Special Edward

Author: Eric Walters

Edward is a classic slacker. He’s got better ways to spend his time than toiling over homework, and as long as he gets passing grades he’s happy. When his fifty percent average is threatened he has to find a way to pull up his grades without applying himself. Edward discovers that special education students get more time to complete tests, and he thinks he’s found the perfect scam. Little does he know that manipulating everyone around him will take more work than he ever imagined.

Broken

Author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she now lives with her husband and two children. Check out this CTV news interview where she discusses living and writing with dyslexia.

*** This is the first book in this series and it ends with a cliffhanger. Intended for 18+.***

My name is Savannah Miller. My father is the mayor of New York. One day after my twenty-seventh birthday I was grabbed from behind. A cloth sack was quickly pulled over my head, and I was taken from everything I’d ever known. I was beaten, starved, treated like an animal, and forced to live in a room with no windows. With no sense of time and no dignity left I finally gave up hope and made a promise to myself to end it all. Unfortunately, it was going to be a slow process. Then one night an elite group of US Army soldiers came to my rescue. I was brought to a safe house and given two options: One—Stay under their protection and follow their rules or… Two—Leave and be guaranteed to be returned to the savages within a week. I chose option one. As I work with a therapist and begin processing my hellish ordeal things slowly begin to surface. With the help of new friends and a potential new love I fight to get my life back and make choices that will forever alter my future. This is my story…

Basic Facts About Dyslexia and Other Reading Problems

Basic Facts About Dyslexia and Other Reading Problems

“A must-have guide for any parent or teacher of a child struggling to learn to read, this essential resource begins by answering the question “What is Dyslexia?” The authors have masterfully selected and distilled the most significant research in the field to provide clear and detailed explanations of the: 1) widely accepted research-based definition of dyslexia; 2) identification and treatment of dyslexia at various stages of development; 3) emotional consequences of reading difficulties” Read more/Purchase book…

Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It

Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It

In this “important and alarming” book, see why so many American students are falling behind in their reading skills while others around the world excel (New York Times). Understanding the science of reading is more important than ever–for us, and for our children. Seidenberg helps us do so by drawing on cutting-edge research in machine learning, linguistics, and early childhood development.” Read more/Purchase book… 

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties

Practical, effective, evidence-based reading interventions that change students’ lives. Essentials of Understanding and Assessing Reading Difficulties is a practical, accessible, in-depth guide to reading assessment and intervention. It provides a detailed discussion of the nature and causes of reading difficulties, which will help develop the knowledge and confidence needed to accurately assess why a student is struggling.” Read more/Purchase book…

Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers Third Edition

Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers Third Edition

Speech to Print has become one of the most popular, highly regarded, and influential textbooks available on literacy instruction. In this third edition of her bestselling text, renowned literacy expert Louisa Cook Moats explains why effective language arts instruction must be informed by a deep understanding of spoken and written English–and how to apply this understanding to improve teaching practices.” Read more/Purchase book…

Reading for Life: High Quality Literacy Instruction for All

Reading for Life: High Quality Literacy Instruction for All

“Why is it that more people can’t read and write? Why are there still so many vastly different methods of teaching literacy? Why do people still argue about it? Reading for Life examines these three questions, addressing the less evidence supported ideas about teaching reading and writing which are still alive and well in schools all over the world.” Read more/Purchase book…

Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines

Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive, Outside the Lines

“Confessional and often hilarious, in Normal Sucks a neuro-diverse writer, advocate, and father meditates on his life, offering the radical message that we should stop trying to fix people and start empowering them to succeed. Jonathan Mooney blends anecdote, expertise, and memoir to present a new mode of thinking about how we live and learn―individually, uniquely, and with advantages and upshots to every type of brain and body.” Read more/Purchase book…