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Welcome to the new LDA Book Shop


Please note: The LDA Bookshop is temporarily suspended

LDA has revitalized its book shop with a limited number of purposely chosen books primarily in the areas of Response To Intervention (RTI), Explicit and Direct Instruction, Assessment for instruction, and Numeracy. The LDA Book Shop focuses on offering books founded on evidence-based research and which bridge the gap between the research and practical teaching resources for school administrators, classroom teachers, school support staff, and those who teach individual students.

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NOTE: Each book is preceded by an ordering number. Download the LDA Book Order form. Complete with each book number ordered, book name and price, then add postage and handling (P&H) into the TOTAL, and method of payment details. Scan and return your order to LDA by email at ldaquery@bigpond.net.au , or post to Learning Difficulties Australia PO Box 4013, Box Hill South Vic 3128


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If your area of interest is not represented here, and/or you may be looking for some specific book(s), please contact us.


Essential Explicit Teaching & Response to Intervention Resources

1.  Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching   

Anita L Archer and Charles A Hughes

Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented—and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material. Sample lesson plans, lively examples, and reproducible checklists and teacher worksheets enhance the utility of the volume.


1. Exploring the Foundations of Explicit Instruction

2. Designing Lessons: Skills and Strategies

3. Designing Lessons: Vocabulary

12/2010, 290 pages, paperback, $74.00

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2.  Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI): The Power of the Well-Crafted, Well-Taught Lesson

John Hollingsworth

This teacher-friendly book presents a step-by-step approach for implementing the Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) approach in diverse classrooms. Based on educational theory, brain research, and data analysis, EDI helps teachers deliver effective lessons that can significantly improve achievement at all grade levels. The authors discuss characteristics of EDI, such as checking for understanding, lesson objectives, activating prior knowledge, concept and skills development, and guided practice, and provide:
-Clearly defined lesson design components
-Detailed sample lessons
-Easy-to-follow lesson delivery strategies
-Scenarios that illustrate what EDI techniques look like in the classroom

2008, 280 pages, paperback, $69.00

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3. Explicit Direct Instruction for English Learners [Paperback]  

John Hollingsworth

Craft effective lessons that deliver high achievement for your English learners! Combining the best of educational theory, brain research, and data analysis, this step-by-step guide reveals just how effective the Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) method can be with English learners. With numerous classroom examples and sample lessons across Ka12, the book covers how to:
- Craft well-designed lessons for ELLs
- Check for understanding throughout the lesson embed vocabulary development in all lessons
- Include the language objectives of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in all lessons
- Design pair shares, address sub-skill gaps, and create learning objectives



PART I: Getting Ready, PART II: Strategies for English Learners, PART III: Integrating Strategies for English Learners into EDI Lessons

2012, 344 pages, paperback, $69.00

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4. High-Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great Teaching [Paperback]  

Jim Knight

High Impact Instruction is a response to the pressing need among school leaders for research-validated, high-leverage instructional practices that have a significant, positive impact on the way teachers teach and students learn. Author Jim Knight provides a simple but powerful framework and set of tools for improving classroom management, content planning, instruction, and assessment. In addition, the book addresses the most effective forms of professional learning that can be used to ensure that teachers learn the Big Four teaching practices: Instructional Coaching, Partnership Learning, and Intensive Learning Teams.


1.Personal Bests 2. The Big Four Practices Part One: Instruction 3. Thinking Prompts 4. Effective Questions 5. Cooperative Learning 6. Experiential Learning 7. Stories 8. Challenging Assignments Part Two: Content Planning 9. Guiding Questions 10. Learning Maps Part Three: Assessment for Learning 11. Questions, Answers, and Specific Proficiencies 12. Checks for Understanding 13. Rethink, Revise Part Four: Community Building 14. Expectations 15. Being a Witness to the Good 16. Corrections 17. Power With Versus Power Over 18. Creating a Learner-Friendly Culture 19. Freedom Within Form 20. Engagement

2012, 392 pages, paperback, $76.00

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5.  Explaining Reading: A Resource for Teaching Concepts, Skills and Strategies 2/E

Gerald G Duffy

This bestselling teacher resource and widely adopted text demonstrates the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of explicit reading instruction for struggling K–8 learners. The book describes 23 skills and strategies associated with vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. Ways to explain each skill or strategy are illustrated in real-world examples that teachers can use as starting points for their own lessons. Retaining the straight-talking style that made the prior edition so popular, the second edition has been revised and updated to reflect reader feedback and the latest research.

New to This Edition
* Incorporates important new research on vocabulary and comprehension.
* Stronger emphasis on embedding instruction in authentic reading experiences.
* A chapter on teaching "big-picture" ideas about the importance of reading.
* Revised teaching examples are even more thorough and teacher friendly.

- A much-loved K–8 resource updated with 20% new material, including a new chapter.
- Features numerous concrete examples and new, handy reminder boxes.
- Updates are based on reader feedback and the latest research.
- Straight-talking style makes the book practical and teacher friendly.

2009, 244 pages, paperback, $53.95

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6.  RTI Success: Book with CD-ROM: Proven Tools and Strategies for Schools and Classrooms K-12

Elizabeth Whitten, Kelli Esteves, Alice Woodrow

What is Response to Intervention (RTI) and how can it benefit your school? Find out in RTI Success, an all-in-one resource that provides information on this innovative model as well as step-by-step administrator guidelines and practical teacher tools for implementation.

Features of the book include:

  • 34 reproducible forms for streamlined  implementation, progress monitoring, and tier movement
  • CD-ROM with staff development tools, including a PowerPoint presentation, and all the reproducible forms in the book
  • Step-by-step guidelines for implementing RTI
  • 100+ teacher-friendly, research-based strategies for targeting specific skill deficits
  • "What to Try When" charts that help determine instruction techniques
  • Tools for differentiating instruction to meet diverse classroom needs
  • Vignettes and school profiles demonstrating RTI practices in diverse settings
  • Ready-to-use assessments and educational profiles for documentation

2009, 256 pages, softcover, $59.95

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7.  Effective RTI Training and Practices: Helping School and District Teams Improve Academic Performance and Social Behavior (CD Rom)

RTI Startup Guide: Tools and Templates for Schoolwide Implementation

Cindy Lawrence

A straightforward, how-to guide to creating a school-wide RTI team and implementing RTI, Response to Intervention: Basic Steps to Campus Implementation fills a gap in the RTI literature. Books on the topic range from broadly theoretical to single-student intervention strategies, but no single volume exists that presents in clear, accessible language exactly how a school should set up their RTI team, how that team will facilitate teacher training, and how to support instruction and assessment within the RTI framework, complete with tools. Extensive in its coverage and logically organized, this book will be an essential and accessible guide for any school implementing RTI.

Key Points

• Response to Intervention: Basic Steps to Campus Implementation walks school administrators and other RTI team members through basic RTI program development with ready-to-use, step-by-step processes and implementation tools.

• Your approach lacks cohesion, with the primary focus being placed on instruction, intervention, and student monitoring without the foundational administrative support. This book will give your RTI program the reboot it needs, helping educational leaders clearly define the crucial structure of the RTI program to ensure its success and longevity.

• RTI  has been shown to be the most effective method of improving student achievement and identifying struggling learners. This book puts the focus back where it belong, on the students.

2012, 152 pages, paperback, Currently not available

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8.   Making Differentiation a Habit

How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms

Diane Heacox

Teacher with academically diverse classrooms need this resource. Framed around the critical elements for success in today's classrooms, Making Differentiation a Habit gives educators specific, user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment. Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom offers new ideas, fresh perspectives, and additional research-based strategies to help teachers seamlessly integrate differentiation practices into their daily routines.

With Making Differentiation a Habit you get all this and more:

  • Cutting-edge research that connects differentiation and Response to Intervention (RTI) Easy-to-follow structure that helps you experience success in the classroom
  • Practical and specific tools, surveys, templates, and checklists
  • 100 illustrative figures and diagrams
  • In-depth information on assessment, choice opportunities, tiered assignments, grouping methods, student independence, grading, differentiating for gifted learners, teacher leaders, and schoolwide action plans
  • CD-ROM with dozens of useful reproducible forms and templates

2009, 178 pages, large paperback format, incl. CD-ROM, $59.95

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9. Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework

Katherine A Dougherty Stahl and Michael C McKenna Guilford Publications

From leading experts, this indispensable resource presents a practical model for conducting reading assessments for screening, diagnosis, and progress monitoring in each of the three tiers of response to intervention (RTI). K–8 teachers and school personnel are guided to use norm-referenced, informal, and curriculum-based measures to assess key components of reading development and make informed choices about instruction. The book describes how to survey existing assessment practices in a school and craft a systematic plan for improvement; reproducible tools include a 10-page RTI Assessment Audit that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

1. Assessments in an RTI System

2. Assessing Reading Development

3. Conducting a School Assessment Audit

4. Assessments in Tier 1: The Essentials

5. Assessments in Tier 2: Providing and Evaluating Secondary Support

6. Assessments in Tier 3 and Beyond: Diagnostic Decision Making

7. Communicating Assessment Outcomes

8. Creating an Effective RTI System

9. Internet Resources That Support RTI Implementation

2012, 164 pages, paperback, $44.95

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10. The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists

Jennifer Fox, Whitney Hoffman

The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is the definitive reference for DI for teachers in grades K-12. Ready for immediate use, it offers over 150 up-to-date lists for developing instructional materials, lesson planning, and assessment. Organized into 12 convenient sections, the book is full of practical examples, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used or adapted to meet students' diverse needs.

  • Coverage includes curriculum design, lesson planning, instructional strategies, assessment, classroom management, strategies by subject area (from Language Arts to Maths to Physical Education), new media, etc.
  • Offers an easy-to-use guide that gives quick tips and methods to plan effectively for delivering truly differentiated lessons
  • Filled with helpful DI lists, lesson plans, strategies, assessments, and more. The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is a hands-on guide for meeting the instructional needs of all students so that they can reach their full potential.

2011, 288 pages, softcover, $41.95

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11.  RTI Applications, Volume 1: Academic and Behavioral Interventions

Matthew K Burns, T Chris Riley-Tillman and Amanda M VanDerHeyden

This book addresses a crucial aspect of sustaining a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework in a school: selecting interventions with the greatest likelihood of success and implementing them with integrity. Leading RTI experts explain how to match interventions to students' proficiency levels, drawing on cutting-edge research about the stages of learning. Effective academic and behavioral interventions for all three tiers of RTI are described in step-by-step detail and illustrated with vivid case examples. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book features more than 40 reproducible planning tools and other helpful forms.

  1. Introduction
  2. Matching the “Right” Intervention to the Student
  3. Selecting Group Interventions: Identifying a Classwide Problem
  4. Whole-School Behavioral Interventions
  5. Small-Group Academic Interventions
  6. Classwide/Small-Group Behavioral Interventions
  7. Academic Acquisition Interventions
  8. Behavioral Acquisition Interventions
  9. Academic Fluency-Building Interventions
  10. Behavioral Proficiency-Building Interventions
  11. Maintenance and Generalization of Behavioral Interventions
  12. Maintenance and Generalization of Academic Interventions
  13. Putting It All Together


2012, 226 pages, paperback, $66.00

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12.  RTI for Reading at the Secondary Level

Deborah K Reed, Jade Wexler and Sharon Vaughn

The authors describe RTI procedures that are specifically tailored to the needs of struggling adolescent learners, takeing into account the challenges and logistics of secondary-level implementation. Grounded in the best current knowledge, this book shows how to implement response to intervention (RTI) in middle and high school contexts. Detailed guidelines are presented for teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary, and other aspects of literacy across the content areas, and for providing effective interventions for students who require additional support.

More than 20 reproducible tools for planning, assessment, progress monitoring, and multi-tiered instruction are featured; the large-size format facilitates photocopying.

2012, 262 pages, softcover $67.00

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13. RTI Applications: Assessment, Analysis, and Decision Making Volume 2

T Chris Riley-Tillman, Matthew K Burns and Kimberly Gibbons

Once a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework is in place, how can educators determine whether or not interventions are working? This volume focuses on the "response" component of RTI, providing crucial knowledge and hands-on techniques for assessing the effectiveness of RTI practices in grades K–12. The authors show how to select suitable assessment measures, analyze data about academic and behavioral interventions, and make defensible decisions about groups, individual students, and special education eligibility. Professional development strategies are also addressed. Useful reproducible tools are included; the large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a companion Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

  1. Advanced Response-to-Intervention Applications: Intervention Selection and Implementation
  2. School-Based Assessment
  3. Assessment for Problem Solving
  4. Evaluating Interventions: Applied Single-Case Design
  5. Evaluating Interventions: Analysis of Intervention Data
  6. Decisions about Groups
  7. Decisions about Individual Students
  8. Special Education Eligibility
  9. Conclusion

2/2013, 164 pages, paperback, $63.00

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14.  Assessment for Intervention: A Problem-Solving Approach 2ed

Rachel Brown-Chidsey and Kristina J Andren

Problem-solving assessment is an essential component of multi-tiered systems of support such as response to intervention (RTI) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). This authoritative work provides a complete guide to implementing a wide range of problem-solving assessment methods: functional behavioral assessment, interviews, classroom observations, curriculum-based measurement, rating scales, and cognitive instruments. Prominent experts demonstrate the key role of assessment throughout the process of supporting at-risk students, from identifying academic and behavioral problems to planning and monitoring interventions. Several chapters include reproducible forms that can be downloaded and printed.

New to This Edition:

Seminal chapter on problem solving by Stanley Deno has been updated with a revised model.

All chapters now discuss assessment in the context of multi-tiered systems of support.

Chapter on working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

Chapter on graphing student data.

Reflects current education policy and best practices.

10/2012, 386 pages, paperback, $56.00 (available July 2015)

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 15.  Close Reading of Informational Texts: Assessment-Driven Instruction in Grades 3-8

Sunday Cummins

This book provides a roadmap for instruction and assessment of close reading skills in grades 3–8. To engage deeply with informational texts, students need to determine what details are important, how they fit together to convey a central idea, and how to synthesize information from multiple sources. They also need to understand the unique demands of different text features and structures. Presenting effective instructional strategies that teachers can tailor to their own classrooms, the book includes lesson plans, vignettes, and examples of student work, plus a Study Guide with professional learning activities and discussion questions.

  1. What Does "Close Reading" Mean?
  2. An Assessment-Driven, Structured Approach to Teaching
  3. Introducing Synthesis with Interactive Read-Alouds
  4. Understanding the Features of a Text
  5. Strategic Previewing of a Text to Set a Purpose
  6. Self-Monitoring While Reading Informational Texts
  7. Determining Importance in a Text
  8. Determining Importance and Synthesis across Texts

Appendix: Study Guide

12/2012, 194 pages, paperback, $45.95

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16.  Teaching Strategic Processes in Reading 2ed            

Janice F Almasi and Susan King Fullerton

This accessible teacher resource shows how to incorporate strategy instruction into the K–8 classroom every day, with cutting-edge theory and research integrated with practical guidance and reflections from experienced teachers. The book describes the nuts and bolts of creating classroom contexts combining explicit comprehension instruction with scaffolded support. It features reproducible learning activities and planning and assessment tools.

New to This Edition

  • The latest knowledge and classroom-tested methods.
  • Chapter on response to intervention (RTI).
  • Chapter on organizing instruction across the school day and week.
  • Expanded practical content, including sample lessons and more early literacy and upper-elementary examples.


  1. What Does It Mean to Be Strategic?
  2. Critical Elements of Strategies Instruction: Designing Effective Environments
  3. Responsive Teaching Frameworks within Response to Intervention
  4. Assessing Strategic Processing
  5. Why Students Struggle with Comprehension
  6. Strategy Instruction That Enhances Comprehension
  7. Strategy Instruction That Enhances Word Recognition
  8. The Path to Becoming a Successful Strategies Teacher
  9. Conclusions: Putting It All Together

Children's Literature

10/2012, 364 pages, paperback, $66.00

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17.  40 Reading Intervention Strategies for Prep-6 Students

Elaine McEwan-Adkins

Struggling students need a different kind of instruction, more time and ample amounts of guided practice to help them become confident readers. The interventions in this book are designed for educators to use with individuals or small groups of students who simply cannot keep up with the pace of instruction. The author provides: ways to teach more vocabulary in less time; more than thirty sample lessons; strategies for thinking aloud to scaffold challenging comprehension skills; year-level notations to determine which strategies work best; and a table of contents to help find strategies by subject. The intervention strategies are numbered one to forty and grouped into seven sections: instruction, phonemic awareness, word identification, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and reading a lot.

2009, 276 A4 pages, $49.95

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18.  Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction 2ed

Isabel L Beck, Margaret G McKeown and Linda Kucan

Thousands of teachers have used this highly practical guide to help K–12 students enlarge their vocabulary and get involved in noticing, understanding, and using new words. Grounded in research, the book explains how to select words for instruction, introduce their meanings, and create engaging learning activities that promote both word knowledge and reading comprehension. The authors are trusted experts who draw on extensive experience in diverse classrooms and schools. Sample lessons and vignettes, children's literature suggestions, end-of-chapter summaries, and "Your Turn" learning activities enhance the book's utility as a classroom resource, professional development tool, or course text.

New to This Edition

  • Reflects over a decade of advances in research-based vocabulary instruction.
  • Chapters on vocabulary and writing; assessment; and differentiating instruction for struggling readers and English language learners, including coverage of response to intervention (RTI).
  • Expanded discussions of content-area vocabulary and multiple-meaning words.
  • Many additional examples showing what robust instruction looks like in action.
  • Appendix with a useful menu of instructional activities.
  • Rationale for Robust Vocabulary Instruction
  • Choosing Words to Teach
  • Introducing Word Meanings
  • Bringing Vocabulary into the Earliest Grades
  • Instructional Sequences for Later Grades
  • Assessing and Maintaining New Vocabulary
  • Working with Instructional and Natural Contexts
  • Vocabulary and Writing
  • Differentiating Vocabulary Instruction
  • Energizing the Verbal Environment 

3/2013, 210 pages, paperback, $49.95

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19. 60 Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension in Grades K-8

Kathleen Feeney Jonson

Comprehension, the final goal of reading, involves several cognitive processes, yet remains the most difficult facet of reading development to teach. Based on the recommendations of the National Reading Panel Report, 60 Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension in Grades K-8 provides teachers with a ready-to-use toolkit of tried-and-true learning strategies designed to actively engage students in cognitive processes including predicting, visualizing, making inferences, monitoring, synthesizing, and summarizing. Each of the 60 strategies in the book includes:

  • Grade-level recommendations
  • Goals for each strategy
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Graphics and examples of student work
  • Directions for modifying strategies for different grade levels

2006, 226 Pages, Large Softcover Format, $57.95

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20.  Smart but Scattered Teens: The 'Executive Skills' Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

Richard Guare, Peg Dawson and Colin Guare

"I told you, I'll do it later."
"I forgot to turn in the stupid application."
"Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again."
"I can't walk the dog—I have too much homework!"

If you're the parent of a "smart but scattered" teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult, you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills—the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future—while making your relationship stronger.

1/2013, 293 pages, paperback, $35.95

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Numeracy resources

21.  Maths Intervention: Building Number Power and Formative Assessments, Differentiation and Games (Grades 3-5)

Jennifer Taylor-Cox

Useful for small groups or one-on-one instruction, this book offers successful math interventions and RTI connections. Teachers will learn to target math instruction to struggling students by: 

  • Diagnosing weaknesses
  • Providing specific, differentiated instruction
  • Using formative assessments
  • Offering corrective feedback
  • Motivating students by using games

Taylor-Cox emphasizes four main goals for math instructors to help students achieve: accuracy, efficiency, flexibility, and fluency in solving math problems. Integral to each of these goals is ensuring that students understand math concepts. Taylor-Cox writes, "When concepts are ignored and the focus is solely on rules and procedures, struggling students often develop misconceptions and learning gaps.\" Math Interventions: Building Number Power, Grades 3-5 provides math teachers with specific strategies for imparting those concepts.

2012, 184 A4 pages+CD-ROM, $38.95

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22.  What Successful Maths Teachers Do, Years P-5: 47 Research-Based Strategies for the Standards-Based Classroom

Edward Wall et al

This easy-to-navigate guide offers research-based teaching strategies for introducing prep and primary school students to the content and skills recommended by the principles and standards for mathematics. Using the popular format of the What Successful Teachers Do books, the authors present 47 dynamic learning activities, each including:

  • A concise statement of the teaching strategy
  • Research-based validations for the strategy
  • How the strategy aligns with example standards
  • Year-specific classroom applications and vignettes
  • Precautions and possible pitfalls
  • Primary sources for further reading

This insightful resource allows teachers to increase students’ confidence in maths – and their enthusiasm – with practical and engaging activities while responding effectively to standards.

2012, paperback, $69.00

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23.   Strategies for Teaching Fractions: Using Error Analysis for Intervention and Assessment

David B Spangler

Many students struggle with fractions and must understand them before learning higher-level math. Veteran educator David B. Spangler provides research-based tools that are aligned with NCTM and Common Core State Standards. He describes powerful diagnostic methods for error analysis that pinpoint specific student misconceptions and supplies specific intervention strategies and activities for each error pattern. Also included are tools for analyzing student work and providing timely, specific, and meaningful interventions within an RTI framework. The targeted interventions for each error pattern promote teaching for conceptual understanding and are supported by documented academic research. 

Practical materials include:

  • Reproducibles for diagnostic tests
  • Practice pages for exercises keyed to the diagnostic tests and error patterns
  • Pages for practicing alternative algorithms and estimation
  • Teacher resources for hands-on activities, game sheets and pieces, and more
  • Worksheets, answer keys, and online resources

Each main unit, along with the sections on academic research and “Big Ideas,” concludes with a set of teacher reflection questions for use in a professional development setting.

09/2011, 248 pages, paperback, $69.00

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24.  Dyscalculia Resource Book: Games and Puzzles for ages 7 to 14

Ronit Bird

Ronit Bird is an experienced teacher with an excellent reputation for helping children to understand maths. This book offers 100 photocopiable games and puzzles to help teach key aspects of numeracy. Carefully designed so that no equipment is needed beyond that found in the average home, these games and puzzles actively encourage practice in using reasoning methods. Part 1 focuses on addition and subtraction, and Part 2 targets multiplication and division. Grids link each game to a specific numeracy topic, as well as listing the number of players required and equipment needed. Games and puzzles include: - Triad Families - 3-in-a-Line Dominoes - Key Multiples Bingo - Component Su Doku Puzzles - The 6x Table Coin Solitaire 

This Resource Book is perfect for teachers, teaching assistants and parents aiming to improve children's basic numeracy. All 100 games and puzzles are also available on the accompanying CD.

2011, 248 A4 pages, $89.00

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 25.  Teaching Mathematics Visually and Actively + CD 2/E

Tandi Clausen-May

This practical book provides teachers in primary and secondary schools with advice and resources to develop a visual and active approach to teaching mathematics. This exciting new edition comes with a helpful CD, offering resources and practical activities that make it easy for readers to try out the ideas in the book for themselves.

This new edition has:

- new resource materials, including dynamic animated presentations to use in your teaching

- a new section on Time

- specific examples of teaching strategies

- lots more ideas for lesson activities.

With clear explanations and strong visual layout, this is an ideal resource for teachers, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators and teaching assistants who want to motivate their learners with different and exciting ways of teaching and learning maths.

Tandi Clausen-May is an independent educational researcher based in England. She works nationally and internationally in the area of mathematics education.

10/2013, 120 pages, paperback, + CD, $67.00

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26.  Count Me In! K-5: Including Learners with Special Needs in Mathematics Classrooms

Judith Storeygard

Between the pressure to meet standards and the overwhelming number of different learning needs that students have, planning lessons has become more complex. Judith Storeygard provides proven approaches to understanding the behaviors of children with special needs and effectively teaching all students.

Using research-based and field-tested methodology, this book’s teaching strategies include differentiated instruction, with an emphasis on co-teaching between general educators and special educators. Included are examples from teachers who have put these techniques into practice and guidelines for reproducing their successes in your classroom. Key topics include:

  • Strategies for teaching students with autism, ADHD, and various learning disabilities
  • Ways to develop students’ cognitive flexibility
  • How to help learners plan, organize and self-monitor in mathematics class
  • A new focus on mathematical strengths and learning ability rather than on deficits and labels


04/2012, 168 pages, paperback, $55.95

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27.  English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom 2ed

Debra Coggins, Drew Kravin, Grace D Coates and Maria Dreux Carroll

Research-based strategies to reach English learners. Instead of just watching your English learners struggle, ensure that they develop high-level math skills and gain greater fluency in English. Debra Coggins’ bestselling book has helped many teachers achieve these intertwined goals by offering strategies that support mathematics learning along with language acquisition for English Learners. Now in its second edition, English Learners in the Mathematics Classroom addresses Common Core requirements, enabling your students to build 21st century skills that will serve them well into the future.

Through this trusted resource, you’ll develop specialized teaching strategies that can be adapted across grade levels for students at all stages of English language acquisition. You’ll discover:

  • Mathematics lesson scenarios in every chapter, directly connected to the Common Core Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Instructional approaches that promote participation, hands-on learning, and true comprehension of mathematics concepts that benefit all students
  • Sample lessons, visuals, and essential vocabulary that connect mathematical concepts with language development


08/2014, 160 pages, paperback, Currently not available

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28. 100 Commonly Asked Questions in Math Class: Answers That Promote Mathematical Understanding, Grades 6-12

Alfred S Posamentier, William Farber, Terri Germain-Williams, Ingmar Lehmann and

Bernd ThallerC

100 ways to get students hooked on math!
It happens to the best of us: that one question that’s got you stumped. Or maybe you have the answer, but it’s not all that compelling or convincing. Al Posamentier and his coauthors to the rescue with this handy reference containing fun answers to students’ 100 most frequently asked math questions. Even if you already have the answers, Al’s explanations are certain to keep kids hooked—and that’s what it’s all about.

The questions are all organized around the Common Core’s math content standards and relate directly to Numbers and Quantity, Functions, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. You’ll discover high-interest ways to:

        • Teach inquiry and process in mathematical thinking
        • Encourage flexibility in problem solving
        • Emphasize efficient test-taking strategies 
        • Provide practical applications from mathematics, education, and human development research
        • Build students’ procedural skills and conceptual understanding

Use this complete resource to save time, anticipate questions, promote process and thinking, and present yourself as the math expert we know you are.

09/2013, 232 pages, paperback, $67.00

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29.  What Successful Math Teachers Do, Grades 6-12

80 Research-Based Strategies for the Common Core-Aligned Classroom

Daniel Jaye, Alfred Posamentier, Terri L Germain-Williams

What works in math and why has never been the issue; the research is all out there. Where teachers struggle is the “how”—something the research rarely manages to tackle. That’s the big service What Successful Math Teachers Do provides. It’s a powerful portal to what the best research looks like in practice, strategy by strategy.

The book’s eleven chapters organize clusters of strategies around a single aspect of a typical instructional program. For each of the 80 strategies, the authors present:

• A brief description of that strategy
• A summary of supporting research
• The NCTM and Common Core Standards it meets--and how
• Classroom applications, with examples
• Precautions and possible pitfalls
• Primary sources for further reading and research

2012, 272 pages, paperback, $69.00

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30.  Developing Number Knowledge: Assessment, Teaching and Intervention with 7-11 year olds

Robert J Wright, David Ellemor-Collins and Pamela D Tabor

This fourth book in the Mathematics Recovery series equips teachers with detailed pedagogical knowledge and resources for teaching number to 7 to 11-year olds.

Drawing on extensive programs of research, curriculum development, and teacher development, the book offers a coherent, up-to-date approach emphasizing computational fluency and the progressive development of students’ mathematical sophistication. The book is organized in key domains of number instruction, including structuring numbers 1 to 20, knowledge of number words and numerals, conceptual place value, mental computation, written computation methods, fractions, and early algebraic reasoning.

Key Features:

  • Fine-grained progressions of instruction within each domain
  • Detailed descriptions of students’ strategies and difficulties
  • Assessment tasks with notes on students’ responses
  • Classroom-ready instructional activities
  • An accompanying CD with extensive instructional resources
  • This book is designed for classroom and intervention teachers, special education teachers, and classroom assistants. The book is an invaluable resource for mathematics advisors and coaches, learning support staff, numeracy consultants, curriculum developers, teacher educators, and researchers.


2011, 312 pages, paperback, $63.00

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31. Overcoming Difficulties with Number: Supporting Dyscalculia and Students who Struggle with Maths

Ronit Bird

In writing this practical book, Ronit Bird has drawn on her teaching and training experience to create teaching plans for key numeracy topics, aimed at those working with students aged 9-16.

She provides detailed strategies for teaching numeracy skills through a progression of practical activities and visualisation techniques which build the self-esteem of students who need extra help and give them a basic foundation in number. While the plans cover the National Numeracy Strategy, they can also be used in any setting where maths is being taught.

Topics covered include:

  • games and puzzles for learning number components
  • bridging
  • multiplication
  • division
  • reasoning strategies

A bank of accompanying resources, games, activities and Su-Doku puzzles is available on the CD included with this book. This is an ideal resource for both class teachers and maths subject teachers, and is equally useful for teaching assistants and learning support assistants.

2009, 168 A4 pages, paperback + CD, $79.00

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32. The Dyscalculia Toolkit + CD-ROM: Supporting Learning Difficulties in Maths

Ronit Bird

This collection of 200 teaching activities and 40 games to use with pupils who struggle with maths is based on the author's years of experience in schools, working with dyslexic, dyspraxic and dyscalculic pupils - but all the suggested strategies are equally suitable for teaching the basics of numeracy to any pupil aged 7 to 14.

The toolkit covers:

  • early number work with numbers under 10
  • basic calculations with numbers above 10
  • place value
  • times tables, multiplication and division

The activities and games provided can be used with individuals, pairs or small groups of pupils, and the CD-rom accompanying the book contains printable and photocopiable resources.

Section 1: Early Number Work – Numbers Up to 10

Section 2: Basic Calculation with Numbers Above 10

Section 3: Place value

Section 4: Times Tables, Multiplication and Division

2007, 160 A4 pages, paperback, $91.00

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