Suggested Teacher Readings

I have listed books that I have found to be useful.  Each book can be found in my office.  Please contact me if you would be interested in borrowing the book.

Learning Disabilities

A Mind at a Time
by Mel Levine, M.D.

Difficulty: Average

May want to become familiar with the book as many parents have ordered the book after viewing him on TV.

Checking for Understanding
by D. Fisher and N. Frey

Excellent examples to use for checking for understanding in the general education classrooms.

Classroom Strategies for Helping At-Risk Students
by David Snow

Difficulty: Easy Reading

Fast read that gives strategies for whole class instruction, small groups, and individual attention.

Getting to Got It
by Betty Garner

Difficulty: Average

Focuses on types of mental disabilities that interfere with learning.  Covers students from elementary to college level.  Gives suggestions for interventions.

How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children
by Sandra Reif

Difficulty: Easy Reading

Practical techniques, strategies, and interventions for helping children with attention problems.  Very easy to use, incorporates checlist, Q and A, etc.

Inclusion an Essential Guide for the Paraprofessional
by Peggy A. Hammeken

Difficulty: Easy Reading

Addresses every issue (academic and behavioral) that both paraprofessionals and learning support teachers will come across.  Therefore, teachers should also read this book.

Overcoming Dyslexia
by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

Difficulty: Average

One Word – AWESOME!

Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom
by Susan Winebrenner

Difficulty: Easy Reading

Wide range of accomodations and modifications.  Directed toward regular education teachers.  Accomodations given for various learning styles.  Realistic questions regarding modifications with direct answers.

What Really Matters for Struggling Readers
by Richar Allington

Difficulty: Average

Addresses research-based programs, actual methods, and needs of high school students.