Category: Language Arts

A Dictionary of Linguistics by Mario A. Pei, Frank Gaynor

By Mario A. Pei, Frank Gaynor

Editors Mario Pei and Frank Gaynor compile crucial phrases and ideas within the huge Dictionary of Linguistics. With a delicately crafted headword record and many cross-references and available motives, this dictionary will continue readers coming again repeatedly. Dictionary of Linguistics is the appropriate addition to any reader's reference library.

Mario Pei was once an American linguist and polyglot who really expert in Latin, Greek, and French. as well as educating at Columbia college, Pei wrote a number of books on language together with the tale of English and All approximately Language.

In addition to Dictionary of Linguistics, Frank Gaynor additionally wrote the Philosophical Library vintage, Dictionary of Mysticism.

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Sundays at Eight: 25 Years of Stories from C-SPAN's Q&A and by Brian Lamb, C-SPAN

By Brian Lamb, C-SPAN

For the final 25 years, Sunday nights at 8pm on C-SPAN has been appointment tv for lots of americans. in the course of that point, host Brian Lamb has invited humans to his Capitol Hill studio for hour-long conversations approximately modern society and historical past. In today's soundbite tradition that hour is still one in every of television's final vestiges of in-depth, civil conversation.
First got here C-SPAN's Booknotes in 1989, which by the point it led to December 2004, used to be the longest-running author-interview application in American broadcast background. the various such a lot awesome nonfiction authors of its period have been featured over the process 800 episodes, and the conversations turned a defining hour for the community and for nonfiction writers.
In January 2005, C-SPAN launched into a brand new bankruptcy with the release of Q and A. back one hour of uninterrupted dialog however the concentration used to be elevated to incorporate documentary movie makers, marketers, social employees, political leaders and as regards to somebody with a narrative to tell.
To mark this anniversary Lamb and his staff at C-SPAN have assembled Sundays at 8, a suite of the simplest unpublished interviews and tales from the final 25 years. Featured during this assortment are historians like David McCullough, Ron Chernow and Robert Caro, journalists together with April Witt, John Burns and Michael Weisskopf, and various others, together with Christopher Hitchens, Brit Hume and Kenneth Feinberg.
In a March 2001 Booknotes interview 60 mins author Don Hewitt defined the show's luck this manner: “All you want to do is inform me a story." This assortment attests to the luck of that precept, which has guided Lamb for many years. And his site visitors haven't disenchanted, from the dramatic break out of a lifelong resident of a North Korean legal camp, to the heavy fee paid by means of one profitable West Virginia businessman while he received $314 million within the lottery, or the heroic tales of restoration from the main terrible accidents in modern day conflict. instructed within the series' signature conversational demeanour, those tales come to lifestyles back at the web page. Sundays at 8 isn't only a token for fanatics of C-SPAN's interview courses, yet a suite of important tales that experience helped us comprehend the realm for a quarter-century.

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Responsive Literacy Coaching: Tools for Creating and by Cheryl Dozier

By Cheryl Dozier

In Responsive Literacy Coaching, Cheryl Dozier attracts on twenty-four years of expertise as an ordinary school room instructor and instructor educator to give either a theoretical framework and useful instruments to enact responsive literacy training. via considerate and practical training, lecturers study powerful how you can increase literacy guide and scholar achievement.

the variety of instruments provided within the textual content invite customization in line with the reader's particular tutorial context. This framework empowers literacy coaches and lecturers via dialog, sustained engagement, and reflective research. Dozier argues that at its top, literacy training is responsive, collegial, considerate, thought-provoking, planned, reflective, and transferable. during this e-book she invitations readers to go into right into a training discussion, through:

  • vignettes that convey training interactions to life;
  • prompts to have interaction either academics and students;
  • occasions for collaborative mirrored image;
  • frequently-asked questions.

As literacy initiatives are documented and analyzed, training interactions logged and labeled, and evaluate rankings scrutinized, Dozier cautions coaches to prevent being so stuck up within the doing of training that one forgets the purpose at the back of it. during this e-book she offers an social gathering for them to step again, and ask, what's the objective of literacy training? what sort of literacy environments and reports are we developing for our faculties and our scholars? what's attainable as we have interaction in transformative literacy practices? whereas the instruments provided during this ebook don't offer a “quick fix,” they foster severe considering and sustained inquiry that results in confident switch for either lecturers and scholars.

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A Way with Words Resource Pack 1 Book (Cambridge Copy by Stuart Redman

By Stuart Redman

A photocopiable source booklet of vocabulary actions. This source e-book of vocabulary perform actions allows lecturers to coach vocabulary communicatively within the lecture room. The ebook offers a number of stimulating actions which require beginners to actively use the objective vocabulary. It develops studying talents, supporting inexperienced persons to turn into extra effective in establishing, storing and remembering new vocabulary. you could use with transparent teacher's notes at the left hand pages and dealing with photocopiable worksheets at the correct. This lower-intermediate to intermediate source ebook is followed by means of a cassette for additional perform of the main vocabulary.

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The Politics of Panem: Challenging Genres by Sean P. Connors

By Sean P. Connors

The starvation video games trilogy is a well-liked tradition luck. Embraced via adults in addition to children, Suzanne Collins's bestselling books have encouraged an both renowned movie franchise. yet what, if something, can examining the starvation video games let us know approximately what it capacity to be human on this planet this present day? What complicated social and political matters does the trilogy invite readers to discover? Does it simply entertain, or does it additionally show? Bringing jointly students in literacy schooling and the arts, The Politics of Panem: demanding Genres examines how the starvation video games books and flicks, whilst approached from the perspective of thought, can problem readers and audience intellectually. even as, through subjecting Collins's trilogy to literary feedback, this number of essays demanding situations its complexity for example of dystopian literature for teens. How can making use of philosophic frameworks similar to these because of Socrates and Foucault to the starvation video games trilogy deepen our appreciation for the problems it increases? What, if whatever, will we examine from contemplating fan responses to the starvation video games? How may adapting the trilogy for movie complicate its skill to interact in sharp-edged social feedback? by way of exploring those and different questions, The Politics of Panem: difficult Genres invitations academics, scholars, and enthusiasts of the starvation video games to think about how Collins's trilogy, as a consultant of younger grownup dystopian fiction, capabilities as a fancy narrative. In doing so, it highlights questions and concerns that lend themselves to severe exploration in secondary and faculty school rooms.

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Bloom's How to Write About the Brontes (Bloom's How to Write by Virginia Brackett

By Virginia Brackett

Designed to assist scholars strengthen their analytical writing abilities and important comprehension of the writer and their significant works, this e-book bargains important feedback and techniques on easy methods to write a powerful essay, and offers an insightful advent through Harold Bloom on writing in regards to the Bronte sisters."

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The Power of Words: Learning Vocabulary in Grades 4-9 by Scott C. Greenwood

By Scott C. Greenwood

Academics are intuitively conscious of the relationship among educational vocabulary and analyzing comprehension. regrettably, regardless of what we all know approximately lively guideline of vocabulary that may be retained through our scholars, lecturers frequently assign vocabulary yet not often train it good. the implications are reminiscent of a salesperson who says approximately his product, 'I offered it, yet they did not purchase it.' Greenwood presents lecturers with the hows and whys of powerful vocabulary guide, by utilizing visible organizers, simple appendixes, lecture room vignettes, and easy, transparent language, encouraging pros to really interact their scholars.

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Captioned Media in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching: by Robert Vanderplank

By Robert Vanderplank

This ebook brings jointly present pondering on casual language studying and the findings of over 30 years of study on captions (same language subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) to offer a brand new version of language studying from captioned viewing and a destiny roadmap for study and perform during this box. Language novices can have basic listening to yet they're ‘hard-of-listening’ and locate it tough to stick with the swift or doubtful speech in lots of movies and television programmes. Vanderplank considers no matter if staring at with captions not just permits inexperienced persons to appreciate and luxuriate in overseas language tv and flicks but in addition is helping them to enhance their international language abilities. Captioned Media in international Language Learning and educating could be of curiosity to scholars and researchers desirous about moment language acquisition instructing and learn, in addition to training language academics and instructor trainers.

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