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Dear LM Netters,

This is my first time posting a HIT to LM_Net so I hope this is helpful to=20
everyone. I didn't get a lot of responses, but those who did really helped m=
in my search. I do appreciate it.


George Canning
Hutchison Junior High
Arlington, Texas

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Students=A0  =20
Date:   5/3/03 2:59:07 PM Central Daylight Time=20
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To: <A HREF=3D"mailto:GeorgLms@AOL.COM">GeorgLms@AOL.COM</A>   =20
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One thing that's critical with many middle school sped kiddos is
NORMALCY (especially the kids with LDs ).=A0 Most of my students (I taught
middle & high LD for 10+years) were extremely sensitive about this.=A0=20
=A0=A0 I've gathered a list of "high-low" publishers on my website at in the "links" section., though many "hi-low" books
are painful to read.=A0 I got to know the good easy-to-read books like
Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes and Stone Fox quickly.=20
=A0 I found that my students had learned to "write reports" by copying,
and frankly had no clue that library books were something you could find
out cool stuff in. (The copying wasn't a total waste of time, but in
fact they often did not read as they copied so they weren't even getting
"exposed" to that stuff.)=A0 Their reading levels were also much lower
than they projected; most of them really didn't have the skills to read
and summarize.=A0=A0 I really liked Chelsea House for books in content
areas, and carefully structured assignments so that students would be
able to find information and actually think about it.=A0=20
=A0=A0 I did a lot of reading aloud and work on basic information retrieval
skills (thinks like knowing and practicing looking up people by their
last names -- one of the best assignments was having them look up a
bunch of names from whatever history unit we were doing.=A0 They got used
to that assignment and before long weren't lost in figuring out the
assignmnet and could actually learn soemthing about the people.)=20
=A0 =A0=A0 I've rambled :)=A0 Just do *not* assume they can read *at all* (d=
assume they can't either).=20

Susan Jones
Academic Development Specialist
Academic Development Center
Parkland College
Champaign, IL=A0 61821
>>> George Canning <GeorgLms@AOL.COM> 05/03/03 14:14 PM >>>
Hi Everyone,

I have recently been hired as a new librarian for next school year. I
already talked to two staff members that have expressed a concern that
library does not have enough resources of interest to their special ed
students. I know of some such as the Lake Classics Series that have
books in comic format, Comic books, and that books with audio are
However, that is the extent of what I know. I would like more
suggestions as
to what works for special ed kiddos in the library. Keep in mind that
7th - 8th grade middle school. I'll compile responses into a hit for
to see.


George Canning
New Librarian 2003 -2004
Hutchison Junior High
Arlington, Texas

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Date:   5/4/03 6:38:54 AM Central Daylight Time=20
From:   <A HREF=3D"">
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=A0=A0 Check out Saddleback Publishing at . s
They sell a variety of high interest, lower-level reading
materials.=A0 Our special ed teachers appreciated my getting some=20
of them -- I'm buying more for next year.=A0 Our school was new
this year.=A0 Hope you like your new job.
=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0=A0 Mary Weyant, Librarian
=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0=A0 Jefferson High Ninth Grade
=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0=A0 1209 Shenandoah Jct. Rd.
=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0=A0 Shenandoah Jct.,WV=A0 25442
=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0=A0=20
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Date:   5/4/03 7:41:27 AM Central Daylight Time=20
From:   <A HREF=3D"mailto:Mspreissner">Mspreissner</A>=20
To: <A HREF=3D"mailto:GeorgLms">GeorgLms</A>   =20

THey love graphic novels, books with lots of pictures, books that "chunk"=20
information (think EyeWitness series).=A0 Take a look at the ALA hi-low list=
cause they do enjoy reading about kids who have their own difficulties.=A0 J=
Pigsa is a favorite too in fiction.=A0 You could write a grant for books on=20
tape/cd; check out the book w/ the tape. Meeting the auditory learner here.

M.S. Preissner, LMS
Redland M.S.
Rockville, MD

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Students=A0  =20
Date:   5/5/03 9:57:22 AM Central Daylight Time=20
From:   <A HREF=3D"">kathy_ger=</A>=20
To: <A HREF=3D"mailto:GeorgLms@AOL.COM">GeorgLms@AOL.COM</A>   =20
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I'm sure you already have books that should be of interest to special ed.=20
students.=A0 Do you ever read excerpts from books in the library to them or=20
give booktalks?=A0=20

Kathy Geronzin
District Librarian
Northeast Community School District
3690 Hwy # 136
Goose Lake, IA 52750
Phone 563-577-2249
FAX 563-577-2248

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