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This cutting-edge volume offers a complete primer on conducting problem-solving based assessments in school or clinical settings. Presented are an effective framework and up-to-date tools for identifying and remediating the many environmental factors that may contribute to a student's academic, emotional, or behavioral difficulties, and for improving all children's educational outcomes. Concise, consistently formatted chapters from leading researchers describe problem-solving based applications of such core assessment methods as interviews, observations, rating scales, curriculum-based measurement, functional behavioral assessment, and published tests. Including helpful case examples to demonstrate each method in action, the volume also offers invaluable tips on collaborating with teachers and school administrators, writing solution-focused psychoeducational reports, and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions.
This simple text describes what a grocery store is, the kinds of items that it sells, and the people who work there.
La literatura latinoamericana se caracteriza por su capacidad para fundir elementos de diversas procedencias, a veces muy alejados entre sí, en formas nuevas y originales. En esta obra, Graciela Montes emplea la fuerza metafórica del realismo mágico para aludir a los hechos más recientes de la historia argentina, y los recursos de la picaresca para contar, no la progresiva degradación moral del pícaro sino la extraordinaria aventura del crecimiento. Este género de tendencia realista, se originó en el siglo XVI y es típico de la literatura en lengua española. El hambre, tal como ocurre en la picaresca, es el tema central que da unidad a la historia. Su protagonista, un perro vagabundo, vive, como el pícaro, varias aventuras que determinan el carácter episódico característico del género. Narra en primera persona y, aunque tiene algunos aspectos humanos, no es el animalito humanizado de ciertos cuentos infantiles ni el estereotipo de las fábulas. Con elementos tomados del estudio del comportamiento animal, la autora lo ha dotado de actitudes y, sobre todo, de un punto de vista que podríamos llamar "perruno". Los primeros meses de su vida transcurren duramente en la búsqueda del alimento. Siendo todavía cachorro, es adoptado como mascota y se convierte en víctima de las picardías de los niños y de las humillaciones de los adultos. La historia tiene un final feliz que no es, sin embargo, el de los cuentos de hadas. Casiperro y sus compañeros de aventuras encuentran la protección de un vagabundo que les asegurará el calor del fuego y compartirá con ellos su sencilla comida. Este personaje marginal, que podría ser el típico protagonista de la picaresca, es, por el contrario, el héroe que salvará a Casiperro y a sus compañeros del hambre y del frío, dándoles nombres que, si bien recuerdan las novelas de caballería, reflejan su identidad y sintetizan su historia.
Axle Annie, Burskyville's best, most beloved school bus driver, has a big problem. And that problem has a name: Rush Hotfoot. He is an absolute menace--always in a hurry and in a bad mood, driving full blast. He even ignores the bus's stop-sign arm! But if anybody can tame the speed grump, Annie can. She has both hands on the wheel and nerves of steel. Children will giggle and cheer for this friendly, silly charmer about the kind of superhero they might see every day.
Batter up! It's 1919 and baseball is in trouble! All across the country, people are throwing down their bats, and giving up America's national pastime. It's up to Babe Ruth to win back fans and save baseball! Can he do it, or will he strike out?
The Little Beasties are eager to help Baby learn the alphabet. This simple and effective book uses bright designs to link words to letters, as a Little Beastie acts out the meaning of the word on each page, Ages 1-3.
Reading on your own This is the story of a skinny little boy with a funny name and how he became part of America's history.In very clear and accessible language, newly independent readers can learn how the lessons and love of Obama's mother and grandparents shaped him; how the places he lived influenced him; and how he turned his sadness from his childhood--the feeling he didn't fit in anywhere--into a positive, driving force of finding a place in the world and in the history books."History and biography are also successful topics for level-three readers. (Random House's) Step into Reading has the best offerings for the reading level . . . they are high in kid appeal."--Booklist
A children's book about Barbie as a mermaid.
A story about Barbie as a mermaid.
A pretend birthday party becomes a real opportunity to practice using good manners. Barney and Baby Bop happily use the words "please" and "thank you" while enjoying lots of party surprises. Good manners are fundamental and Barney makes them fun.
Read favorite bedtime stories, poems and lullabies with Barney and his friends. Picture descriptions present.
It's a car. It's a boat. It's a rocket ship. No--it's a cardboard box! But with a little imagination, Barney turns an ordinary box into extraordinary fun. The fun photography book introduces more early learning concepts to little ones.
Sun! Sam, Pam, Will and Jill are hot and sweaty. It's the perfect day for the beach. And once they've put on their swimsuits and packed a picnic lunch, they're off! But with Sam, Pam, Will and Jill, nothing is as easy as it seems. Will they actually make it to the beach?
A humorous story of a stubborn little girl, a patient older brother, and the magical workings of the local library. Beatrice doesn't like books or reading--and she especially doesn't like accompanying big brother Henry to the library three days in a row. But that's where he has to take her while he works on his dinosaur report. Naturally, Beatrice doesn't want to get books from the shelf. Beatrice doesn't want to let Henry work. And Beatrice certainly doesn't want to sit in a room full of boys and girls during story hour. Is there anything that could possibly change her mind? Meet Beatrice, a little girl who knows exactly what she doesn't want. Or does she?
Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers to put around her statue, Grandma begins: Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now Mexico City, a man named Juan Diego put on his cloak and started down the road to church. On his way, Juan Diego sees a beautiful Lady at the top of a hill. She tells Juan Diego to go to the Bishop and ask him to build a special church for her. But the Bishop doesn't believe that Juan Diego has seen the Lady; he asks for a sign. Again the Lady sends Juan Diego, and again the Bishop asks for a sign. Until finally, she provides one: her shining image on Juan Diego's cloak for everyone to see.
[from the back cover] "It's Valentine's Day in First Grade. All the children send cards to each other. Everyone is excited. Some people get lots of cards--but some people don't. And there are tears. But Jim knows how to make George feel better--and all the others join in. By the time the refreshments arrive, it is indeed a Happy Valentine's Day for everyone in First Grade."
The musical superstar of 18th-century France was Joseph Boulogne--a black man. This inspiring story tells how Joseph, the only child of a black slave and her white master, becomes "the most accomplished man in Europe." After traveling from his native West Indies to study music in Paris, young Joseph is taunted about his skin color. Despite his classmates' cruel words, he continues to devote himself to his violin, eventually becoming conductor of a whole orchestra. Joseph begins composing his own operas, which everyone acknowledges to be magnifique. But will he ever reach his dream of performing for the king and queen of France? This lushly illustrated book by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome introduces us to a talented musician and an overlooked figure in black history.
Explains in simple language the importance of regular physical activity. No pictures were available for description.
When Mama turns her quilt-making hobby into a business, the Bear family worries that she won't have time for them. But as everyone pitches in to help her, they realize that things aren't so different after all--and they're prouder of Mama than ever!
After watching a scary movie, both Brother and Sister Bear are troubled by nightmares until Mama and Papa explain what causes bad dreams.
Sister Bear is over at Lizzy Bruin's house watching Trouble at Big Bear High--a big-cubs' video that they probably shouldn't even be looking at--in which two teen bears are having an argument. When one of them gets really really angry, he says a certain word. It's a word Sister has never heard before. At dinner that night Sister tries out this brand-new, stronger-sounding word. When Mama Bear recovers her senses, she has to explain to Sister all about a certain kind of word. It's the kind of word that nobody, not even adults and certainly not cubs, should use at any time, no matter how upset or angry they are.
Who's to blame? That's what everyone always wants to know. But the kernel of wisdom at the heart of this latest First Time Book is who really cares? Because -- let's face it -- there's always enough blame to go around. What matters is how we work together to fix the problem.
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