5. Informal Assessments for Transition Planning by Gary M. Clark, James R. Patton, and L. Rozelle Moulton
This has been a go-to book of mine for the past four or five years. Research shows links between teaching self-advocacy and self-determination and future success, employment, and independence. This books is jam packed with surveys and assessments. It is a great resource to use with students starting in fourth grade and going all the way to adulthood. I have the first edition but above is a picture of the second edition published in 2013.
4. The Co-Teaching Book of Lists by Katherine Perez
This book provides bulleted lists on everything from collaborating to differentiating. It's a wonderful resource to share with your co-teacher!
3. Everday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Jamie D. Bleiweiss, Lauren Hough, and Shirley Cohen.
This book provides many pictures, checklists, and forms relating to providing a thoughtful and smart inclusive classroom environment. The introduction mentions that although the strategies are designed for students with ASD, many of the practices will be useful for other populations of students. Every learning specialist should have this book, regardless of the disability label of the students on their case load.
2. "I Hate to Write!"by Cheryl Boucher and Kathy Oehler
I am obsessed with this book. Each section is broken up by "Teacher Concern", the research explaining the student's behavior, and finally an incredible number of strategies, forms, graphic organizers, and ideas to support the student. This book is incredible. I can't gush enough!
1. From Text Maps to Memory Caps and From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks by Paula Kluth and Sheila Danaher