The Seven E's of Reading for Pleasure

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494482381

Category: Education

Page: 74

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In this short book, Sue Cowley gathers together a huge variety of techniques that will all boost reading for pleasure in your school or setting. She explains a range of approaches that teachers and practitioners can use with their children, to help them become highly motivated readers. Sue examines the best ways to support emerging readers and to build reading expertise. She gives ideas for engaging students with different kinds of texts, and for creating an environment that will inspire a love of reading. Sue also examines ways to harness the power of emotions and experiences to get all of your children reading for pleasure. This mini guide is written in Sue's much-loved honest and straight talking style. No theory, no jargon, just down to earth approaches that really work. Whatever age of children you teach, your students will benefit from the strategies and techniques that she reveals here. Read Sue's concise book now and get all of your students to build a lifelong love of reading.
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The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction

Author: Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571520

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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As the world undergoes daily transformations through the application of technoscience to every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. However much science fiction texts vary in artistic quality and intellectual sophistication, they share in a mass social energy and a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the “seven beauties” of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technsocience’s development into a global regime.
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The Pleasure of Poetry

Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Author: Nicolas H. Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275991371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

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Takes readers on a tour of the major works and figures of 17th- and 18th-century English poetry.
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Reformation Readings of the Apocalypse

Geneva, Zurich, and Wittenberg

Author: Irena Backus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195350050

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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In this study, Irene Backus examines the fate of the Apocalypse at the hands of early Protestants in three centers of the Reformation: Geneva, Zurich, and Wittenberg. To do so, Backus systematically investigates sources and methods of the most important reformed and Lutheran commentaries of the Apocalypse from 1528-1584.
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Successful Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas

Author: Shell Education

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425804701

Category: Education

Page: 280

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To be successful, students must be able to comprehend the nonfiction material they encounter in textbooks, reference materials, and testing situations. The ability to interpret nonfiction information depends on the development of several key skills and strategies: Main Idea/Supporting Details Using Text Organizers Summarizing/Paraphrasing Using Parts of the Book Developing Vocabulary Making Inferences Prior Knowledge/Making Connections Setting the Purpose Author's Point of View Questioning Structural Patterns Visualizing This systematic approach to reading instruction, coupled with repeated exposure to a wide variety of nonfiction reading materials, provides a structure in which students can achieve significant growth. Each book has a CD with graphic organizers (for use with Inspiration ) and activity templates (for use with Microsoft Word ).
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Successful Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas: Grades PreK-K

Author: N.A

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425893597

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Improve content-area reading with a variety of strategies and a wealth of information to help readers in Grades Pre-K-K improve their comprehension of nonfiction text. This book includes essential reading skills and strategies grouped into 8 categories including: Monitor Comprehension, Activate and Connect, Infer Meaning, Ask Questions, Determine Importance, Visualize, Summarize and Synthesize, and Developing Vocabulary. All of the skills and strategies are covered by providing practical teaching guidelines as well as motivating learner activities. The included ZIP file features graphic organizers and activities pages that can be reproduced and modified. 272pp.
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Successful Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 1-2

Grades 1-2

Author: N.A

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425893606

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Improve content-area reading with a variety of strategies and a wealth of information to help readers in Grades 1-2 improve their comprehension of nonfiction text. This book includes essential reading skills and strategies grouped into 8 categories including: Monitor Comprehension, Activate and Connect, Infer Meaning, Ask Questions, Determine Importance, Visualize, Summarize and Synthesize, and Developing Vocabulary. All of the skills and strategies are covered by providing practical teaching guidelines as well as motivating learner activities. The included ZIP file features graphic organizers and activities pages that can be reproduced and modified. 280pp.
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Successful Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 3-5

Grades 3-5

Author: N.A

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425893613

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Improve content-area reading with a variety of strategies and a wealth of information to help readers in Grades 3-5 improve their comprehension of nonfiction text. This book includes essential reading skills and strategies grouped into 8 categories including: Monitor Comprehension, Activate and Connect, Infer Meaning, Ask Questions, Determine Importance, Visualize, Summarize and Synthesize, and Developing Vocabulary. All of the skills and strategies are covered by providing practical teaching guidelines as well as motivating learner activities. The included ZIP file features graphic organizers and activities pages that can be reproduced and modified. 280pp.
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Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit

Author: Sean Hepburn Ferrer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671024796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The son of the celebrated actress recounts the life of his mother, her most noted performances, and her work as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, along with events in his own life.
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The Vital Approach

Comment on the Teaching of English to Pupils between the Ages of 8 and 15

Author: Donald Mattam

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483187136

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 162

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The Vital Approach, Second Edition: Comment on the Teaching of English to Pupils between the Ages of 8 and 15 focuses on the educational methods, principles, and techniques employed in the teaching of English to children. The book first explains "the vital approach", written expression, mechanics of English, and oral expression, including the use of mechanical aids to oral English, focus on spelling, communication, creative work, and record. The text then covers poetry lesson, drama in the classroom, and reading for pleasure. Topics include recommended fiction, some suggestions for work in drama, suggestions for poetry lessons, choice of material, and verse composition. The manuscript explores reading for information and school broadcast, films, and examinations, as well as factual reading materials suitable for simple "research" by pupils. The publication is a dependable source material for teachers and students interested in the methods and principles employed in the teaching of English to children.
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Fortune Telling by Cards

Author: P. R. Foli

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787303280

Category: Fortune-telling by cards

Page: 122

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1904 Contents: How We Got Our Pack of Cards; What the Individual Cards Signify; the Selected Pack of Thirty-Two Cards; the Signification of Quartets, Triplets & Pairs; What the Cards Can Tell of the Past, Present & Future; Your Fortune in Twenty-On.
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Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention

Author: Nancy Mather,Barbara J. Wendling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118152662

Category: Psychology

Page: 396

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectivelyunderstand, assess, and treat individuals struggling withdyslexia Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Interventionprovides practical, step-by-step information on accuratelyidentifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions withindividuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need tobe considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitiveand academic—this book includes descriptions of the varioustests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along withdetailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals andparents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each concise chapter features numerous calloutboxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforwardbook presents information that will prepare school psychologists,neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special educationteachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize,assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. Thebook is also a good resource for parents who are helping a childwith dyslexia. A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helpingindividuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Response to Intervention Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition
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Success in Reading and Writing

Grade 4

Author: Patricia Horne Sumner,Helen Cappleman,Jean F. Bernholz

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673360045

Category: Education

Page: 294

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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!
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Mastering the Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success

An Owner's Manual to the New York Times Bestseller, The Traveler's Gift

Author: Andy Andrews

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418536407

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Mastering the Seven Decisions guides readers to a profound understanding of how to fully integrate seven life-changing Decisions into their daily lives. The Responsible Decision: The buck stops here. I accept responsibility for my past. I am responsible for my success. I will not let my history control my destiny. The Guided Decision: I will seek wisdom. The Active Decision: I am a person of action. The Certain Decision: I have a decided heart. Criticism, condemnation, and complaint have no power over me. The Joyful Decision: Today I will choose to be happy. The Compassionate Decision: I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit. The Persistent Decision: I will persist without exception.
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Studying Literature in English

An Introduction

Author: Dominic Rainsford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135053170

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Studying Literature in English provides the ideal point of entry for students of English Literature. This book is an accessible guide for Literature students around the world. This book: Grounds literature and the study of literature throughout by referencing a selection of well-known novels, plays and poems Examines the central questions that readers ask when confronting literary texts, and shows how these make literary theory meaningful and necessary Links British, American and postcolonial literature into a coherent whole Discusses film as literature and provides the basic conceptual tools in order to study film within a literature-course framework Places particular emphasis on interdisciplinarity by examining the connections between the study of literature and other disciplines Provides an annotated list of further reading From principal literary genres, periods and theory, to strategies for reading, research and essay-writing, Dominic Rainsford provides an engaging introduction to the most important aspects of studying literature in English. This book is invaluable reading for anyone studying literature in English.
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Socio-biological Implications of Confucianism

Author: Guangdan Pan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662445751

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

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This book is a collection of English articles by Pan Guangdan, one of China’s most distinguished sociologists and eugenicists and also a renowned expert in education. Pan is a prolific scholar, whose collected works number some fourteen volumes. Pan's daughters Pan Naigu, Pan Naimu and Pan Naihe—all scholars of anthropology and sociology—began editing their father's published works and surviving manuscripts around 1978. The collected articles, written between 1923 and 1945, are representative of Pan’s insights on sociobiology, ethnology and eugenics, covering topics such as Christianity, opium, domestic war and China-Japan relations. The title of the book is taken from the fascinating two-part article “Socio-biological Implications in Confucianism”, which essentially reworks Confucius as a kind of “forefather” of socio-biological and eugenic thinking, showing Pan's promotion of “traditional” values. These articles, mostly published in Chinese Students’ Monthly and The China Critic, offer an excellent point of entry into Pan's ideas on population and eugenics, his polemics on family and marriage, and his intellectual positioning and self-fashioning. This collection is of great reference value, allowing readers to gain an overall and in-depth understanding of the development of Pan's academic thought, and to explore the spiritual world of the scholars brought together by The China Critic who were dedicated to rebuilding the Chinese culture and bridging the West and the East.
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