Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4758-2277-9 • Hardback • December 2015 • $74.00 • (£57.00)
978-1-4758-2278-6 • Paperback • December 2015 • $38.00 • (£29.00)
978-1-4758-2279-3 • eBook • December 2015 • $36.00 • (£28.00)
Denise Skarbek is professor in education in the Graduate Studies at Saint Leo University, where she teaches coursework in exceptional student education. Her research interests include youth violence, sexual abuse, special education, and teacher education, particularly in the areas of teacher reflection, safe schools, and technology and its impact on children with special needs.
Chapter 1: Eating Our Way to the Common Core: The Need for UDL by Denise Skarbek and Karen Hahn
Chapter 2: Differentiated Instruction by Fern Aefsky
Chapter 3: There’s more to Accommodations than Extra Time and Peer Buddies! by Karen Hahn, Denise Skarbek, and Patricia Parrish
Chapter 4: This Is Where It’s “AT”: Using Assistive Technology with Students with Disabilities by Holly S. Atkins, Sylvia Rockwell, and Candace Roberts
Chapter 5: English Language Learners and Common Core State Standards by Keya Mukherjee
Chapter 6: The Struggling Reader and the Common Core by Lin Carver
Chapter 7: Grades 3-8 Math Strategies for Students At-Risk, English Language Learner (ELL), and Students with Disabilities byDeborah Anne Banker, Angelo State University and Nancy A. Cerezo
Chapter 8: Educational Leadership by Fern Aefsky
Chapter 9: Accessing Common Core Curriculum for ELL, Students with Disabilities and Students Considered At-Risk Using Reflective Thinking by Denise Skarbek
Overall, this is a worthwhile resource for educators looking to implement CCSSM with all students.
— Mathematics Teacher
I have been waiting for a book like this to help me lace together the planning and implementation of Common Core Standards to my diverse student population! This is the ultimate, ALL-inclusive go-to guide for beginning and veteran teachers alike. Not only does it encompass every aspect of educating each child; no matter the difficulty or disability they may have using the mandated CCSS curriculum, it also delivers explicit examples of the ‘how-to’ in a user-friendly format. It is a well-researched, practical, and enlightening read for ALL including administrators who would be wise to actively participate in its use as a book study for staff development.
— Michele Greer, MEd, teacher
As CCSS becomes the framework k-12 educators need to embrace, so is the requirement for a more rigorous curriculum presentation to all students in each content area. The Apple Shouldn’t Fall Far From the Common Core: Teaching Techniques to Include All Students, provides strategic schemes for educators to consider the characteristics and academic learning needs of students with disabilities, and how to select appropriate accommodations that meet the specific learning needs of student. The examples provided of how to use reflective thinking steps for selecting effective accommodations for students with disabilities are simply brilliant.
— Gabrielle Treadwell, MA, general and exceptional student education
Apple Shouldn't Fall Far From the Common Core: Teaching Techniques to Include ALL Students is a practical, real-world resource for educators of all experiences levels. It easily serves as a tool to bridge instructional philosophies and intervention approaches to produce best practices that meet the needs of both typically developing and struggling students.
— Timothy King, student behavior and discipline coordinator
A valuable book the brings together the Common Core Standards, Universal Design, differentiated Instruction and RtI to support reading/ language arts and content area instruction for struggling students.
— Sharyn N. Disabato Ph.D, University Program Administrator for the MED Reading Program
This book provides teaching techniques that allows ALL students to access the general education curriculum. A connection of theory to practice is described by everyday challenges that educators face with real life solutions to ensure all students are successful with college and career ready standards.
— Monica Vera, classroom teacher in general and special education, school based-administrator, supervisor of curriculum and instruction for Title I and Migrant, and district director of special education in a large Florida school district