Writing Skills Activities for Special Children

Now available in lay flat, paperback edition, here's the book you need to help elementary students with special needs develop basic writing skills, relate writing to real-life tasks, and explore writing as a creative, enjoyable event!

Author: Darlene Mannix

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0787978841

Category: Education

Page: 560

View: 806


Now available in lay flat, paperback edition, here's the book you need to help elementary students with special needs develop basic writing skills, relate writing to real-life tasks, and explore writing as a creative, enjoyable event! The book includes 135 step-by-step lessons and 269 illustrated activity sheets. It moves from copying words and completing sentences to processing the writing reports and stories, from filling out necessary forms to taking class notes, writing a letter, and addressing an envelope. For quick access and easy use, the lessons and activities are organized into four sections: Writing Words Writing Sentences Writing Paragraphs Other Types of Writing Activities

Life Skills Activities for Special Children

Dear Parents, The ability to read and write are basic skills that everyone can
learn and improve upon throughout one's life. They are ... This unit focuses on
basic reading and writing skills that your child will need to get along in life.
Reading ...

Author: Darlene Mannix

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470259375

Category: Education

Page: 383

View: 447


Provides one hundred ninety activities to help special-needs students acquire the basic skills needed to achieve independence and success in everyday life.

Social Skills Activities for Special Children

... of children, including learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, language-
disordered, and multiply disabled students. ... Social Skills Activities for
Secondary Students with Special Needs (Jossey-Bass, 2001), and Writing Skills
Activities for ...

Author: Darlene Mannix

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470259351

Category: Education

Page: 444

View: 960


Provides teachers with a series of activities to help their special needs students develop social skills and coping techniques for a variety of social situations and interactions with teachers, family, and peers.

Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

Part Two, People Skills, includes updated material about social relationships,
including noticing the moods of others and ... Council for Exceptional Children,
she has authored many books, including Writing Skills Activities for Special
Children ...

Author: Darlene Mannix

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470259399

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 675


Ready-to-use lessons for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of more than 200 worksheets to help adolescents with special needs build the life skills they need to achieve independence and succeed in everyday life. The book provides 22 complete teaching units focusing on basic life skills such as handling money, succeeding at school, using the Internet safely, getting and keeping a job, and much more. The book contains 90 reproducible worksheets for teaching students how to apply these life skills to real-life situations. A revised and updated edition of the classic book for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs Includes complete teaching units with reproducible worksheets and discussion questions that teach basic life skills Offers ideas for fostering skills like using the Internet, handling money, succeeding at school, getting and keeping a job, and more Mannix is the best-selling author of Social Skills Activities for Special Children, Life Skills Activities for Special Children, and Writing Skills Activities for Special Children

Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs is a collection
of lessons and activities designed to help secondary ... The lessons and activities
in Part One teach children basic social skills in three main areas: skills for making
a good impression, ... for Secondary Students with Special Needs (Jossey-Bass,
2001), and Writing Skills Activities for Special Children (Jossey-Bass, 2001).

Author: Darlene Mannix

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470259368

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 100


A flexible, ready-to-use activities program to help special students in grades 6-12 The updated new edition of this valuable resource offers an exciting collection of 200 ready-to-use worksheets to help adolescents build the social skills they need to interact effectively with others and learn how to apply these skills to various real-life settings, situations, and problems. The book provides 20 complete teaching units focusing on 20 basic social skills, such as being a good listener, "reading" other people, and using common sense. Darlene Mannix, MA (La Porte, IN), has 26 years of experience as a classroom teacher and is the bestselling author of numerous books for special educators, including Social Skills Activities for Special Children (978-0-87628-868-9), Life Skills Activities for Special Children (978-0-87628-547-3), Writing Skills Activities for Special Children (978-0-7879-7884-6), and Character Building Activities for Kids (978-0-13-042585-0).

Homeschooling the Child with Autism

ACTIVITIES. Secondary. Students. with. Special. sosos. Needs with Special
Needs ... (978-0-87628547-3), Writing Skills Activities for Special Children (978-0
-7879-78846), and Character Building Activities for Kids (978-0-13-042585-0).

Author: Patricia Schetter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470292563

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 297


Homeschooling the Child with Autism This practical, highly accessible guide answers parents' and professionals' questions about teaching children with autism spectrum disorders at home. The book helps parents decide whether to homeschool and guides them through the process of beginning and maintaining an effective homeschool program. All the essential questions are addressed, such as: How do you know if homeschooling is right for you and your child? Which homeschool program is best for the child's learning style and needs? How should a family get started? What is the best way to address social, behavioral, and organizational skills when teaching a child with ASD? When should you transition back to a traditional public school setting? The book also contains tips and suggestions from real-life parents who have successfully homeschooled their children with ASD and includes lists of helpful resources for homeschoolers. Praise for Homeschooling the Child with Autism "Practical advice and a wealth of resources.…This book provides a beacon of hope to families struggling with educational options for their child." —SALLY OZONOFF, PH.D., endowed professor, University of California, Davis, M.I.N.D. Institute "A must-read for parents and teachers who need guidance and encouragement while teaching children with ASD." —CATHY STENZEL, mother of a son with autism

Writing Skills Ks1

How to use this book This book offers a range of activities to develop the writing
skills of children working on the ... It is appreciated that children with Special
Educational Needs ( SEN ) or English as an Additional Language ( EAL ) may
need ...

Author: Irene Mersh

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237521644

Category: English language

Page: 32

View: 923


This volume comprises a set of teacher's notes and photocopiable student activities to help Key Stage 1 pupils improve their writing skills.

The Basics of Special Needs

... teaching methods are often particularly advocated for children with SpLD ,
although they may be helpful with a wide range of children having problems with
the acquisition of reading and writing skills . The development of reading and
writing ...

Author: Geoffrey Moss

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415118654

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 175


Published in association with Special Children magazine, this practical and highly flexible resource pack is designed to offer help for all those mainstream teachers who may have children with various sorts of special educational needs in their classes. The pack is based on Special Children's `Back to Basics' series, but each section has been revised and extended to include photocopiable worksheets, checklists and practical advice for teachers in mainstream settings. Each section looks in detail at one of the key topics related to learning and behaviour problems. Each is based on a straightforward, four-stage `problem to solution' approach through which teachers can build a plan of action for looking at possible solutions to children's needs: 1. Clarifying the problem: who has the problem, and what sort of problem is it? 2. Collecting evidence: how serious is it, and what are the causes and effects? 3. Planning: what can be done, who will do it, when and how? 4. Action: converting the plan to action, monitoring and review In each chapter the discussion of planning strategies is supported by a case study example of its use in practice, together with materials for teachers to use and adapt in their own classroom contexts. Sections include: * literacy skills * maths skills * science * thinking and learning skills * dyslexia * handwriting * speech and language difficulties Published in a loose-leaf format, this pack provides invaluable source material for all classroom teachers, and will also be of help to special needs co-ordinators planning INSET work and whole-school approaches under the Code of Practice.

Make Writing Exciting Grades 1 2

Motivating Lessons, Focused Activities on Specific Skills, and Reproducible
Patterns to Teach Essential Writing Techniques Debra Olson Pressnall.
Introduction Teaching Students with Special Needs". ii" - l'lii' " Teaching writing is
no longer a ...

Author: Debra Olson Pressnall

Publisher: Key Education Publishing

ISBN: 9781602680708

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 716


Over 100 writing activities and lesson plan ideas. Focuses on skills such as word choice, writing sentences and paragraphs, editing and proofreading. Includes a variety of writing styles: stories, reports, essays, letters, and journals. Includes instructions for students with special needs.

Best Practices in Writing Instruction

Best Practices in Teaching Writing to Students with Special Needs SUSAN DE LA
PAZ Students with special needs comprise several heterogeneous groups of
children and adolescents, including youth who are identified as having learning ...

Author: Steve Graham

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606237564

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

View: 321


Highly practical and accessible, this indispensable book provides clear-cut strategies for improving K-12 writing instruction. The contributors are leading authorities who demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, with chapters on planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is addressed, and exemplary approaches to teaching English-language learners and students with special needs are discussed. The book also offers best-practice guidelines for designing an effective writing program. Focusing on everyday applications of current scientific research, the book features many illustrative case examples and vignettes.

Educating Young Children with Special Needs

... pers. comm.). Similarly, teachers need to attend to the quality of these
children's ideas, rather than insisting on perfect writing output. ... The
developmental progression for the attainment of scissors skills is given in
Appendix II. Children who ...

Author: Louise Porter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446227197

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 336

View: 997


It is an easy book to read and has the merit of combining in a balanced way the broad theoretical background of early years education with a practical approach providing information addressed to practitioners' - "Education Studies " The book abounds with practical suggestions for developing children's knowledge and skills in various domains. It presents concisely the rationale for an ethical approach to working with young children and their families which emphasizes genuine collaboration between professionals and parents as well as involving children in their learning. The book deserves to be a well-thumbed text for individuals and a copy should be in any professional library' - "Support for Learning " I am very impressed with Educating Children with Special Needs in which Louise Porter uses her psychological perspectives to give a sound overview of the important problem areas and practices of the field, and describes a large number of procedures through which teaching and other forms of support can be effectively individualized. Overall this is an excellent book which merits, and should receive, a wide readership among special educators, early childhood teachers and the many professional who are interested in and may practice in this field' - "The Psychology of Education Review " In scope and spread this book deserves to become a standard text for policy makers, practitioners, those in training and their tutors. I welcome this book for its coverage of typical and atypical development in young children and its emphasis upon an ethical and principled approach to working with young children and their families' - "Professor Sheila Wolfendale, Director of the Doctorate in Educational Psychology programme, University of East London " Most young children with additional educational needs are enrolled in their local childcare centre or pre-school. Whether they have delayed or advanced skills, many will need extra support from teachers and childcare workers so that they can participate fully in these settings. Educating Young Children with Special Needs is a comprehensive guide to working with these children. It outlines how to recognize when young children have atypical needs, individualize relevant programmes for them, and make sure that they can participate socially with other children in the group. It highlights the importance of teachers' and caregivers' responsiveness both to the children and their parents. Individual chapters explain how to identify and meet the additional needs of children with vision or hearing impairments and those with difficulties acquiring motor, daily living, communication or intellectual skills. The emphasis is on assisting those with mild to moderate difficulties in any of these domains. The particular needs of gifted children are also explored. Educating Young Children with Special Needs is a valuable professional reference and student text for childcare workers and pre-school teachers.

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs

(Gregg and Mather 2002: 7) In order to help students improve their writing skills, it
is necessary first to consider the different stages ... need to be developmentally
appropriate, so too do the teaching strategies used to improve children's writing.

Author: Peter Westwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134118908

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 456


First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Teaching Writing Skills with Children s Literature

Primary and intermediate lessons for each literature selection make it easy to
teach to your students' abilities, not their grade level. Use the tips, techniques,
and lessons in Teaching Writing Skills with Children's Literature, and you will
improve ...

Author: Connie Campbell Dierking

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780929895277

Category: Education

Page: 165

View: 546


Using picture books as models is a powerful way to teach key expository and narrative target skills. Step-by-step directions and charts, with quality children's literature used as models, help you set up and manage effective 45-minute long writing workshops." Also includes extensive lists of other children's literature with their recommended Target Skill application. Teach brainstorming, focus, organization, elaboration, and writing conventions using literature as models. Primary and intermediate-level lessons for each of 20 models allow you to customize your writing workshops to the needs and abilities of your K-5 students.

Special Needs and the Beginning Teacher

... writing skills OLIVE ROBINSON INTRODUCTION Writing is one of the most
important activities in a child's school life. The kinds of writing required are
various, ranging from note-taking to summarizing; from writing-up experiments to

Author: Peter Benton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826448897

Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 846


Every teacher will encounter pupils with special needs. How to recognize those pupils, diagnose their needs and teach them effectively are crucial issues. This book provides accessible and reliable advice for new entrants to the profession.

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs

A skills-based approach to reading A skills-based approach teaches students
decoding skills to aid word identification. ... Within the skills-based approach to
reading there are many ways of ensuring that children acquire an understanding
of the alphabetic principle ... No teacher ever uses a skills-based approach
exclusively: to do so would be to teach reading and writing in the most unnatural
and boring ...

Author: Peter S. Westwood

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415298482

Category: Education

Page: 245

View: 793


The new edition of this important and successful book provides teachers with an immediate and comprehensive source of practical ideas for use in regular classrooms.

Stories Songs and Poetry to Teach Reading and Writing

We combine this aural/oral work with writing, teaching children to write, and as
part of the writing teaching phonics and ... This transfer occurs without special
teaching of word-recognition skills; it occurs when children are writing fairly
fluently ...

Author: Marlene J. McCracken

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 0920541356

Category: Education

Page: 157

View: 144


This book shows you how to tap into the natural processes of language acquisition by adapting the teaching of language to literature that children like to read. Children learn how text works through stories, songs, and poems that have meaning to them.

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants E Book

For example, providing them with writing kits full of activities to enhance writing
skills, fine motor games, visual motor games, or crafts that may be easily
implemented into ... Provide solutions to teachers concerning children with
special needs.

Author: Jean W. Solomon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323291637

Category: Medical

Page: 644

View: 592


Utilizes a family-centered perspective, using the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework, which focuses on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments. Includes evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies that demonstrate the basis for OTA best practices. Presents case examples that show how key concepts apply to real-life situations. UNIQUE! Features expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors in highlighted Clinical Pearls boxes. Addresses cultural diversity and sensitivity to introduce you to the wide groups of people that OTAs treat. Incorporates prevention as a role OTA’s have in addition to intervention and treatment. Contains suggested activities in each chapter that help bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic. Prepares you for the information you’re expected to learn from the chapter with key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Helps you assess and evaluate what you’ve learned with review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Evolve website offers a variety of video clips and learning activities to help reinforce the material you learn in the text. UNIQUE! Demonstrates how concepts apply to practice with video clips on the Evolve website that exhibit pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions. UNIQUE! Prepares you for new career opportunities with content on emerging practice areas such as community systems. UNIQUE! Offers new assessment and intervention strategies with the addition of content on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments and physical agent modalities (PAMS). Provides the latest information on current trends and issues such as childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), and concepts of elongation.

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Needs

skills. The contention that learning to spell should primarily take place through
incidental learning from reading and writing is highly questionable for students
with special needs, as well as for many normally achieving students. In our
opinion ...

Author: Peter S. Westwood

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415156233

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 240

View: 995


This book provides teachers with an immediate and comprehensive source of practical ideas for use in regular classrooms. The author has drawn upon his own teaching experience and upon research to identify well tried and tested approaches covering basic academic skills improvement, behaviour management, social skills development and curriculum adaption. The third edition has been totally revised, with the addition of two new chapters dealing with early identification of, and instructional methods of intervention against, learning difficulties. The combination of the most recent research and clear, practical advice make this a valuable resource for further study.

Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities

PRAISE FOR THE SECOND EDITION OF WRITING ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES "Well-written and organized, and filled with practical strategies, this book should be required reading for every educator dedicated ...

Author: Nancy Mather

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470230794

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 350


A hands-on guide for anyone who teaches writing to students withlearning disabilities This valuable resource helps teachers who want to sharpen theirskills in analyzing and teaching writing to students with learningdisabilities. The classroom-tested, research-proven strategiesoffered in this book work with all struggling students whohave difficulties with writing-even those who have not beenclassified as learning disabled. The book offers a review of basicskills-spelling, punctuation, and capitalization-and includesinstructional strategies to help children who struggle with thesebasics. The authors provide numerous approaches for enhancingstudent performance in written expression. They explore the mostcommon reasons students are reluctant to write and offer helpfulsuggestions for motivating them. Includes a much-needed guide for teaching and assessing writingskills with children with learning disabilities Contains strategies for working with all students thatstruggle with writing Offers classroom-tested strategies, helpful information, 100+writing samples with guidelines for analysis, and handyprogress-monitoring charts Includes ideas for motivating reluctant writers Mather is an expert in the field of learning disabilities andis the best-selling author of Essentials of Woodcock-Johnson IIITests of Achievement Assessment

The Core Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

While our aim is to teach children to write a brief, interesting essay by the time
they leave sixth grade, we need to be more ... elementary school children, but the
bulk of instruction should relate to the many pre-essay writing skills that are part
of ...

Author: Leigh A. Bortins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230107680

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 196


In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is having none of it. She believes that there are core areas of knowledge that are essential to master. Without knowing the multiplication tables, children can't advance to algebra. Without mastery of grammar, students will have difficulty expressing themselves. Without these essential building blocks of knowledge, students may remember information but they will never possess a broad and deep understanding of how the world works. In The Core, Bortins gives parents the tools and methodology to implement a rigorous, thorough, and broad curriculum based on the classical model, including: - Rote memorization to cement knowledge - Systematic learning of geography, historical facts, and timelines - Reading the great books and seminal historical documents instead of adaptations and abridged editions - Rigorous training in math and the natural sciences