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Reading Milestones®

An Alternative Reading Program

BEST R E SELL

Widely used with great success as a reading foundation for students with learning disabilities, ESL students, and deaf/hard-of-hearing students.

Edited by Stephen P. Quigley · Patricia L. McAnally · Susan Rose · Cynthia M. King Reading Milestones is the most popular reading program of its kind. This successful alternative, language-controlled program is designed to take readers to approximately a fifthgrade reading level. It is especially effective for students with hearing impairments and language delays and is also widely used with others who have special language and reading needs, including individuals with learning disabilities and students learning English as a second language.

Readers Each level of the program includes 10 readers with six stories per book. The stories depict characters who represent the population of students using the program and the types of settings in which they live. African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, and other minority groups are represented, and many stories have urban and inner-city settings. Workbooks A student workbook accompanies each of the readers in the Reading Milestones program. The workbooks provide opportunities for students to practice skills and concepts associated with the stories in the readers. The workbooks were designed to emphasize the development of comprehension and its primacy in the reading process. The tasks foster literal and inferential comprehension and the solving of problems through the use of a variety of procedures: semantic, story, and word maps; semantic feature analyses; and word analogies. Because students with special needs require more practice than other students in some of the mechanical aspects of the reading process, a substantial number of tasks for developing these skills are included. Spelling Books Two spelling books are now part of each level of the Reading Milestones program. The first spelling book covers Books 1­5, and the second spelling book covers Books 6­10 of each level. Feedback from the field suggested that a spelling component was needed to make the program more complete. A variety of spelling activities using words that appear in a given story are provided in the spelling books. Each section begins with a pretest, followed by a series of spell-ing practice activities, and concludes with a mastery test. Teacher's Guides Each teacher's guide provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for the teaching of each story. The instructional suggestions contained in the guides are organized into four sections: prereading activities, the story, postreading activities, and supplemental activities. Specific recommendations on how to use the workbooks and the spelling books are included. This format provides educators--especially beginning teachers--with sufficient information to make the reading series a selfcontained program. Major Vocabulary Sources »» Dolch»List »» Dale-Chall»list»of»3,000»common»words »» A»revised»core»vocabulary»of»Grades»1­8 »» Dolch»Basic»Sight»Word»List »» The»Living»Word»Vocabulary»Language»Controls »» Language»structures»are»slowly»introduced»according»to»developmental» guidelines »» Language»structures»progress»from»easy»to»more»difficult »» Structures»are»reviewed»in»subsequent»stories »» Language»control»permits»a»developmental»progression»unique»for»students»with»language-learning»problems»

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Study Skills »» Following»oral»directions »» Following»written»directions »» Using»the»Table»of»Contents»to»locate»the»beginning»of»a»story »» Using»the»glossary»to»understand»a»word's»meaning» Comprehension Skills »» Understanding»main»idea »» Locating»details »» Sequencing »» Recognizing»cause»and»effect »» Making»interpretations»(judgments»and»generalizations) »» Drawing»conclusions »» Inferring»word»meaning»through»context »» Making»predictions»and»inferences» Literal Reading Skills »» Decoding»words,»phrases,»and»sentences»(print»to»pictures) »» Encoding»words,»phrases,»and»sentences»(pictures»to»print) »» Recalling»sequence»of»events »» Locating»significant»details»to»answer»questions»about»the»text »» Completing»sentences»from»text»with»correct»words»(cloze»procedure) »» Recognizing»the»setting»of»a»story» Inferential Reading Skills »» Making»predictions »» Expressing»the»main»idea»by»drawing»a»picture,»selecting»another»appropriate»title,»or»providing»an»original»title »» Making»interpretations »» Drawing»conclusions »» Summarizing»the»content»of»a»story»or»an»article »» Answering»wh-»questions»by»paraphrasing»part»of»a»story »» Locating»significant»details»to»answer»questions»for»which»answers»are» not»explicitly»stated»in»the»text »» Understanding»words»in»context:»selecting»synonyms»and/or»antonyms,» recognizing»multiple»meanings» Evaluative and Critical Reading Skills »» Determining»whether»a»character»or»event»is»good»or»bad »» Determining»whether»a»character»or»event»is»real»or»pretend »» Identifying»characters'»emotions,»motives,»and»traits »» Identifying»the»purpose»of»reading»a»specific»story»or»article»(e.g.,»for» pleasure,»to»answer»a»specific»question) »» Reporting»personal»reactions»to»a»story»or»article »» Making»interpretations »» Distinguishing»fact»from»opinion »» Identifying»type»of»literature»(e.g.,»biography,»play)» Locating the title page and "The End" page of each story or article »» Locating»title»and»author»information»in»the»front»of»the»text »» Obtaining»information»from»pictorial»aids,»graphs,»maps,»and»tables»

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Reading Milestones®

Reading Bridge is grounded in scientifically based reading research strongly emphasizing vocabulary development and direct teaching of comprehension skills. BEST R E Reading Bridge­Second Edition SELL

Stephen P. Quigley · Patricia L. McAnally · Susan Rose · John-Allen Payne · Peter V. Paul Level 1 (Reading Level 4.0) Level 2 (Reading Level 5.0)

Level 2 (Blue) Complete Package

Syntax Controls »» Sentence»length »» Number»of»syllables »» Number»of»prepositional»phrases »» Number»of»dependent»clauses »» Number»of»personal»references »» Level»of»abstraction

BEST R Level (book colour) E SELL

Level 1 (Red) Level 2 (Blue) Level 3 (Yellow) Level 4 (Green) Level 5 (Purple)

Reading Milestones®

Reading Grade Level Pre-primer 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0

Features

Vocabulary Controls Level 6 (Orange) 3.5 »» Number»of»new»words»per»story »» Number»of»syllables»per»word Reading Bridge (Level 1) 4.0 »» Multiple»meanings 5.0 »» Idiomatic»and»colloquial»language Reading Bridge (Level 2) »» Figurative»language »» Word»structures:»contractions,»compound»words,»prefixes,»suffixes » » »» Infl »ectional»endings:»third-person»singular,»plural,»past»tense,»possessives,» present»progressive

Complete Level Packages include: one of each of the 10 Readers, 10 Workbooks, 2 Spelling Books, Teacher's Guide, Placement Test Administration Guide, and 10 Student Test Booklets for the level indicated. All in a storage box.

»» Rich variety of literature »» Paced introduction of vocabulary and sentence structures »» Simplified reading level for titles commonly used in mainstream curricula

Reading Bridge provides reading materials at the fourth- and fifth-grade levels and creates a bridge from Reading Milestones to mainstream books. Vocabulary, language structures, and comprehension skills are introduced in the same spiraling, research-based approach as in Reading Milestones but at an accelerated rate and a more advanced level. abilities, and those learning English as a second language. and research and study skills.

»» Is grounded in scientifically based reading research »» Benefits students who are hard of hearing, students with learning dis»» Emphasizes comprehension, vocabulary and concept development, »» Readers include questions at the end of each story and at the middle »» Workbooks include vocabulary that reinforces the vocabulary used in

the readers. and end of each unit that assess students' comprehension.

MR #024089 MR #024090 MR #024091 MR #025902 MR #025903 MR #025904

Level 1 (Red) Complete Package Level 2 (Blue) Complete Package Level 3 (Yellow) Complete Package Level 4 (Green) Complete Package Level 5 (Purple) Complete Package Level 6 (Orange) Complete Package

$ 299.95 299.95 299.95 299.95 299.95 299.95

MR #024085 Set of Levels 1,2,3 Complete Packages MR #030672 Set of Levels 4,5,6 Complete Packages MR #029401 Set of all 6 Complete Level Packages MR #024092 MR #024094 MR #024096 MR #025905 MR #025907 MR #025909 MR #024093 MR #024095 MR #024097 MR #025906 MR #025908 MR #025910 Level 1 (Red) Readers 1-10 Level 2 (Blue) Readers 1-10 Level 3 (Yellow) Readers 1-10 Level 4 (Orange) Readers 1-10 Level 5 (Purple) Readers 1-10 Level 6 (Orange) Readers 1-10

$ 879.95 879.95 $ 1,699.95 $ 112.95 112.95 112.95 112.95 112.95 112.95 $ 112.95 112.95 112.95 112.95 112.95 112.95

There are two levels in Reading Bridge. Mosaic and Patterns make up Level 1 (reading level 4.0) Tapestry and Kaleidoscope are the readers in Level 2 (reading level 5.0). Each level has two readers, two workbooks, and two teacher's guides.

COMPLETE KITS INCLUDE: one reader, Teacher's Guide, and Workbook.

Additional Reader Packages: (contain one of each reader for that level.)

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Mosaic, Mosaic, Mosaic, Mosaic,

Level 1 Complete Kit Level 1 Book 1­Reader Level 1 Book 1­Teacher's Guide Level 1 Book 1­Workbook

$ 76.95 35.95 35.95 12.95 $ 76.95 35.95 35.95 12.95 $ 76.95 35.95 35.95 12.95 $ 76.95 35.95 35.95 12.95

Additional Workbook Packages: (contain one of each workbook for that level.)

Level 1 (Red) Workbooks 1-10 Level 2 (Blue) Workbooks 1-10 Level 3 (Yellow) Workbooks 1-10 Level 4 (Green) Workbooks 1-10 Level 5 (Purple) Workbooks 1-10 Level 6 (Orange) Workbooks 1-10

Patterns, Level 1 Complete Kit Patterns, Level 1 Book 2­Reader Patterns, Level 1 Book 2­Teacher's Guide Patterns, Level 1 Book 2­Workbook Tapestry, Level 2 Complete Kit Tapestry, Level 2 Book 1­Reader Tapestry, Level 2 Book 1­Teacher's Guide Tapestry, Level 2 Book 1­Workbook Kaleidoscope, Level 2 Complete Kit Kaleidoscope, Level 2 Book 2­Reader Kaleidoscope, Level 2 Book 2­Teacher's Guide Kaleidoscope, Level 2 Book 2­Workbook

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Edmark Reading Program

Reading program of choice for »» Students or clients with developmental disabilities »» Students or clients with learning disabilities »» students struggling with phonics approaches »» ESL students, for experience with oral vocabulary and word meaning »» Preschool and kindergarten students who are deaf or lack vocabulary development and language awareness

Supported by scientifically based reading research. Provides explicit, systematic instruction in vocabulary development, reading fluency, and reading comprehension strategies.

Edmark Reading Program Level 1­Print Version

The Edmark Reading Program, Level 1 print version, provides students with one-on-one teacher-to-student lessons. The clear structure and presentation method of the lessons allow teachers to effectively employ paraprofessionals and peer tutors in their teaching. This program teaches 150 words chosen from the Dolch Word List and first-grade readers, as well as regular plural, tense, and gerund endings, capitalization, and punctuation. From the beginning, students find success with a process that teaches a word, introduces its meaning, provides comprehension practice, and uses the word in the story context. All learning modalities are incorporated into this highly effective instructional sequence. Carefully planned introduction of words and evolution of sentence structure also promotes language development. At 10-word intervals, review and test activities are provided, allowing teachers to test student knowledge of the words they are learning. Short instructional steps, repetition, and constant positive reinforcement build student self-confidence. The Story Book lessons include 16 stories with colorful full-page drawings that illustrate simple sentences. Only learned words are used in the stories. Direction Card and Picture/Phrase Card lessons represent a broad diversity of people, role models, and settings. Object-oriented words such as car are represented by a variety of illustrative sizes, shapes, and colors. A Teacher's Guide provides learning objectives, classroom activity ideas, and research references. Student Record Books assist teachers in tracking student progress throughout the program and developing IEP objectives. The Edmark Reading Program, Level 1 print version, can be used independently or in direct correlation with the Edmark Reading Program, Level 1 software version for Macintosh and Windows platforms. Both have exactly the same sequence for addressing multiple learning styles, and both create varied activities to fully engage students. Learning Opportunities »» 150 Words from the Dolch Word List and basal readers »» word endings: -s, -ing, -ed »» capitalization and punctuation »» visual memory of words (sets of letters) »» left-to-right reading/tracking »» thinking and discrimination skills »» combined words for story meaning »» association between oral language and print

READING LEVEL: Kindergarten through Grade 1 INTEREST LEVEL: Elementary through Adult COMPLETE PROGRAM: 10 Student Record Books, 5 Orange Eggs Books, 5 Certificates, Story Book, Two vinyl display masks, Teacher's Guide, Signing Manual, Word Recognition Books 1 through 4, 36 Supplemental Stories, 39 Picture Cards, 39 Phrase Cards, 39 Direction Cards, 4 vinyl card holder sheets, 263 Illustration Cards.

Edmark Reading Program Level 2­Print Version

The Edmark Reading Program, Level 2 print version, is an extension of Level 1 for students who have successfully completed Level 1 but are not yet ready for a more traditional reading approach. Level 2 continues to provide students with one-on-one teacher-to-student lessons. Level 2 introduces 200 new words, including compound words, as well as reviewing and reinforcing the words introduced in Level 1. It introduces new graphics and two adolescent characters, Judy and Scott, who are the focus of real-life-situation stories. The Story Books include 100 illustrated stories. Picture/Phrase Card lessons represent a broad diversity of people, role models, and settings. Comprehension questions focus students' attention on the meaning within the stories. At 10-word intervals, review and test activities are provided, allowing teachers to test student knowledge of the words they are learning. Short instructional steps, repetition, and constant positive reinforcement build self-confidence in the student. A Teacher's Guide provides learning objectives, classroom activity ideas, and research references. Student Record Books assist teachers in tracking student progress throughout the program. Learning Opportunities »» 200 Words from the Dolch Word List and early elementary readers »» reinforcement of the 150 words learned in Level 1 »» compound words »» words, sentences, and phrases »» vocabulary expansion »» thinking and discrimination skills »» combined words for meaning »» reading practice »» association between oral language and print Recommended for »» students who have successfully completed Level 1 but are not yet ready for a more traditional reading approach »» students or clients with developmental disabilities »» students or clients with learning disabilities »» students struggling with phonics approaches »» ESL students, for experience with oral vocabulary and word meaning

READING LEVEL: Grades 1 through 3 INTEREST LEVEL: Elementary through Adult COMPLETE PROGRAM: 10 Student Record Books, 5 Certificates, Story Books 1 through 4, One vinyl display mask, Teacher's Guide, Word Recognition Books 1 through 4, 25 Picture Cards, 25 Phrase Cards, 4 vinyl card holder sheets.

MR #025983 ERP Level 1 Complete Program (Print Version)

$ 545.95

MR #025984 ERP Level 2 Complete Program (Print Version)

$ 545.95

EDMARK READING PROGRAM PACKAGES MR #025985 ERP Levels 1 & 2 Complete Print Versions MR #042336 ERP Levels 1 & 2 Print Versions and Edmark Functional Words Series (all 4 kits)

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Edmark Reading Program Supplemental Materials

Homework, Level 1

157 reproducible worksheets help students reinforce and practice words as they learn them in the Edmark Reading Program, Level 1. Also includes a Student Performance Chart for record-keeping and a Homework Folder. MR #025986 Homework, Level 1 Kit $ 37.95

Edmark Functional Words Series

BEST R E SELL

Homework, Level 2

157 reproducible worksheets help students reinforce and practice words as they learn them in the Edmark Reading Program, Level 2. Also includes a Student Performance Chart to help keep track of homework progress. MR #042780 Homework, Level 2 Kit $ 37.95

The Edmark Functional Words Series, helps you successfully teach the vocabulary necessary for independent community living. Often thought of as the third level of the Edmark Reading Program, this program extends the same teaching techniques to encompass more functional, practical words necessary for everyday living. Using the proven Edmark Reading Program multisensory technique, students can learn to recognize 400 functional words seen in the grocery store, on menus, on the job, and on common street and building signs. In each lesson, students learn a new sight word, practice sight word recognition, reinforce that recognition, and associate the word with its meaning through illustrations. Each vocabulary word is presented in a variety of formats: uppercase, uppercase and lowercase, and all lowercase. Each new word is then presented with excellent illustrations to ensure word comprehension. Short steps and multiple repetitions--methods that have brought success to so many students--are used throughout the program. Reproducible worksheets reinforce learning with activities such as writing, identifying, circling, matching, and using a word in context.

Spelling, Level 1

48 worksheet activities that provide five types of spelling and writing practice and reinforce the Edmark Reading Program, Level 1. MR #025987 Spelling, Level 1 Kit $ 45.95

Spelling, Level 2

53 worksheet activities that provide five types of spelling and writing practice and reinforce the Edmark Reading Program, Level 2. MR #025988 Spelling, Level 2 Kit $ 45.95

Word Bingo, Level 1

150 different Bingo game cards correlated to specific lessons to reinforce the Edmark Reading Program, Level 1. May also be used as flash cards for extra one-to-one word practice. MR #025989 Word Bingo, Level 1 Kit $ 36.95

Word Bingo, Level 2

Edmark Functional Words Series Fast Food/Restaurant Words Kit

Teach students to read 100 words that will help them order a meal from a fast-food establishment or a restaurant menu. This series features food-related words, such as pizza, cheese, chicken, biscuit, and bacon. Includes 100 Word Recognition Lessons, 300 reproducible worksheets, and a Teacher's Guide. MR #025997 Fast Food/Restaurant Words Kit $ 154.95

200 different Bingo game cards correlated to specific lessons to reinforce the Edmark Reading Program, Level 2. May also be used as flash cards for extra one-to-one word practice. MR #025990 Word Bingo, Level 2 Kit $ 36.95

Supplemental Worksheets, Level 1

286 popular, reproducible worksheets provide seatwork or homework to reinforce the Edmark Reading Program, Level 1. MR #025991 Supplemental Worksheets, Level 1 Kit $ 102.95

Edmark Functional Words Series Grocery Words Kit

Supplemental Worksheets, Level 2

Provide your students with 100 words necessary for reading and composing grocery lists and finding items in a grocery store. Grocery Words teaches words such as tuna, shampoo, flour, sausage, and laundry detergent. Includes 100 Word Recognition Lessons, 300 reproducible worksheets, and a Teacher's Guide. MR #025998 Grocery Words Kit $ 154.95

140 reproducible worksheets, 20 word quizzes, and 20 stories with comprehension questions to reinforce the Edmark Reading Program, Level 2. MR #025992 Supplemental Worksheets, Level 2 Kit $ 80.95

Supplemental Reading Lessons

Edmark Functional Words Series Job/Work Words Kit

Teach students 100 words to help them get and keep a job. Job/Work Words teaches words such as file, caution, help wanted, and hard hat area; days of the week; and month names. Includes 100 Word Recognition Lessons, 300 reproducible worksheets, and a Teacher's Guide. MR #025999 Job/Work Words Kit $ 154.95

90 stories written using the vocabulary taught in both Level 1 and Level 2 of the Edmark Reading Program. Your students will love making the little books and taking them home to read. MR #045208 Supplemental Reading Lessons $ 38.95

Edmark Mastery Tests

Edmark Functional Words Series Signs Around You Kit

Enable your students to read 100 informational and protection words. Signs Around You teaches words and phrases such as telephone, taxi, do not enter, no smoking, and poison. It includes 100 Word Recognition Lessons, 300 reproducible worksheets, and a Teacher's Guide. MR #026000 Signs Around You Kit $ 154.95 FUNCTIONAL WORDS SERIES PACKAGES MR #026001 Functional Words Series (all 4 kits) MR #042336 ERP Levels 1 & 2 Print Versions and Edmark Functional Words Series (all 4 kits)

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The Edmark Mastery Test (EMT) is a domain-referenced, nationally field-tested instrument designed specifically to assess the performance of students using the Edmark Reading Program. This highly reliable and relevant test consists of four subtests that closely mirror the instructional format of the Edmark Reading Program. The Edmark Mastery Test can be used: »» for continuous progress monitoring in the Edmark Reading Program »» to determine the student's mastery of the program »» as a placement instrument indicating at what point to begin instruction, for students whose instruction in the program has been interrupted »» to identify targeted reading objectives for the I.E.P.

Complete Kits: Include a manual, 15 test booklets, 15 scoring forms, and 15 summary forms

$ 599.95 1,499.95

MR #049439 Edmark Mastery Test Level 1 Complete Kit MR #049441 Edmark Mastery Test Level 2 Complete Kit

$ 68.95 68.95

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Edmark Reading Program­Software Version

Regarded as "the one that works" by many teaching professionals, this software can be used independently or with the Edmark Reading Program print version (see page 92), providing educators with another excellent tool to help students achieve reading success. The print and software versions have exactly the same lesson structure in exactly the same sequence; both address multiple learning styles and create varied activities that fully engage students. Throughout the software lessons and activities, high-quality audio cues, colorful graphics, short instructional steps, repetition, and constant positive feedback are provided. This independent learning structure builds self-confidence in students and is especially effective for developing independent skills and placing students with special needs into inclusive classrooms and integrated settings. Students can use a variety of devices to interact with the program, including the TouchWindow, a mouse, alternate keyboards, and single switches.

Computer access with the touch of a finger!

TouchWindow

Grades PreK­Adult

®

Perfect for use with Edmark Software Version (left) and Words Around Me (see page 95).

»» Management»tools»allow»teachers»to»individualize»the»program. »» Automatic»record-keeping»tracks»student»progress»for»each»lesson. »» Students»can»click»on»individual»words»or»whole»sentences»to»hear»them»read»aloud. »» Students»can»record»their»own»voices»for»playback. »» Stories»can»be»printed»out»to»take»home.» »» Learning»objectives,»activity»ideas,»and»resource»room»suggestions»included.

Touch input is one of the most natural and direct ways to interact with computer software. TouchWindow allows early learners and students with a variety of disabilities to use a computer successfully, right from their first experience. Students and teachers naturally point to and touch computer monitors while using software. TouchWindow takes advantage of this natural interaction by allowing students to select and move objects, operate pull-down menus, and draw graphics--all with the touch of a finger or stylus. This system works well with an array of software, such as the perfectly compatible Words Around Me and Edmark Reading Program. TouchWindow is available in two monitor sizes--15" and 17". When you order the 17" TouchWindow, you'll also get an exclusive hanging system that transfers the weight to the top of the monitor, thus ensuring a snug and secure fit, yet allowing it to be put on or taken off the monitor with ease. The hanging system is not available for the 15" version. TouchWindow features:

Level 1 Software »» 29»colorful,»multipage»stories »» 150»Words»from»the»Dolch»Word»List»and»

»» Printable»Flash»Cards»and»Signing»Manual

basal»readers,»including»endings:»-s, -ing, -ed

Level 2 Software »» 100»colorful,»multipage»stories» »» 200»words,»including»compound»words»and»review»of»words»learned»in»Level»1 »» Printable»Flash»Cards»and»Comprehension»Questions

Software Requirements: Windows®

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»» Essential safety. The TouchWindow is amazingly resistant to breakage.

Its unique scratch-resistant surface offers the ultimate in safety for all users. »» Direct selection. Users make selections directly on-screen--no intermediate steps or devices interfere with their attention. »» Proven success. The TouchWindow is especially effective with firsttime computer users, early learners, and students with developmental and/or physical disabilities. »» Versatile and functional. The TouchWindow is easy to attach or detach to use on another computer. It can be used as a single switch by setting it flat on a table or wheelchair tray. Most Macintosh and Windows software that works with a mouse is TouchWindow-compatible. »» Quality materials and warranty included. Every TouchWindow screen is backed by a full 1-year warranty and includes an instruction manual, a plastic stylus, mounting rails and buttons, and an installation guide.

Macintosh®

»» »» »» »» »» »»

Mac»OS®»7.5.5»to»9.x;»OS»X PowerPC®,»iMac®,»G3®,»or»better Hard»disk»with»30»MB»free 16»MB»memory»(RAM) 640»x»480,»thousands»of»colors CD-ROM»drive

Edmark Software is compatible with TouchWindow® .

Home Edition: licensed for home use only and consists of 1 CD that tracks the progress of two learners. School Version: 2-CD pack. (Each CD tracks the progress of 100 learners.) Lab Pack: 6-CD pack. Site License: 35-CD pack. Network License: recommended for networked users.

System Requirements: Windows®

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$

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Macintosh®

Note: No versions of Windows NT support this product.

TOUCHWINDOW KIT INCLUDES: TouchWindow screen (either 17" or 15"), User Guide, CD-ROM, Velcro, Rubber Bumpers, Monitor Adapter Rails, and Stylus.

COMBINATION PRINT & SOFTWARE PACKAGES - SAVINGS! MR #025995 Level 1 Print and School Software Combo $ 999.95 MR #025996 Level 2 Print and School Software Combo 999.95

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MR #042369 17" TouchWindow, USB Universal Mac/Win Kit MR #042372 15" TouchWindow, USB Universal Mac/Win Kit

$ 419.95 384.95

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Teach vocabulary in English or Spanish!

Patterns for Success in Reading and Spelling Words Around Me

Words Around Me is an engaging, interactive software program that helps students with unique learning needs successfully learn 275 common words, as well as 186 plurals. Students learn to associate spoken words with photographs and drawn images grouped in seven categories: Personal; Kitchen; Home; Outdoors; School; Community; and Colors, Shapes and Verbs. Students progress through five activities in each category: Word Identification, Plurals, Categorization, Sameness, and Difference. Four Review Games provide opportunities for reinforcement. A flexible management system allows teachers to customize the program and track student progress. Learning Benefits: »» Helps»students»associate»spoken»vocabulary»with»pictures»and»text»labels »» Develops»visual»memory,»listening,»categorization,»and»comparison»skills »» Develops»concepts»for»plurals»as»well»as»sameness»and»difference Suggested Users: »» Students»with»developmental»delays»needing»a»step-by-step»process»to»learn »» Young»children»learning»English»as»a»second»language »» Educators»performing»informal»vocabulary»assessments »» Individuals»incorporating»vocabulary»into»community»and»life-skills» activities »» Students»practicing»vocabulary»independently »» Students»needing»a»mouse»alternative Windows and Mac compatible. TouchWindow and single-switch compatible. MR #031103 Words Around Me, 2-User School Version Kit MR #031104 Words Around Me, 10-User Lab Pack Kit MR #031105 Words Around Me, 30-User Site License Kit $ 239.95 949.95 1,999.95

A Multisensory Approach to Teaching Phonics and Word Analysis

Marcia K. Henry · Nancy C. Redding Patterns for Success in Reading and Spelling comprises more than 120 structured, sequential, multisensory lessons based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. It is ideal for teachers, tutors, and others who work with students who have special reading problems. The program starts with beginning letter­sound correspondences useful in the primary grades and follows a practical, step-by-step sequence that progresses to the Latin and Greek morphemes necessary for successful reading of middle school and high school subject-area text and literature. The program is divided into three parts. Part 1: Letter­Sound Correspondences Part 2: Syllable Patterns, Affixes, and Additional Phonics Part 3: Morpheme Patterns The curriculum is designed for small-group or individual instruction. Lessons include introduction of new patterns and rules, along with review of previously learned patterns. Card drills, decoding, and spelling instruction are provided, as well as activities to enhance linguistic awareness, reading comprehension, and composition. The Student Card Pack contains all of the cards needed for use with the Patterns program and is included in the kit. The cards are useful for immediate recognition of common patterns found in English words and can be used for visual and auditory drill in order to promote fluent and accurate reading and spelling. The set contains almost four hundred 32/3 x 41/4-inch cards of the most commonly used consonant and vowel patterns that carry specific sounds (phonograms), as well as the prefixes, suffixes, and Latin and Greek roots (morphemes), that are found in many thousands of multisyllabic words. The 100 most frequently used nonphonetic or irregular words are also included. Each phonogram contains a key word, and definitions and key examples are provided for morphemes. The Student Card Pack can also be used for supplemental practice with other reading programs. The Student Word Lists for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 contain words, phrases, and sentences focusing on patterns presented in each lesson. Words in these books are in a larger font size for easier readability by students. The Student Activities for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 are new to the program and are now included in the kit. The activities give students extra practice to help reinforce the concepts taught in each lesson. The three Student Activities books are reproducible and include answer keys.

COMPLETE PROGRAM: Teacher's Manual; Student Word Lists (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3); Student Activities (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3); and the Student Card Pack, all in a sturdy storage box.

MR #031106 Patterns for Success in Reading and Spelling Complete Program MR #031107 Teacher's Manual MR #031108 Student Card Pack MR #031109 Student Word Lists (Parts 1, 2, & 3) MR #031110 Student Activities (Parts 1, 2, & 3)

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Recipe for Writing and Spelling

An Integrated Program

Third Edition

Frances Bloom · Deborah Bloom Coates Recipe for Writing and Spelling, Third Edition is a multi-sensory program that uses phonics, language patterns, and language experience for developing skills in spelling, writing, and reasoning in grades Kindergarten through six. This sequential and structured program offers a logical approach for teaching through word study, word analysis, and word use. Recipe for Writing and Spelling now provides many new writing activities while retaining most of the spelling lessons found in the previous edition. The writing activities incorporate the target spelling skills from each lesson. Students will strengthen both their writing and spelling skills while they complete enjoyable assignments that hone their creative, informative, and personal narrative writing styles. This third edition also now includes a CD-ROM. It contains the Write and Spell and On Your Own activities and the Graded Word Lists from Appendix A. Teachers will find it convenient to print these reproducible pages for their students for work in the classroom and at home. Recipe for Writing and Spelling comprises thirty teaching units. Each unit contains the following elements: Objectives, Word Lists, Pretest, Posttest, Spell Together, and Spell On Your Own. This thorough program can enhance any contemporary language arts class, or it can stand alone as a basic program of instruction. It can also be used for remedial instruction in junior and senior high school. MR #042875 Recipe for Writing and Spelling $ 56.95

Learn to Read Program

Toni S. Gould · Marie Warnke This program contains 36 beautifully illustrated books, built on factual and fictional themes, organized into six sets. Each set includes six books that provide controlled reading practice to beginning readers and older students who are in remedial programs. New words are introduced in sequence, and the language is based on the material speech patterns of children. All 200 Dolch Basic Words are used in the series. Set I introduces phonetically regular words with short vowel sounds; Set II focuses on consonant blends; Set III uses words that have long vowels and end in a silent e; Set IV introduces soft sounds for the consonants c and g and long vowel sounds other than those ending in silent e, as well as the schwa; Set V focuses on variant vowel sounds; and Set VI presents a variety of more advanced word structures. A Teaching Guide accompanies each set of books.

TARGET GROUP: Grades 1 through 3; readers in remedial programs COMPLETE LEARN TO READ PROGRAM: One each of all 36 books (1983)

Words

Integrated Decoding and Spelling Instruction Based on Word Origin and Word Structure

Marcia K. Henry This teacher's manual contains 50 lessons for integrated decoding and spelling instruction. It was designed for classroom teachers in Grades 3 through 8 and teachers or tutors of students with learning disabilities.The curriculum in Words consists of five units based on word origin and word structure. In a discussion mode, teachers and students organize letter­sound correspondences (phonics); study syllable patterns; learn about the three major language origins in English (i.e., Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek); examine morpheme patterns (compound words, prefixes, roots, and suffixes); and practice decoding and spelling multisyllabic words taken from math, social studies, and science textbooks. Each of the 50 lessons is loosely scripted for 45-minute sessions. Each lesson contains an opening statement of purpose, followed by activities such as generating words fitting a specific pattern, reading words, and spelling words individually or in phrases or sentences. The manual also includes a pretest, unit quizzes, a posttest, content area word lists, nonphonetic word lists, and spelling rules. 91 pages, 1990, paperback MR #006408 Words $27.95

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English Isn't Crazy

The Elements of Our Language and How to Teach Them

Diana Hanbury King The English language is filled with spelling and pronunciation challenges . . . words like buffet, cousin, canyon, dwindle, and mosquito. Where do they come from? How did they become a part of our language? Concisely written and easy to understand, this book traces the English language from its origins to the complex and extensive vocabulary we use today. Seven appendices containing thought-provoking exercises and helpful ideas give you practical methods for expanding your classroom discussions. 144 pages, 2000, softcover MR #042477 English Isn't Crazy $ 25.95

Decoding and Encoding English Words

A Handbook for Language Tutors

Keystone

A Guide for Teaching Language Structure

Mary S. Cheatham · Ruth H. Lund This important resource provides a flexible and systematic program for teaching language structure to students with dyslexia. It offers clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and an abundance of wellorganized lists for teaching reading and spelling. 278 pages, 2004, spiral-bound MR #042479 Keystone

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Third Edition

Thomas Baldwin Jones Teachers and clinicians who are familiar with a multisensory, phonetic approach will appreciate this guide to the structure of the English language, with its concise presentation of rules, exceptions to the rules, etymology, categories, and examples. An exhaustive, appropriately ordered listing of words is also included, along with three pages of flash cards on heavy paper that can be cut and used for drills, reviews, and other student-centered, creative activities. $ 66.95 405 pages, 1997, softcover MR #042475 Decoding and Encoding English Words

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Show Me Spelling Software

Functional spelling for low-level readers!

Show Me Spelling allows even the most struggling reader the opportunity to succeed at spelling. All 600 spelling words have corresponding speech with pictures. Appropriate for any age and a wide range of ability levels. Includes instruction and quiz modes. In instruction mode, create a spelling list by selecting words from our word bank, or choose from dozens of preselected lists. Adjust the program difficulty by offering students helpful spelling hints, like showing the next letter. If the student is still stumped, she can choose the "Show Me" option. Here, a short animated movie presents the correct spelling. Incorrect responses don't appear so students can't give wrong answers, allowing for extended independent work by those with limited spelling skills. Select an option that also plays a "celebration" movie when a student spells a word correctly. Quiz mode lets you implement a pre- and post-test strategy to evaluate student progress. Easily save students' word list and quiz scores. Students spell by using the standard keyboard or on-screen alphabet. IntelliKeys, touch screen and single-switch compatible.

CD compatible with: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, and Mac OS 8.6-9.2, OS X

Basic Sight Words Software

Basic Sight Words from the Dolch list, features 245 on-screen flash cards that combine speech and text. You can individualize a word list for each student or choose preprogrammed categories. Features Instruction and Multiple Choice options. During Instruction, words are presented full-screen. Click "flip" to see and hear the word in a sentence. In Multiple Choice, pick one of three spoken words that match the text. Software tracks student performance. Print out words and sentences to make your own flash cards. Win/Mac CD, touch screen and single-switch compatible.

CD compatible with: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, and Mac OS 8.6-9.2, OS X

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$ 78.95 205.95

Sight Word Reading Package

This package combines flash cards with multimedia software for students who need basic sight word instruction. Software allows you to match illustrations, text and speech with a record keeping function for assessing student progress. Flash cards feature common words and symbols in context, ideal for individual or small group instruction. Basic Sight Words Flash Cards present 245 cards from the Dolch Word List with words on front, sentences on back. Includes 25 picture word cards for beginners. Basic Sight Words CD combines the same 245 fl ash cards with on-screen speech and text. Features instruction and multiple choice options and tracks student performance.

MR #043160 Show Me Spelling Software CD MR #043161 Show Me Spelling Software CD (5 copies)

$ 147.95 377.95

Looking for Words Software

Explore community, home and school!

Community exploration program combines reasoning skills with vocabulary building. Excellent for reading enrichment. Engaging graphics, interesting animation and clear speech help teach hundreds of words in context. Features "explore," "list," and "picture print" options. In "explore," students freely move to different locations, 24 in all, learning new words as they go. Select any object and it identifies itself. In "list" option, students search for specific words on their list. Where would you find a basketball, broom or mailbox? How about a fire hydrant, fire truck or toaster? Use the "picture print" option to create student activities or illustrated vocabulary booklets. New feature lets teachers select specific words on student lists. Scores are saved to track skill development. IntelliKeys, touch screen and single-switch compatible.

CD compatible with: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, and Mac OS 8.6-9.2, OS X

Survival Signs & Symbols Flash Cards help students recognize 75 common signs and words. One side shows illustrated signs, the other where they're found. Survival Signs & Symbols Flash Cards CD presents these signs and symbols in a multimedia format. Students match pictures of signs to written or spoken cues. Students can flip the signs to learn their meaning and common locations. Includes a quiz option.

Includes: 245 Sight Words Flash Cards and corresponding Win/Mac CD; plus 75 Survival Signs & Symbols Flash Cards and corresponding Win/Mac CD.

MR #050181 Sight Word Reading Package

$ 147.95

MR #043158 Looking for Words Software CD MR #043159 Looking for Words Software CD (5 copies)

$ 113.95 285.95

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Functional Words Software

Nouns, verbs and describing words in context with live action video!

This six-CD series is ideal for older students who need to acquire functional vocabulary. It teaches 480 nouns and verbs by linking video clips, photos and text with an easy-to-use management system. Features instructional videos showing words in context, multiplechoice questions, and problems requiring the student to place words in realistic photos. Includes student management system and print exercises in PDF files.

Learning Language with Symbols Software

A new multimedia program to teach 1000 Boardmaker® Symbols' meanings. Students match symbols to animations, photos or text. Symbols are presented in sentences. All text and images talk. A unique voice recording feature allows vocalizations to be played back and stored long term. An efficient management system lets you individualize vocabulary lists. Difficulty levels for each student can be set by you or the computer, and student performances are automatically saved. You can even compare voice recordings over time to demonstrate progress. Windows 2000 and later. MR #050183 Learning Language with Symbols CD MR #050184 Learning Language with Symbols CD (5 copies) $ 113.95 331.95

Here's how the program works: First, select the words presented to each student or choose a standard pretest approach. The student who takes the pretest is assigned only the words they don't know. During the instruction phase, the student is shown a brief video to illustrate the meaning of the vocabulary. A sequence of multiple choice questions follows. If the student answers these correctly they move on to the next word on their list. If not, the whole sequence is repeated again until they demonstrate mastery. Features: »» Words in context »» Live-action video clips »» Individualized word selection »» Appropriate for any age »» Easy-to-use management system The software constantly records student performance, and it's easy to add new vocabulary to a word list. Software is touch screen and single switch compatible.

All compatible with: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, and Mac OS 8.6-9.2, OS X

MR #050199 Functional Words Software Series (set of 6 CDs) $ 529.95 MR #050200 Functional Words Software Series (5 copies of 6 CDs) 1299.95

Functional Nouns Software

This software series includes 3 levels of nouns, with each level presenting 80 words on one CD. Level 1 words include: bed, car and shirt. Examples of Level 3 are dinner, children and week. A pre-test option accesses student knowledge and makes assignments. Or you can select the words for each student. Instructional video and multiple-choice questions teach the meaning of each new noun. MR #043193 Functional Nouns (set of 3 CDs)

StoryTown Software

With StoryTown you can create talking, animated stories or play the ones provided in the program. A great tool to encourage emerging literacy in reluctant readers. Choose Teacher, Writer or Player option. Teachers create, edit and assign stories and write quizzes to test reading comprehension. Writers create and play stories. Players only play stories and take quizzes. Students can type or record their answers to quiz questions. These are saved for Teacher review. To create a story, select a background. Drag on images-- size and position them so they're just right. Add text, record speech and voila! You've got a story! You can also animate the images with sound effects. Create up to a 40page book. Students can play them over and over again. Books can be printed for off-computer activities. StoryTown comes with sample books that are ready to play and enjoy. Tassio's Journal is a chapter book about a young man's daily struggles and accomplishments. Short Books focus on language concepts like comparatives, functional vocabulary and prepositions. A comprehensive Teacher's Guide helps you get the most out of the program. Touchscreen compatible.

CD compatible only with: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP

$ 285.95

Functional Verbs Software

This software series includes 3 levels of verbs, with each level presenting 80 words on one CD. Level 1 verbs include: call, cry and smell. Examples of Level 3 are apply, keep and stretch. A pre-test option accesses student knowledge and makes assignments. Or you can select verbs for each student. Instructional video and multiple-choice questions teach the meaning of each new verb. MR #043194 Functional Verbs (set of 3 CDs)

$ 285.95

Functional Words Software

Series includes: Functional Nouns Software (3 CDs) and Functional Verbs Software (3 CDs) All compatible with: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, and Mac OS 8.6-9.2, OS X

MR #050199 Functional Words Software Series (set of 6 CDs) $ 529.95 MR #050200 Functional Words Software Series (5 copies of 6 CDs) 1299.95

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Stories and More Software

A great way to introduce literature concepts like character, setting and plot, plus teach reading comprehension skills! Each of the two CDs contains three stories, all with multiple activities in addition to the talking book. Time and Place - Roxaboxen, The House on Maple Street, and Galimoto Animal Friends - The Trek, The Gunnywolf, and The Owl and the Moon Software CDs work with both Windows/Mac. Touch screen and single switch compatible. MR #047102 Stories and More Software CDs MR #047042 Stories and More Software CDs (5 copies) $ 90.95 228.95

Ready, Set, Read! Program

Ready, Set, Read! features a sequence of skill sets to help children read and spell better. Covers phonemic awareness, phonics and sight words. The 38 lessons begin with letter sounds, progress through vowel and consonant sounds, and end with tricky blends and suffixes. Includes Teacher's Guide, WordMaker, and the Word Flip Book. The Teacher's Guide provides a script for each lesson plus reproducibles. WordMaker has five, ring-bound card packs and a display easel. Create hundreds of words by arranging beginnings, vowel blends, consonants and word endings. The Word Flip Book is a fun and easy way to make two-, three-, and four-letter words. MR #047091 Ready, Set, Read! Program $ 101.95

Social Story Readers

Teach reading comprehension with 16 short stories that focus on common social issues. Has a Student Reader and an Instructor's Guide. The Student Reader presents 16 engaging, full-color stories, written at a second grade reading level and illustrated in a graphic novel style. Each four to six-page story is ideal for one classroom session. Topics include: Taking responsibility and handling routine disruptions. The Instructor's Guide features the 16 stories plus student activity pages. Use the PDF on CD for easy printouts of activity pages and full-color stories. Student Reader, covered spiralbound book, full color, 90 pgs., 2006. Instructor's Guide, covered spiralbound, black and white, 277 pgs., plus Win/Mac CD with printable PDF. MR #043261 Social Story Readers - Student Reader $ 38.95 MR #043262 Social Story Readers - Instructor's Guide 90.95

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Life Skill Readers

Craig Booth · Judi Kinney Photos by Beverly Potts The Life Skill Readers book is a photoillustrated reading comprehension program featuring contemporary life skill themes. Ideal for older students who are reading at a second grade level or below. Story pages can be printed from the PDF on CD or photocopied. Or, each student can have their own book to enjoy and explore! Presents 40 stories in six content areas: Community, Personal, School, Signs, Transportation and Work. Stories describe places (grocery stores, restaurants), things (community signs) and activities (going on a date). Each story has three, five, or seven pages with study questions. Easy-toread text is brought to life with engaging, colorful photos. 290 pages, includes a Win/Mac CD with printable PDF, 2005. MR #043169 Life Skill Readers (Book & CD) MR #043170 Life Skill Readers (5 Books & CD) $ 67.95 182.95

Social Story Readers Software

Features 16 talking books with computergraded tests. Teachers can assign stories to students and select whether each word or sentence is highlighted as the computer reads the text aloud. The tests also talk and results are stored in individual student files for teacher review. The easy-to-use interface and contemporary illustrations are ideal for older students who are reading at a second grade level or below. Windows only, touch screen and single switch compatible. Requires Windows 2000 or higher. MR #050026 Social Story Readers Software MR #050027 Social Story Readers Software (5 copies) MR #050180 Social Story Readers Package

Life Skill Readers Software

Photo-illustrated talking books

The Life Skill Readers Software presents 40 talking books with computer-graded tests. Teachers can assign stories to students and select whether each word or sentence is highlighted as the computer reads the text aloud. The tests also talk and results are stored in individual student files for teacher review. The easy-to-use interface and realistic photos are ideal for older students who are reading at a second grade level or below. Windows only, touch screen and single switch compatible. Requires Windows 2000 or higher. MR #047073 Life Skill Readers Software MR #047040 Life Skill Readers Software (5 copies)

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Social Story Readers Package includes: Student Reader, Instructor's Guide, and Software.

$ 113.95 285.95

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Getting Real with Reading

Structured reading system that stresses repetitive practice based on content emphasizing life lessons--like personal growth and self improvement. Designed for students with cognitive disabilities grades 7-12. Includes everything you need for a 36-week reading program. Manageable lessons follow the same pattern week after week. Begin with sentence tracing in print and cursive, copy whole sentences, fill-in missing words and punctuation. Group activities include word card games, reading sentences aloud and class discussions. Authors Debbie Semple and Shelia Lechler refined these lessons to encourage and not overwhelm students. 339 pages, spiralbound with photocopy rights. Includes Win/Mac CD with printable PDF, 2005. MR #043178 Getting Real with Reading $ 90.95

Fun With Language Arts Game

Pesky punctuation, camouflaged capitalization, sputtered spelling, ...put an end to these tricky characters through this entertaining board game! Simple instructions make it easy to play ­ just spin the spinner, move the game piece, draw a card, then try your luck at answering the question or solving the problem. Players draw from Punctuation, Capitalization, Spelling, or Usage decks. Game includes a gameboard, playing pieces, instructions, and spinner. 2-6 players.

TARGET GROUP: Grades 3­8

MR #043354 Fun With Language Arts Game

$ 23.95

New Kid Readers

Objective: Create teen reader interest in a wide range of social skill and behavioral issues.

Language Detective Game

Put your detective cap on, it's time to solve the language mysteries! This excellent proofreading game takes students on a mission to find mistakes in spelling, word usage, capitalization, and punctuation. With an easy-to-follow scoring system and self-correcting approach, it's vital to all language programs! Includes a gameboard, playing pieces, score sheets, instructions, and spinner. 2-6 players.

TARGET GROUP: Grades 4­12

Engage students who are reluctant to read and discuss contemporary issues through explicit and relevant comic book style readers. Four New Kid books follow a continuous narrative that explores many social issues facing teenagers: insecurity, sexual acting out, drinking and driving, and bullying. Drawing from a wide range of visual cues, a full color palette and a contemporary vocabulary, author Mike Baron delivers a moving story full of true-to-life characters that is sure to attract struggling readers. Saddle stitched books in full color. Includes four graphic novels, 28 pages each, 2006. MR #047082 New Kid Readers (set of 4)

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Reading Strategies for Elementary Students with Learning Difficulties

William N. Bender · Martha J. Larkin Covering everything from phonemic instruction and vocabulary building, to reading comprehension and fluency, this ready reference provides a comprehensive range of instructional options and assessments that can be applied to inclusive classrooms, small groups, and individual teaching situations. The book's timely information and tools include:

Multiple Word Meanings

James Lattyak · Suzanne Dedrick Multiple Word Meanings is for use by students in elementary grades and above who have limited understanding of words, printed or spoken, that have more than one meaning (e.g., stalk, brush). This program is a revision ). of two popular series, Many Meanings and Multiple Meanings. Now combined into one comprehensive program, Multiple Word Meanings was designed for ease of use while retaining the salient aspects of the incorporated materials. Its restructuring provides the special learner with a seamless transition from less complex language structures to the difficult challenges of language development, especially semantics and syntax. The language structures found in Multiple Word Meanings closely parallel those used in Stephen Quigley's hugely popular Reading Milestones (see page 90). Objectives and standards are provided for teachers to individualize their evaluations for each student's needs. In this way, Multiple Word Meanings allows for a great deal of flexibility in both the delivery of instruction and its viability. (2002) MR #026032 Multiple Word Meanings

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implementation, coupled with more detailed strategies that practitioners can easily build upon and integrate »» reflective exercises and activities to reinforce ideas addressed »» ready-to-use graphic organizers, surveys, and sample checklists »» accessible interpretations of brain-based reading research »» Web site resources Reading Strategies for Elementary Students with Learning Difficulties masterfully tackles the challenges associated with learning disabilities and other reading disorders, so students and teachers can not only overcome these difficulties together, but also gain deeper understanding and insight into why reading problems exist. The well-organized text offers best practices that complement federal initiatives, including "No Child Left Behind" and the work of the National Reading Panel (NRP). $ 76.95 272 pages, 2003, 8.5" x 11", 3rd printing MR #038106 Reading Strategies for Elementary Students...

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Comprehension Quickies Set

Short, thought-provoking paragraphs, nifty illustrations, and sample questions that require complete-sentence answers. Terrific for students who have trouble reading longer paragraphs. You'll be amazed by how much information can be found in such short paragraphs! Reading level 1­5. Interest level 4­12. MR #036310 Comprehension Quickies Set (5 books)

GramMillionaire!

A Fun Approach to Grammar!

This exciting and challenging game teaches and reinforces grammar with a focus on intermediate English Language Learners and ESL programs. Players move up the pyramid while answering multiple-choice questions relating to a variety of grammar topics including parts of speech, synonyms, antonyms, plurals, types of sentences, and more. The first player to reach the top becomes a GramMillionaire! 2-6 players.

TARGET GROUP: Grades 6­Adult

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$ 43.95

MR #043355 GramMillionaire! Game

$ 23.95

Grammar Mania!

A Fun Approach to Grammar! Great for ESL!

Perfect students' grammar with this colorful board game that gets students to correctly identify and correct common grammatical errors. Over 800 sentences, at three levels of play, cover mistakes in the usage of adjectives, adverbs, subject-verb agreement, superlatives, gerunds, infinitives, prepositions, and more. 2-6 players.

TARGET GROUP: Grades 6­Adult

Skills-Based Reading Set

BEST R E SELL

Main idea, word analysis, analogies, cause and effect, inferences, drawing conclusions. When you need to target specific reading skills, these books are for you! With this new series you won't have to waste time searching through stories and activities to find one that targets the skills you need to include in your lesson plan. Each high-interest book features 22 stories followed by activities, which are labeled according to the specific reading skill each one targets. There's even a quick reference chart that links 18 specific skills to their accompanying stories! A valuable resource and a terrific time saver! Reading level 2­6. Interest level 4­Adult. MR #036679 Skills-Based Reading Set (4 books) $ 41.95

MR #043357 Grammar Mania! Game

$ 23.95

Parts of Speech Challenge

Mastering Language Skills Through Game Play!

Set in the thrilling world of knights and castles, this game challenges students' knowledge of 8 basic parts of speech--nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, pronouns, conjunctions, and interjections. Players also learn to recognize verb phrases, prepositional phrases, articles, and proper nouns. 2-4 players.

TARGET GROUP: Grades 4­8

Specific Skills Set

BEST R E SELL

You're sure to find the reading activities in this nine-book set useful for the older student whose skills are below grade level. Topics include locating information, fact and opinion, making inferences, reading for details, finding the main idea, reading to understand, comparing, and summarizing. High-interest reading passages are followed by comprehension and logic activities designed to strengthen students' reading skills. Reading level 3­4. Interest Level 4­12. MR #036279 Specific Skills Set (9 books)

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Teach Them ALL to Read

Catching the Kids Who Fall Through the Cracks

Elaine K. McEwan

Why Do English Language Learners Struggle With Reading?

Distinguishing Language Acquisition From Learning Disabilities

Janette Kettmann Klingner · John J. Hoover · Leonard M. Baca This research-based guide offers educators proven methods for determining when English language learners (ELLs) are having reading difficulties that are related to the language acquisition process and when students' performance issues might be linked to learning disabilities. An excellent resource for general and special education teachers and service providers, the text provides an overview of the language acquisition process and offers a variety of best practices to prevent inappropriate referrals of ELLs to special education. Additionally, to help teachers meet NCLB and IDEA 2004 requirements, the authors outline: »» Assessment techniques for identifying learning disabilities and measuring proficiency in English as a second language »» Instructional tips for working with ELLs who struggle with reading »» A multi-tiered, data-driven intervention model to assist in determining a student's learning needs »» The role of Response to Intervention (RTI) in instruction Each chapter includes practical ideas, suggestions, and checklists for easy reference and use in assessment and referral efforts. 2008, 152 pages, 7" x 10" MR #049882 Why Do English Language Learners Struggle... $ 33.95

Reach even the most reticent and challenged readers in your classrooms!

In this insightful and practical new book, noted educator and reading authority Elaine K. McEwan offers teachers at all levels the understanding and motivation they need to teach children to read--especially those students who need help the most. Administrators at site and district levels will find invaluable data on creating a reading culture that leads to marked improvements in achievement scores. Teach Them ALL to Read provides educators with the most current reading research about how students learn, regardless of age or grade, and helps educators understand that learning to read is only the first step. Students must also develop fluency, acquire cognitive strategies, and continue to "read-a-lot" to enrich knowledge and comprehension. Important features include: »» Step-by-step information on developing an action plan »» Graphic organizers throughout »» Brief sidebars that prompt reader reflection »» Glossary of technical terms »» Comprehensive list of phonetics readers »» Checklist of "Fifty Strategies to Build a Reading Culture" »» Easy-to-read samples, forms, and templates No student has to fall through the literacy cracks, and Elaine McEwan shows how practitioners can keep it from happening in their schools. (See page 224 for reproducible activity books related to this title.) 2002, 225 pages, 8.5" x 11", 4th printing MR #038262 Teach Them ALL to Read $ 39.95

Vocabulary Building Exercises for the Young Adult

A Resource of Reproducible Worksheets

Unlocking Literacy

Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction

Marcia K. Henry, Ph.D. With this innovative book, educators will help students from prekindergarten to middle school and beyond learn to read and spell accurately -- and they'll get a refresher course on language skills and structure so they can teach students with confidence. Designed for preservice and inservice general and special educators, this book offers a wide range of teaching strategies that integrate two interlocking skills: decoding and spelling. Teachers will: »» sharpen their knowledge of three basic concepts for decoding words and spelling them: letter-sound correspondences, syllable patterns, and morpheme patterns »» expand students' literacy skills and knowledge by increasing their awareness and understanding of the origins of English words, affixes, roots and combining forms, multisyllabic words, and abstract concepts »» boost early literacy and language development by helping students develop print awareness and phonological awareness through letter naming, letter forming, and listening and speaking activities such as poetry and play »» begin formal reading and writing instruction by teaching students to identify, understand and use common consonant and vowel patterns, syllables, common spelling rules, prefixes and suffixes, roots, nonphonetic words, and contractions »» deepen students' proficiency with language by introducing less common Latin roots and Greek combining forms, new words entering the English language, and lessons built around themes such as calendars and mythology Filled with classroom activities suitable for use with English language learners, lesson plans incorporating multisensory language-based instruction, samples of student work, explanations of current research, and extensive word lists, this book will help unlock literacy in ways both teachers and students will enjoy. 2003, 320 pages, 7" x 10" MR #031627 Unlocking Literacy

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Second Edition

Dorothy McCarr Vocabulary Building Exercises for the Young Adult­ Second Edition was designed for the student who needs to build useful, meaningful vocabulary to succeed in everyday living. The author has developed the lessons for teenagers and adults who are reading at below-average levels. The vocabulary words included in these reproducible worksheets were originally submitted by students, who gathered them from newspapers and magazines that are accessible to most young adults. The students encountered these words but did not understand them. The words are arranged by grade levels based on the Ginn Word Book for Teachers (Johnson, Moe, & Baumann, 1983) and the EDL Core Vocabularies (Taylor, et. al., 1989.) Young adults with limited reading ability gain courage and confidence when they complete the worksheet exercises and then apply more meaning to current reading materials. These workbooks are useful for students studying English as a second language (ESL), those with learning disabilities, those with hearing impairments, and those who are below average in reading. BOOK A Reading­Grade Level 3 Reading­Grade Level 4 Reading­Grade Level 5 BOOK B Reading­Grade Level 6 Reading­Grade Level 7­8 Lessons 1­9 Lessons 10­23 Lessons 24­41 Lessons 1­19 Lessons 20­39 $ 90.95 46.95 46.95

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Reading for Academic Success, Grades 2-6

Differentiated Strategies for Struggling, Average, and Advanced Readers

Richard W. Strong · Harvey F. Silver · Matthew J. Perini Strong reading skills are critical for students as they progress through the grade levels and face the reading challenges of the 21st century. Using researchbased, differentiated strategies, Richard W. Strong, Harvey F. Silver, and Matthew J. Perini show how you can teach average or low-performing readers to become A+ readers who can comprehend, analyze, and summarize different kinds of texts. Starting with a concise overview of recent research on successful readers, the authors explore seven key areas and corresponding strategies to help all readers achieve at high levels: identifying the main idea, reading fluency, vocabulary, inferential reading, questioning techniques, informal writing, and reading styles. This hands-on guide features: »» Practical applications that can be used across content areas and to support individual learning styles »» The five common characteristics of A+ readers and special tips for nurturing those abilities in all students »» Recommendations and tools for helping English Language Learners and students with special needs »» Examples of student work and reproducible graphic organizers Expressly designed for elementary school teachers, Reading for Academic Success, Grades 2­6, offers proven methods that can produce significant gains for all students and far-reaching results for your school! 2007, 272 pages, 8.5" x 11 " MR #049035 Reading for Academic Success, Grades 2-6 $ 42.95

Road to Reading

A Program for Preventing and Remediating Reading Difficulties

Benita A. Blachman, Ph.D. · Darlene M. Tangel, Ph.D. It's here! The highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Road to the Code takes reading instruction to the next level. This innovative literacy program for students in grades 1­3 is committed to helping all children develop accuracy and fluency in decoding. Ideal for students who can demonstrate beginning levels of phonemic awareness and who know some letter names and sounds, Road to Reading targets the next crucial skills, including word identification, oral reading, and dictation. The program can also be adapted for older struggling readers. The easy-to-follow teacher's guide facilitates lesson planning for six levels of instruction that increase in complexity as students progress. In tune with the demands on today's educators, Road to Reading offers the best and most up-to-date methods. Teachers will: »» feel confident knowing that the program is extensively tested and validated by recognized leaders in the field »» ensure administrative acceptance and support as the program meets all criteria for Reading First »» stay on the cutting edge with a plan that is grounded in the fast-growing and highly effective Response to Intervention model, which helps catch struggling readers before they fail »» enjoy flexibility and efficiency with a resource that is ideal for use with small groups or one-to-one, in as little as 30-40 minutes per day »» retain control and have options to use the plan with any core reading program or as the primary reading program for classes in which many students are experiencing reading difficulties An accompanying CD-ROM provides more than 200 pages of supplementary materials including word cards, sound packs and assessment and lesson plan forms--everything needed to implement the program. Road to Reading will help teachers empower students with the skills they need to succeed and bring struggling students up to grade level. 2007, 480 pages, 8.5" x 11" MR #049464 Road to Reading $ 95.95

Interventions for Reading Success

To meet grade-level standards in reading, some struggling students in kindergarten through third grade need more than a basic literacy program to help them with reading fundamentals. Educators can give these students the support they need with this childfocused supplement to classroom instruction.

BEST R E SELL

Diane Haager, Ph.D. · Joseph A. Dimino, Ph.D. · Michelle P. Windmueller, Ph.D.

With an extensive menu of lessons that each take just 20­30 minutes, this intervention guide is the key to helping students grasp the five Big Ideas of early literacy: phonological awareness, the alphabetic principle, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. General and special educators will get: »» easy-to-implement, one-page activities and interventions--including goals, materials, word lists, and teacher steps »» photocopiable take-home activities for parents to help them reinforce their children's reading skills »» reading intervention guidelines for any educator, whether they're teaching an entire class, small groups, or individual students who need more intensive support »» guidance on assessment and intervention planning, using DIBELS and other literacy assessment tools »» activities addressing vocabulary and language development for students who are learning English as a second language or have language delays »» practical tips from real teachers for implementing intervention in the classroom »» research on how classroom-based intervention can improve students' skills and help them catch up with their peers All activities come complete with clear guidelines and suggestions and are easy to tailor to students' individual needs. Creative and versatile, this curriculum supplement will help struggling students become skillful, enthusiastic readers. 2006 · approx. 352 pages · 8.5 x 11 · paperback MR #043378 Interventions for Reading Success

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Strategies and Lessons for Improving Basic Early Literacy Skills

Robert Algozzine · Mary Beth Marr · Tina McClanahan · Emme Barnes

Research-proven strategies to foster early literacy success!

Building strong literacy skills is the basis for helping all children read by the end of third grade. This hands-on guide shows teachers how to use research-based strategies and structured lessons to teach essential skills for literacy success in Grades K­3. The activities are designed by literacy specialists and teachers to build proficiency in four key areas: recognizing and naming letters, hearing and manipulating sounds in words, associating sounds with letters and using them to form words, and reading words in connected text effortlessly. Addressing the needs of a diverse classroom, this book offers: »» Assessment guidelines and tools that inform instruction and help adjust teaching to support individual learning needs »» An array of ready-to-use strategies, tips, and reproducibles »» Research on teaching early literacy skills to all students This book is designed for educators and other professionals who teach children of any proficiency level, but is equally appropriate for teaching students who experience difficulty in learning to read. 2008, 232 pages, 8.5" x 11" MR #049515 Strategies and Lessons for Improving Basic...

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Effective Literacy Instruction for Students with Moderate or Severe Disabilities

Susan R. Copeland, Ph.D. · Elizabeth B. Keefe, Ph.D. For students with moderate or severe disabilities, developing literacy skills is a critical component of successful communication, employment, and community participation. Finally, educators have a practical, concise guidebook for helping these students meet NCLB's academic standards for literacy. Appropriate for use in all settings, including inclusive classrooms, this book is the lifeline every K-12 teacher needs to discover ways to teach Reading First's six key literacy components -- phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension, and oral language -- to students with disabilities. »» Implement proven strategies. The practical teaching techniques and suggestions throughout the book are backed by research and field tested. »» Plan better lessons that get results. With simple organizational tools like the Literacy Planning Matrix, teachers will ensure that their curriculum and instruction meet the needs of all their students. »» Teach students with a wide range of disabilities. Focused on better literacy for all, this book is filled with effective guidelines for students with the full range of disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and multiple disabilities. »» Make the most of assistive technology. Teachers will learn how highand low-tech supports can minimize barriers to classroom participation. »» Understand the latest research. The authors highlight reliable, up-todate research on effective literacy practices and put it in the most accessible terms. A must-have resource on one of today's hottest emerging topics, this easyto-use book will help everyone involved in education. 2007, 224 pages, 7" x 10" MR #045878 Effective Literacy Instruction for Students with... $ 29.95

Evidence-Based Reading Practices for Response to Intervention

Diane Haager, Ph.D. · Janette Klingner, Ph.D. · Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D. In this must-read volume, some of the biggest names in reading research share what they know about today's hottest topic in education--Response to Intervention (RTI), the key to helping struggling students before they fall behind. More than 30 expert contributors reveal what the latest research says about RTI's Three-Tier Aproach: the core reading program for all students, supplementary instruction for children with early reading difficulties, and intensive intervention for children who still struggle. Educators will: »» pinpoint essential features of effective reading instruction »» manage implementation challenges »» clarify the settings and populations for which the interventions have worked »» set a course for future research studies that fill gaps in knowledge of RTI The first and only comprehensive research synthesis on RTI, this book lays the groundwork for implementation of scientifically validated reading programs that reduce overidentification of students in special education and provide the best and earliest help to students who struggle. A necessary addition to the library of every present and future education professional. 2007, 352 pages, 6" x 9" MR #045939 Evidence-Based Reading Practices for Response.... $ 41.95

»» Address Reading First. Educators will

Improving Reading Comprehension

Research-Based Principles and Practices

Joanne F. Carlisle · Melinda S. Rice What happens when one of your students seems able to read but doesn't understand the written word? This research-based and practical book gives you a variety of ways to help students improve in reading comprehension. Whether you need a comprehensive look at the development of reading comprehension, a discussion of the challenges associated with identifying and addressing the needs of students with comprehension problems, or tested strategies and methods along with supporting research, you'll find it here. Equally useful for teachers, teachers in training, researchers, and graduate students studying reading and reading difficulties, this book addresses a multitude of questions about reading comprehension. Each chapter opens with questions for you to consider as you read. Here are just a few of the issues you'll find covered:

Teaching Literacy to Students With Significant Disabilities

Strategies for the K-12 Inclusive Classroom

June E. Downing Teaching Literacy to Students With Significant Disabilities offers tangible support for obliterating the obstacles to effective literacy instruction, including: »» effective strategies for tailoring literacy materials to students with disabilities »» tactics for adapting state standards and meeting No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements »» straightforward chapter summaries, frequently asked questions, Web sites, and other resources that reinforce key points »» easy-to-implement planning and assessment guidelines Brimming with practical ideas, tips, and examples, this definitive guide offers K-12 educators the research findings and means for creating an inclusive environment that encourages students with significant disabilities to become actively engaged in literacy learning. It empowers teachers, family members, and all team members with creative, sensitive, and all-embracing ways to successfully set and meet realistic communicationdevelopment goals that yield lifelong benefits. 192 pages, 2005, 7" x 10" MR #038108 Teaching Literacy to Students With Significant... $ 34.95

»» What factors must teachers keep in mind in designing or choosing

methods to improve students' reading comprehension? extent of students' problems with reading comprehension?

»» How do home and school experiences play a role in the nature and »» What types of strategies should students learn? »» How are vocabulary and reading comprehension related? »» What kinds of sentences tend to be most problematic? »» Why should reading instruction be included in content classes? »» How can we estimate the risk of later reading comprehension difficulties among kindergartners and first graders? 320 pages, 2002, softcover MR #042478 Improving Reading Comprehension $ 46.95

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LITERACY

Teaching Reading to Struggling Learners

Esther Minskoff, Ph.D. Identifying the best way to help students who struggle with reading--whether they have learning disabilities, are English language learners, have not had rich early language and literacy experiences, or just need extra support--is a challenge for any teacher. Schools can make that task easier with this indispensable resource, a complete guide to addressing each student's specific instructional needs in both the early and upper grades. Readers will learn how to guide students through the four levels of comprehension, a critical factor in literacy development. They'll also discover how to teach the other skills identified in the Reading First initiative; teach reading skills side by side with language and thinking skills; and monitor progress with the assessment model and reading record form. To help teachers make instruction more effective, they'll get practical advice on using the five components of strategic, explicit teaching: advanced organizers, modeling, guided practice, independent practice, and generalization. 2005 · 288 pages · 7 x 10 · paperback MR #041197 Teaching Reading to Struggling Learners $ 35.95

Reading Practices with Deaf Learners

Second Edition

Patricia L. McAnally · Susan Rose · Stephen P. Quigley Written specifically for professors and college students in teacher training programs for deaf education and for classroom teachers working with deaf and hard-of-hearing learners, this is one of the very few books on the market that focus entirely on the hearing impaired.

· Section 1: "Foundations"--contains chapters dealing with theory and research on such topics as: cognition, reading, language, literary development, vocabulary, and comprehension. · Section 2: "Instructional Management"--describes instructional systems and designs. These chapters look at current trends in education and how these trends apply to the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. · Section 3: "Applications"--focuses on specific instructional models in reading, writing, and spelling, detailing strategies that have been successfully used with deaf and hard-of-hearing learners. The last chapter in this section discusses assessment, giving information and examples of both formal and authentic procedures.

TARGET GROUP: Grades K­12

40 Ways to Support Struggling Readers in Content Classrooms, Grades 6-12

Elaine K. McEwan

Help for students who are overwhelmed, feel confused, can't remember, lack language skills, or just don't get it.

In today's era of accountability, teachers are expected to help all secondary students understand complex concepts and ideas and demonstrate proficiency on high-stakes tests. To promote success for struggling readers in all content areas, expert educator Elaine K. McEwan offers 40 user-friendly and easy-toimplement strategies in an invaluable text that includes three tables of contents (traditional, topical, and problem-solving) formatted for quick and easy reference. Offering cross-references and advance organizers throughout, this book provides the specific yet comprehensive information you need to support all students with reading difficulties. 2007, 208 pages, 7" x 10" MR #045938 40 Ways to Support Struggling Readers in... $ 34.95

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Language Learning Practices with Deaf Children

Third Edition

Susan Rose · Patricia L. McAnally · Stephen P. Quigley This text provides future and practicing teachers of deaf children with basic theoretical and research knowledge, as well as specific principles and practices for fostering the development of language and reading. In this third edition of Language Learning Practices with Deaf Children, the authors have added a section on language assessment in chapter 7 addressing high-stakes or large-scale testing, and a new chapter on special programs, including ASL­English programs for children from multicultural homes and technology for language learning. An Appendix has been added with an annotated list of Internet Web sites that may be useful to teachers, parents, and preservice teachers as well as others interested in language practices with children who are deaf. Language Learning Practices with Deaf Children describes the variety of language development theories and practices that are used with deaf children, without advocating any particular approach. Chapters 1 and 2 cover some of the accepted facts and known problems of language acquisition and instruction with hearing and with deaf children. Some implications for language development in deaf children are stressed. Chapter 3 is a history of instructional practices in language development with deaf children, to show continuity of present with past practices and to illustrate the recurring cycles of major language development approaches with deaf children. Chapters 4, 5, and 8 detail the major approaches of the present time: natural methods, structural methods, and American Sign Language­English as a Second Language (ASL­ESL), as well as specialized programs for children from multicultural homes and technology as part of language learning. Chapter 6 discusses reading and writing, and chapter 7 focuses on the assessment of language and progress monitoring of language development among school-aged children. Finally, chapter 9 offers some reflection on the material in the book. 321 pages, 2004, hardcover MR #031171 Language Learning Practices with Deaf Children

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Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading

Achieving High Rapid Reading Gains With Powerful, Differentiated Strategies

Marie Carbo Are you looking for strategies that make learning to read easier and more fun for your students while bringing about significant increases in their performance results? Literacy expert Marie Carbo pairs identifying each learner's unique reading style with a wide range of differentiated strategies to help all learners experience greater reading success. Using these research-based methods, both novice and experienced teachers can increase reading achievement with all learners, including those who are at-risk, older, or have special needs, as well as English Language Learners. The author offers practical assistance for implementing strategies that meet the requirements of NCLB, Title I, Reading First, and many state initiatives. A powerful tool for nurturing a love of reading, Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading not only strengthens students' reading comprehension and increases their reading motivation and enjoyment, but also helps ensure their continuing academic success 2007, 248 pages, 7" x 10 " MR #049036 Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading $ 36.95

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