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Pathfinders for Speech and Hearing Sciences Majors
Books for Dyslexic Children
The Dog on the Log Chapter Book by The DOG ON A LOG Book series helps kids, including kids with dyslexia, learn to read. They are sound out books that start with just a few phonics rules. Each following Step of books adds a few more phonics rules and sight words. This gradual progression helps kids learn to read without feeling so overwhelmed. The word list below will help you decide where in the series your child should start. For added practice, free printable game boards, flashcards, handwriting sheets, and more can be downloaded from dogonalogbooks.com. The (purple) Let's GO! books have less text for new or less confident readers. The (red) chapter books are longer for more reading practice. Kids enjoy these stories that get more complex and longer as more phonics are added throughout the series. Books can be purchased individually or as collection volumes. This is an individual volume of Step 1 Chapter Book. Additional information on using this series is available in the e-book HOW TO USE DECODABLE BOOKS TO TEACH READING. It can also be read for free at dogonalogbooks.com/free. DOG ON A LOG Books follow a structured literacy/Orton Gillingham phonics progression. DOG ON A LOG "What Step Should We Start With?" Word List Have your child read the following words. If they can't read every word in a Step, that is probably the step they should start with. For some kids, you may want to start at an earlier Step so they can build confidence in their reading ability. Step 1 fin, mash, sock, sub, cat, that, Dan's Step 2 less, bats, tell, mall, chips, whiff, falls Step 3 bangs, dank, honk, pings, chunk, sink, gong, rungs Step 4 silk, fluff, smash, krill, drop, slim, whisk Step 5 hunch, crate, rake, tote, inch, mote, lime Step 6 child, molts, fold, hind, jolt, post, colds Step 7 strive, scrape, splint, twists, crunch, prints, blend Step 8 finish, denim, within, bathtub, sunset, medic, habit Step 9 hundred, goldfinch, free, wheat, inhale, play, Joe Step 10 be, remake, spry, repeat, silo, sometime, pinwheel Many early reader books or leveled books are written so they cannot be sounded out. Kids often struggle and grow frustrated when they can't sound out the words. However, kids who have been taught the phonics in DOG ON A LOG Books can be proud when they are able to sound out and read almost every word. Paper books have black and white images. The books are optimized for learners with dyslexia. They have cream colored paper and large Verdana font. Research has shown Verdana is one of the most dyslexia-friendly fonts. More DOG ON A LOG Books: DOG ON A LOG Pup Books ---Before the Squiggle Code (Pre-Reading Skills) ---The Squiggle Code (Learning Letters and Words) ---Kids' Squiggles (First Stories) DOG ON A LOG Parent and Teacher Guides ---Teaching a Struggling Reader: One Mom's Experience with Dyslexia ---How to Use Decodable Books to Teach Reading You can read the complete DOG ON A LOG Phonics Progression (Scope and Sequence) at www (dot) dogonalogbooks.com/about-dog-on-a-log-books/phonics-progression/ Youi can print a copy of the Quick Assessment Tool ("What Step Should We Start With?" Word List) at www (dot) dogonalogbooks.com/how-to-use/assessment-tool/ WATCH FOR MORE STEPS AND BOOKS COMING SOON
Call Number: 372.465 B872d Juv
Publication Date: 2020
Back to Front and Upside Down by It's the principal Mr. Slipper's birthday, and while the rest of the class gets busy writing cards for the occasion, Stan becomes frustrated when his letters come out all in a muddle. Stan is afraid to ask for help, until a friend assures him that nobody's good at everything. And after lots and lots of practice, Stan's letters come out the right way round and the right way up. This delightful book deals with a common childhood frustration and will remind readers that practice pays off and that everyone has to ask for help sometimes. Watch the trailer:
Call Number: 823 A375b Juv
Publication Date: 2012
The Alphabet War by When Adam started kindergarten, the teacher wanted him to learn about letters. But "p" looked like "q," and "b" looked like "d." Adam would rather color or mold clay. In first grade, his teacher wanted him to put the letters into words so he could read. That was the beginning of the Alphabet War. "Was" looked like "saw," and "there" looked like "then." Almost everyone else in his class was learning to read, but Adam was fighting a war against letters. In second grade, he had to learn to spell, which was also impossible. Now he was so frustrated he got into trouble and had to go to the principal's office. At last, in third grade, he got the right kind of help. Slowly he began to do better. During fourth grade, he learned that he could excel in other things. That gave him the confidence to take chances with reading. One day he found himself reading a book all by himself!
Call Number: 813 R631a Juv
Publication Date: 2004
Pathfinders for Mathematics
Math Literacy integrated with Social Justice
The Boy Who Loved Math by Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple, lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" a great man. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013
Call Number: 510.92 E668bZ Juv
Publication Date: 2013
Counting on Katherine by As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of stars in the sky, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink. Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe. From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, this is the story of a ground-breaking American icon who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives. A Christy Ottaviano Book
Call Number: 510.92 J661cZ Juv
Publication Date: 2018
The Girl with a Mind for Math by NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2019 Selection NSTA Best STEM Trade Books for Students K-12 2019 Selection 2019 Amelia Bloomer List Selection 2019 Mathical Honor Book Meet Raye Montague--the hidden mastermind who made waves in the U.S. Navy! After touring a German submarine in the early 1940s, young Raye set her sights on becoming an engineer. Little did she know sexism and racial inequality would challenge that dream every step of the way, even keeping her greatest career accomplishment a secret for decades. Through it all, the gifted mathematician persisted--finally gaining her well-deserved title in history: a pioneer who changed the course of ship design forever. The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague is the third book in a riveting educational series about the inspiring lives of amazing scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you'll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Montague herself!
Call Number: 623.8092 M759gZm Juv
Publication Date: 2018
Hidden Figures by Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award-nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award winner Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers! Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math...really good. They participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space. And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But they worked hard. They persisted. And they used their genius minds to change the world. In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as "colored computers," and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career. "Finally, the extraordinary lives of four African American women who helped NASA put the first men in space is available for picture book readers," proclaims Brightly in their article "18 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018." "Will inspire girls and boys alike to love math, believe in themselves, and reach for the stars."
Call Number: 510.92 S554h Juv
Publication Date: 2018
The World Is Not a Rectangle by Get to know Zaha Hadid in this nonfiction picture book about the famed architect's life and her triumph over adversity from celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, and dreamed of designing her own cities. After studying architecture in London, she opened her own studio and started designing buildings. But as a Muslim woman, Hadid faced many obstacles. Determined to succeed, she worked hard for many years, and achieved her goals--and now you can see the buildings Hadid has designed all over the world.
Call Number: 720.92 H129wZ Juv
Publication Date: 2017