Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)
Practical, effective, evidence-based reading interventions that change students' lives Essentials of Understanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties is a practical, accessible, in-depth guide to reading assessment and intervention. It provides a detailed discussion of the nature and causes of reading difficulties, which will help develop the knowledge and confidence needed to accurately assess why a student is struggling. Readers will learn a framework for organizing testing results from current assessment batteries such as the WJ-IV, KTEA-3, and CTOPP-2. Case studies illustrate each of the concepts covered. A thorough discussion is provided on the assessment of phonics skills, phonological awareness, word recognition, reading fluency, and reading comprehension. Formatted for easy reading as well as quick reference, the text includes bullet points, icons, callout boxes, and other design elements to call attention to important information. Although a substantial amount of research has shown that most reading difficulties can be prevented or corrected, standard reading remediation efforts have proven largely ineffective. School psychologists are routinely called upon to evaluate students with reading difficulties and to make recommendations to address such difficulties. This book provides an overview of the best assessment and intervention techniques, backed by the most current research findings.
- Bridge the gap between research and practice
- Accurately assess the reason(s) why a student struggles in reading
- Improve reading skills using the most highly effective evidence-based techniques
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 08/10/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Boost GED® Test Scores in Reading and Language ArtsThis book teaches students to identify and break down the important parts of any text to better comprehend the author s meaning and purpose. Lessons develop the literacy skills necessary to take on college and career-level reading.Lessons connects new ideas to familiar concepts. Students learn to approach reading tasks efficiently using purpose-driven reading strategies. Practice questions help students test out the strategies, then check their work.Aligned to Common Core and College and Career Readiness Standards, this book focuses on developing vocabulary skills, and a knowledge of central themes, arguments, literary conventions, story structure and point of view. Science and social studies texts are presented along with fiction and nonfiction texts.Use the 36 complete lessons to support classroom teaching or as a self-study guide. The 380-page book is filled with graphic organizers and helpful visual reminders to improve student s reading comprehension and prepare for the rigors of the 2014 GED® test, TASC TestTM, or HiSET® exam.Subjects covered in this book:Reading Strategically: DARE Process, Questioning, Skimming and Scanning texts, Note-Taking and Graphic Organizers, Vocabulary, Inferences and Central IdeasNonfiction Texts: Text Structure and Features, Visual Elements, Author's Purpose, Reading in Science and Social Studies, Tone, Arguments, Claims, Evidence and Fallacies, Persuasive AppealsFiction Texts: Theme and Author's Purpose, Word Choice, Figurative Language Characters, Story Structure and Conflict, Setting, Tone, Genre, and Style, Point of View
Published by: Essential Education | Publication date: 08/20/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 385 pages
Christopher Hitchens's personally curated New York Times bestselling anthology of the most influential and important writings on atheism, including original pieces by Salman Rushdie and Ian McEwanFrom the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others well-known and lesser known. And they're all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens--"political and literary journalist extraordinaire" (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.
Published by: Da Capo Press | Publication date: 12/10/2007Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 530 pages
The Essential Bible Companion: Key Insights for Reading God's Word (Essential Bible Companion Series)
What You Need to Know, When You Need to Know ItThe Essential Bible Companion gives you what it promises: the essentials. The most vital, absolutely indispensable information you need for reading and truly understanding God’s Word. Developed by two world-class Bible scholars and the creator of The Bible in 90 Days curriculum, this unique, easy-to-use reference guide gives you clear, crisp insights into the Bible book by book. From Genesis to Revelation, each book of the Bible has its key details laid out for you clearly and engagingly in a colorful two-page spread that includes •background information•timelines•important biblical charactersStriking a balance between too little and too much information—between the brief introductions provided in a Bible and the potentially overwhelming detail of a standard reference handbook—this well-designed, extremely helpful volume condenses the most important information in a highly visual, easy-to-understand format. Ideal for use as a companion to The Bible in 90 Days curriculum, The Essential Bible Companion is also a valuable resource for any Bible study. However you use it, this richly informative volume will assist you on your journey toward a well-grounded biblical faith.
Published by: Zondervan | Publication date: 05/26/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 145 pages
The Buddhist philosophical tradition is vast, internally diverse, and comprises texts written in a variety of canonical languages. It is hence often difficult for those with training in Western philosophy who wish to approach this tradition for the first time to know where to start, and difficult for those who wish to introduce and teach courses in Buddhist philosophy to find suitable textbooks that adequately represent the diversity of the tradition, expose students to important primary texts in reliable translations, that contextualize those texts, and that foreground specifically philosophical issues.Buddhist Philosophy fills that lacuna. It collects important philosophical texts from each major Buddhist tradition. Each text is translated and introduced by a recognized authority in Buddhist studies. Each introduction sets the text in context and introduces the philosophical issues it addresses and arguments it presents, providing a useful and authoritative guide to reading and to teaching the text. The volume is organized into topical sections that reflect the way that Western philosophers think about the structure of the discipline, and each section is introduced by an essay explaining Buddhist approaches to that subject matter, and the place of the texts collected in that section in the enterprise.This volume is an ideal single text for an intermediate or advanced course in Buddhist philosophy, and makes this tradition immediately accessible to the philosopher or student versed in Western philosophy coming to Buddhism for the first time. It is also ideal for the scholar or student of Buddhist studies who is interested specifically in the philosophical dimensions of the Buddhist tradition.
Published by: Oxford University Press | Publication date: 04/21/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 476 pages
The Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times: Key Insights for Reading God's Word (Essential Bible Companion Series)
Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times organizes material in thematic fashion and distills from the various articles the information that is most useful for appreciating the cultural background of the biblical writings. The book begins with a chapter on the family, describing what the Bible says about children, from their birth through their education, and discusses the roles played by men and women when they reached adulthood. The topics of sex, marriage, divorce, old age, death, and burial are also treated. From there, topics include: -The household—from house architecture and furniture to the subjects of food and water—and health and illnesses in biblical times. -Social life, including population, the calendar, economics, crafts, travel and trade, dress, and music. -Government in the towns, the larger cities, and the state; including the role of the king, as well as the function of elders and officials. -Israel’s religious life—from the use of high places and altars, to the importance of the tabernacle and the temple, to role of priests and Levites.
Published by: Zondervan | Publication date: 10/11/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 135 pages
Every face has a story to tell... what' s yours?Joey Yap' s Face Reading Essentials comprise a series of short yet detailed guides that describe each important facial trait on the face. These are accompanied by clear, elegant illustrations that you can easily identify and reference into types on a REAL face. You' ll be able to use the information given to ‘practice' on any face, whether it' s your own, or those of your friends, family, and colleagues.In this book on the Eyebrows, be informed and be entertained with this guide to knowing what this seemingly minor facial feature has to reveal about you, and those around you! Find yourself, your friends, and your family among the 50 types of eyebrows shown here, and be on your way towards understanding why it can reveal more about inner depth of character than any other facial feature.Do you have thick or thin eyebrows – and what information does this reveal about your basic character?If your hair grows in several different directions, will you have more problems making a decision?Why should you marry a man with Triangular Eyebrows if you' re looking for a knight in shining armour?Flip open the pages of this book to know what type of eyebrows you have, and what it means. It' s as simple as that!An ancient practice is now condensed into easy-to-digest nuggets of information. If you' ve ever wanted to know more about people in general, and why we have such vastly different personalities, perceptions, and reactions, Face Reading is the first captivating step in a journey that will reveal plenty of insight.Simple, intriguing, and most of all, FUN, you' ll never look at any face – and at any mouth – the same way again!
Published by: JY Productions Sdn Bhd | Publication date: 06/01/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 119 pages
What if anything justifies us in believing the testimony of others? How should we react to disagreement between ourselves and our peers, and to disagreement among the experts when we ourselves are novices? Can beliefs be held by groups of people in addition to the people composing those groups? And if so, how should groups go about forming their beliefs? How should we design social systems, such as legal juries and scientific research-sharing schemes, to promote knowledge among the people who engage in them? When different groups of people judge different beliefs to be justified, how can we tell which groups are correct? These questions are at the heart of the vital discipline of social epistemology. The classic articles in this volume address these questions in ways that are both cutting-edge and easy to understand. This volume will be of great interest to scholars and students in epistemology.
Published by: Oxford University Press | Publication date: 02/11/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 358 pages
Gary B. Ferngren and Ekaterina N. Lomperis have gathered a rich collection of annotated primary sources that illustrate the intersection of medicine and religion. Intended as a companion volume to Ferngren’s classic Medicine and Religion, which traces the history of the relationship of medicine to religion in the Western world from the earliest ancient Near Eastern societies to the twenty-first century, this useful and extensive sourcebook places each key document in historical context.Drawing from more than 160 texts, the book explores a number of themes, including concepts of health, the causes and cure of disease, medical ethics, theodicy, beneficence, religious healing, consolation, and death and dying. Each chapter begins with an introduction that furnishes a basic historical setting for the period covered. Modern translations, some of which have been made especially for this volume, are used whenever possible. The texts are numbered sequentially within each chapter and preceded by a short introduction to both the author and the subject.Touching on Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome, the European Middle Ages, Islam, early modern Europe, and the modern era, Essential Readings in Medicine and Religion brings a wide range of sources together to expand on the crucial lessons of Medicine and Religion. This book is a useful introduction for all students of history, divinity, medicine, and health.
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press | Publication date: 09/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Every face has a story to tell... what' s yours?Joey Yap' s Face Reading Essentials comprise a series of short yet detailed guides that describe each important facial trait on the face. These are accompanied by clear, elegant illustrations that you can easily identify and reference into types on a REAL face. You' ll be able to use the information given to ' practice' on any face, whether it' s your own, or those of your friends, family, and colleagues.In this book on the Eyes, be informed and be entertained with this guide to knowing what the windows of the soul have to reveal about you, and those around you! Find yourself, your friends, and your family among the 50 types of eyes shown here, and be on your way towards understanding what lies beneath.Are your eyes big or small – and how does that reflect how you relate to others?Is it sunken or protruding – and what does it mean for your relationships?What does it mean to have permanently watery eyes? (hint: depending on the context, not always bad!)Flip open the pages of this book to know what type of eyes you have, and what it means. It' s as simple as that!An ancient practice is now condensed into easy-to-digest nuggets of information. If you' ve ever wanted to know more about people in general, and why we have such vastly different personalities, perceptions, and reactions, Face Reading is the first captivating step in a journey that will reveal plenty of insight.Simple, intriguing, and most of all, FUN, you' ll never look at any face – and at any pair of eyes – the same way again!
Published by: JY Productions Sdn Bhd | Publication date: 06/01/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 119 pages