for her older brother Leo to return from boot camp, and desperate to find the father that left when she was little; but Leo brings a friend with him, a Navajo named Denny, and the injured dog they have rescued and named Bear--and when the two young men go off to war Bear becomes the thread that ties them all together, and helps Billie to find a true friend. Alternating point of view. Contains 1 playaway, 1 book, and one 5-way splitter. Run time for playaway: 4 hours and 12 minutes. Series fiction: Dogs of World War II. IL 4-8. AR 4.1. RC 3.3. Lexile 590.
Code Word Courage (Playaway) IJ  
B 97035B 97035 Comic Strip Conversations
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gray, Carol
Length: 39 Copyright: 1994

Carol Gray combines stick-figures with "conversation symbols" to illustrate what people say and think during conversations. Showing what people are thinking reinforces that others have independent thoughts―a concept that spectrum children don't intuitively understand. Children can also recognize that, although people say one thing, they may think something quite different―another concept foreign to "concrete-thinking" children. Children can draw their own "comic strips" to show what they are thinking and feeling about events or people. Different colors can represent different states of mind. These deceptively simple comic strips can reveal as well as convey quite a lot of substantive information. The author delves into topics such as: What is a Comic Strip Conversation? The Comic Strip Symbols Dictionary Drawing “small talk" Drawing about a given situation Drawing about an upcoming situation Feelings and COLOR
Comic Strip Conversations T  
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 1370DVD 1370 Communicating Between Cultures
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2004

Explores the cultural aspects of communication. Examines how cultural differences can impact styles of communication. Presents a variety of scenarios showing intercultural communication to demonstrate variations in language use, comprehension, patterns of conversation, and formalities vs. familiarity. Also identifies how ethnic customs and family values are reflected in our conversation, and offers ways to improve oral communication skills. 23 minutes. Closed captioned. One-week loan period.
Communicating Between Cultures JS  
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  
B 117585B 117585 Communication
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Yates, Vicki
Length: 24 Copyright: 2008

Simple text and photographs explain what communication is, look at different types of communication, and discuss how it has changed throughout history. From the Acorn series Then & Now. IL Pres-1.
Communication KP  
B 92813B 92813 Communication & Art Activities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Stringer, John
Length: 48 Copyright: 2002

Provides information about the many forms of human communication throughout history and accompanying craft projects. Topics include flags, calligraphic art, drums, codes/ciphers, books, disks, musical notes, newspaper, stamps, body language, masks, TV, computers, telephones, the Web, satellites, microchips, ads, keypads, animatronics, stroboscope, and more. Book from the series Arty Facts is for grades 2-4.
Communication & Art Activities T  
B 96340B 96340 Communication Issues In Autism And Asperger Syndrome: Do We Speak The Same Language?
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bogdashina, Olga
Length: 288 Copyright: 2005

Explores language acquisition and interpersonal communication in children with autism and Asperger's syndrome and provides strategies to enhance communication with autistic children. The author explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. Stresses the importance of identifying each autistic individual's nonverbal language-- which can be visual, tactile, kinesthetic, auditory, olfactory or gustatory-- with a view to establish a shared means of verbal communication. Explains why certain approaches might work with some autistic children but not others. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and intervention issues.
Communication Issues In Autism And Asperger Syndrome: Do We Speak The Same T  
V 14609V 14609 COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2000

Explains that the number one asset for any employee is the ability to communicate effectively. Recruiters, managers, and communicationsexperts provide useful information on one-on-one communications, breaking down barriers to communications, listening skills, group meetings, memo writing, phone etiquette, and more. Employability.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE JS  
B 117580B 117580 Communication Then and Now
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Nelson, Robin
Length: 23 Copyright: 2003

Presents a brief look at how communication has changed over the years. Communication History. From the First Step Nonfiction series Then And Now. GR level I IL K-2.
Communication Then and Now KP  
V 13756V 13756 CONFLICTS, COMMUNICATION, AND RELATIONSHIPS
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 1999

Vignettes describe typical conflicts that can arise between individuals (friends, siblings, parents/children, couples, employee/boss). Shows how maximizing communication skills, listening skills and mediation skills can resolve most conflicts.
CONFLICTS, COMMUNICATION, AND RELATIONSHIPS 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  
B 94765B 94765 Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PreK-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Pinnell, Gay Su
Length: 404 Copyright: 2011

A curriculum document and assessment tool that may be used by teachers to understand the literacy learning of students from prekindergarten through eighth grade in the areas of interactive read-alouds and literature discussion, writing, writing about reading, shared and performance reading, guided reading, phonics and spelling, and oral, visual, and technological communication. Authors: Gay Su Pinnell and Irene C. Fountas.
Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PreK-8 T  
B 97124B 97124 Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos Second Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dodge, Diane Trister / Rudick, Sherrie
Length: 447 Copyright: 2006

Helps teachers appreciate and find joy in the everyday discoveries that delight a child-the sound a rattle makes; the leaves blowing in circles by the wind; the ball that unexpectedly rolls across a child's path; the ants marching across the pavement. It is a comprehensive curriculum that helps teachers achieve the very best program for children under three. If the interactions children have are nurturing, consistent, and loving, and the experiences they have are appropriately challenging, then infants, toddlers, and twos grow and flourish. In such an environment, children learn to trust and joyfully explore their surroundings, making discoveries and developing a sense of themselves as competent learners and caring human beings.
Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos Second Edition T  
B 94495B 94495 Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Vol 5, 5th Ed
Grade Lvl: T Author: Heroman, Cate
Length: 206 Copyright: 2010

Fifth Edition of The Creative Curriculum Volume 5: Objectives for Development & Learning. Offers 36 objectives for development and learning, organized into nine developmental areas; two additional objectives for English language acquisition; objectives that help teachers focus on competencies recognized in state early learning standards; developmental progrssions that show widely held expectations for children of various ages; and research relating to each objective and strategies for program planning and instructional decision making.
Creative Curriculum for Preschool, Vol 5, 5th Ed T  
V 16139V 16139 Critical Listening
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 1998

Dramatized examples demonstrate the difference between hearing and listening, how to listen for the speaker's purpose, choice of language, tone, pitch, and volume, and how to interpret body language and the use of pause and emphasis.
Critical Listening JS  
B 94481B 94481 Critical Reading and Thinking Skills, Book Two
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Barnes, Don
Length: 120 Copyright: 2001

Provides stories and articles written at RL grades 8 and above. Seven units: Identifying the Main Idea; Citing Evidence; Determining the Purpose of Communication; Predicting Outcomes; Judging the Relevance of Information; Cause and Effect Relationships; and Review: Putting It All Together. Each selection is followed by a question and discussion section. Reproducible pages.
Critical Reading and Thinking Skills, Book Two ST  
B 70790B 70790 Deadline! From News to Newspaper
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Gibbons, Gail
Length: 32 Copyright: 1987

Examines the behind-the-scenes activities of a typical working day at a small newspaper. GR level N. AR 3.8. RC 3.6. Lexile 530.
Deadline! From News to Newspaper PI  
DVD 2657DVD 2657 Deadly Driving Distractions
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 20 Copyright: 2010

Underscores hazards of driving due to texting, talking on a cell, using an MP3 player, passengers in the vehicle, and other distractions while advising on safe driving techniques. Young adults express concern about their own distracted driving behaviors and the program concludes with the story of a young man who died behind the wheel because he was texting. CC.
Deadly Driving Distractions S  
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  
V 14138V 14138 DESCRIPTION
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2000

Observations on what makes good description for a classroom assignment or on the job. From the series English Composition: Writing for an Audience. Closed captioned.
DESCRIPTION S  
B 95871B 95871 Developing Baseline Communication Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author: Delamain, Catherine / Spring, Jill
Length: 295 Copyright: 2000

Contains a programme of games and activities aimed at fostering personal and social development and promoting language and early literacy skills. Book is divided into three sections- two activity sections (1. Personal and Social Development 2. Language and Literacy) and 3. Activity Resources. At the beginning of each of the two main activity sections there is a contents page listing the five skill areas covered in that section. Each skill area consists of 20 activities divided into four levels (ages 3-5 years). Personal & Social Development skills include turn-taking; body language; awareness of others; confidence & independence; and feelings & emotions. Language and Literacy skills include understanding; listening & attention; speaking; auditory memory; and phonological awareness. Includes games and activities suitable for four- to five-year-olds. Games are graded into level of difficulty for whole classes or smaller groups. Appropriate for regular or special education.
Developing Baseline Communication Skills T  
B 95104B 95104 Digital Citizenship In Schools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ribble, Mike
Length: 166 Copyright: 2011

Provides a definition of the concept of digital citizenship, discusses its relevance and importance, offers strategies for teaching students about the appropriate use of technology, and includes activities and lesson plans.
Digital Citizenship In Schools T  
B 95103B 95103 Digital Community, Digital Citizen
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ohler, Jason
Length: 241 Copyright: 2010

Examines issues involved in educating students to be good citizens in today's globally connected world, discussing such topics as cyberbullying, respecting copyrighted information, and communicating appropriately online. Educational innovations. Educational technology United States.
Digital Community, Digital Citizen T  
B 95228B 95228 Digital Learning for All, Now: A School Leader's Guide for 1:1 on a Budget
Grade Lvl: T Author: Costa, Jonathan P.
Length: 178 Copyright: 2012

Provides school administrators with detailed information on how to overcome the affordability and systems-change problems that prevent the transition to 1:1 learning in public schools, in which each student has access to an electronic device to use for their learning, instead of bags full of books. The author takes readers through the process for implementing a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program, utilizing non-licensed and open source operating systems and software programs. Discusses potential barriers and offers suggestions on policy. Education Technological innovations. Digital electronics. Telecommunication. Education Aims and objectives. Also provides a companion website.
Digital Learning for All, Now: A School Leader's Guide for 1:1 on a Budget T  
KM 11122KM 11122 Discover Life Skills Handbook
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Handbook contains ten life skill lessons (each with an activity) for middle school students. Lesson starts with a story or example of someone using or not using the skill. Describes what the skill is, identifies when the skill is useful, and the ways to use the skills. Lessons: Goal Setting; Asking for Help; Assertiveness; Problem Solving; Relationship Skills; Risk Management; Self Esteem; Listening. Contents: teacher's edition and student worktext edition (RL 3-4). Two-week loan period.
Discover Life Skills Handbook T  
B 80219B 80219 Discovering America's Past
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 400 Copyright: 1993

Subtitle is: Customs, Legends, History, and Lore Of Our Great Nation. Illustrated anecdotal history of fads and fashions, social customs, inventions, and family in the United States.
Discovering America's Past IJST  
KM 6778KM 6778 Discovery Links GR Level E/F/G (Publisher leveled)
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2000

Set of Newbridge nonfiction readers for first grade (six copies of three titles): Sharing News (E); Who Helps? (F); and What Families Do (G). Also includes teacher's guide, reproducible mini-books, and one copy of the Spanish version of each title. Newbridge leveled readers (not F&P).
Discovery Links GR Level E/F/G (Publisher leveled) P  
B 96843B 96843 Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism
Grade Lvl: T Author: Quill, Kathleen Ann
Length: 430 Copyright: 2000

Provides tools and techniques for promoting social and communication skills in students with autism, discussing the complexity of the disorder, a child's perspective, assessment ideas, designing intervention, appropriate curriculum, and resources.
Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children wit T  
B 107049B 107049 Does a Seal Smile?
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Ehrlich, Fred
Length: 20 Copyright: 2006

Considers the question of whether various animals smile, and looks at the many different ways humans have for greeting one another. Facial expression. Body language. Animal communication. From the series Early Experiences. Follett RL 3.9.
Does a Seal Smile? KP  
B 125102B 125102 Drawn Together
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Le, Minh
Length: 40 Copyright: 2018

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. Asian American. Family. Communication. IL Pres-3. AR 2.1. Lexile 310.
Drawn Together KP  
V 14161V 14161 EDITING: MECHANICS
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2000

Examines how to identify errors with apostrophes, commas, semicolons, and other punctuation. Grammar. Links correct punctuation and language mechanics with the credibility of the piece. From the series English Composition: Writing for an Audience. Closed captioned.
EDITING: MECHANICS S  
B 96745B 96745 Enabling Communication in Children With Autism
Grade Lvl: T Author: Potter, Carol / Whittaker, Chris
Length: 207 Copyright: 2001

The authors show that the communication of autistic children who use little or no speech can be significantly affected by a range of social and environmental influences. Key elements of the recommended approach include the use of minimal speech, proximal communication, the use of appropriate systems of communication including multipointing, and providing many & varied opportunities for communication.
Enabling Communication in Children With Autism T  
B 118552B 118552 Every Body's Talking: What We Say Without Words
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Jackson, Donna M.
Length: 64 Copyright: 2014

An introducation to body language and how people communicate with body and facial expressions. Lexile 990 IL 5-10.
Every Body's Talking: What We Say Without Words IJS  
B 94090B 94090 Express Yourself!
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Powell, Michael
Length: 143 Copyright: 2007

Subtitle: The Essential Guide to International Understanding. Comprehensive guide to communicating effectively in forty-five different countries, with tips on hand gestures and body language, as well as speaking.
Express Yourself! ST  
B 90394B 90394 Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Simon, Mark
Length: 256 Copyright: 2005

Contains over 3000 black-and-white photographs of facial expressions designed for professional and student illustrators, cartoonists, animators, and artists.
Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists JST  
DVD 1657DVD 1657 Family Ties: Home and Family Stress
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 24 Copyright: 2005

Teens delve into family and neighborhood stress and use communication techniques to bring balance to their home lives. One-week loan period.
Family Ties: Home and Family Stress JS  
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  
KM 13019KM 13019 Fierce Conversations (15 Books)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Scott, Susan
Length: 368 Copyright: 2004

To succeed, you must transform everyday conversations at work and at home with effective ways to get your message across—and get what you want. In this guide, which includes a workbook and The Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations, Scott teaches you how to: • Overcome barriers to meaningful communication • Expand and enrich relationships with colleagues, friends, and family • Increase clarity and improve understanding • Handle strong emotions—on both sides of the table • Connect with colleagues, customers and family at a deep level Set of 15 Books. Restricted to AEA Administration only (Directors/Sector Coordinators/Assistant Sector Coordinators).
Fierce Conversations (15 Books) T  
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  
B 96168B 96168 Finding and Keeping a Job
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 532 Copyright: 1999

Subtitle: A Course of Study for Secondary Students by JoyceAnn Munson Welsh, Speech/Language Pathologist; Linda Quinn, Work Experience Coordinator. Purpose of text is to define career goals, strengthen job-seeking skills and vocational communication skills, and to prepare students for transition into the adult world. Appropriate for any high school grade level. Some sections are useful for junior high or middle school students as well.
Finding and Keeping a Job T  
B 96748B 96748 Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching, PreK-8 Expanded Ed.
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fountas, Irene / Pinnell, Gay Su
Length: 668 Copyright: 2017

This expanded edition enables teachers to construct a common vision for student achievement that effectively and efficiently engages all students in the robust, authentic and meaningful literacy learning every child deserves. The Literacy Continuum provides a way to look for specific evidence of learning from prekindergarten through grade eight, and across eight instructional contexts. Each instructional context contributes substantially, in different but complementary ways, to students' development of the literacy process. The continuum describes text characteristics and behavioral goals for prekindergarten through middle school, across the areas pertinent to the language arts. Expanded Edition is designed to: -elevate language and literacy expertise; -develop an understanding of the demands of texts on readers; -build an understanding of the reading and writing process and how it changes over time; -hone the observation of students' literacy behaviors; -teach toward student integration of the Systems of Strategic Actions; -articulate the literacy curriculum within and across grade levels -activate the responsive teaching that meets students where they are and brings them forward with intention and precision; -build professional learning opportunities with colleagues; -create a common vision and common language for literacy. Fountas & Pinnell include eight different continua. Each focuses on a different aspect of their language and literacy instructional framework (Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades #96748) and each contributes to students' development of reading, writing, and language processes. The Literacy Continuum includes: 1.Interactive Read-Aloud and Literature Discussion 2.Shared & Performance Reading 3.Writing About Reading 4.Writing 5.Oral & Visual Communication 6.Technological Communication 7.Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study 8.Guided Reading
Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and T  
B 88859B 88859 Friend for Growl Bear
Grade Lvl: K Author: Austin, Margot
Length: 32 Copyright: 1999

None of the animals in the forest will play with a little bear because he is always growling--until they come to understand that he only growls because he has not learned to talk yet.
Friend for Growl Bear K  
B 95882B 95882 Friendships: The Aspie Way
Grade Lvl: T Author: Lawson, Wendy
Length: 175 Copyright: 2006

People with Asperger's Syndrome have difficulty with interpersonal relationships, yet are well known to be loyal and dependable friends. Wendy Lawson felt she had a knack for upsetting people and was surprised to be told that she 'did friendship rather well'. In her frank and thoughtful analysis of what makes and breaks friendships, she explores what it means to have friends or be a friend - even a friend to oneself; what happens when times are tough and friends are scarce; whether one can be a 'good friend' without effort; and what other kinds of friendships there are, whether imaginary, animal or inanimate. These ideas are accompanied by practical examples, poetry and stories.
Friendships: The Aspie Way T  
KM 12291KM 12291 From Olden Days To Modern Ways in Your Community (Books)
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Kalman, Bobbie
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

Kit has 6 books from the series From Olden Days To Modern Ways in Your Community. Takes readers on a journey back to the early 1900s to discover how different facets of life have changed over time. Uses a compare and contrast text structure, primary source photos and child-centered examples. Lead 21. Titles: Communication; Community Helpers; Food and Farming; School Days;Toys and Games;Travel. AR range 4.0-4.5 Lexile range 740-830 IL 2-5.
From Olden Days To Modern Ways in Your Community (Books) PI  
B 94008B 94008 From Parents to Partners: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program
Grade Lvl: T Author: Keyser, Janis
Length: 155 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Program. Presents a practical guide that shows teachers and parents how to develop a family-centered approach to learning. Provides communication tools such as newspapers, bulletin boards, and support networks. Early childhood education--Parent participation.
From Parents to Partners: Building a Family-Centered Early Childhood Progra T  
KM 9521KM 9521 FrontRow To Go Sound System
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

FrontRow ToGo is the only "all-in-one" sound system with DuO™ Technology. Its precision-large but portable speaker provides even coverage of the entire classroom. Completely portable, plug-in or battery-powered sound system is perfect for P.E. class, the school bus line, the gymnasium, the playground, or anywhere else you need quick and easy voice or media amplification. Its powerful built-in battery lasts 6.5 hours, and at just 6.4kg/12.5lbs, it's easier than ever to clarify your voice in the classroom, cafeteria, gym, or play field. Comes with user guide, carrying case, speaker, body-worn transmitter, handheld transmitter, and transmitter charger. For best results, prior to using consultant should consider a full charge of included devices. Restricted to AEA1 Audiologists. 10 day loan period. If you would like this kit for long-term check out please contact Kathy Wessel at Keystone AEA reservations.
FrontRow To Go Sound System T  
B 124465B 124465 Fuera de mi (Out of My Mind)
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Draper, Sharon M
Length: 277 Copyright: 2014

Text in Spanish.;Translation of: Out of my mind. Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. First person point of view. Children with disabilities. Spanish language. IL 5-12.
Fuera de mi (Out of My Mind) IJS  
B 95840B 95840 Fun with Language, Book 1
Grade Lvl: T Author: Yardley, Kathleen
Length: 183 Copyright: 1999

Fun with Language helps children ages 4 through 10 listen and express themselves effectively. More than 100 worksheets cover: Spatial Relationships; Opposites; Categorization; Following Directions; Temporal Concepts; Syntax/Morphology; Same/Different; Plurals; Memory; Reasoning Skills; Storytelling; & Describing. Reproducible pages. Speech therapy for children-- exercises.
Fun with Language, Book 1 T  
KM 8587KM 8587 Funcational Communication Profile, Revised (FEP-R)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kleiman, Larry
Length: 0 Copyright: 2003

Subtitle: Assessing Communicative Effectiveness in Clients with Developmental Delays. Offers an organized method of evaluating communication skills in individuals (ages 3-adult) with developmental and acquired delays. Skill categories include sensory, motor, behavior, attentiveness, receptive language, expressive language, pragmatic/social, speech, voice, oral, and fluency. Assessment addresses alternative forms of communication, such as sign and use of augmentative devices. Adaptable to a wide range of impairments. Contents: examiner's manual and profile forms. Circulation restricted to Keystone AEA Special Education staff.
Funcational Communication Profile, Revised (FEP-R) T  
B 95007B 95007 Gamestorming
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gray, Dave
Length: 266 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers. Discusses ways to encourage creativity and innovative thinking in a corporate environment. Provides instructions for more than eighty games that can help teams improve communication, overcome conflict, shorten meetings, identify the root cause of a problem, and generate ideas and solutions. Teams in the workplace. Perception.
Gamestorming T  
DVD 2920DVD 2920 Gender and Communication: Styles and Stereotypes
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 22 Copyright: 2009

A process of gendering begins at birth and continues throughout a person’s life. One aspect of that process is how we learn to communicate. Based on the premise that males and females learn different ways to relate, this program investigates how communication styles fall onto a continuum of what society deems as masculine and feminine and what it means to deviate from the norm. Video looks at how the academic study of gender and communication has evolved over time & investigates what it means to "do gender," as opposed to being one gender or another. Examines how communication styles and speech acts fall onto a continuum of "masculine" and "feminine." It features vignettes with men and women that have taken on roles that fall outside of what is standard for their gender in society, and explores the impact that this has made on their styles of communication. 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. IL 7-12.
Gender and Communication: Styles and Stereotypes JS  
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 95863B 95863 Giggle Time: Establishing the Social Connection: A Program to Develop the Communication Skills of Children With Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pdd
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sonders, Susan Aud
Length: 221 Copyright: 2003

A step-by-step program for parents, teachers and other professionals to help develop the non-verbal, verbal and social reciprocity skills of children with autism. It describes in detail how to communicate with children with autism and gives clear instructions on "how to" techniques for developing language skills. Specifically addressing developmental delays, Giggle Time helps to lay the necessary framework for future language growth by turning the actions the child initiates into interactions with meaning. Child-centered exercises can be carried out at home or in the classroom.
Giggle Time: Establishing the Social Connection: A Program to Develop the C T  
KM 13018KM 13018 Go Talk Button
Grade Lvl: KPIJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

The GoTalk Button records one 10-second message, and the large PLAY button ensures easy use. Because you do the recording, the message can be in any language, dialect or accent! It's compact size (about 2" diameter) makes it easy to slip in your pocket. Or, use the built-in magnet to display on the fridge or any metal surface. Button battery included. Use several Buttons for multi-messages.
Go Talk Button KPIJST  
KM 12827KM 12827 Goals to Grow the ABA Way
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Visual resource for behavioral and speech therapists, teachers and parents. An early intervention education program for children on the autism spectrum. Contains workbook, 3 DVDs(Bridges for Children with Autism) and a CD-ROM.
Goals to Grow the ABA Way T  
B 113509B 113509 Good Relationships
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Parker, Victoria
Length: 32 Copyright: 2010

Helps children understand the importance of building good relationships and getting along with the people around them. Interpersonal communication. From the series Exploring Citizenship. Lexile 740. IL 1-4.
Good Relationships PI  
KM 11805KM 11805 GoTalk Express 32
Grade Lvl: KPIJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

The GoTalk Express 32 is a voice output device that can accommodate up to 32 messages on each of 5 levels. The messages can be spoken individually in STANDARD MODE, or joined together in EXPRESS MODE. The GoTalk Express 32 is also switch accessible, which allows students to use automatic or step scanning to access their messages. In addition to the scanning capabilities, the GoTalk Express 32 can be set up with visual, auditory or beep cues. This is a self-contained entry-level AAC device that uses digitized speech. Each message key allows a maximum of 9 seconds of recording time. The GoTalk Express 32 runs on 3 AA batteries or with the provided AC adapter plug.
GoTalk Express 32 KPIJST  
KM 10015KM 10015 GoTalk20+
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

A lightweight, portable communication tool/enabling device with 20 windows. Augmentative communication and curriculum enrichment. 100 message capacity, 20 message keys each with five distinct levels. Has easy sequential recording, an option for whole-level erasing and built-in overlay storage. In addition to the 20 message keys, there are now five core message keys (12 seconds each) which stay the same on each level so you don't need to re-record essential messages for each level. Records a total of 15 minutes of message. Improved sound quality over past models. Large buttons with built-in keyguard help users select the right message. Change levels with a press of a button. Overlays are stored inside. Requires 2 AA batteries (included). Contents: user's guide, GoTalk20+, plastic insert, and three overlays. Go Talk 20+. Two-week loan period.
GoTalk20+ PIJS  
B 109605B 109605 Great Interpersonal Skills
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Sommers, Michael
Length: 64 Copyright: 2008

Explains how to use interpersonal skills effectively in the workplace, discussing communication, good relationships, cooperation, teamwork, being assertive, and conflict resolution. Organizational behavior. From the series Work Readiness. Employability.
Great Interpersonal Skills JS  
DVD 2783DVD 2783 Group Activities (for AAC Users)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Musselwhite, Caroline Ramsey
Length: 47 Copyright: 2008

Presents strategies to implement Pam Elder's suggestions for using a teaching agenda, rather than a testing agenda. Topics: Training Styles; Modeling; Physical Prompts; Fostering Responding; Sabotage/Creative Stupidity; Communication Success; Comprehension Support. Disc has Handout & Study Guide.
Group Activities (for AAC Users) T  
B 111653B 111653 Guglielmo Marconi
Grade Lvl: I Author: Malam, John
Length: 48 Copyright: 2009

Introduces children to the life and work of scientist Guglielmo Marconi, discussing his childhood, schooling, work with radio signals, and scientific legacy. Radio waves. Wireless communication/technology. From the series Great Scientists. AR 6.4. Follett RL 6.8.
Guglielmo Marconi I  
B 95579B 95579 Guiding Children's Social Development & Learning 8th Ed.
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 557 Copyright: 2015

Focuses on ways professionals can help children develop both positive feelings about themselves and social competence. Details practical, developmentally appropriate strategies for how to work with children and families from many different backgrounds and circumstances, and in a variety of group settings. Provides a framework for decision-making and professional practice that incorporates sound principles of child development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management.
Guiding Children's Social Development & Learning 8th Ed. T  
B 92678B 92678 Hands-On Reading: Classroom Classics
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kelly, Jane
Length: 326 Copyright: 1999

Activity book by Jane Kelly and Teresa Friend contains reproducible instructional activities to share popular children's literature with young special needs students. Titles: We're Going on a Bear Hunt; Put Me in the Zoo; I Like Me!; The Runaway Bunny; The Little Red Hen; Down by the Bay; It Looked Like Spilt Milk; Caps for Sale; Wheels on the Bus; Happy Birthday, Moon; From Head to Toe; In a People House; Mrs. Wishy-Washy; and The Rainbow Fish. Augmentative communication strategies, displays, and signs are also provided to increase the participation of all students. Each literature selection includes a plot summary, vocabulary, and activities (art, cooking, music, etc). Provides augmentative-communication device overlays (story-time overlays). Literacy activities include make-and-take books, sequence books, and cut-and-paste picture pages. PCS sign language symbols are provide at the end of each unit. Speech and language impairments.
Hands-On Reading: Classroom Classics T  
DVD 1193DVD 1193 Healthy Relationships
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 33 Copyright: 2000

Examines what makes a relationship unhealth and what the signs are. Illustrated unhealthy patterns, then shows the healthier approach for dealing with specific relationship issues. Romantic relationships as well as close friendships are addressed, and topics such as possessive behavior, pressure to be sexual, mental and physical abuse, jealousy, communication skils, and peer pressure are discussed. 33 minutes. One-week loan period.
Healthy Relationships JS  
B 115549B 115549 Hello! Hello!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cordell, Matthew
Length: 52 Copyright: 2012

A child seeks a way to communicate with parents and a brother who are busy with their electronic devices. Family life Fiction. Communication Fiction. IL Pres-3.
Hello! Hello! KP  
B 96996B 96996 Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In
Grade Lvl: T Author: Nowicki, Stephen / Duke, Marshall P
Length: 178 Copyright: 1992

Clinical psychologists Stephen Nowicki, Jr. and Marshall Page Duke decipher the hidden dimensions of social rejection.";Includes bibliographical references (page 167-168). Argues that many children who cannot seem to fit in and make friends are suffering from an inability to use and understand nonverbal communication such as facial expressions, postures, gestures, interpersonal distance, andtone of voice; and offers advice to parents and other adults on how to help children correct the problem, or know when to seek professional help.
Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In T  
B 97128B 97128 Helping Your Child with Selective Mutism: Practical Steps to Overcome a Fear of Speaking
Grade Lvl: T Author: McHolm, Angela E / Cunningham, Charles E
Length: 171 Copyright: 2005

Often described as "social phobia's cousin" and misdiagnosed as autism, selective mutism is a debilitating fear of speaking in some situations experienced by some children. The disorder usually presents in children before the age of five, but it may not be recognized until the child starts school. When requested to speak, children with selective mutism often look down, blush, or otherwise express anxiety that disrupts their engagement with people and activities. Selective mutism is related to social anxiety and social phobia, and more than 90 percent of children with selective mutism also manifest symptoms of one of these problems. This book is the first available for parents of children with selective mutism. It offers a broad overview of the condition and reviews the diagnostic criteria for the disorder. The book details a plan you can use to coordinate professional treatment of your child's disorder. It also explains the steps you can take on your own to encourage your child to speak comfortably in school and in his or her peer group. All of the book's strategies employ a gradual, "stepladder" approach. The techniques gently encourage children to speak more, while at the same time helping them feel safe and supported.
Helping Your Child with Selective Mutism: Practical Steps to Overcome a Fea T  
B 109794B 109794 Hen Hears Gossip
Grade Lvl: KP Author: McDonald, Megan
Length: 32 Copyright: 2008

When hen overhears some news on the farm, she runs to tell Duck, whotells another animal, and as the gossip is repeated from one animal to the next, it becomes unrecognizable. Reminiscent of Telephone game. Follett RL 1.8. AR 1.5.
Hen Hears Gossip KP  
B 96479B 96479 Home, School, and Community Relations
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gestwicki, Carol
Length: 532 Copyright: 2012

An overview of modern families and their complex roles sensitizes teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter. The book also fully discusses both the benefits of creating productive partnerships with parents of young children and the barriers that teachers must overcome. Examples clarify the book's practical communication strategies. Presents developments in the field of early childhood education, including legislative mandates in education, professional standards of the field, and strategies for working with families of students with diverse learning needs.
Home, School, and Community Relations T  
B 118829B 118829 How Does A Network Work?
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Anniss, Matt
Length: 48 Copyright: 2014

Looks at the history of networks and how they work. Modern computer networks stem from technology used to create the first telephone networks, and later, television networks. Discusses the history behind communications networking & how today's networks connect people. Photographs accompany accessible information about LANs, WiFi, and more, and sidebars further explain the networks people rely on every day. Computer networks. Telecommunication. From the series High Tech Science. IL 5-8.
How Does A Network Work? IJ  
B 118833B 118833 How Does Voice Recognition Work?
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Anniss, Matt
Length: 48 Copyright: 2014

Looks at the history of voice recognition technology and how it works. In the past, secretaries and assistants were in charge of taking dictation from their bosses to write letters, memos, and other documents. With the advent of speech recognition software, this practice is hardly done anymore. Includes the development of the latest voice technology software that allows jet pilots to speak to their planes, smartphone users to make a hands-free call, and automated phone systems to give bank account information. Speech recognition. Identification. Biometry. From the series High Tech Science. IL 5-8.
How Does Voice Recognition Work? IJ  
B 118834B 118834 How Does WiFi Work?
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Anniss, Matt
Length: 48 Copyright: 2014

Looks at the history of wireless communication and how it works. Even though computer wireless networks haven't been around for very long, the basic technology used to create them is more than 100 years old. WiFi uses radio waves to send and receive data and connect smartphones, tablets, and computers to the Internet. Introduces innovators like Nikola Tesla and other electronics history, as well as the future possibilities of wireless connection. Wireless communication systems. From the series High Tech Science. IL 5-8.
How Does WiFi Work? IJ  
B 81012B 81012 How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Irbinskas, Heather
Length: 32 Copyright: 1994

Because he doesn't listen carefully to what the Great Spirit tells him about each of the animals he is supposed to lead to their desert homes, Jackrabbit causes much unhappiness with his careless answers to the anmals' questions. Pourquoi tales. AR 4.3.
How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears KP  
B 95168B 95168 How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression: Elementary Grade Lessons and Activities That Teach Empathy, Friendship, and Respect
Grade Lvl: T Author: Breakstone, Steve / Dreiblatt, Michael
Length: 181 Copyright: 2009

Contains activities for elementary school classrooms that focus on lessons of empathy, friendship, and respect; and also covers how to stand up to a bully, stop another student from bullying, and other related topics. Chapters: "Same page" understanding of violence, respect, and bullying -- Solving problems peacefully and resolving conflicts respectfully -- Creating empathy -- Emotional control and anger management -- Teaching assertiveness -- Responding to a bully -- The power of bystanders -- Playful teasing vs. hurtful taunting -- Making friends - strategies to resist social aggression.
How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression: Elementary Grade Lessons and Ac T  
B 112820B 112820 How To Talk To An Autistic Kid
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Stefanski, Daniel
Length: 43 Copyright: 2011

Offers insight into the common communication patterns of children with autism, providing advice to children and adults on how to approach and talk to children affected by this disorder. AR 4.6. IL 3-7.
How To Talk To An Autistic Kid PIJ  
B 88550B 88550 How to Talk to Your Cat
Grade Lvl: PI Author: George, Jean Craighead
Length: 28 Copyright: 2000

Describes how cats communicate with people through their behavior and sounds and explains how to talk back to them using sounds, behavior, and body language. Human-animal communication.
How to Talk to Your Cat PI  
B 88549B 88549 How to Talk to Your Dog
Grade Lvl: PI Author: George, Jean Craighead
Length: 26 Copyright: 2000

Describes how dogs communicate with people through their behavior and sounds and explains how to talk back to them using sounds, behavior, and body language. Human-animal communication.
How to Talk to Your Dog PI  
B 95152B 95152 I Can Do That With My Kid!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kehlbeck, Rhonda
Length: 126 Copyright: 2002

Subtitle: Family Activities to Encourage Reading, Writing, Communication and Positive Self-Esteem in Children. At-home activities for parents to do with their children under 11 years old. Reading-- parent participation.
I Can Do That With My Kid! T  
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 95135B 95135 I Know What You're Really Thinking: Reading Body Language Like a Trial Lawyer
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mogi, Marc
Length: 129 Copyright: 2003

The author, who has been a trial judge, courtroom special prosecutor, and defense attorney,provides a view of the different signals of kinesics and territoriality that all people unconsciously possess. Dealing with general modes of non-verbal communication, the author explains from a legal mind point-of-view the signs of territoriality and zones of privacy (and how to use them to read people), describes specific bodily gestures, and provides an experiment to see if you've caught on to the premises of body language.
I Know What You're Really Thinking: Reading Body Language Like a Trial Lawy T  
B 68071B 68071 I Read Signs
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hoban, Tana
Length: 32 Copyright: 1983

The author introduces signs and symbols frequently seen along the street. Traffic signs & signals. Street signs. IL Pres-2.
I Read Signs KP  
B 88270B 88270 I See a Sign
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Klove, Lars
Length: 32 Copyright: 1996

Describes a variety of signs telling you where to shop, eat, and find people, places, and things.
I See a Sign KP  
B 96213B 96213 iHola! Communicating W/Spanish-Speaking Parents
Grade Lvl: T Author: Britt, Joni
Length: 64 Copyright: 1997

Provides 36 reproducible letters in both English and Spanish. Letters are cutomized largely by checking off pertinent information and filling in the name of the family. Grades K-8.
iHola! Communicating W/Spanish-Speaking Parents T  
B 123397B 123397 Image & Imagination: Ideas and Inspiration for Teen Writers
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Healy, Nick
Length: 256 Copyright: 2016

More than 150 photos and provocative writing prompts work together in this hybrid photo book to inspire young adults to think, dream, create and write. Writers looking for inspiration and ideas will find what they need here. Image and Imagination is a repository of story starters, and a turnkey to unlock the writer within. Use as a supplement to support creative writing prompts in the classroom. IL 7-12.
Image & Imagination: Ideas and Inspiration for Teen Writers JST  
B 97093B 97093 Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools: A Practical Guide to Transforming School Communities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Thorsborne, Margaret / Blood, Peta
Length: 232 Copyright: 2013

Restorative practice is a proven approach to discipline in schools that favours relationships over retribution, and has been shown to improve behaviour and enhance teaching and learning outcomes. However, in order for it to work, restorative practice needs a relational school culture. Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools explains what has to happen in a school in order for it to become truly restorative. Section 1 explains the potential of restorative practice in schools, describing the positive outcomes for students and teachers. It also outlines the measures that need to be in place in order to embed restorative practice. Section 2 examines the process of understanding and managing change, providing realistic and pragmatic guidance on the practical and emotional barriers that may be encountered. Finally, Section 3 provides in eight practical steps, strategic guidance for achieving a restorative culture that sticks.
Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools: A Practical Guide to Transfor T  
B 96906B 96906 Improving Speech and Eating Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Oral Motor Program for Home and School
Grade Lvl: T Author: Flanagan, Maureen
Length: 121 Copyright: 2008

Offers information and advice on implementing an oral-motor program at home and school to help children with autism spectrum disorders develop speaking and eating skills, discussing evaluation, treatment, and complimentary therapies. The oral-motor program describes an environment where sensory information is presented so the child can accept and use oral input and activities to improve oral-motor function during eating, speech production, and nonverbal & verbal communication. Mastication disorders. Psychomotor disorders. Speech therapy.
Improving Speech and Eating Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorde T  
DVD 2395DVD 2395 In Space: Micro Gravity, Light, Supernovas & More
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 25 Copyright: 2005

Topics: Micro gravity experiments in space illustrate how characteristics of materials can change in the absence of gravity, for example a droplet of water. Introduces a stratolite, a communications satellite that would be positioned in the Earth's atmosphere, and how it can provide a communication network over a large geographic area. A supernova recently discovered, is explained with illustrations and beautiful photos. Touches on black holes and other astronomical concepts that are related to the force of gravity. Considers the light spectrum and how it can be used to gain information about characteristics or behaviors of celestial objects. Inventories the various types of rays and their uses, such as ultraviolent rays, x-rays, and gamma rays--and how these waves can be used as tools to better understand the universe. Spectrometers. Explores rockets used for experiments in space under conditions of near weightlessness.
In Space: Micro Gravity, Light, Supernovas & More JS  
B 96958B 96958 In Sync with Families, September 2017
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2017

Educational Leadership, September 2017 (Volume 75 No.1). In sync with families.
In Sync with Families, September 2017 T  
B 105366B 105366 In Your Face: The Facts About Your Features
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Jackson, Donna M.
Length: 42 Copyright: 2004

Explains the physiology of facial features, their evolution, and their roles in survial and communication. Explores facial expressions. Facial identity. Mouth. Eyes. Nose. Skin. Foreheads. Ears. Hair. Discusses the reasons why there are variations in features among races and how babies' faces endear them to their caregivers. Deals with modeling age progression in young children in cases of abduction. Also covered are prosopagnosia and Moebius Syndrome. Face painting, tattooing, and other cultural beauty enhancements are also mentioned. Final chapter deals with prosthetic parts. AR 7.9. Follett RL 8.1. RC 6.3. Lexile 1210. GR level R.
In Your Face: The Facts About Your Features PIJ  
B 95992B 95992 Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cardon, Teresa
Length: 81 Copyright: 2007

Research suggests an early start is the key to a successful intervention for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. For most early intervention programs to be effective, they must involve a child's primary caregivers, especially when it comes to such an all-pervasive area as communication. Teresa Cardon, a speech language pathologist, discusses the importance of creating a communication environment in the home. Simple everyday tools include deliberate use of books, toys, visual schedules, and labeling, among others. The focus is on parents and how they can create initiations and interactions with their children. Emphasizes the use of visual supports. Parents must be partners with professionals in early intervention. Social communication. Language development.
Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Children wi T  
B 121751B 121751 Internet
Grade Lvl: P Author: Greve, Meg
Length: 24 Copyright: 2015

Details just what the Internet is, how it works, and how to be responsible when using it. From the Rourke series How It Works. AR 3.3 RC 3.8 Lexile 660 IL 1-3.
Internet P  
B 94693B 94693 Involving Parents of Students with Special Needs: 25 Ready-to-Use Strategies
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dardig, Jill
Length: 175 Copyright: 2008

Presents twenty-five ready-to-use strategies designed to help teachers of children with special needs establish strong communication links with their students' parents.
Involving Parents of Students with Special Needs: 25 Ready-to-Use Strategie T  
KM 10935KM 10935 iOpeners: Make Connections GR F/L
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2005

Contents: two teaching plans (one for each title); two assessment guides (one for each title); and six copies of two nonfiction books from the series iOpeners: Get the Message (procedural, GR level F) and They Worked Together (biography, GR level L). Comprehension Skill: Make Connections.
iOpeners: Make Connections GR F/L P  
KM 8688KM 8688 iPad for Home Visits
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

iPad 32GB with Cellular Service. This device has a small data plan to allow for accessing the internet when necessary during home visits. Please limit use to essential functions like teleconferencing with another professional or accessing a needed resource when no other options for internet exist. Restricted checkout to SE AEA Staff only: OTs, SLPs PTs, Intinerant Teacher for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and Intinerant Teacher for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Early Childhood. Passcode will be required to access the device. All important account information will be included with the checkout of the kit. Two week loan period.
iPad for Home Visits T  
B 96219B 96219 It Takes Two To Talk: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Communicate
Grade Lvl: T Author: Manolson, Ayala
Length: 151 Copyright: 1992

Book lays out an approach to overcome barriers to good communication (a child's limited ability to communicate, his negative emotions, child's perceived lack of power, child is always on the move, the child is unsure of how to respond, etc.) Book shows parents, grandparents, and early childhood educators an effective way to encourage a child's curiosity, creativity, and self-expression within the conversations of play and daily routines. Chapters: Allow Your Child to Lead, Adapt to "Share the Moment", Add Language and Experience, Play the 3a Way, Games for Fun and Learning, Moving Forward with Music, Sharing Books, Creating Together - Art.
It Takes Two To Talk: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Communicate T  
B 121968B 121968 Jackrabbit McCabe & the Electric Telegraph
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Rozier, Lucy Margaret
Length: 34 Copyright: 2015

Jackrabbit McCabe's unusually long legs have made him the fastest thing around, and he uses his speed for everything from racing against horses to fetching the doctor, but when the electric telegraph arrives in Windy Flats, Jackrabbit may have met his match. An author's note includes information about the invention of the telegraph, a Morse code key, and a riddle written in Morse code for kids to transcribe. Speed-Fiction. Telegraph- fiction. Original tall tale. AR 4.7 RC 5.6 Lexile 930 GR level P IL K-2.
Jackrabbit McCabe & the Electric Telegraph KP  
B 97113B 97113 Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Spring 2018
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 248 Copyright: 2018

Spring 2018, Volume 51, No. 2. Professional journal. Contains research articles and reports.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Spring 2018 T  
KM 8687KM 8687 Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 1-Basic Level
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2013

Kaufman Kit 1 teaches children to combine consonants and vowels to form words while controlling for oral-motor difficulty. The 225 visual referent cards were selected specifically to target and teach the syllable shapes that are the building blocks of speech for children to master in order to become effective vocal/verbal communicators. Treatment methods employ a systematic and progressive approach of simplifying word pronunciation patterns to shape and expand verbal expression and make communication easier for children with childhood apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders. Intended for SLPs working with children who are having difficulty with the production, synthesis, and/or sequencing of words with /p, b, m, t, d, n, h/. The visual referents are most appropriate for children ages 2-8. Restricted to AEA Special Education staff only.
Kaufman (K-SLP) Treatment Kit 1-Basic Level T  
B 87980B 87980 Koko-Love!: Conversations With a Signing Gorilla
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Patterson, Francine
Length: 31 Copyright: 1999

Story of Koko, a gorilla who uses sign language to communicate with people. Human-animal communication. AR 5.0. RC 5.2. Lexile 760.IL 3-5.
Koko-Love!: Conversations With a Signing Gorilla PI  
B 97178B 97178 Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kolb, Liz
Length: 220 Copyright: 2017

Learning with technology does not happen because a specific tool “revolutionizes” education. It happens when proven teaching strategies intersect with technology tools, and yet it is not uncommon for teachers to use a tool because it is “fun” or because the developer promises it will help students learn. Learning First, Technology Second offers teachers the professional learning they need to move from arbitrary uses of technology in their classrooms to thoughtful ways of adding value to student learning. This book includes: an introduction to the Triple E Framework that helps teachers engage students in time-on-task learning, enhance learning experiences beyond traditional means and extend learning opportunities to bridge classroom learning with students’ everyday lives; effective strategies for using technology to create authentic learning experiences for their students; case studies to guide appropriate tech integration; and a lesson planning template to show teachers how to effectively frame technology choices and apply them in instruction. Educational technology. Technology integration. Methods and materials. Professional book.
Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authen T  
KM 50025KM 50025 Letter Press 17 Sign Language (2 Parts)
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1980

Includes 5-inch hands for each letter of the alphabet for sign language. Bulletin board letters.
Letter Press 17 Sign Language (2 Parts) 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  
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  
KM 12717KM 12717 Livescribe Echo Smartpen 2GB
Grade Lvl: IJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2015

Smartpen can record and play back everything the user writes and hears. Then, using a USB cable, one can transfer the notes and audio to Mac or PC computer to review, organize or share the content. Comes with Echo Desktop software for Mac or Windows (download), Starter Notebook (50 pages), 2 ink cartridges(one in the pen and one in the box) & 1 smartpen cap. For intermediate and up.​
Livescribe Echo Smartpen 2GB IJST  
B 93324B 93324 Magic Circle: Preschool and Kindergarten Activity Guide for Counselors and Teachers
Grade Lvl: T Author: Dunne, Gerry
Length: 116 Copyright: 1996

Magic Circle process is designed to help young children develop: understanding and respect for themselves and others; oral language and communication skills; realistic self-concept, positive self-esteem, and social responsibility; problem solving and critical and creative thinking skills. Activities use developmentally appropriate strategies that promote effective listening and speaking, organized learning, and purposeful play. Examines the developmental tasks of children from birth to two years, two to four, and five to seven years of age.
Magic Circle: Preschool and Kindergarten Activity Guide for Counselors and T  
B 120775B 120775 Make the Most of Facebook and Other Social Media
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Small, Cathleen
Length: 48 Copyright: 2015

Discusses social media as virtual communities such as Facebook and Twitter; gives a brief history, how to use social media to connect with friends or generate an income, and cautions about how to avoid bullying and other negative consequences. Digital Literacy. Online social networks. From the series Web Wisdom. IL 6-10.
Make the Most of Facebook and Other Social Media IJS  
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 124391B 124391 Mayday
Grade Lvl: PIJ Author: Harrington, Karen
Length: 344 Copyright: 2016

Wayne Kovok lives in a world of After. After his uncle in the army was killed overseas. After Wayne and his mother survived a plane crash while coming back from the funeral. After he lost his voice. Wayne has always used his love of facts to communicate ("Did you know more people die each year from shaking a vending machine than from shark attacks?"). Without his voice, how will he wow the prettiest girl in school? How will he stand up to his drill-sergeant grandfather? And how will he share his hopes with his deadbeat dad? It's not until Wayne loses his voice completely that he realizes how much he doesn't say. Realistic fiction. IL 4-8. AR 4.2. RC 3.3. GR W.
Mayday PIJ  
KM 9771KM 9771 MEville to WEville: Emerging Literacy and Communication Curriculum
Grade Lvl: KPIJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2013

A research-based K-12 literacy curriculum developed specifically for students with significant disabilities.
MEville to WEville: Emerging Literacy and Communication Curriculum KPIJST  
B 85471B 85471 Mice Squeak, We Speak
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Shapiro, Arnold
Length: 32 Copyright: 1997

Illustrations and simple text describe the ways various animals communicate, such as "Owls hoot," "Pigs squeal," and "Bees buzz." Illustrated by Tomie dePaola. RC 1.1. Lexile 60.
Mice Squeak, We Speak KP  
B 94077B 94077 Micro Messaging: Why Great Leadership Is Beyond Words
Grade Lvl: T Author: Young, Stephen
Length: 200 Copyright: 2007

Offers practical advice to encouraging open and positive communication in the workplace and learning to identify and address negative behavior and biases. Includes real-life workplace scenarios and self-assessments.
Micro Messaging: Why Great Leadership Is Beyond Words T  
KM 12321KM 12321 Model Me: Conversation Cues
Grade Lvl: IJS Author:
Length: 68 Copyright: 2007

Features 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. Includes When to Start a Conversation; Cue: Interested; Cue: Not Interested; How to Start a Conversation; Cue: Bored; Take Turns; Maintain Conversation; Talk on Topic; Cue: Disbelief; Cue: Confused; My Cues; End Conversation. At the end of each chapter is a storyboard summarizing the rules taught. Hosted by teenagers from the video who narrate each scene. The visual is combined with narration and graphics that help explain the particular rule. Each conversation 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 those 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 (68 min) and photo CD-ROM. IL 4-12.
Model Me: Conversation Cues IJS  
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  
KM 12569KM 12569 More Class Meetings That Matter 6-8
Grade Lvl: T Author: Limber, Susan P / Snyder, Marlene
Length: 200 Copyright: 2016

Provides teachers with developmentally appropriate activities to use as part of their OBPP class meetings in grades 6-8. This should be used as part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which is designed to reduce and prevent bullying, improve school climate and support student well-being. The class meetings in this book build upon those provided in the OBPP Teacher Guide (Keystone order # 93026). This manual can be used with Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 6-8 (Keystone order # 94246). This MORE volume has a special focus on the issue of bullying and children with disabilities, helping all students to become aware of what disabilities are (visible and not visible), to gain greater acceptance of all students, and to reduce the high rates of bullying behavior experienced by these students. Kit contains the manual developed by authors of OBPP and a CD-ROM with reproducible materials for classroom use.
More Class Meetings That Matter 6-8 T  
KM 12570KM 12570 More Class Meetings That Matter 9-12
Grade Lvl: T Author: Limber, Susan P / Snyder, Marlene
Length: 184 Copyright: 2016

Provides teachers with developmentally appropriate activities to use as part of their OBPP class meetings in grades 9-12. This should be used as part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which is designed to reduce and prevent bullying, improve school climate and support student well-being. The class meetings in this book build upon those provided in the OBPP Teacher Guide (Keystone book order number 93026). This manual can be used with Class Meetings That Matter, Grades 9-12 (Keystone kit number KM 11560). Topics covered in this volume include Communication and cyber-technology; Understanding and managing feelings; Building positive relationships; Building a positive school and classroom climate; and Respecting differences. This MORE volume has a special focus on the issue of bullying and children with disabilities, helping all students to become aware of what disabilities are (visible and not visible), to gain greater acceptance of all students, and to reduce the high rates of bullying behavior experienced by these students. Kit contains the manual developed by authors of OBPP and a CD-ROM with reproducible materials for classroom use.
More Class Meetings That Matter 9-12 T  
B 85649B 85649 More Simple Signs
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Wheeler, Cindy
Length: 32 Copyright: 1998

Teaches twenty-nine signs from American Sign Language with illustrations and useful hints for remembering them.
More Simple Signs PI  
B 95615B 95615 More Than Words: Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sussman, Fern
Length: 424 Copyright: 1999

Presents a step-by-step guide for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder in an extensive and user-friendly format. Strategies are drawn from research to help children develop more advanced communication skills, focusing on helping the child reach the following four goals: 1) improved two-way interaction, 2) more mature and conventional ways of communication, 3) better skills in communicating for social purposes and 4) improved understanding of language. Chapters are divided into four color-coded stages of communication. Book was developed for The Hanen Program For Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
More Than Words: Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in T  
B 96409B 96409 Morning Meeting Book 3rd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kriete, Roxann / Davis, Carol
Length: 232 Copyright: 2014

Explains how K-8 educators can implement Responsive Classroom Morning Meetings, a daily whole class gathering in which students and teachers greet each other, share news, do an activity that reinforces skills the class is working on which then builds community & promotes a climate of trust, academic growth, and positive behavior.
Morning Meeting Book 3rd Edition T  
B 93051B 93051 Morning Meeting Messages, K-6
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 229 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: 180 Sample Charts from Three Classrooms by Rosalea Fisher, Eric Henry, and Deborah Porter. Features examples of morning meeting messages selected over the course of a year from three public elementary school classrooms: a K-1 class in a small rural school, a third grade bilingual class in an urban setting, and a fifth grade class in the suburbs of a large city. Also has guidelines and tips for creating your own messages and using them as a tool for teaching your class. Purposes of the messages: To welcome students to school; To set a positive tone for the day; To reinforce literacy and other academic skills; To encourage a sense of community; and To send students into the day ready to learn.
Morning Meeting Messages, K-6 T  
B 108575B 108575 My First E-Mail Guide
Grade Lvl: P Author: Oxlade, Chris
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Teaches young children how e-mail works and how to use it and the Internet safely. From the series My First Computer Guides. AR 3.9. Follett RL 3.8.
My First E-Mail Guide P  
B 108574B 108574 My First Internet Guide
Grade Lvl: P Author: Oxlade, Chris
Length: 32 Copyright: 2007

Simple text and photographs introduce readers to the Internet; covering web browsers, searching, hyperlinks, E-mail, toggling between pages, and more. From the series My First Computer Guides. AR 4.3. Follett RL 4.1.
My First Internet Guide P  
B 120369B 120369 My Language, Your Language
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Bullard, Lisa
Length: 24 Copyright: 2015

Explores the ways that various languages can be alike and different. Camila, a new girl in Romelie's class, is teaching Spanish to Romelie. Romelie wonders what other languages people speak and how they differ. From the Cloverleaf Books series Alike And Different. AR 3.0 RC 1.4 Lexile 430 GR level K IL K-3.
My Language, Your Language KP  
B 111416B 111416 My Name is Sangoel
Grade Lvl: P Author: Williams, Karen
Length: 32 Copyright: 2009

As a refugee from Sudan to the United States, Sangoel is frustrated that no one can pronounce his name correctly until he finds a clever way to solve the problem. Sudanese Americans. Follett RL 2.3. AR 3.2RC 1.5. Lexile 440.
My Name is Sangoel P  
V 14140V 14140 NARRATIVE WRITING
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2000

Explores successful academic writing and good narrative writing. Advises how to tell a good tale. From the series English Composition: Writing for an Audience. Closed captioned.
NARRATIVE WRITING S  
B 123662B 123662 Need
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Charbonneau, Joelle
Length: 338 Copyright: 2015

In this exploration of the dark side of social media, and government control and manipulation, the teenagers in a small town are drawn deeper and deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need--regardless of the consequences. Iowa Teen Award 2018-2019. IL 7-12. AR 4.8. RC 5.5. Lexile 730.
Need JS  
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 109576B 109576 No Talking
Grade Lvl: PI Author: Clements, Andrew
Length: 146 Copyright: 2007

The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest. AR and Follett RL 5.0. RC 4.7. Lexile 820. IL 3-6. GR level R.
No Talking PI  
KM 12913KM 12913 Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Grade 1
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

Get first graders talking about number concepts! Our activity center includes 120 cards divided into 3 categories: Model, Explain, Critique. Number Talks encourage students to model math concepts, explain their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others. Use the front of each card to introduce a daily problem, then enrich your discussion using the follow-up questions on back. As students think about and discuss each problem, they’ll sharpen problem-solving skills and strengthen mathematical reasoning! Develops skills in operations & algebraic thinking, base 10 and mathematical practice. IL K-1.
Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Grade 1 KP  
KM 12914KM 12914 Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Grade 2
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

Get second graders talking about number concepts! Our activity center includes 120 cards divided into 3 categories: Model, Explain, Critique. Number Talks encourages students to model math concepts, explain their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others. Use the front of each card to introduce a daily problem, then enrich your discussion using the follow-up questions on back. As students think about and discuss each problem, they’ll sharpen problem-solving skills and strengthen mathematical reasoning! Develops skills in operations & algebraic thinking, base 10 and mathematical practice. IL 1-2.
Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Grade 2 P  
KM 12915KM 12915 Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Grade 3
Grade Lvl: P Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

Get third graders talking about number concepts! Our activity center includes 120 cards divided into 3 categories: Model, Explain, and Critique. Number Talks encourages students to model math concepts, explain their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others. Use the front of each card to introduce a daily problem, then enrich your discussion using the follow-up questions on back. As students think about and discuss each problem, they’ll sharpen problem-solving skills and strengthen mathematical reasoning! Develops skills in operations & algebraic thinking, base 10, fractions, measurement & data, geometry and mathematical practice. IL 2-3.
Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Grade 3 P  
KM 12916KM 12916 Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Grade 4
Grade Lvl: PI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

Get fourth graders talking about number concepts! Our activity center includes 120 cards divided into 3 categories: Model, Explain, Critique. Number talks encourages students to model math concepts, explain their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others. Use the front of each card to introduce a daily problem, then enrich your discussion using the follow-up questions on back. As students think about and discuss each problem, they’ll sharpen problem-solving skills and strengthen mathematical reasoning! Develops skills in operations & algebraic thinking, base 10, fractions and mathematical practice. IL 3-4.
Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Grade 4 PI  
KM 12917KM 12917 Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Grade 5
Grade Lvl: I Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

Get fifth graders talking about number concepts! Our activity center includes 120 cards divided into 3 categories: Model, Explain, Critique. Number talks encourages students to model math concepts, explain their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others. Simply use the front of each card to introduce a daily problem, then enrich your discussion using the follow-up questions on back. As students think about and discuss each problem, they’ll sharpen problem-solving skills and strengthen mathematical reasoning! Develops skills in operations & algebraic thinking, base 10, fractions and mathematical practice. IL 4-5.
Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Grade 5 I  
KM 12912KM 12912 Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Kindergarten
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

Get kindergartners talking about number concepts! Our activity center includes 120 cards divided into 3 categories: Model, Explain, Critique. Number Talk activities encourage students to model math concepts, explain their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others. Use the front of each card to introduce a daily problem, then enrich your discussion using the follow-up questions on back. As students think about and discuss each problem, they’ll sharpen problem-solving skills and strengthen mathematical reasoning! Develops skills in numbers and counting, operations & algebraic thinking, base 10 and mathematical practice. IL Pres-K.
Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Kindergarten K  
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 94346B 94346 Oral Language & Early Literacy in Preschool (2nd)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Roskos, Kathleen
Length: 131 Copyright: 2009

Subtitle: Talking, Reading, and Writing by Kathleen A. Roskos, Patton O. Tabors, and Lisa A. Lenhart. Describes what teachers need to know about joining oral language with early reading and writing instruction. Topics include daily instructional planning, using assessments, creating substantive conversation through rich talk and compelling themes, and effective conversational strategies. Provides teaching protocols and instructional frameworks as well as new techniques for shared book reading. From the series Preschool Literacy Collection.
Oral Language & Early Literacy in Preschool (2nd) T  
DVD 1778DVD 1778 Our Kids: English Language Learners
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 54 Copyright: 2005

Guides teachers and administrators through the requirements, expectations and strategies for success with English Language Learners. Helps prepare educators to assist ELL students, who spend most of the school day in content area classrooms, to learn both English and content. By preparing a welcoming educational environment, teachers can help new students achieve learning goals, become better English speakers, and adapt to a new culture. Produced by Iowa Public Television (IPTV).
Our Kids: English Language Learners T  
B 111820B 111820 Out of My Mind
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Draper, Sharon M.
Length: 295 Copyright: 2010

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth grader with cerebral palsy, discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. Genius. AR and RC 4.3. Lexile 700.
Out of My Mind IJ  
KM 13085KM 13085 Out of My Mind (2 Parts)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Draper, Sharon M
Length: 295 Copyright: 2010

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth grader with cerebral palsy, discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. Genius. AR and RC 4.3. Lexile 700. Contains 30 books, 6 audio cds (approx. 7 hrs), and teacher guide. Also see Playaway in collection: KM 11395. IL 4-8. Four week loan period.
Out of My Mind (2 Parts) IJ  
KM 11395KM 11395 Out of My Mind (Playaway)
Grade Lvl: IJ Author: Draper, Sharon M.
Length: 0 Copyright: 2010

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth grader with cerebral palsy, discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time. Genius. Contents: instruction sheet, playaway--a pre-loaded audio book (7 hours) on a dedicated digital audio media player (MP3), earphones, and book (295 pages) by Sharon Draper. AR 4.3. RC 3.3. Lexile 700. IL 5-8. Four-week loan period.
Out of My Mind (Playaway) IJ  
B 97094B 97094 Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions: A Powerful Strategy for Strengthening School-Family Partnerships
Grade Lvl: T Author: Santana, Luz / Rothstein, Dan
Length: 233 Copyright: 2016

Presents a deceptively simple strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children's schooling. It distills complex, important ideas on effective civic participation into an easy-to-learn process that teaches parents two fundamental skills they can use to support the education of their children, monitor their progress, and advocate for them: asking better questions and participating effectively in key decisions.
Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions: A Powerful Strategy for T  
KM 12663KM 12663 PECS Transition Boards
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

This notebook will assist in expanding PECS language vocabulary to using Core Language and concepts, in isolation or sentences. It may assist in moving students to higher tech communication devices. Based on Core Language model of Proloquo2go, the binder consists of Core Vocabulary board with fringe boards for play activities of food, bubbles, play doh, potato head, puzzle, cars, basic numbers and colors. All symbols detachable with velcro. The detachable sentence strip can be used to teach symbols in isolation or to generate sentences. Large symbols with foil provided to teach symbol discrimination.
PECS Transition Boards T  
V 14149V 14149 PEER FEEDBACK
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2000

How macro-revision and micro-revision work in a group setting to produce a document that is greater than the sum of its writers. Synergistic. Collaboration. From the series English Composition: Writing for an Audience. Closed captioned.
PEER FEEDBACK S  
KM 12901KM 12901 Personalized PD: The Game of Stories
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

Make professional development more fun, energizing, and collaborative. Build capacity while building community. Hear the stories of your colleagues while reflecting on your own development as an educator. Get the conversation started about how to move your building and your district forward. Honor the professionals you work with every day by listening to their progress and their process as educators. Everybody has something to contribute. Everybody has something to learn. You might win the game, but you might win more by losing! Play Personalized PD: Game of Stories today and take your professional development to a whole new level. Deck of 52 cards with instructions on the additional two Joker cards. Personalized Professional Development. Professional Learning Community.
Personalized PD: The Game of Stories T  
DVD 2091DVD 2091 Persuasion in Everyday Life
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2007

Explores five hidden forces that shape beliefs and judgments, noting that how we frame events influences our judgement and beliefs. Contends that we don't simply record what we see, we create it by the act of perception. Explains how we tend to fill-in-the-blanks to create a complete picture when pieces are missing. Also demonstrates that the ability to shape perceptual frames is the power to persuade. Critical thinking.
Persuasion in Everyday Life JS  
B 117291B 117291 Phones: 100 Years Ago
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Lassieur, Allison
Length: 24 Copyright: 2012

Text and photographs describe phones during the early twentieth century. Includes an activity that asks readers to identify differences between archival and modern photographs featuring telephone operators. Amicus Readers Level 2: 100 Years Ago. Lead 21 Grade 2 Unit 5 Now & Then. AR 2.6 IL K-3.
Phones: 100 Years Ago KP  
B 96292B 96292 Picture the Progress: Drawings of Positive Student Behavior for Behavior Cards, Discussion Cards and Rule Charts...when visual communication is needed
Grade Lvl: T Author: Street, Annabelle / Cattoche, Robert
Length: 107 Copyright: 1995

Provides drawings of students engaging in appropriate behavior within a variety of school settings and activities. Settings include the classroom, hallway, library, lunch room, and bus, along with P.E. and music. Depicts appropriate classroom work behavior, positive social interaction, and general rule following. Using the drawings, teachers & others can communicate expectations for desired behaviors. For use with elementary children who have difficulty responding appropriately to verbal directions & instructions.
Picture the Progress: Drawings of Positive Student Behavior for Behavior Ca T  
B 96610B 96610 Picture's Worth: PECS and Other Visual Communication Strategies in Autism
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bondy, Andy / Frost, Lori
Length: 143 Copyright: 2011

A Picture's Worth examines verbal communication development and how autism affects these skills, and shows how a child's poor communication skills can lead to problem behaviors. Providing communication options--PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and the other augmentative and alternative communication strategies (AAC) described in the book--reduces frustration and enhances learning.
Picture's Worth: PECS and Other Visual Communication Strategies in Autism T  
B 95746B 95746 Pivotal Response Treatments for Autism: Communication, Social, and Academic Development
Grade Lvl: T Author: Koegel, Robert / Koegel, Lynn Kern
Length: 296 Copyright: 2006

Explains how Pivotal Response Treatment can be used to target and modify key behaviors in young children with autism, helping them improve their behavior, communication, and social skills.
Pivotal Response Treatments for Autism: Communication, Social, and Academic T  
B 97016B 97016 Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers Second Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Moor, Julia
Length: 304 Copyright: 2008

Parents of young children newly diagnosed on the autism spectrum are often at a loss for ideas about how best to help their child. This book is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child's attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television. This updated second edition contains an extensive chapter on how to use the computer, the internet and the digital camera to find and make resources and activities, and suggests many suitable websites to help parents through the internet maze. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.
Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Prac T  
B 93189B 93189 Positive Teacher Talk for Better Classroom Management
Grade Lvl: T Author: Diffily, Deborah
Length: 160 Copyright: 2006

Offers hundreds of tips and model phrases designed to help teachers support young children's development and learning through the use of positive language. Guidebook helps teachers reflect on the ways they (often unknowingly) support or hinder their goals for children through their own talk and nonverbal gestures. Anecdotes from parents, teachers, and children convey how the teacher's language in particular situations had a positive and negative impact on their thinking and behavior. Shows how to teach young children the language they need to handle situations like making friends and resolving conflicts. Grades K-2.
Positive Teacher Talk for Better Classroom Management T  
DVD 2752DVD 2752 Preschooler Observation: Social & Emotional Development
Grade Lvl: JST Author:
Length: 23 Copyright: 2012

Observation of preschoolers shows them engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary social and emotional advancements that children make at this age. Takes a look at the natural activities children are drawn to which foster development and strategies to encourage these activities. Program includes 15 live-action clips. 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.
Preschooler Observation: Social & Emotional Development JST  
B 95413B 95413 Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gallo, Carmine
Length: 254 Copyright: 2010

Offers tools and strategies for successful business presentations based on the techniques of Steve Jobs, with information on stage presence, meaningfully contextualizing numbers, rehearsing, developing engaging visuals, and more, and includes examples from Jobs' actual presentations.
Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of An T  
B 96804B 96804 Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2nd Edition)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Reynolds, Garr
Length: 299 Copyright: 2012

Provides lessons to help users design and deliver creative presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. The author combines principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity to help readers create simpler, more effective presentations. Garr's revised edition presents examples to draw inspiration from, with a new chapter for those who present on more technical and educational topics based on techniques used by many presenters who give high-level talks at TED and other events. Whether the reader is in research, technology, business, or education– book will show them how to take what could look like a really dry presenation and reinvigorate the material in fresh (and sometimes interactive!) ways that will make it memorable and resonate with the audience.
Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2nd Edi T  
B 95580B 95580 Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom
Grade Lvl: T Author: Wilkerson, Kimber L. / Perzigian, Aaron B. T.
Length: 190 Copyright: 2013

Presents evidence-based tools and strategies for improving the social skills of all members of the inclusive classroom (K-6), especially students experiencing difficulties in this area. The authors explain why social competence is critical to school success and describe interventions, curricula, and instructional approaches that have been shown to be effective at the schoolwide, classroom, and individual levels. Procedures for conducting assessments and developing individualized intervention plans are detailed. Reproducible forms can be downloaded and printed. From the series What Works for Special-Needs Learners.
Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom T  
V 13685V 13685 Proud to Be Polite 3
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 39 Copyright: 2000

A group of high school students discuss and dramatize social skills relating to character, respect and manners. Topics include rudeness, good impressions, honesty, tact, polite words and phrases, hand shaking, listening, giving and getting criticism, writing thoughtful letters, table manners, manners in public places, punctuality, responsibility, respecting differences.
Proud to Be Polite 3 JS  
V 16906V 16906 PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONQUERING STAGE FRIGHT
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 26 Copyright: 2002

Presents information on how to speak effectively in public, guiding one through the entire process of speech writing and overcoming stage fright. From the series Standard Deviants (Public Speaking).
PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONQUERING STAGE FRIGHT S  
B 97034B 97034 Pyramid Approach to Education Lesson Plans for Young Children
Grade Lvl: T Author: Bondy, Andy / Dickey, Kate
Length: 127 Copyright: 2002

This manual is the perfect resource for any individual who instructs learners. It contains close to 100 ready-to-use lesson plans to teach learners skills in the following life areas: school-based, communication, self-help, social, domestic, recreation/leisure, and community-based skills. This manual also assist teachers in writing additional lesson plans within the Pyramid Approach to Education framework by providing detailed explanations and examples. Each lesson was developed by teachers and specialist experienced in teaching learners with special needs.
Pyramid Approach to Education Lesson Plans for Young Children T  
KM 12166KM 12166 QUEST for Social Skills for Students with Autism or Asperger's: Ready-to-use lessons with games, role-play activities, and more!
Grade Lvl: T Author: Cumpata, JoEllen / Fell, Susan
Length: 333 Copyright: 2010

Book provides lessons and activities to increase the social skills in children that have been diagnosed with Autism or Asperger's syndrome, covering greetings, daily hygiene, managing stress, starting conversations, resisting peer pressure, dating, Internet safety, and more. QUEST (Questioning, Understanding, and Exploring Social Skills and Pragmatic Language Together) is a social skills program created to help middle school students with ASD. Includes a CD with printable worksheets and visual aids.
QUEST for Social Skills for Students with Autism or Asperger's: Ready-to-us T  
B 95454B 95454 Quick and Easy Ideas & Materials to Help the Nonverbal Child "Talk" at Home
Grade Lvl: T Author: Rouse, Carolyn
Length: 171 Copyright: 1997

Helps parents give their child a way to communicate while learning to talk. Uses Picture Communication Symbol (PCS) communication boards.
Quick and Easy Ideas & Materials to Help the Nonverbal Child "Talk" at Home T  
KM 8446KM 8446 QuickReads Level C Book 3
Grade Lvl: P Author: Hiebert, Elfrieda
Length: 0 Copyright: 2003

Reading fluency program for third grade (Level C) provides short, high-interest nonfiction texts designed to be read quickly and meaningfully. Selections use high-frequency words and words with common phonetic patterns. Passages feature grade appropriate science and social studies topics. For each topic, five selections develop vocabulary and student background information preparing students for reading in the content areas. Book 3 topics: inventions; simple machines; sound; Ancient Egypt; communication; Native Americans. Level C books include 1000 most-frequently-used words. Phonic patterns: vowel patterns in single-syllable words; target number of words read per minute is 120. Program includes comprehension checks. A one-minute timed reading at the end of each lesson provides immediate feedback on the rate at which students read a passage. Each of the three books in a level increases the number of words in a selection, challenging students to increase their reading rate. Contents: resource manual, audio CD readalongs with two listening/reading speeds, CD track listing sheet, and six copies of the book. Quick Reads.
QuickReads Level C Book 3 P  
B 95935B 95935 Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children With Autism
Grade Lvl: T Author: Weiss, Mary Jane / Harris, Sandra L.
Length: 225 Copyright: 2001

Presents a comprehensive guide for parents and professionals on helping young children with autism develop social behavior skills and offers strategies to teach basic play skills and engage in conversation. Explains how children with autism develop social skills differently, and how Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) teaching tools work. From the series Topics in Autism.
Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children With Aut T  
B 96494B 96494 Readers Theatre for Young Adults
Grade Lvl: T Author: Latrobe, Kathy
Length: 130 Copyright: 1989

Overview of reader's theatre techniques, a collection of sixteen scripts from classics and forty readers theatre starters that can be used with secondary students. Readers' Theater.
Readers Theatre for Young Adults 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  
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  
KM 9522KM 9522 Redcat Access Portable Speaker
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

All-in-one classroom audio system with a flat-panel speaker design and wireless teacher microphone can deliver highly intelligible speech everywhere in the room. Its exceptional audio clarity fills the room with the teacher’s natural voice, enabling all students to hear every word. With Access Technology, there is no interference with other classroom technologies and has scalability to meet evolving instructional needs. Bluetooth technology. Kit includes user guide, flat panel speaker, flexmike, power supply and power cable. For best results, prior to using consultant should consider a full charge of the flexmike unit nightly. Restricted to AEA1 Audiologists. 10 day loan period.
Redcat Access Portable Speaker T  
B 94006B 94006 Redefining Literacy 2.0
Grade Lvl: T Author: Warlick, David
Length: 183 Copyright: 2009

Presents a model of literacy designed to address the needs of students in the future, offering advice on how to adapt classrooms, teaching practices, and curriculums. Chapter 1: A Day in the Life of School 2.0--2015 (tools--personal information devices, wireless access to content, networks, etc.). Chapter 2: Exposing What Is True (networked digital information, investigative strategies, Blogosphere, search tools, RSS, etc.). Chapter 3: Employing the Information (employing images, audio, video, RSS feeds). Chapter 4: Expressing Ideas Compellingly (communication, Wikis, animation, web publishing). Chapter 5. Ethics and Context. Chapter 6: Implementation (learning in the new information landscape; personal learning networks). Chapter 7. Conclusion (becoming resourceful learners). Resource features an associated Wiki Web page. 21st Century Skills.
Redefining Literacy 2.0 T  
B 90307B 90307 Relationships and Communication Activities
Grade Lvl: T Author: Toner, Patricia
Length: 107 Copyright: 1993

Contains 90 reproducible activities designed to provide information to middle/junior high and senior high school students about relationships and communication, covering family, friends, body language, dating and marriage, assertiveness, group dynamics, and conflict resolution. From the series Just for the Health of It!; Unit 3.
Relationships and Communication Activities T  
B 97092B 97092 Restorative Circles in Schools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Costello, Bob
Length: 132 Copyright: 2010

Practical guide to the use of circles in schools and other settings, as well as an in-depth exploration of circle processes. The book includes numerous stories about the way circles have been used in many diverse situations, discussion on the use of proactive, responsive and staff circles, and an overview of restorative practices, with particular emphasis on its relationship to circle processes. Professional book.
Restorative Circles in Schools T  
KM 12657KM 12657 Room 28: A Social Language Program
Grade Lvl: T Author: LoGiudice, Carolyn / McConnell, Nancy
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

Students learn how to solve problems, resolve conflicts, and set goals for themselves in Room 28. The social skills program includes activities and complete lesson plans. This curriculum for classrooms and groups is suitable for students with learning disabilities, speech-language disorders, behavior disorders, and those in the regular classroom. Includes 70-page instructor's manual and 150-page activities book. For students ages 11-18/ grades 6+.
Room 28: A Social Language Program T  
B 123197B 123197 Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Deedy, Carmen Agra
Length: 48 Copyright: 2017

The mayor of the noisy city of La Paz institutes new laws forbidding all singing, but a brave little rooster decides he must sing, despite the progressively severe punishments he receives for continuing to crow. The silenced populace, invigorated by the rooster's bravery, ousts the tyrannical mayor and returns their city to its free and clamorous state.
Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! KP  
B 121769B 121769 Samuel Morse
Grade Lvl: P Author: Davis, Lynn
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

A biography about Samuel Morse. His first job was as a portrait painter & later he improved the telegraph and helped to invent Morse code.. His invention & innovation changed the world. Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. From the series Amazing Inventors & Innovators. AR 2.8 Lexile 330 IL 1-3.
Samuel Morse P  
B 97018B 97018 Scholastic Dictionary Of Idioms: More Than 600 Phrases, Sayings & Expressions
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Terban, Marvin
Length: 245 Copyright: 1996

Provides students with "ace up your sleeve" colorful expressions from everyday speech, including those of Native American and African-American origin, as well as examples from the Bible, Aesop, and Shakespeare. Original.
Scholastic Dictionary Of Idioms: More Than 600 Phrases, Sayings & Expressio ST  
B 96452B 96452 School Library Infographics: How to Create Them, Why to Use Them
Grade Lvl: T Author: Creighton, Peggy Milam
Length: 169 Copyright: 2015

Guidebook shows how to increase the impact of school library instruction, promotion, and organization with the utilization of infographics created with do-it-yourself tips. Includes more than 30 original visuals available for reproduction. Provides tips for sharing infographics through social media. Demonstrates how to effectively pair infographics and education to maximize a library's impact on students. Shows how graphics can be used to enhance instruction. Features a list of applications and tools for creating your own infographics using basic, easy-to-access, and free software. Communication in library science. Visual communication. Charts, diagrams, etc.- computer programs. Presentation graphics software. From the series Tech Tools for Learning.
School Library Infographics: How to Create Them, Why to Use Them T  
KM 12599KM 12599 Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults
Grade Lvl: T Author: Laugeson, Elizabeth A
Length: 364 Copyright: 2013

Offers parents a step-by-step guide to making and keeping friends for teens and young adults with social challenges—such as those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar, or other conditions. With the book’s concrete rules and steps of social etiquette, parents will be able to assist in improving conversational skills, expanding social opportunities, and developing strategies for handling peer rejection. Kit contains Book by Elizabeth A. Laugeson and DVD (34 minutes)features video demonstrations of many of the rules & skills covered in the book. Book chapters:Why Teach Social Skills to Teens and Young Adults?; Finding and Choosing Good Friends; Good Conversations: The Basics; Starting and Entering Conversations; Exiting Conversations; Managing Electronic Communication; Showing Good Sportsmanship; Enjoying Successful Get-Togethers; Dealing with Arguments; Handling Verbal Teasing; Addressing Cyber Bullying; Minimizing Rumors and Gossip; Avoiding Physical Bullying; Changing A Bad Reputation. DVD contents: The Science of Good Conversations; The Science of Starting and Entering Conversations; The Science of Exiting Conversations; The Science of Dealing with Arguments; The Science of Handling Verbal Teasing; The Science of Minimizing Rumors and Gossip.
Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adul T  
KM 13132KM 13132 Scratch Jr. Coding Cards
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Creative coding activities. Deck of 75 activity cards covering projects designed to educate young children with the visual programming language. ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads, Android tablets, Amazon tablets, and Chromebooks. ScratchJr helps even younger children (5 to 7 years old) create their own animations, interactive stories, and games. The ScratchJr Coding Cards encourage kids to think creatively while developing computational thinking skills. Kids will learn powerful ideas about computer science by using ScratchJr programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, sing, and more. As they work through the deck, they will become creative thinkers and problem solvers. Mobile device not included with checkout. Consider reserving KM 13064 to support learning. IL K-4.
Scratch Jr. Coding Cards KPI  
B 95924B 95924 Scripting Junior: Social Skills Role-Plays, Elementary
Grade Lvl: T Author: Miller, Lynda
Length: 229 Copyright: 2007

Offers a structural approach to the practice of social communication skills that utilizes the types of everyday situations typical of elementary school students. Role playing.
Scripting Junior: Social Skills Role-Plays, Elementary T  
B 103730B 103730 SCRIPTS OF THE WORLD
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author: BUKIET, SUZANNE
Length: 91 Copyright: 1984

Provides information about how handwriting came to be developed and how it was adapted in different parts of the world and features five stories presented in their original scripts with English translations. Titles: The Silken Beard - A Chinese tale; Baba-Yaga - A Russian tale; The Shepherd - An Arabic tale; The Eclipse of the Sun - An Indian tale; and The Flash of Lightning - A Celtic tale. Polyglot materials.
SCRIPTS OF THE WORLD PIJS  
KM 11643KM 11643 Second Step: Grade 6
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 15 lessons; Grade 6 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 3 posters. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 6 T  
KM 11644KM 11644 Second Step: Grade 7
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 13 lessons; Grade 7 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 4 posters. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 7 T  
KM 11645KM 11645 Second Step: Grade 8
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: Student Success Through Prevention. Program teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making. These skills are designed to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals, and avoid peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying, and cyber bullying. Contents: Teaching book (has activation key code for accessing online training & program materials) with 13 lessons; Grade 8 DVD with media elements for each lesson, including videos, quotes, cartoons, and audio clips; and 4 posters. Two-week loan period.
Second Step: Grade 8 T  
KM 13131KM 13131 Self Calibrating Auditory Tone Infrared (SCATIR) Switch
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2014

The Self Calibrating Auditory Tone Infrared (SCATIR) Switch can be controlled by eye blink, eyebrow movement, finger or head movement. Eyeglass mounting kit is included, but sensor can be removed to be placed near a body part for activation. Connects to switch compatible items with 3.5mm mono plug. Items in kit include: switch interface, charger, strap, sensor, eyeglass mounting kit, and manual.
Self Calibrating Auditory Tone Infrared (SCATIR) Switch T  
B 94385B 94385 Seven Skills for School Success: Activities to Develop Social & Emotional Intelligence in Young Children
Grade Lvl: T Author: Schiller, Pam
Length: 128 Copyright: 2009

Provides information, activities, and experiences that develop the seven skills children need to become successful learners. Components include confidence, curiosity, intentionality, self-control, relating to others, communication, and cooperation.
Seven Skills for School Success: Activities to Develop Social & Emotional I T  
B 119924B 119924 Show Me Happy
Grade Lvl: K Author: Allen, Kathryn
Length: 24 Copyright: 2015

Explores simple actions and concepts that children learn as they start to socialize and communicate. A collection of color photographs depicting real children illustrating these actions & concepts such as opposites, helping, sharing, and being happy. Lexile BR IL Pres-K.
Show Me Happy K  
B 105450B 105450 Sign Language for Kids
Grade Lvl: I Author: Heller, Lora
Length: 96 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: A Fun and Easy Guide to American Sign Language. Color photos illustrate sign language for numbers, letters, colors, feelings, animals, and clothes.
Sign Language for Kids I  
V 15679V 15679 Signing for the Summer Season
Grade Lvl: KPIJST Author:
Length: 30 Copyright: 1999

Teaches vocabulary for the summer season using easy one-word and two-word combinations. Signs are taught in their singular form without grammatical structure or sign markers. Teaches words relating to summer wear, picnic, garden and summer fun. Suggested for children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, teachers, parents. From the series Sign Language. One-week loan period.
Signing for the Summer Season KPIJST  
KM 7318KM 7318 Signing Time
Grade Lvl: K Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2002

Teaches young children ages 0-5 basic sign language. Contents: lyrics booklet, audio CD with the songs from the videos, and three videos (each approximately 30 minutes).
Signing Time K  
B 104114B 104114 Signs at School
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hill, Mary
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

Tommy points out the various signs in his school. From the series Signs in My World. AR 1.4. Follett RL 2.6. RC 1.4. Lexile 10. GR level E.
Signs at School KP  
B 104115B 104115 Signs at the Airport
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hill, Mary
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

A young boy shows how he and his dad used signs to help them when they went to the airport to pick up his mom. From the series Signs in My World. AR 1.4. Follett RL 2.5. RC 1.5. Lexile 190 IL Pres-1.
Signs at the Airport KP  
B 104116B 104116 Signs at the Park
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hill, Mary
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

Sally explains the signs that she and her mother see while walking their dog in a park, such as those that direct them to a trail and show who can use the trail. From the series Signs in My World. AR 1.5. Follett RL 2.3. RC 1.6. Lexile 240. GR level E.
Signs at the Park KP  
B 104117B 104117 Signs at the Pool
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hill, Mary
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

On a trip to the pool with her mother, Maria notices the various signs that help them, including one that lists the pool hours, two that state safety rules, and several that show the depth of the water. From the series Signs in My World. AR 1.4. Follett RL 2.6. RC 1.5. Lexile 120 IL Pres-1.
Signs at the Pool KP  
B 104118B 104118 Signs at the Store
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hill, Mary
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

On a trip to the grocery store with her father, Carly notices the various signs that help them, including those that show where to find certain items, what they cost, and which checkout line is open. From the series Signs in My World. Shopping. AR 1.2. Follett RL 2.4. RC 1.4. Lexile 80. GR level E.
Signs at the Store KP  
B 104119B 104119 Signs on the Road
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Hill, Mary
Length: 24 Copyright: 2003

A young boy in a wheelchair and his mother drive to go shopping, observing the various road signs on the way including the handicapped parking sign, which show them where to park close to the store. From the series Signs in My World. Traffic signs and signals. AR 1.6. Follett RL 2.6. RC 1.7. Lexile 290. GR level E.
Signs on the Road KP  
B 94308B 94308 Six Secrets of Change
Grade Lvl: T Author: Fullan, Michael
Length: 151 Copyright: 2008

Subtitle: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive. Explores lessons for business and public sector leaders to survive in the complex world environment, including topics on how to manage and maintain employees, and transparency rules, and how to sustain learning within an organization. Organizational change. Communication in organizations. Employee empowerment. Participative management.
Six Secrets of Change T  
B 96997B 96997 Slangman Guide to Street Speak 1: The Complete Course in American Slang & Idioms
Grade Lvl: T Author: Burke, David
Length: 151 Copyright: 2000

Takes you through the colorful and popular world of everyday American slang and idioms used by all native speakers of English in the US. It has been featured on CNN, BBC, Voice of America, and several other international TV broadcasts. English language learners. ELL. For ESL (English as a Second Language) students, this book equals years of living in the USA and will help you to quickly integrate into the American culture by learning not only the slang and idioms, but we’ll also take you through the contractions and reductions used by everyone such as I dunno (“I do not know”) and D’jeet jet? (“Did you eat yet?”) and so many others. Entertaining dialogues, activities and games will make sure you have a blast (“have fun”) and don’t sweat it (“get tense”) as you get up to speed (“become current”) on all the typical slang and idioms used by virtually every native speaker! So chill out (“relax”), kick back (“get comfortable”) as you learn the real language spoken by virtually all of us in the USA!
Slangman Guide to Street Speak 1: The Complete Course in American Slang & I T  
B 101754B 101754 SMILING
Grade Lvl: KP Author: SWAIN, GWENYTH
Length: 24 Copyright: 1999

Explores the importance of smiling to people all over the world. Facial expressions. From the series Small World. AR level 1.4. Follett RL 2.0.
SMILING KP  
KM 12222KM 12222 Social Compass Curriculum: A Story-Based Intervention Package for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Grade Lvl: T Author: Boyd, LouAnne / McReynolds, Christina
Length: 180 Copyright: 2013

Provides activities and reproducible worksheets for teaching social skills to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This intervention curriculum is designed for grades 4-8, but can be adapted for use with older students. 24 lessons help students in four areas: nonverbal communication, emotion, social problem solving, and "we" skills for effective conversation. Each lesson takes 20-40 minutes and includes a social story that models a key skill; worksheets that reinforce important points; a simple icon that helps students remember what to do; opportunities to role-play & rehearse the skill with peers; and take-home worksheets to ensure generalization in settings outside of school. Kit contents: book with reproducible pages, flash card set, and poster with the Social Compass icons.
Social Compass Curriculum: A Story-Based Intervention Package for Students T  
B 120201B 120201 Social Media: Like it or Leave it
Grade Lvl: IJS Author: Rowell, Rebecca
Length: 30 Copyright: 2015

Perspectives Flip Book shows the pros and cons of social media. The “Like It” section presents the constructive aspects of social media. The “Leave It” flip side presents the dangerous aspects of social media. Lexile 1050 IL 5-10.
Social Media: Like it or Leave it IJS  
B 95231B 95231 Social Networking for Schools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Baule, Steven
Length: 220 Copyright: 2012

Provides specific and practical ideas for using social media tools to enhance communications, instruction, and professional development within the K-12 school environment. Provides information for school librarians, instructional coaches, technology specialists, and educational administrators. Has sample policies from school districts around the country to help readers write thoughtful workable policies and procedures. Screen shots are included to assist readers. Blogs. Cyberbullying. Facebook. Flickr. Google. LinkedIn. Microblogs. Ning. Online safety. RSS feed. Skype. Social networking services. StumbleUpon. TeacherTube. Twitter. Wikis. YouTube.
Social Networking for Schools T  
B 94862B 94862 Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mannix, Darlene
Length: 348 Copyright: 2009

On cover: 200 ready-to-use lessons and worksheets to help students learn social skills for home, school, work, and the community. Presents a collection of reproducible activity sheets, discussion questions, applied exercises, and suggestions for teaching social skills to students with special needs in grades six through twelve.
Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2nd Edi T  
B 95628B 95628 Social Skills Games for Children
Grade Lvl: T Author: Plummer, Deborah
Length: 176 Copyright: 2008

Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, this handbook is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and reflect constructively on children's social skills. Book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups.
Social Skills Games for Children T  
B 94449B 94449 Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Baker, Jed
Length: 177 Copyright: 2006

A teaching resource for learning appropriate social skills, with pictures of good and bad examples of people in situations where they learn about communication; body language and other nonverbal cues; friendship; empathy; and dealing with school and work responsibility.
Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond JST  
B 93052B 93052 Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Communication, Play and Emotion
Grade Lvl: T Author: Baker, Jed
Length: 197 Copyright: 2001

Colorful pictures demonstrating nearly 30 social skills, including conversation, play, emotion management, and empathy, help engage and motivate elementary students who need extra help learning appropriate social skills.
Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Communication, Play and Emotion 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  
KM 11623KM 11623 Social Skills Training and Frustration Management DVD
Grade Lvl: T Author: Baker, Jed
Length: 0 Copyright: 2007

Presentation by Jed Baker is for family members and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, mood and anxiety disorders, and other issues that impact social-emotional functioning. Learn how to: build an individual's social skills in crucial areas such as conversations, conflict resolution, emotion management, employment, dating, etc.; develop an effective behavior plan; manage and prevent meltdowns; help create peer acceptance; and assess social skills of individuals or groups. Contents: book and 4.5-hour DVD. Two-week loan period.
Social Skills Training and Frustration Management DVD T  
B 96158B 96158 Social Star: General Interaction Skills, Book 1
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gajewski, Nancy / Hirn, Polly
Length: 484 Copyright: 1993

Elementary curriculum for teaching social skills. Units incorporate a variety of instructional techniques such as guided practice pages, scripts, cooperative teamwork, games, role play, puppet shows, cartoons, visualizations. For grades 2-5.
Social Star: General Interaction Skills, Book 1 T  
B 96159B 96159 Social Star: Peer Interaction Skills, Book 2
Grade Lvl: T Author: Gajewski, Nancy / Hirn, Polly
Length: 470 Copyright: 1994

Elementary curriculum for teaching social skills. Units incorporate a variety of instructional techniques such as guided practice pages, scripts, cooperative teamwork, games, role play, puppet shows, cartoons, visualizations. For grades 2-5.
Social Star: Peer Interaction Skills, Book 2 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  
DVD 2946DVD 2946 Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day (2 Parts)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Winner, Michelle Garcia
Length: 0 Copyright: 2003

2 DVD set. Presents a DVD workshop defining the ILAUGH framework, a six-point model of social thinking, for helping students with autism spectrum disorders who are higher-functioning on the spectrum, and similar social and communication challenges.
Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day (2 Parts) T  
B 96721B 96721 Social Thinking At Work: Why Should I Care?
Grade Lvl: T Author: Winner, Michelle Garcia / Crooke, Pamela
Length: 210 Copyright: 2011

Describes the inner workings of the social mind in the workplace and decode the hidden rules of the social world by explaining how we think about our own, as well as other people's thoughts and emotions. The process is complex and it requires social multitasking or Social Thinking to successfully navigate the nuances and different mindsets of others, especially people we may perceive as being difficult to work with. Social cognition.
Social Thinking At Work: Why Should I Care? T  
B 96719B 96719 Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults
Grade Lvl: JST Author: Winner, Michelle Garcia / Crooke, Pamela
Length: 209 Copyright: 2011

This anime-illustrated guidebook is written for teens and young adults to learn how the social mind is expected to work in order to effectively relate to others at school, at work, in the community and even at home. Helps teenagers deal with dating, texting, lies and everyday relationships. Teaches young people that conversation connects them to others and establishes relationships & friendships. IL 9-T.
Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Brig JST  
B 95912B 95912 Solving Behavior Problems in Autism: Improving Communication with Visual Strategies
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hodgdon, Linda
Length: 251 Copyright: 1999

Offers parents and teachers of autistic children effective strategies for dealing the behavior and self-management challenges their students face. Part One: The Link Between Behavior, Communication and Visual Strategies. Part Two: Assessment Considerations. Part Three: Improving Communication. Part Four: Using Visual Strategies to Support Communication and Solve Behavior Problems. Part Five: Implementing Visual Tools and Support. Part Six: The Questions and Concerns. Contains samples & examples of strategies that have worked to improve communication and solve behavior problems.
Solving Behavior Problems in Autism: Improving Communication with Visual St T  
KM 12838KM 12838 Space Place: Series 1 - We Have Lift Off!
Grade Lvl: KPT Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2008

A series of animated shorts featuring space vehicles, aimed to help children, particularly those on the autistic spectrum, better understand the link between facial expression and emotion & the role of friendships in a child's life. Contains DVD, CD-ROM, playing cards, and instructions.
Space Place: Series 1 - We Have Lift Off! KPT  
KM 13104KM 13104 Spanish English Activity Pockets - Phrases
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Our quick and easy card activities boost Spanish and English vocabulary skills—with every match students make. With 8 different topics: weather, outdoors, animals, park, classroom, home, the cards feature student-friendly images to help identify. Students simply match up the illustrated cards…then read the phrases in both English and Spanish. The set includes 8 pockets with 128 activity cards and a guide. Pockets measure 6" wide. Develops skills in identifying words and using frequently occurring adjectives. IL 2-12.
Spanish English Activity Pockets - Phrases PIJS  
KM 13126KM 13126 Spanish English Activity Pockets - Sentences
Grade Lvl: PIJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Our quick and easy card activities boost Spanish and English vocabulary skills—with every match students make. With 8 different topics: zoo, store, park, restaurant, outdoors, home, community, and classroom. The cards feature student-friendly images that to help identify concepts. Students simply match up the illustrated cards…then read the words in both English and Spanish. The set includes 8 pockets with 160 activity cards and a guide. Pockets measure 6" wide. Develops skills in identifying words and using frequently occurring prepositions. IL 2-12.
Spanish English Activity Pockets - Sentences PIJS  
KM 13127KM 13127 Spanish English Activity Pockets - Words
Grade Lvl: KPIJS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2018

Our quick and easy card activities boost Spanish and English vocabulary skills—with every match students make! With 8 different topics: clothing, feelings, parts of the body, animals, food, shapes, colors, and classroom, the cards feature student-friendly images to help identify terms. Students simply match up the illustrated cards…then read the words, phrases or sentences in both English and Spanish. The set includes 8 pockets with 160 activity cards and a guide. Pockets measure 6" wide. Develops skills in identifying and building vocabulary words. IL 1-12
Spanish English Activity Pockets - Words KPIJS  
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 96759B 96759 Spotlight on Social Skills Elementary: Conversations
Grade Lvl: T Author: LoGiudice, Carolyn / Johnson, Paul F
Length: 40 Copyright: 2009

Activities for grades 1-5 highlight specific aspects of social skills and include strategies of direct instruction, modeling, observation, discussion, role-playing, and other guided practice in contexts of everyday interaction. Designed to help students learn the essentials of good conversation such as how to begin and end a conversation, reciprocate in conversations, choose interesting topics, avoid interrupting, and more. For use with individual students or small groups. Contains a pretest/posttest to check student's awareness and functioning. Reproducible pages.
Spotlight on Social Skills Elementary: Conversations T  
B 90304B 90304 Still More Activities That Teach
Grade Lvl: T Author: Jackson, Tom
Length: 260 Copyright: 2000

On cover: 55 Hands-on activities that are educational, practical, user-friendly and fun! Discusses the importance of teaching life skills, how the acquisition of life skills can help kids; provides suggestions from active learning practitioners on how to effectively implement active learning lessons and success stories. Topics: alcohol, drugs, self esteem, suicide, communication, anger management, conflict resolution, violence, school to careers, stereotyping, problem solving, working together, divesity, decision making, goal setting, responsibility, peer pressure, respect, taking a risk, team building, tobacco, media influence, sexuality, achievement, stress management, etc. For grades 4-12.
Still More Activities That Teach T  
B 95469B 95469 Students Who Challenge Us, October 2012
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2012

Educational Leadership, October 2012 (Volume 70, Number 7). Issue explores how teachers can support students by developing consistent behavioral expectations, establishing contracts, replacing power struggles with problem solving, and reinforcing acceptable behavior. Some of the topics: teaching social & emotional skills in kindergarten, Tourette Syndrome, school avoidance, bullying, ADHD, myths about school discipline, empowering young Black males.
Students Who Challenge Us, October 2012 T  
B 92022B 92022 Students With Learning Disabilities (7th Edition)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Mercer, Cecil / Pullen, Paige C.
Length: 546 Copyright: 2009

Reflects the trends in the field of learning disabilities, current issues, and highlights identification and response to treatment. Part One: Foundations of Learning Disabilities. Part Two: Assessment and Services. Part Three: Specific Learning Disabilities (oral communication; reading; written communication; mathematics; social & emotional behavior; the family & learning disabilities; early identification & intervention; adolescents & adults with learning disabilities)
Students With Learning Disabilities (7th Edition) T  
B 96469B 96469 Study Strategies Plus: Building Your Study Skills and Executive Functioning for School Success
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sirotowitz, Sandi / Davis, Leslie
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

Describes the executive functions of the brain, that help people stay organized, manage time, pay attention, plan future behavior, and inhibit behavior, and provides exercises and lessons that help students develop study strategies needed to develop those functions. Designed for students in secondary school, this book of exercises and lessons helps them develop study strategies that include organization, reading comprehension, note-taking skills, and test-taking skills. Workbook has reproducible pages.
Study Strategies Plus: Building Your Study Skills and Executive Functioning T  
B 96045B 96045 Succeeding With Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents: A Guide to Communication And Socialization in Interaction Therapy
Grade Lvl: T Author: Harpur, John / Lawlor, Maria
Length: 224 Copyright: 2006

Presents a wide range of useful strategies to address the communication and socialisation difficulties experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Using interaction therapy to teach social competence, the authors explain how to design a social skills intervention programme that ensures successful peer interaction. They describe the methodology, philosophy and science behind their approach and give guidance on choosing resources from the variety of available intervention programmes. The authors outline session formats, possible problems and solutions, and emphasize the significance of the therapist's attitude and the role of parents in building social confidence. Case study examples are also provided, as well as a template for a sample course.
Succeeding With Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents: A Guide to T  
KM 10353KM 10353 Systematic Supervision--Middle School
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

Subtitle: A Positive Way to Monitor Common Areas. Professional development program provides training for all middle school staff, substitutes, or volunteers who supervise common areas such as hallways and cafeterias. Contents: viewer's guide, trainer's guide, 30-minute DVD, 30-minute video, and five quick reference cards. Grades 6-8. Two-week loan period.
Systematic Supervision--Middle School T  
B 95626B 95626 TalkAbility: People Skills for Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum - A Guide for Parents
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sussman, Fern
Length: 202 Copyright: 2006

Designed to help young children with Asperger syndrome, mild autism or social difficulties face special communication challenges. Guide for parents & professionals shows how to help these children develop the people skills that make it possible to engage in real conversations and connect well with others. Presents strategies to help children gain both the social and special language abilities necessary for successful conversations and friendships.
TalkAbility: People Skills for Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum - A G T  
B 95925B 95925 Talkabout: A Social Communication Skills Package
Grade Lvl: T Author: Kelly, Alex
Length: 161 Copyright: 1997

This photocopiable manual provides professionals with a framework for the development of social skills. Initially piloted on adolescents with mild learning difficulties, it can be used with a variety of client groups, both children and adults. Beginning with a basic assessment procedure to evaluate the client's self-awareness, as well as the awareness of others, it is divided into six levels: 1. Improving the awareness of self and others, including physical appearance, likes, dislikes and problem solving. 2. Allowing clients to assess their own communication skills. 3. Taking the client through eight levels of body language. 4. 'Talkabout the way we talk' improving paralinguistic skills. 5. Taking the client through the processes needed to improve conversational and listening skills. 6. Awareness and use of assertiveness skills. Reproducible pages.
Talkabout: A Social Communication Skills Package T  
B 96314B 96314 Talking & Listening, November 2014
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2014

Educational Leadership, November 2014 (Volume 72, No. 3). Issue encourages more and better questioning, talking, and listening in the classroom. The Common Core State Standards advocate that these skills be taught throughout the grades, recognizing their importance for clear thinking. Authors stress making talking and listening priorities. Students need to understand the purpose of any discussion they're asked to participate in. Teachers need to make sure that all students join in the discussions. Class participation.
Talking & Listening, November 2014 T  
KM 12995KM 12995 Talking Hands Sign Language (11 Book Set)
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Thornborough, Kathy
Length: 0 Copyright: 2015

Learning any language, either spoken or manual, begins with vocabulary acquisition. This series offers readers a basic introduction to American Sign Language and features common words and signs from a broad range of subject areas. Photo cues combined with simple illustrations and descriptive captions help readers begin learning signs. Informative sidebars enhance the text. These unique books help children broaden their communication horizons and expand their language skills. Titles in the kit include: Animals, Colors and Shapes, Days and Times, Family and Friends, Feelings and Emotions, Food, Greetings and Phrases, Questions and Answers, School, Seasons, Weather and Work. Set of 11 books in kit. IL Pres-6.
Talking Hands Sign Language (11 Book Set) KP  
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  
GM 120GM 120 Talking Traffic
Grade Lvl: KPI Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2004

Subtitle: The Fun Way to Develop Questioning Skills. Game designed to build expressive and receptive language skills. Includes double-sided cards that illustrate everyday vehicles and objects that are likely to be found inside. Has a variety of trucks, buses, motorcycles/bicycles, vans and cars. Additional skills to be developed through questioning: positional language, sequential memory, matching, comparison, use of verbs and pronouns, sorting and categorizing specific vocabulary. Ages 4-11. Contents: booklet with games/activity ideas and double-sided cards.
Talking Traffic KPI  
B 92219B 92219 Talking With Your Hands, Listening With Your Eyes
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Grayson, Gabriel
Length: 373 Copyright: 2003

Photos and descriptions explain how to communicate 1,700 words and phrases in American Sign Language, covering 16 categories including actions, relationships, home and clothing, and emotions.
Talking With Your Hands, Listening With Your Eyes ST  
B 121723B 121723 Tattle-Tell Tale: A Story About Getting Help
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Cole, Kathryn
Length: 24 Copyright: 2016

When a big kid starts stealing a bigger part of Joseph's lunch every day, Joseph doesn't want to tattle, but when he finally asks for help he learns that there is a difference between tattling and telling. From the series I'm A Great Little Kid. IL K-3.
Tattle-Tell Tale: A Story About Getting Help KP  
KM 12903KM 12903 Teach Me Language (Manual and Companion Exercise Forms)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Freeman, Sabrina / Dake, Lorelei
Length: 0 Copyright: 1997

A Language Manual for Children with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Related Developmental Disorders. Teach Me Language was written because we saw the need for a book to provide specific language activities designed for children with autism, Asperger's syndrome, and other related pervasive developmental disorders. There are many books advocating one therapy method over another, as well as books chronicling a child's unexpected recovery from autism. A few of these books provide information on setting up therapy in the home; however, no books that we could find give hands-on, explicit instructions for working on the language needs specific to these children, despite that fact that delayed language is one of the most common and limiting symptoms of children with developmental disorders. This book is designed to do just that. Teach Me Language introduced exercises and drills that attack language weaknesses common to children with pervasive developmental disorders.
Teach Me Language (Manual and Companion Exercise Forms) T  
B 97102B 97102 Teacher's Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers: Classroom Essentials
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ray, Katie Wood / Cleaveland, LIsa B
Length: 116 Copyright: 2018

In Lisa Cleaveland’s classroom, writing workshop is a time every day when her students make books. Katie Wood Ray guides you through the first days in Lisa’s classroom, offering ideas, information, strategies, and tips to show you step by step how you can launch primary writing workshop with beginning writers. If you’re a new teacher or new to writing workshop, A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers will show you in clear and simple terms what to do to establish a routine for writing in your classroom, offering you vision, insight, and practical support. If you’re an experienced workshop teacher, Katie and Lisa will help you imagine new possibilities.
Teacher's Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers: Classroom Essent T  
B 97101B 97101 Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences: Classroom Essentials
Grade Lvl: T Author: Anderson, Carl
Length: 119 Copyright: 2018

Explains the underlying principles and reasons for conferring with students, and how to make writing conferences a part of your daily routine. With clear and accessible language, the author guides you through the three main parts of a writing conference, and shows you the teaching moves and intentional language that can be used in each one. The text helps you understand: - how to get started with conferring, or improve your existing conferences - how to use conferences to meet the diverse needs of your student writers - how to fit conferences into your busy writing workshop schedule. More than 25 videos bring the content to life, while Teacher Tips, Q&A's, and Recommended Reading lists provide everything you need to help you become a better writing teacher.
Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences: Classroom Essentials T  
B 94838B 94838 Teaching & Assessing 21st Century Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author: Marzano, Robert
Length: 245 Copyright: 2012

Authors Robert J. Marzano and Tammy Hefflebower presents a model of instruction and assessment based on a combination of cognitive skills (academic) and conative skills (interpersonal) necessary to succeed in the 21st century. From the Classroom Strategies series.
Teaching & Assessing 21st Century Skills T  
B 96855B 96855 Teaching Conversation to Children With Autism: Scripts And Script Fading
Grade Lvl: T Author: McClannahan, Lynn E. / Krantz, Patricia J.
Length: 160 Copyright: 2005

Describes scripts that parents and teachers can use to help children learn to initiate conversation, thereby improving communication. A script is an audiotaped or written word, phrase, or sentence that often reflects the child's preferences and interests. For very young children and non-readers, scripts are paired with pictures of desired objects or activities. The process starts when a child engages in conversation with an interaction partner by reading a script or playing it on an audio card reader to start the conversation. The intervention strategies described in the book are based upon the science of applied behavior analysis.
Teaching Conversation to Children With Autism: Scripts And Script Fading 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  
B 94731B 94731 Teaching the iGeneration: 5 Easy Ways to Introduce Essential Skills with Web 2.0 Tools
Grade Lvl: T Author: Ferriter, William / Garry, Adam
Length: 242 Copyright: 2010

Describes how instructional strategies can be integrated with technology to engage students and promote information fluency, persuasion skills, communication, collaboration, and problem solving. Includes over seventy handouts and activities. Computer-assisted instruction. Authors: William M. Ferriter and Adam Garry.
Teaching the iGeneration: 5 Easy Ways to Introduce Essential Skills with We 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  
B 91470B 91470 Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success
Grade Lvl: T Author: Duke, Marshall
Length: 184 Copyright: 1996

Psychologists explain nonverbal communication. Guide offers techniques for assessing a child's strengths and weaknesses as well as case studies, illustrations, and exercises for teaching or improving nonverbal skills at home or in the classroom. Body language. Emotional intelligence.
Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success T  
KM 11887KM 11887 TeachTown Social Skills: Good Communication: Special Needs/Autism, Vol. 4
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 147 Copyright: 2014

Special Needs/Autism curriculum is appropriate for students with a language level of at least 4 years of age. Lessons are designed to meet the needs of students with autism who have difficulty areas including perspective taking, expressive language, and social interaction. Lesson plans, generalization skills, and home practice activities are built around each of the teacher delivered lessons. Each lesson takes approximately 20 minutes. Lessons are to be completed sequentially, but daily implementation is not necessary. Skills covered: Make a request; Change topics politely; Ask about others interests; Wait to enter a conversation; Initiating a conversation; How to say no; Apologize when you make a mistake; Tell the truth; Continuing a conversation; How to end a conversation. The Homework page is in both English & Spanish. Contents: teacher guide, DVD (animated episodes) and CD (contains PDF files). Two-week loan period.
TeachTown Social Skills: Good Communication: Special Needs/Autism, Vol. 4 KP  
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 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  
B 95085B 95085 Teens, Libraries, and Social Networking: What Librarians Need to Know
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 184 Copyright: 2011

Offers librarians an overview of how they can use teens' interest in social networking sites to develop library programs that meet teens' needs and create connection between teens and education. Libraries and teenagers. Editors: Denise E. Agosto and June Abbas.
Teens, Libraries, and Social Networking: What Librarians Need to Know T  
B 118600B 118600 Telephone
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Barnett, Mac
Length: 34 Copyright: 2014

In this picture book, a string of birds on a telephone wire plays a game of telephone, with the usual mixed up results. A goose in an aviator helmet, a comic book-reading duck, an open-mouthed pelican, and others pass along changed versions of the message. Follett RL 1.9 GR level J IL Pres-2.
Telephone KP  
B 95927B 95927 Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew
Grade Lvl: T Author: Notbohm, Ellen
Length: 117 Copyright: 2006

The author offers ten things about how autistic children think and learn in order to help teachers educate them more effectively.
Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew T  
B 96844B 96844 That's LIFE! Social Language
Grade Lvl: T Author: McConnell, Nancy / LoGiudice, Carolyn
Length: 176 Copyright: 1998

Book is designed to help adolescents (ages 11-16) be effective, appropriate communicators in a wide variety of situations. The activities are organized into five units-Basic Communication Skills, Conversation Skills, Emotions and Self-Esteem, Peer Relationships, and Working With Others. Students learn to use specific social behaviors through direct instruction, role-playing, observation, and discussion.
That's LIFE! Social Language 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  
B 95741B 95741 Thinking About You, Thinking About Me, 2nd Edition
Grade Lvl: T Author: Winner, Michelle Garcia
Length: 305 Copyright: 2007

Addresses the different ways the problem of social cognitive learning deficits can present itself, & the current thinking on how to approach the problem. One deficit relates to perspective taking - the ability of one person to consider the point of view and motives of another.Provides exercises and activities that can immediately be applied to the student. Illustrated with diagrams and tables. Includes photocopiable handouts/reproducible pages. On the cover: Teaching perspective taking and Social Thinking to persons with Social Cognitive Learning Challenges.
Thinking About You, Thinking About Me, 2nd Edition T  
DVD 2226DVD 2226 Thinking and Language
Grade Lvl: S Author:
Length: 28 Copyright: 2006

Explores the connections between thinking, language and communication. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman discusses his research in cognitive psychology. With the help of linguists he shows that few of our decisions are based on rational thought. Noam Chomsky, along with others, explains the principles of language acquisition. Susan Curtiss provides an account of a young girl who was abused by her parents and did not learn to speak until she was fourteen years old. Curtiss's research implies that language acquisition is fundamental to brain organization. Closed captioned. Judgment. Psycholinguistics.
Thinking and Language S  
B 96812B 96812 Thinksheets for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author: Winner, Michelle Garcia
Length: 256 Copyright: 2014

Thinksheets encourages higher functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorder, social (pragmatic) communication disorder, ADHD, or other related social-emotional learning challenges to process more deeply what social thinking means to them. The curriculum works best for students mid elementary through high school. The thinksheets are coded to suggest which ones are better for different aged students. A code appears in the top right-hand corner of each worksheet to help identify the age group. Developed from working with students with social-cognitive challenges, the thinksheets serve as mini-lesson plans to introduce Social Thinking concepts. Educators can then take these concepts and adapt them through different activities they develop. Teachers, therapists, parents, and other caregivers can also copy and send the material to other stakeholders in the individual's life to reinforce the concepts the student is learning.
Thinksheets for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills T  
B 123325B 123325 This Is My Book!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Pett, Mark
Length: 40 Copyright: 2016

The author explains how to make a book with the help of a panda he has drawn--who has his own ideas about how to make a book. Novelty picture book. Pop out illustrations. Fiction. Picture book Fiction. ILA 2017 Children's Choice. IL 1-3. Lexile 490. GR L.
This Is My Book! KP  
B 95555B 95555 Too Big to Know
Grade Lvl: T Author: Weinberger, David
Length: 0 Copyright: 2011

Subtitle: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room. Examines networked knowledge, discussing the impact the Internet has had on human knowledge. Information technology Social aspects. Internet Social aspects. Sociology of knowledge.
Too Big to Know T  
KM 12522KM 12522 Too Much, Too Little, Just Right: A Social Communication Game
Grade Lvl: KPI Author: Weiss, Claudia / Singr, Sandra
Length: 0 Copyright: 2006

By playing this game, children (ages 5-12 years) learn to pay attention to tone of voice, observe body language, and note how these cues affect the message. Players deliver brief messages and get immediate feedback. They learn to adjust volume, expression, gestures, and other physical cues in order to communicate effectively. Game can be played in a 20- to 30-minute time period by 2 to 8 players. Contents: Leader's Guide, Message Cards, Action Cards, Too Much/Too Little/Just Right Cards, Reward Chips, Response Records & Feedback Express-O-Meter.
Too Much, Too Little, Just Right: A Social Communication Game KPI  
DVD 2786DVD 2786 Topic Setting: Supporting AAC Users
Grade Lvl: T Author: Musselwhite, Caroline Ramsey
Length: 54 Copyright: 2008

DVD offers ideas for supporting both generic and specific topic setting, using light tech or high tech communication approaches. Strategies for students with significant cognitive delays are shared, through use of collections. Chapters: Introduction; Social Closeness; Strategies; Step-Listing Devices; Notebook; Experience Logs. Disc includes Handout & Study Guide.
Topic Setting: Supporting AAC Users T  
B 96896B 96896 Topics in Language Disorders, April-June 2014
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 94 Copyright: 2014

Volume 34, Number 2: Global Issues in Language Disorders: Frameworks, Processes, and Policies. This issue is an example of the positive side of globalization, bringing people & ideas about language disorders together across continents. Authors from the U.S., Japan, Israel, Brazil, and South Africa describe similar factors that influence the delivery of services.
Topics in Language Disorders, April-June 2014 T  
B 96899B 96899 Topics in Language Disorders, April-June 2016
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 91 Copyright: 2016

Volume 36, Number 2: Recent Advances in Aphasia Treatment. This issue deals with aphasia in adults.
Topics in Language Disorders, April-June 2016 T  
B 97048B 97048 Topics in Language Disorders, April-June 2017
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 102 Copyright: 2017

Volume 37, Number 2: Language and Literacy Skills of Typically and Nontypically Developing Second Language Learners.
Topics in Language Disorders, April-June 2017 T  
B 97190B 97190 Topics in Language Disorders, April-June 2018
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 84 Copyright: 2018

Volume 38, Number 2: Clinical Discourse as Cultural Borderlands. This issue's topics: Expanding the Envelope of Care: Redefining the Patient as the Patient-Family Caregiver Unit. Professional Journal.
Topics in Language Disorders, April-June 2018 T  
B 94797B 94797 Topics in Language Disorders, January-March 2010
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 97 Copyright: 2010

Volume 30, Number 1: 30 Years of Topics in Language Disorders: How the Field Has Changed.
Topics in Language Disorders, January-March 2010 T  
B 96784B 96784 Topics in Language Disorders, January-March 2015
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 114 Copyright: 2015

Volume 35, Number 1: Pragmatic Language Development in African American Children.
Topics in Language Disorders, January-March 2015 T  
B 96788B 96788 Topics in Language Disorders, January-March 2016
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 102 Copyright: 2016

Volume 36, Number 1: Discourse Intervention Across the Life Span. The authors in this issue show how to parse discourse types into component skills. They describe evidence for therapeutic approaches for different age clients.
Topics in Language Disorders, January-March 2016 T  
B 97047B 97047 Topics in Language Disorders, January-March 2017
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 107 Copyright: 2017

Volume 37, Number 1: Environmental Factors in Life Participation Approaches in Aphasia.
Topics in Language Disorders, January-March 2017 T  
B 97051B 97051 Topics in Language Disorders, January-March 2018
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 88 Copyright: 2018

Volume 38, Number 1: Language and Literacy in Bidialectal and Bilingual Speakers.
Topics in Language Disorders, January-March 2018 T  
B 95180B 95180 Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2011
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 101 Copyright: 2011

Volume 31, Number 3: Caregiver-Directed Approaches for Facilitating Social Communication Competencies in Children and Youth On and Off the Autism Spectrum. Issue examines two related topics: the role that enhancement of social communication skills will play in the ability of young children & youth to achieve an acceptable quality of life, and the part caregivers have in facilitating that social development.
Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2011 T  
B 96897B 96897 Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2014
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 111 Copyright: 2014

Volume 36, Number 3: Focus on Meta Skills: Part 1. Morphological Awareness and Assessment. Part 2. Autism and Concepts of Self.
Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2014 T  
B 96786B 96786 Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2015
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 89 Copyright: 2015

Volume 35, Number 3: Listening to the Narratives of Adults With Communication Disorders. Purpose of this issue is to expand understanding of what narrative is and what it does in clinical practice. Includes brain injury, aphasia post-stroke, dementia, people who stutter.
Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2015 T  
B 96900B 96900 Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2016
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 119 Copyright: 2016

Volume 36, Number 3: A Developmental Framework for Evidence-Based Practices for the Autism Spectrum. Articles deal with how people communicate about their thoughts & feelings using their bodies and especially their eyes. Looks at the social communication of people with autism and questions whether the sensitivity to the movements and thoughts of others can be taught when it does not develop naturally. An article focuses on observation tools and methods for documenting how people make sense of unconventional communication actions and provide contingent feedback. Another article describes how to apply cognitive behavioral therapy to teach social thinking with older children and adolescents with social communication difficulties, including autism.
Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2016 T  
B 97049B 97049 Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2017
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 95 Copyright: 2017

Volume 37, Number 3: The Power of Play and Its Role in Developmental Integration.
Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2017 T  
B 97191B 97191 Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2018
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 101 Copyright: 2018

Volume 38, Number 3: Language in Children and Adolescents With Hearing Loss Who Are Learning English as Another Spoken Language. Professional journal.
Topics in Language Disorders, July-September 2018 T  
B 94626B 94626 Topics in Language Disorders, Oct-Dec 2009
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 376 Copyright: 2009

Volume 29, Number 4: How Much Is Enough? The Intensity Evidence in Language Intervention. Issue addresses intervention intensity: How much, how long, how to measure, and how to compare treatments across the many areas of language.
Topics in Language Disorders, Oct-Dec 2009 T  
B 96898B 96898 Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2014
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 119 Copyright: 2014

Volume 34, Number 4: Theory of Mind and Language Development and Disorders. Issue provides a review of research on theory of mind (ToM) in children & adults, some with communication disorders. Articles invite readers to think more deeply about what it means to imagine what is in other people's minds. The first article links ToM research to evidence regarding two separate but interaction brain networks that are associated with different forms of empathy-- an emotional system & a cognitive system. In the second article, research with three groups whose language skills may interact in unique ways with their ability to learn and express concepts demonstrating ToM is reviewed. Another article looks at the body of research on ToM and autism spectrum disorders. The article by Noel & Westby describes a single-subject design feasibility study of a narrative-based intervention aimed at enhancing ToM representation among youth offenders. Last article concludes with a summary of suggestions for basing intervention possibilities on the evidence from normal development of ToM, along with the small body of research related to interventions that may have application to this concern.
Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2014 T  
B 96787B 96787 Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2015
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 96 Copyright: 2015

Volume 35, Number 4: Transition to College for Students with Language Disorders On and Off the Autism Spectrum. Authors offer concrete information about the challenges faced by students with language and communication disorders, particularly students with autism spectrum disorders, entering college or university life. Offers examples of how to help students with ASD prepare to face those challenges.
Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2015 T  
B 96901B 96901 Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2016
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 91 Copyright: 2016

Volume 36, Number 4: Listening and Reading Comprehension. Articles in this issue are the product of research that the U.S. Dept. Of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, funded in 2010 as part of the Reading for Understanding initiative to improve the knowledge base for reading comprehension from prekindergarten through high school. Studies focus is primarily on oral language skills and to some extent listening comprehension.
Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2016 T  
B 97050B 97050 Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2017
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 88 Copyright: 2017

Volume 37, Number 4: Communication Support for Adults Who Are Communication Vulnerable.
Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2017 T  
B 97192B 97192 Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2018
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 55 Copyright: 2018

Volume 38, Number 4: October-December 2018. Topic: Spelling Across Language Systems and Languages. Professional journal.
Topics in Language Disorders, October-December 2018 T  
KM 12694KM 12694 Tough Kid Social Skills Book : Getting along with Others-Helping Tough Kids Learn and Use Effective Social Skills
Grade Lvl: T Author: Sheridan, Susan M
Length: 196 Copyright: 2010

This book can help teachers, school psychologists, school behaviorists, school counselors, school social workers, and other support staff implement social skills programs for Tough Kids that teach: Body Basics; Joining in; Recognizing and expressing feelings; Having a conversation; Playing cooperatively; Solving problems; Using self-control; Solving arguments; Dealing with teasing; Dealing with being left out; and Accepting "No." The book contains a variety of tools and strategies to help: identify Tough Kids in need of direct social skills training; gather data to assess important social skills; lead productive social skills groups; and conduct structured social skills programs in small group; classroom, or schoolwide applications. Includes a CD of reproducible resources! Grades 3-7.
Tough Kid Social Skills Book : Getting along with Others-Helping Tough Kids T  
KM 6791KM 6791 TRANSITIONS CURRICULUM
Grade Lvl: T Author: FULTON, LOUISE
Length: 0 Copyright: 1998

Program designed for special education and at-risk students to prepare them for adult life. Contains three modules: Volume 1 Personal Management, Volume 2 Career Management, and Volume 3 Life Management; blackline masters for student handouts; and 14-minute overview video (Louise Fulton and Rebecca Silva explain their curriculum). Provides 300 teacher-developed lessons with reproducible worksheets and assessments. Some topics included in first module: anger management, identifying work strengths, positive self talk. Second module: job interview, employee rights and responsibilities, how to complete an application. Third module: health and safety basics, how to use public transportation, budgeting, etc. Two-week loan period.
TRANSITIONS CURRICULUM T  
B 106705B 106705 Ttfn
Grade Lvl: JS Author: Myracle, Lauren
Length: 229 Copyright: 2006

Now high school juniors, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela continue to share "instant messages" with one another as one of them experiments with marijuana, another get her first boyfriend, and the third moves three thousand miles away. Instant messaging. AR 5.5.
Ttfn JS  
KM 12056KM 12056 Tuned In To Learning, Volume 1: Social Skills & Pragmatics for Autism and Related Needs
Grade Lvl: T Author: Lazar, Michelle / Jensen, Jeremy
Length: 99 Copyright: 2005

Music-assisted learning program providing students (ages 3-12) with a motivating way to practice essential social skills including: eye contact, greetings, conversation, emotions, peer imitation, turn-taking, body language, self-regulation, and attending skills. For children with autism and related needs. Contents: book and music CD.
Tuned In To Learning, Volume 1: Social Skills & Pragmatics for Autism and R T  
KM 12054KM 12054 Tuned In To Learning, Volume 4: "Wh" Questions
Grade Lvl: T Author: Lazar, Michelle / Jensen, Jeremy
Length: 139 Copyright: 2006

Music-assisted learning program provides students (ages 4-14) with s fun way to practice who, what, when, where, and why questions in addition to event sequencing, personal information, functions, expanding expressive language, and describing pictures. For children with autism, neurologic impairments, speech-language impairments, and developmental disabilities.
Tuned In To Learning, Volume 4: "Wh" Questions T  
B 94548B 94548 Twitter Job Search Guide
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Whitcomb, Susan
Length: 242 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: Find a Job and Advance Your Career in Just 15 Minutes a Day. A guide to using Twitter to enhance one's search for a job and professional advancement, covering how to manage an online identity,master the language of the technology, and conduct effective networking while doing research, finding leads, and more.
Twitter Job Search Guide ST  
KM 13045KM 13045 Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

Etekcity Roverbeats T3 Wireless Mobile Speaker CSR 4.0, High-def Sound, Black. Wireless connectivity, up to 5 hours of playback per charge. Built in mic for hands-free calling. Compact size with amplified sound. Rechargeable battery. For best results consider charging unit fully before use. 10 day loan period.
Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker T  
B 118355B 118355 Understanding and Creating Infographics
Grade Lvl: I Author: Fontichiaro, Kristin
Length: 32 Copyright: 2014

Teaches how to read, research, organize, and design infographics. Visual communication. From the series Information Explorer: Super Smart Information Strategies. AR 5.8 Lexile 920 IL 4-6.
Understanding and Creating Infographics I  
KM 12905KM 12905 USB Jabra Speaker Microphone
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2012

The Jabra USB Speakerphone is ideal for one-to-one and small-group conference calls. Serves as a speaker and a microphone. Includes an additional headset port for private calls. Use to facilitate crystal clear conversations through internet calls using platforms like ZOOM, SKYPE or other. Easy to transport and the kit includes a travel case for portability. Device connects to computer through USB port. Easy to use with little set up.
USB Jabra Speaker Microphone T  
B 119146B 119146 Use Your Indoor Voice!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Marsico, Katie
Length: 24 Copyright: 2013

Simple text and photographs help readers learn the importance of being polite and considerate of other people. Teaches the importance of speaking at the right volume. From the series Kids Can Make Manners Count. AR 2.2 Lexile 410 IL K-2.
Use Your Indoor Voice! KP  
B 119920B 119920 Use Your Words, Sophie!
Grade Lvl: K Author: Wells, Rosemary
Length: 24 Copyright: 2015

Sophie likes speaking in Hyena talk or Space language, even though her parents want her to use her words. However, when Sophie's new baby sister arrives, it is only Sophie's words that can get her to stop crying. AR 2.4 Lexile 490 IL Pres-K.
Use Your Words, Sophie! K  
KM 9330KM 9330 Useful Signs (BB)
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 1986

Collection of road and traffic signs plus others that children should recognize such as "Poison," "Entrance," "Exit," "Danger." Activity sheet included with lessons for reading readiness. Environmental print.
Useful Signs (BB) KP  
B 95803B 95803 Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children With Autism and Related Disorders
Grade Lvl: T Author: Barbera, Mary Lynch
Length: 199 Copyright: 2007

An effective intervention for autistic children through both speech and non-verbal communication. This form of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), works well with children with minimal or no speech abilities. The author, Mary Lynch Barbera, draws on her own experiences as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and also as a parent of a child with autism to explain VB and how to use it. Guide provides information about how to help children develop better language and speaking skills, and also explains how to teach non-vocal children to use sign language. One chapter focuses on ways to reduce problem behavior. Includes information on teaching toileting and other important self-help skills, that would benefit any child.
Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children With Autism and Related Dis T  
KM 12836KM 12836 Very Hungry Caterpillar Spin & Seek ABC Game
Grade Lvl: KP Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

The exciting game of letter-finding fun! Based on the classic children’s book, featuring Eric Carle’s timeless characters and vibrant artwork. For 2 to 4 players, ages 3 and up. Contains one game board, one spinner, 52 image cards, 4 playing pieces, and instructions.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Spin & Seek ABC Game KP  
CD 40685CD 40685 Video Social Scenes and Facial Expressions
Grade Lvl: KPIJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2001

Social Scenes and Facial Expressions CD provides assistance for those who are working on social/pragmatic skills. There are six environments with approximately 10 video clips at each environment. The videos were taken in a van, grocery store, restaurant, school, school bus, and playground. Students are required to determine if the behavior they witnessed was friendly or unfriendly. Skills addressed are physical space, appropriate voice volume and asking appropriate questions among others. The Facial Expressions sections show various people with happy, sad, mad and frustrated facial expressions. Students are then prompted to choose the appropriate word that matches the expression.
Video Social Scenes and Facial Expressions KPIJST  
B 99476B 99476 Visual Strategies for Improving Communication
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hodgdon, Linda
Length: 222 Copyright: 1995

Subtitle: Volume 1: Practical Supports For School and Home. Describes strategies to enhance communication interactions for students who experience autism and other moderate to severe communication disorders (ADD, speech disorder, emotional impairment, traumatic brain injury, hearing inpairment, Down Syndrome, comprehensive problems, behavior disorder, etc.).
Visual Strategies for Improving Communication T  
KM 12722KM 12722 Welcome Newcomers: Survival Vocabulary Cards
Grade Lvl: JS Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

The survival vocabulary cards are designed to aid vocabulary acquisition, a critical component for newcomer students. Helps secondary students develop conversational language skills. Pack of 140 cards has 10 words for each of the 14 topics, which include American Culture, Citizenship, Community Services, Finding and Keeping a Job, Food and Meals, Grooming, Health Resources, Managing Money, Money Basics, A New Home, School Basics, School Expectations, Transportation, and Weather and Natural Disasters. One side of the double-sided card has the vocabulary word with brief description and the opposite side has a full-color photo. Reading level is 1.6 to 2.5; Lexile is 150-290L. Kit for YA contains 140 cards.
Welcome Newcomers: Survival Vocabulary Cards JS  
B 94535B 94535 What Color Is Your Paachute? For Teens, 2nd Ed
Grade Lvl: ST Author: Christen, Carol
Length: 178 Copyright: 2010

Subtitle: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future. Presents a guide for teens on planning a career, providing advice on how to pursue a dream job, including tips on writing resumes, conducting online job searches, starting a business, making contracts, interviewing, and negotiating salaries. Teenagers Vocational guidance. Job hunting.
What Color Is Your Paachute? For Teens, 2nd Ed ST  
B 96408B 96408 What Connected Educators Do Differently
Grade Lvl: T Author: Whitaker, Todd / Zoul, Jeffrey
Length: 172 Copyright: 2015

In this book, Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas (experts on teaching and leading and are pioneers in the education twitterverse) share their best practices. They show how being a connected educator―by using social media to connect with peers across the country and the world will enhance an educator's own learning and success in a school or classroom. Describes how to create a personal and professional learning network to share resources and ideas, gain support, and make an impact on others. Twitter. Learning networks. Connected education. #IAedchat.
What Connected Educators Do Differently T  
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 95781B 95781 What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors
Grade Lvl: T Author: Welton, Jude / Telford, Jane
Length: 112 Copyright: 2004

Jude Welton looks at a hundred of the most common figures of speech in this visual workbook designed as a springboard for family and classroom discussions. Each figure of speech is accompanied by an illustration showing its literal meaning, which will help AS children recognize and learn to enjoy metaphors and figurative language. The book can be used by parents one-to-one with their ASD child. Teachers can also use the book as the basis for classroom work on figurative language.
What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding T  
B 95174B 95174 What Do You Say When...? Best Practice Language for Improving Student Behavior
Grade Lvl: T Author: Holloman, Hal / Yates, Peggy H.
Length: 163 Copyright: 2010

Discusses ways to use communication to improve problem student behavior. Includes "Best Practice Language" (BPL) examples.
What Do You Say When...? Best Practice Language for Improving Student Behav T  
B 119487B 119487 Whole Body Listening Larry at Home!
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Wilson, Kristen / Sautter, Elizabeth
Length: 26 Copyright: 2011

Provides ways to teach children an abstract but essential idea - that their eyes, hands, brains – their whole bodies – communicate and affect the people around them. Larry helps his sister Lucy listen with her eyes, hands, feet, heart, brain as well as her ears. Written by speech language pathologists Kristen Wilson and Elizabeth Sautter. Includes handout at end of book for copying and ideas and images to use to reinforce lessons.
Whole Body Listening Larry at Home! KP  
B 97174B 97174 Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race
Grade Lvl: T Author: Tatum, Beverly Daniel
Length: 453 Copyright: 2017

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America. Professional book.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Co T  
B 124100B 124100 Word Collector
Grade Lvl: KP Author: Reynolds, Peter H
Length: 40 Copyright: 2018

Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him - short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower. From the author of The Dot (B 1036440) and Happy Dreamer (B 123028) comes a celebration of finding your own words - and the impact you can have when you share them with the world. Collectors and collecting. Communication fiction. IL K-3. AR 2.4. Lexile 490.
Word Collector KP  
B 92766B 92766 World Is Flat: Brief History of 21st Century
Grade Lvl: T Author: Friedman, Thomas
Length: 488 Copyright: 2005

Subtitle: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. Contains an overview of the global political and economic change since the turn of the 21st century, discussing the rapid developments in technologies that have allowed India and China to become part of a growing supply chain of manufacturing impacting global markets. Acculturation. Technological innovations. Information society. Globalization.
World Is Flat: Brief History of 21st Century T  
B 95098B 95098 Wow! Words: Building Children's Powerful Oral Vocabularies (Ages 4-7)
Grade Lvl: T Author: Hajdusiewicz, Babs Bell
Length: 198 Copyright: 2011

Presents tools and resources to enable teachers & families to engage young children in rich conversation. Includes definitions, synonyms, pronunciation guidelines, figurative language, additional forms, sentences, short rhymes, poems, songs, discussion questions, illustrations, and hands-on activities, in addition to visual aids that organize and display word-acquisition progress. Sorted into age-specific groups, four sets of 36 lessons teach one new word for each age group for each week of the school year. Oral language. Speaking vocabulary. Grades PreK–2.
Wow! Words: Building Children's Powerful Oral Vocabularies (Ages 4-7) T  
KM 9508KM 9508 Zuvo Augmentative Communication Device
Grade Lvl: KPIJST Author:
Length: 0 Copyright: 2017

Talk to Me Technology Computer. Full sized touchscreen device using Windows Tablet. Updated to 2018 Talk to Me Technologies Vocabulary. Includes basic vocabulary grid sets through Core Language Vocabulary pages. Includes cause and effect games with accompanying vocabulary grids. Fully programmable. Case, bluetooth speaker, and detachable keyboard included. Intended for children and adults with complex communication needs. Restricted AEA1 SLPs. Six week check out.
Zuvo Augmentative Communication Device KPIJST