Parent's Guide to the Common Core: 4th Grade

Author: Kaplan Test Prep

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1618658336

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Helping Your Child Succeed in Fourth Grade: A Parent’s Guide to the Common Core Schools across America are rolling out new, more rigorous curricula in order to meet the demands created by a new set of English and Mathematics standards – known nationally as the Common Core State Learning Standards. You can expect to see a number of changes in your child’s fourth grade class. In English, students will now read more Informational Texts. This type of passage provides facts and often deals with current events, science, and social studies. In addition, questions posed about these readings will ask students to find evidence and use it to formulate an argument. In order to master new Literacy standards, students will need a larger and stronger vocabulary to allow them to both tackle complex readings and write acceptable arguments. In Mathematics, students will spend more time developing their understanding of specific and important math concepts. Students will be expected to both demonstrate understanding of each topic and apply their mathematical skills to real-world situations. As a parent, it is important not only to understand the new standards, but also to have the tools to help your child do his or her best in school. This book is designed to provide you with the guidance and resources to support classroom learning and help your child succeed. It includes: An annotated review of the standards highlighting what your child should master during third grade 20 Important lessons that you can do – together with your child – to support them as they progress through the school year A Vocabulary section designed to make sure your child masters the most important academic words 200+ practice questions to improve your child’s skills Diagnostic quiz and 20+ mini-quizzes to check for understanding
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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)

Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253635

Category: Education

Page: 880

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Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.
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A Parent's Guide to 4th Grade

How to Ensure Your Child's Success

Author: Ricki Winegardner

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 9781576853757

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 153

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During your initial read of this resource, you may find that some of the key points are not yet relevant to your child. Imagine, if you will, reading the owner's manual to your car. Initially you may peruse the manual, finding that not all of the features or instructions are immediately helpful, but as you drive the car for a period of time, you may find yourself referring to the manual to find important information. Use this book in the same manner. Read initially to gain a baseline understanding of what to expect this year, then pickup the book throughout the year when you are faced with new questions or difficulties. By the end of the fourth grade, you may have a book with dog-eared pages, highlighted passages, and favorite nuggets of information.
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A Guide to School Services in Speech-Language Pathology

Author: Trici Schraeder,Courtney Seidel

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1635501865

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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A Guide to School Services in Speech-Language Pathology, Fourth Edition serves as a comprehensive textbook for school-based speech-language pathology (SLP) courses and college students who are ready to embark on their student teaching experiences. With its summaries of cutting-edge research, evidence-based clinical approaches, workload solutions, and strategies for professionalism, the book is also a useful resource for practicing, school-based SLPs. The text begins by providing a brief history of school-based SLP services. It highlights the legal mandates set forth in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act; provides a review of the No Child Left Behind Act; offers new information about the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act; and summarizes court cases that have influenced and shaped school services. Then, the text delves into a description of service delivery models; provides valuable information about a workload analysis approach to caseload standards in schools; offers examples of how to write IEPs that reflect workload solutions; shares examples of implementation strategies; and offers concrete, real-life workload success stories. In addition, this text provides practical strategies for using evidence-based practice, proactive behavior management, conflict resolution, professional collaboration, conferencing and counseling skills, cultural competencies, goal writing, informal assessment procedures, and testing accommodations, including methods for conducting assessments for dual language learners. The final chapter provides the evidence base for links between language, literacy, and the achievement of school standards. This chapter is a must-read for every school SLP. New to the Fourth Edition: * New coauthor, Courtney Seidel, MS, CCC-SLP. * Examples of how to write IEPs that reflect workload. * Current court cases that have influenced school practice. * Information on implementing the 3:1 Model of service delivery and other evidence-based workload solutions. * Information on conducting assessments with dual language learners as well as evidence-based clinical strategies for this growing population. * Strategies to combat compassion fatigue. * Information about behavior management, conflict resolution, and mindfulness training. * Updated tables of evidence-based clinical strategies related to each disorder type. * Updated references throughout to reflect the current state of research. Key Features: * End of chapter summaries and questions to refresh critical information and improve comprehension. * Related vocabulary at the beginning of each chapter. * Real-life scenarios based on experiences from public school SLPs. * Links to useful strategies, materials, and resources such as the ASHA workload calculator and free Apps for intervention purposes. * An Oral Language Curriculum Standards Inventory (OLCSI) that provides checklists of what students should know and be able to do at each grade level from Pre-K to 12th grade. The OLCSI is a must-have tool for every school-based SLP. * Information and strategies about current topics such as Telepractice, children affected by the opioid crisis, assessment of dual language learners, and much more! Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.
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The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law

Eighth Edition

Author: Jim Walsh,Frank Kemerer,Laurie Maniotis

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292760868

Category: Law

Page: 504

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Much has changed in the area of school law since the first edition of The Educator's Guide was published in 1986. Successive editions grew incrementally longer to keep abreast of legal developments. In this new eighth edition, the authors have streamlined the discussion by pruning older material and weaving in new developments. The result is an authoritative source on all major dimensions of Texas school law that is both well integrated and easy to read. Intended for Texas school personnel, school board members, interested attorneys, and taxpayers, the eighth edition explains what the law is and what the implications are for effective school operations. It is designed to help professional educators avoid expensive and time consuming lawsuits by taking effective preventive action. It is an especially valuable resource for school law courses and staff development sessions. The eighth edition begins with a review of the legal structure of the Texas school system. As Chapter 1 notes, education law is a complex interweaving of state and federal constitutional, statutory, administrative, and judicial law. It is important to understand the nature of the system before reading other sections. Successive chapters address attendance and the instructional program, the education of children with special needs, employment and personnel, expression and associational rights, the role of religion in public schools, student discipline, open meetings and records, privacy, search and seizure, and legal liability under both federal and Texas law. In addition to state law, the book addresses the role of the federal government in school operation through such major federal legislation as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Statute and case references are kept as simple as possible, and a complete index of case citations is included for those readers who wish to consult the cases themselves. The appendices describe how case law is reported and where to find it, along with a glossary of legal terms and a listing of other sources on Texas school law.
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Getting Parents on Board

Partnering to Increase Math and Literacy Achievement, K–5

Author: Alisa Hindin,Mary Mueller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131733146X

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Learn how to work more effectively with K–5 parents to increase student achievement in math and literacy. Research shows that parent involvement in schools leads to higher test scores and more engaged and enthusiastic students, but it isn’t always easy for teachers to bridge the gap between the home and the school. This insightful book provides helpful, research-based strategies to foster meaningful home–school partnerships and overcome the challenges teachers often face when trying to build relationships with parents. You’ll learn new ways to: Promote parent involvement at home and school; Share specific math and literacy strategies with parents to reinforce children’s learning; Plan and organize effective parent conferences that foster true dialogue about a child’s education; Communicate with parents about what you’re teaching and how you’re teaching it, so they can actively contribute to their child’s learning at home; Develop family nights and workshops to get parents involved in learning at school; Recommend games, activities, and projects that parents can use at home to help their children practice math and literacy skills; And much more! Each chapter is full of practical tools such as Common Core-aligned strategies, useful resources for parents, and sample parent letters that you can use to increase and improve your home–school communications. Bonus: Additional parent letters on a variety of topics are available on our website, www.routledge.com/ 9781138998698, to help you keep parents connected throughout the year.
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A Parent's Survival Guide to Common Core Math

Grades K-5

Author: Christen Nine

Publisher: Math Stream

ISBN: 9780692674949

Category: Common Core State Standards (Education)

Page: 124

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If knowledge truly is power, then this book is a must-read for parents who have felt concerned, confused, or threatened by the apparent invasion of the controversial Common Core State Standards into their child's math education. This book is written as a practical, survival guide for parents of elementary aged students. Read up on the standard overview for each elementary grade level; discover some of the truth behind the Common Core myths; study examples of key methods and models being incorporated into many Common Core guided classrooms; understand some of the research that has led to the "new" methods; and watch companion videos that help bring additional clarity to the material. Whether you have a fourth or fifth grade student who is struggling with fractions or a Kindergartner who is just entering the school system, this book is for you. Book Content Includes: -Understanding the Standards for Mathematical Practice -A Basic Outline of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics -Tools and Examples for teaching Number Understanding -Tools and Examples for teaching Place Value -Tools and Examples for teaching Addition and Subtraction -Tools and Examples for teaching Data Organization -Tools and Examples for teaching Multiplication and Division -Tools and Examplea for teaching Fractions -Tools and Examples for teaching Decimals All content is written with the typical parent in mind. No prior study of education is necessary, and videos are available for each math section to give a well rounded, clear explanation of each topic. Empower yourself to be a valuable part of your child's math education. This book comes with 25 HD companion videos available on http: //commoncoremath101.com
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Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla,Erin Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118237285

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Helpful advice for teaching Common Core Math Standards to middle-school students The new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have been formulated to provide students with instruction that will help them acquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, which will in turn enable them to move on to higher mathematics with competence and confidence. Hands-on Activities for Teaching the Common Core Math Standards is designed to help teachers instruct their students so that they will better understand and apply the skills outlined in the Standards. This important resource also gives teachers a wealth of tools and activities that can encourage students to think critically, use mathematical reasoning, and employ various problem-solving strategies. Filled with activities that will help students gain an understanding of math concepts and skills correlated to the Common Core State Math Standards Offers guidance for helping students apply their understanding of math concepts and skills, develop proficiency in calculations, and learn to think abstractly Describes ways to get students to collaborate with other students, utilize technology, communicate ideas about math both orally and in writing, and gain an appreciation of the significance of mathematics to real life This practical and easy-to-use resource will help teachers give students the foundation they need for success in higher mathematics.
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The Algebra Teacher's Guide to Reteaching Essential Concepts and Skills

150 Mini-Lessons for Correcting Common Mistakes

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla,Erin Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111810613X

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Easy to apply lessons for reteaching difficult algebraconcepts Many students have trouble grasping algebra. In this book,bestselling authors Judith, Gary, and Erin Muschla offer help formath teachers who must instruct their students (even those who arestruggling) about the complexities of algebra. In simple terms, theauthors outline 150 classroom-tested lessons, focused on thoseconcepts often most difficult to understand, in terms that aredesigned to help all students unravel the mysteries of algebra.Also included are reproducible worksheets that will assist teachersin reviewing and reinforcing algebra concepts and key skills. Filled with classroom-ready algebra lessons designed forstudents at all levels The 150 mini-lessons can be tailored to a whole class, smallgroups, or individual students who are having trouble This practical, hands-on resource will help ensure thatstudents really get the algebra they are learning
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Beyond the Common Core [Leader's Guide]

A Handbook for Mathemaic in a PLC at WorkTM, Leader's Guide

Author: Timothy D. Kanold,Matthew R. Larson

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 193676363X

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Focus your curriculum to heighten student achievement. Learn 10 high-leverage team actions for mathematics instruction and assessment. Discover the actions your team should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction. Examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.
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