Language Matters by Donna Jo Napoli,Vera Lee-Schoenfeld

Language Matters
  • Title : Language Matters
  • Author : Donna Jo Napoli,Vera Lee-Schoenfeld
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199889929
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Is Ebonics really a dialect or simply bad English? Do women and men speak differently? Will computers ever really learn human language? Does offensive language harm children? These are only a few of the issues surrounding language that crop up every day. Most of us have very definite opinions on these questions one way or another. Yet as linguists Donna Jo Napoli and Vera Lee-Schoenfeld point out in this short and thoroughly readable volume, many of our most deeply held ideas about the nature of language and its role in our lives are either misconceived or influenced by myths and stereotypes. Language Matters provides a highly informative tour of the world of language, examining these and other vexing and controversial language-related questions. Throughout, Napoli and Lee-Schoenfeld encourage and lead the reader to use common-sense and everyday experience rather than preconceived notions or technical linguistic expertise. Both their questions and their conclusions are surprising, sometimes provocative, and always entertaining. This thoroughly revised second edition updates the book with a new co-author, and includes new chapters on language and power, language extinction, and what it is linguists actually do. Language Matters is sure to engage both general readers and students of language and linguistics at any level.


Language Matters by Donna Jo Napoli

Language Matters
  • Title : Language Matters
  • Author : Donna Jo Napoli
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780195160482
  • Pages : 198
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Both general readers and students of language and linguistics at any level. Book jacket.


The Social Art by Ronald K. S. Macaulay

The Social Art
  • Title : The Social Art
  • Author : Ronald K. S. Macaulay
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0195187962
  • Pages : 244
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This is the improved and expanded second edition of The Social Art, an engagingly written, highly accessible tour through the world of language. Macaulay uses jokes, anecdotes, quotations, and examples to introduce readers to the full range of current linguistic knowledge, covering in 35 brief chapters (2 new to the second edition) topics like language acquisition, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, dialects, conversation, narrative, swearing, and more.


Earthtalk by E Magazine

Earthtalk
  • Title : Earthtalk
  • Author : E Magazine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 9780452290129
  • Pages : 303
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

In compelling Q & A format, the leading independent environmental periodical gathers together a bevy of essential tips, guides, and resources for the best ways to live green and create ecological harmony with the planet. Original.


Collateral Language by John Collins,Ross Glover

Collateral Language
  • Title : Collateral Language
  • Author : John Collins,Ross Glover
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 081477265X
  • Pages : 230
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Terrorism, jihad, fundamentalism, blowback. These and other highly charged terms have saturated news broadcasts and everyday conversation since September 11th. But to keen ears their meanings change depending upon who's doing the talking. So what do these words really mean? And what are people trying to say when they use them? Each of the thirteen essays in Collateral Language offers an informed perspective on a particular word or phrase that serves as a building block in the edifice of post-World Trade Center rhetoric. In some cases this involves a systematic examination of the term in question (e.g. "anthrax" or "unity")its historical roots, the development of its meaning and usage in the U.S. over time, and its employment in the current context. In other cases authors provide a set of more philosophical or autobiographical reflections on a particular idea (e.g. "vital interests" or "evil"), suggesting a need to consider the ethical and moral implications of using the concept uncritically. In every instance, however, the overriding goal is to give the reader a set of practical tools to analyze the political language that surrounds all of us at this critical point in our nation's history. Witty, informative and highly readable, Collateral Language is a lexicon of political terminology and an indispensable tool for understanding the current conflict.


Speaking Spanish in the US by Janet M. Fuller,Jennifer Leeman

Speaking Spanish in the US
  • Title : Speaking Spanish in the US
  • Author : Janet M. Fuller,Jennifer Leeman
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN Code : 178892830X
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book introduces readers to basic concepts of sociolinguistics with a focus on Spanish in the US. The coverage goes beyond linguistics to examine the history and politics of Spanish in the US, the relationship of language to Latinx identities, and how language ideologies and policies reflect and shape societal views of Spanish and its speakers. Accessible to those with no linguistic background, this book provides students with a foundation in the study of language and society, and the opportunity to relate theoretical concepts to Spanish in the US in a range of contexts, including everyday speech, contemporary culture, media, education and policy. The book is a substantially revised and expanded 2nd edition of Spanish Speakers in the USA, including new chapters on the history of Spanish in the US, the demographics of Spanish in the US, and language policy; and expanded chapters on language ideologies, race, identity, media, and education.


Language Matters by Laurie Bauer,Janet Holmes,Paul Warren

Language Matters
  • Title : Language Matters
  • Author : Laurie Bauer,Janet Holmes,Paul Warren
  • Publisher : Red Globe Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781403936288
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book provides a non-technical introduction to the study of language by focusing on questions such as: Where does language come from? Why don't we all talk the same? Who needs grammar? Suitable for students with no experience of linguistics, this lively introduction to language approaches will encourage students to think.


English as a Global Language by David Crystal

English as a Global Language
  • Title : English as a Global Language
  • Author : David Crystal
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107611806
  • Pages : 212
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.


The Five-minute Linguist by E. M. Rickerson,Barry Hilton

The Five-minute Linguist
  • Title : The Five-minute Linguist
  • Author : E. M. Rickerson,Barry Hilton
  • Publisher : Equinox
  • ISBN Code : 9781908049940
  • Pages : 303
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Five-Minute Linguist has been a popular introduction to the subject of language because it is succinct, clear, accurate - and fun to read. It is used by beginning students of linguistics, language education and anthropology, and has broad appeal for general readers, people who read for enjoyment as well as knowledge. The book started life as a series of five-minute radio broadcasts and for this reason its conversational style feels more like a series of fireside chats than a regular college textbook. Those radio broadcasts were highly acclaimed and won the 2007 Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award from the Linguistic Society of America. The chapters are short, suitable for browsing or reading on the run. But although it is intentionally light in tone, the book is full of up-to-date information, written by more than 60 experts from around the world. This expanded second edition of the book is produced under the sponsorship of the Linguistic Society of America and the US National Museum of Language. Praise for this volume: 'An excellent, very accessible, and extremely easy- and fun-to-read introduction to some of the basic questions (and misconceptions) regarding language, language learning, and linguistics. The book clearly meets the editors' intended goals; with each essay, the reader is engaged in a five-minute, light and informal conversation about the passionate topic of language.' Linguist List 23.4805, November 2012 'This book is for anyone who has a question about languages or the nature of language-which means just about all of us. But it's not just a musty academic text for specialists. While written by leading experts on the subject of language, The Five-Minute Linguist is a user-friendly exploration of the basics, a linguistic start-up kit for general readers. It assumes nothing on your part except interest in the subject. Its bite-sized chapters (no more than 3-4 pages each) give authoritative answers to the most frequently asked questions people have about language, and tell the story in a lively and colloquial style. It is a delightful read.' From the Foreword by Bret Lovejoy, Executive Director, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language


Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children
  • Title : Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 030906418X
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors. Recommendations address the identification of groups of children at risk, effective instruction for the preschool and early grades, effective approaches to dialects and bilingualism, the importance of these findings for the professional development of teachers, and gaps that remain in our understanding of how children learn to read. Implications for parents, teachers, schools, communities, the media, and government at all levels are discussed. The book examines the epidemiology of reading problems and introduces the concepts used by experts in the field. In a clear and readable narrative, word identification, comprehension, and other processes in normal reading development are discussed. Against the background of normal progress, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children examines factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how literacy can be fostered from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading.


Schooltalk by Mica Pollock

Schooltalk
  • Title : Schooltalk
  • Author : Mica Pollock
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • ISBN Code : 1620971046
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Words matter. Every day in schools, language is used—whether in the classroom, in a student-teacher meeting, or by principals, guidance counselors, or other school professionals—implying, intentionally or not, that some subset of students have little potential. As a result, countless students “underachieve,” others become disengaged, and, ultimately, we all lose. Mica Pollock, editor of Everyday Antiracism—the progressive teacher’s must-have resource—now turns to what it takes for those working in schools to match their speech to their values, giving all students an equal opportunity to thrive. By juxtaposing common scenarios with useful exercises, concrete actions, and resources, Schooltalk describes how the devil is in the oft-dismissed details: the tossed-off remark to a student or parent about the community in which she lives; the way groups—based on race, ability, and income—are discussed in faculty meetings about test scores and data; the assumptions and communication breakdowns between counselors, teachers, and other staff that cause kids to fall needlessly through the cracks; or the deflating comment to a young person about her college or career prospects. Schooltalk will empower educators of every ilk, revealing to them an incredibly effective tool at their disposal to support the success of all students every day: their words.


Beyond Coherence by Vera Lee-Schoenfeld

Beyond Coherence
  • Title : Beyond Coherence
  • Author : Vera Lee-Schoenfeld
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9789027233783
  • Pages : 206
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The overarching theme of this volume is one of the central concerns of syntactic theory: How local is syntax, and what are the measures of syntactic locality? It is argued here that movement and anaphoric relations are governed by a unified concept of locality: the phase. On an empirical level, Beyond Coherence brings together three strands of research on German syntax: 'coherence', the study of (reduced) infinitive constructions; the possessor dative construction, with a dative nominal playing the dual role of possessor and affectee; and binding, the distribution of anaphors and pronominals. These apparently disparate areas of research intersect in that the locality constraints on the possessor dative construction and binding allow the two phenomena to serve as probes for infinitival clause size. Offering a Minimalist 'possessor raising' and phase-based binding account, this work culminates in a discussion of the phase as the key to the various opacity effects observed in the book.


Language by George Melville Bolling,Bernard Bloch

Language
  • Title : Language
  • Author : George Melville Bolling,Bernard Bloch
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Society in v. 1-11, 1925-34. After 1934 they appear in Its Bulletin.


It Takes Two to Talk by Jan Pepper,Elaine Weitzman,Hanen Centre

It Takes Two to Talk
  • Title : It Takes Two to Talk
  • Author : Jan Pepper,Elaine Weitzman,Hanen Centre
  • Publisher : The Hanen Centre
  • ISBN Code : 0921145195
  • Pages : 171
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Shows parents how to help their child communicate and learn language during everyday activities.


Creating Practice-Based Evidence by Corinne Dobinson,Yvonne Wren

Creating Practice-Based Evidence
  • Title : Creating Practice-Based Evidence
  • Author : Corinne Dobinson,Yvonne Wren
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781907826092
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The RCSLT is currently establishing and promoting its research strategy; its vision is to involve all SLT clinicians in research, whether by using the evidence base to inform their clinical practice or to actively engage in research. Clinicians are in a unique position to contribute to this since they are a prime source of viable research questions which directly relate to their services and service users. But how can this be done within the time constraints imposed by SLTs' pressing service objectives? This book will help to increase SLTs' competence and confidence in conducting small-scale research studies. It contains practical information, advice and guidance to help clinicians get started on manageable research based on their everyday caseload and activities. Drawing on the experiences of expert contributors and, wherever possible, providing examples of real studies it will help readers perceive the research potential within their clinical contexts. Creating Practice-based Evidence will also guide prospective researchers where to seek support and how to achieve realistic and achievable goals. It will appeal particularly to SLT teams and their managers who wish to develop a research culture in order to support their local services and clinical practice.


A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie  Bongiovanni,Tristan Jimerson

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
  • Title : A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
  • Author : Archie  Bongiovanni,Tristan Jimerson
  • Publisher : Limerence Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781620104996
  • Pages : 64
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns. "A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept." –– School Library Journal (starred review) Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more! 2018 Chicago Public Library Best Books of the Year - Teen Nonfiction Publishers Weekly Favorite Reads of 2018 Autostraddle 20 Best LGBTQ Graphic Novels of 2018


Annual Editions: Anthropology 08/09 by Elvio Angeloni

Annual Editions: Anthropology 08/09
  • Title : Annual Editions: Anthropology 08/09
  • Author : Elvio Angeloni
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
  • ISBN Code : 9780073397542
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This Thirty-First Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: ANTHROPOLOGY provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.


Interpersonal Communication by Sarah Trenholm,Arthur Jensen

Interpersonal Communication
  • Title : Interpersonal Communication
  • Author : Sarah Trenholm,Arthur Jensen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 442
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Interpersonal Communication introduces students to the core concepts that underpin interpersonal communication in theory and practice. Trenholm and Jensen introduce a 5 point model of Communication Competence in chapter one, and use it throughout the book to help keep students focused on the key elements of effective communication. The book draws it sexamples not only from communication, but also from history, psychology, and anthropology, among others, giving students a richer understanding of the roots of interpersonal communication. Updated throughout, special sttention had been paid to bringing more contemporary theory in where relevant, expanding the coverage of computer-mediated communication all throughout the book, and making the book even more accessible by adding pedagogical deatures to aid student comprehension.


Educators Belonging, Being and Becoming by N.A

Educators Belonging, Being and Becoming
  • Title : Educators Belonging, Being and Becoming
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780642779182
  • Pages : 53
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Getting to "Got It!" by Betty K. Garner

Getting to
  • Title : Getting to "Got It!"
  • Author : Betty K. Garner
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • ISBN Code : 1416612424
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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It's one of the great mysteries of teaching: Why do some students "get it" and some students don't? In this book, Betty K. Garner focuses on why students struggle and what teachers can do to help them become self-directed learners. Difficulty reading, remembering, paying attention, or following directions are not the reasons students fail but symptoms of the true problem: underdeveloped cognitive structures—the mental processes necessary to connect new information with prior knowledge; organize information into patterns and relationships; formulate rules that make information processing automatic, fast, and predictable; and abstract generalizable principles that allow them to transfer and apply learning. Each chapter focuses on a key cognitive structure and uses real-life accounts to illustrate how learners construct meaning by using recognition, memorization, conservation of constancy, classification, spatial orientation, temporal orientation, and metaphorical thinking. The author's simple techniques stress reflective awareness and visualization. It's by helping students to be conscious of what their senses are telling them, encouraging them to visualize the information for processing, and then prompting them to ask questions and figure out solutions on their own that teachers can best help students develop the tools they need to * Gather, organize, and make sense of information, * Become cognitively engaged and internally motivated to achieve, and * Experience learning as a dynamic process of creating and changing. Suggestions for using these techniques in daily classroom practice, advice on lesson planning for cognitive engagement, and guidelines for conducting reflective research expand this book's practical applications. Use it not only to help struggling students break through hidden barriers but to empower all students with tools that will last a lifetime.


Let's Talk Money: You've Worked Hard for It, Now Make It Work for You by Monika Halan

Let's Talk Money: You've Worked Hard for It, Now Make It Work for You
  • Title : Let's Talk Money: You've Worked Hard for It, Now Make It Work for You
  • Author : Monika Halan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9352779401
  • Pages : 228
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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We work hard to earn our money. But regardless of how much we earn, the money worry never goes away. Bills, rent, EMIs, medical costs, vacations, kids' education and, somewhere at the back of the head, the niggling thought about being under-prepared for our own retirement. Wouldn't it be wonderful if our money worked for us just as we work hard for it? What if we had a proven system to identify dud investment schemes? What if could just plug seamlessly into a simple, jargon-free plan to get more value out of our money, and have a super good life today? India's most trusted name in personal finance, Monika Halan offers you a feet-on-the-ground system to build financial security. Not a get-rich-quick guide, this book helps you build a smart system to live your dream life, rather than stay worried about the 'right' investment or 'perfect' insurance. Unlike many personal finance books, Let's Talk Money is written specifically for you, keeping the Indian context in mind.


A Framework for K-12 Science Education by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards

A Framework for K-12 Science Education
  • Title : A Framework for K-12 Science Education
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309214459
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce, A Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge in the field. A Framework for K-12 Science Education outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12. These expectations will inform the development of new standards for K-12 science education and, subsequently, revisions to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development for educators. This book identifies three dimensions that convey the core ideas and practices around which science and engineering education in these grades should be built. These three dimensions are: crosscutting concepts that unify the study of science through their common application across science and engineering; scientific and engineering practices; and disciplinary core ideas in the physical sciences, life sciences, and earth and space sciences and for engineering, technology, and the applications of science. The overarching goal is for all high school graduates to have sufficient knowledge of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on science-related issues, be careful consumers of scientific and technical information, and enter the careers of their choice. A Framework for K-12 Science Education is the first step in a process that can inform state-level decisions and achieve a research-grounded basis for improving science instruction and learning across the country. The book will guide standards developers, teachers, curriculum designers, assessment developers, state and district science administrators, and educators who teach science in informal environments.


Meeting Handbook by Linguistic Society of America

Meeting Handbook
  • Title : Meeting Handbook
  • Author : Linguistic Society of America
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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From Neurons to Neighborhoods by Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development

From Neurons to Neighborhoods
  • Title : From Neurons to Neighborhoods
  • Author : Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309069882
  • Pages : 612
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.


No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin

No Time to Spare
  • Title : No Time to Spare
  • Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 1328661598
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation


Leadership Is Language by L. David Marquet

Leadership Is Language
  • Title : Leadership Is Language
  • Author : L. David Marquet
  • Publisher : Portfolio
  • ISBN Code : 073521753X
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A radical new playbook for empowering your team to make better decisions and take greater ownership"--


Book Donations for Development by Mauro Rosi,Gwynneth Evans

Book Donations for Development
  • Title : Book Donations for Development
  • Author : Mauro Rosi,Gwynneth Evans
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780921416500
  • Pages : 72
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Provides policy and practical information for donors and recipients of book donation projects; is intended as an educational and training tool; sets book donations within the context of the book chain and the importance of enhancing the book industry in every UN member state, especially the developing world.


Essential Questions by Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins

Essential Questions
  • Title : Essential Questions
  • Author : Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • ISBN Code : 1416615709
  • Pages : 119
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards—local or Common Core State Standards—in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging—for both teachers and students—and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community—students, teachers, and administrators—benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.


The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Henry Watson Fowler,Ernest Gowers

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage
  • Title : A Dictionary of Modern English Usage
  • Author : Henry Watson Fowler,Ernest Gowers
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 725
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Helping Your Child Learn to Read by Bernice Cullinan,Bernice E. Cullinan

Helping Your Child Learn to Read
  • Title : Helping Your Child Learn to Read
  • Author : Bernice Cullinan,Bernice E. Cullinan
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0788100076
  • Pages : 64
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Intended to help you make the most of your children's natural curiosity. B&W drawings.


Bound by Donna Jo Napoli

Bound
  • Title : Bound
  • Author : Donna Jo Napoli
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1471103390
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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YOUNG XING XING IS BOUND. Bound to her father's second wife and daughter after Xing Xing's father has passed away. Bound to a life of servitude as a young girl in ancient China, where the life of a woman is valued less than that of livestock. Bound to be alone and unmarried, with no parents to arrange for a suitable husband. Dubbed "Lazy One" by her stepmother, Xing Xing spends her days taking care of her half sister, Wei Ping, who cannot walk because of her foot bindings, the painful but compulsory tradition for girls who are fit to be married. Even so, Xing Xing is content, for now, to practice her gift for poetry and calligraphy, to tend to the mysterious but beautiful carp in her garden, and to dream of a life unbound by the laws of family and society. But all of this is about to change as the time for the village's annual festival draws near, and Stepmother, who has spent nearly all of the family's money, grows desperate to find a husband for Wei Ping. Xing Xing soon realizes that this greed and desperation may threaten not only her memories of the past, but also her dreams for the future. In this searing story, Donna Jo Napoli, acclaimed author of Beast and Breath,delves into the roots of the Cinderella myth and unearths a tale as powerful as it is familiar.


The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics: Mel-N by N.A

The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics: Mel-N
  • Title : The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics: Mel-N
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Proceedings Before the European Patent Office by Marcus O. Müller,Cees A.M. Mulder

Proceedings Before the European Patent Office
  • Title : Proceedings Before the European Patent Office
  • Author : Marcus O. Müller,Cees A.M. Mulder
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1784710105
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Proceedings Before the European Patent Office: A Practical Guide to Success in Opposition and Appeal provides a better understanding of how opposition divisions and boards of appeal approach the cases before them.


Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch

Because Internet
  • Title : Because Internet
  • Author : Gretchen McCulloch
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books
  • ISBN Code : 0735210942
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!! Named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Amazon, and The Washington Post A Wired Must-Read Book of Summer "Gretchen McCulloch is the internet's favorite linguist, and this book is essential reading. Reading her work is like suddenly being able to see the matrix." --Jonny Sun, author of everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too Because Internet is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are. Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time. Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer "LOL" or "lol," why ~sparkly tildes~ succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in common with physical gestures, and how the artfully disarrayed language of animal memes like lolcats and doggo made them more likely to spread.


Increasing Student Learning Through Multimedia Projects by Michael Simkins

Increasing Student Learning Through Multimedia Projects
  • Title : Increasing Student Learning Through Multimedia Projects
  • Author : Michael Simkins
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • ISBN Code : 0871206641
  • Pages : 140
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Addressed to K-12 teachers, discusses enhancing student achievement through project-based learning with multimedia and offers principles and guidelines to insure that multimedia projects address curriculum standards.


State of Readiness by Joseph F. Paris Jr.

State of Readiness
  • Title : State of Readiness
  • Author : Joseph F. Paris Jr.
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781626343115
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Accelerated Strategy Development and Execution The company of today has its supply chains and finances stretched further around the globe than ever before while simultaneously having increasing pressures to drive value across a complicated and fluid set of metrics and deliver innovations, products, and services more quickly and reliably. The competitive advantage belongs to the companies that can quicken their vision-building and strategy-execution efforts--the ones that can identify challenges more swiftly and accelerate their decision making so they are better able to formulate and deploy responses decisively yet with greater agility. To successfully accomplish this, companies will have to prioritize creating a culture of leadership that strengthens communication skills and emphasizes systems thinking by building capacity and capability that cuts across the business smokestacks and permeates the entire organization. In State of Readiness, Joseph F. Paris Jr. shares over thirty years of international business and operations experience and guides C-suite executives and business-operations and -improvement specialists on a path toward operational excellence, the organizational capability and situational awareness that is attained as the enterprise reaches a state of alignment for pursuing its strategies. In doing so, create a corporate culture that is committed to the continuous and deliberate improvement of company performance and the circumstances of those who work there--a precursor to becoming a high-performance organization.


Forthcoming Books by Rose Arny

Forthcoming Books
  • Title : Forthcoming Books
  • Author : Rose Arny
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Books in Print, 2004-2005 by N.A

Books in Print, 2004-2005
  • Title : Books in Print, 2004-2005
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780835246491
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Good Omens by Neil Gaiman,Terry Pratchett

Good Omens
  • Title : Good Omens
  • Author : Neil Gaiman,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1448110238
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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____________________ COMING TO AMAZON PRIME ON 31ST MAY - STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian ____________________ 'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right' According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Judgement Day is almost upon us and the world's going to end in a week . . . Now people have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it's only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it. It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .