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    Tommy's Secret Code (Paperback) By (author) Alan Beaulieu, Illustrated by Emily Bury, Illustrated by Alexis Bury

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    DescriptionFor kids and adults. Tommy's Secret Code tells the story of a young boy who learns about his reading disability upon entering kindergarten. The story begins by highlighting Tommy's frustrations and follows with the interventions of a caring teacher who also deals with reading difficulties. Although Tommy's Secret Code is fictional, the realities exist as to learning disabilities and the impact on student achievement and self-esteem. Our educational system identifies and provides support for children with learning disabilities now more than ever. Yet, school districts still graduate students who cannot read, students who feel limited in language, confused as to their abilities, and shortchanged in their education. We accept learning disabilities as being real, but often shy away from the difficult discussions with students about their struggles. Understanding and advocacy must accompany interventions. Without them, students remain perplexed and frustrated with instructional programming. Tommy's Secret Code provides the reader with handwritten dictated passages from high school students with learning disabilities. An evaluation offering interventions accompanies the passages. The dictated passages in this story are real. They tell of the successes and struggles of students with learning disabilities. They represent the perseverance of the authors and their desire to master the English language. We only have to take the time to listen and discuss, not once, but often and with conviction. Tommy's Secret Code provides a resource to teachers, parents, and especially students with learning disabilities promoting understanding and advocacy.


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    Title
    Tommy's Secret Code
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Beaulieu, Illustrated by Emily Bury, Illustrated by Alexis Bury
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781612250373
    ISBN 10: 1612250378
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: SCH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22300
    BIC subject category V2: YXK
    Ingram Subject Code: CL
    Libri: I-CL
    BIC subject category V2: YFS
    BISAC V2.8: JUV035000
    BIC educational purpose qualifier V2: 4W
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039150
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Mirror Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mirror Publishing
    Publication date
    01 May 2011