This book is designed to help students get ACT Aspire assessment 2017-18 rehearsal along with standards aligned rigorous skills practice. It Includes: ▶ Access to Online Resources 2 Summative Tests that mirror the ACT Aspire Assessments 10 Tech-enhanced Item Types Self-paced learning and personalized score reports Strategies for building speed and accuracy Instant feedback after completion of the Assessments ▶ Standards based Printed Workbooks Reading: Literature Reading: Informational Text Language Students will have the opportunity to practice questions related to all the critical english language arts (ELA) learning objectives included in the common core state standards (CCSS) and college and career readiness standards (CCRS). Teachers Get FREE Access to Lumos StepUp(TM) Basic Account Create up to 30 students accounts and monitor their online work Share information about class work and school activities through stickies Easy access to Blogs, Standards, Student Reports and More.. 7000+ Schools, 11,000+ Teachers, and 120,000+ Students use the Lumos Learning Study Programs to improve student achievement on the standardized tests and supplement classroom learning.
Author: Chris John Tyreman
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date: 2012-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics
How to Master the IELTS is the ultimate study companion for your journey into international education and employment. With four Academic tests and two General Training tests, this comprehensive practice tool provides important revision for every aspect of the exam. It includes FREE downloadable MP3 files for the listening test; multiple choice questions; speaking exercises; flow chart and diagram tests; word recognition exercises; writing tasks; reading comprehension passages as well as full answers and explanations. Also including two appendices to aid learning and help develop your vocabulary, this straightforward guide is the only resource you'll need to practice and pass the IELTS. Online supporting resources for this book include audio files to support the listening test.
Getting Ready for the 4th Grade Assessment Test: Help Improve Your Child’s Math and English Skills – Many parents are expressing a demand for books that will help their children succeed and excel on the fourth grade assessment tests in math and English –especially in areas where children have limited access to computers. This book will help students practice basic math concepts, i.e., number sense and applications as well as more difficult math, such as patterns, functions, and algebra. English skills will include practice in reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary. Rubrics are included for self-evaluation.
Author: Board on Children, Youth and Families
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2008-11-21
Genre: Social Science
The assessment of young children's development and learning has recently taken on new importance. Private and government organizations are developing programs to enhance the school readiness of all young children, especially children from economically disadvantaged homes and communities and children with special needs. Well-planned and effective assessment can inform teaching and program improvement, and contribute to better outcomes for children. This book affirms that assessments can make crucial contributions to the improvement of children's well-being, but only if they are well designed, implemented effectively, developed in the context of systematic planning, and are interpreted and used appropriately. Otherwise, assessment of children and programs can have negative consequences for both. The value of assessments therefore requires fundamental attention to their purpose and the design of the larger systems in which they are used. Early Childhood Assessment addresses these issues by identifying the important outcomes for children from birth to age 5 and the quality and purposes of different techniques and instruments for developmental assessments.
Author: Helen Herrman
Release Date: 2005
This report discusses a range of issues related to the concept of mental health promotion, including the relationship of mental health to mental illnesses; a rationale for the place of mental health promotion within public health, alongside prevention of mental illness and the treatment and rehabilitation of people living with mental illnesses and related disabilities; various perspectives on mental health as a public health issue, types of evidence and the feasibility of mental health promotion strategies; examples of the interventions possible and the responsibility of various sectors; and activities that could be undertaken immediately within a variety of resource settings.
Author: Judith Ortiz Cofer
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Reviewing her novel, The Line of the Sun, the New York Times Book Review hailed Judith Ortiz Cofer as "a writer of authentic gifts, with a genuine and important story to tell." Those gifts are on abundant display in The Latin Deli, an evocative collection of poetry, personal essays, and short fiction in which the dominant subject—the lives of Puerto Ricans in a New Jersey barrio—is drawn from the author's own childhood. Following the directive of Emily Dickinson to "tell all the Truth but tell it slant," Cofer approaches her material from a variety of angles. An acute yearning for a distant homeland is the poignant theme of the title poem, which opens the collection. Cofer's lines introduce us "to a woman of no-age" presiding over a small store whose wares—Bustelo coffee, jamon y queso, "green plantains hanging in stalks like votive offerings"—must satisfy, however imperfectly, the needs and hungers of those who have left the islands for the urban Northeast. Similarly affecting is the short story "Nada," in which a mother's grief over a son killed in Vietnam gradually consumes her. Refusing the medals and flag proferred by the government ("Tell the Mr. President of the United States what I say: No, gracias."), as well as the consolations of her neighbors in El Building, the woman begins to give away all her possessions The narrator, upon hearing the woman say "nada," reflects, "I tell you, that word is like a drain that sucks everything down." As rooted as they are in a particular immigrant experience, Cofer's writings are also rich in universal themes, especially those involving the pains, confusions, and wonders of growing up. While set in the barrio, the essays "American History," "Not for Sale," and "The Paterson Public Library" deal with concerns that could be those of any sensitive young woman coming of age in America: romantic attachments, relations with parents and peers, the search for knowledge. And in poems such as "The Life of an Echo" and "The Purpose of Nuns," Cofer offers eloquent ruminations on the mystery of desire and the conflict between the flesh and the spirit. Cofer's ambitions as a writer are perhaps stated most explicitly in the essay "The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria." Recalling one of her early poems, she notes how its message is still her mission: to transcend the limitations of language, to connect "through the human-to-human channel of art."
The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel about a young Nebraskan looking for something to believe in. Alienated from his parents, rejected by his wife, he finds his destiny on the bloody battlefields of World War I.
This uniquely integrative book brings together research on executive function processes from leaders in education, neuroscience, and psychology. It focuses on how to apply current knowledge to assessment and instruction with diverse learners, including typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The role of executive function processes in learning is examined and methods for identifying executive function difficulties are reviewed. Chapters describe scientifically grounded models for promoting these key cognitive capacities at the level of the individual child, the classroom, and the entire school. Implications for teaching particular content areas—reading, writing, and math—are also discussed.
Author: B. F. Skinner
Publisher: B. F. Skinner Foundation
Release Date: 2014-05-26
In 1934, at the age of 30, B. F. Skinner found himself at a dinner sitting next to Professor Alfred North Whitehead. Never one to lose an opportunity to promote behaviorism, Skinner expounded its main tenets to the distinguished philosopher. Whitehead acknowledged that science might account for most of human behavior but he would not include verbal behavior. He ended the discussion with a challenge: "Let me see you," he said, "account for my behavior as I sit here saying, 'No black scorpion is falling upon this table.'" The next morning Skinner began this book. It took him over twenty years to complete. This book extends the laboratory-based principles of selection by consequences to account for what people say, write, gesture, and think. Skinner argues that verbal behavior requires a separate analysis because it does not operate on the environment directly, but rather through the behavior of other people in a verbal community. He illustrates his thesis with examples from literature, the arts, and sciences, as well as from his own verbal behavior and that of his colleagues and children. Perhaps it is because this theoretical work provides a way to approach that most human of human behavior that Skinner ofter called Verbal Behavior his most important work.
The Grammar and Language Workbook offers sequential language instruction along with extensive drill and practice in grammar, usage, and mechanics. This important tool includes a handbook as well as vocabulary, spelling, and composition lessons.