The Seven Sources of Pleasure in Life: Making Way for the Upside in the Midst of Modern Demands

Making Way for the Upside in the Midst of Modern Demands

Author: Luciano L'Abate

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313395802

Category: Psychology

Page: 241

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This book examines a seemingly simple and absolutely essential topic: learning how to enjoy every aspect of your life on a daily basis. • A great variety of references, ranging from The New Yorker to The Economist • Exercises within some chapters and at the end of every chapter guide readers towards greater understanding • Five tables provide valuable supplemental information • Bibliographic notes are supplied with every chapter
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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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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 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 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: Secondary

Secondary

Author: N.A

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425893620

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 6-12 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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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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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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Studying Literature in English

An Introduction

Author: Dominic Rainsford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135053170

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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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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The Committed Reader

Reading for Utility, Pleasure, and Fulfillment in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Robert A. Stebbins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810885964

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 145

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This book is a study of committed reading, an activity animated by three main motives: utilitarian, pleasurable, and self-fulfilling. They are examined within the frameworks of library and information science and the serious leisure perspective as manifested across life s domains of work, leisure, and non-work obligation."
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Reading Dante: From Here to Eternity

Author: Prue Shaw

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871407809

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

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The best and most eloquent introduction to Dante for our time. Prue Shaw is one of the world's foremost authorities on Dante. Written with the general reader in mind, Reading Dante brings her knowledge to bear in an accessible yet expert introduction to his great poem. This is far more than an exegesis of Dante’s three-part Commedia. Shaw communicates the imaginative power, the linguistic skill and the emotional intensity of Dante’s poetry—the qualities that make the Commedia perhaps the greatest literary work of all time and not simply a medieval treatise on morality and religion. The book provides a graphic account of the complicated geography of Dante's version of the afterlife and a sure guide to thirteenth-century Florence and the people and places that influenced him. At the same time it offers a literary experience that lifts the reader into the universal realms of poetry and mythology, creating links not only to the classical world of Virgil and Ovid but also to modern art and poetry, the world of T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney and many others. Dante's questions are our questions: What is it to be a human being? How should we judge human behavior? What matters in life and in death? Reading Dante helps the reader to understand Dante’s answers to these timeless questions and to see how surprisingly close they sometimes are to modern answers. Reading Dante is an astonishingly lyrical work that will appeal to both those who’ve never read the Commedia and those who have. It underscores Dante's belief that poetry can change human lives.
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Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

From the Seventh Day of December, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Two, to the Fourth Day of April, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Five

Author: Pennsylvania

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 576

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Besieged

Seven Cities Under Siege

Author: J. Bowyer Bell

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412817974

Category: History

Page: 323

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J. Bowyer Bell's Beseiged is built on the premise that as long as men have constructed walls, other men have tried to scale them. From ancient Jericho and Joshua's trumpet to London and the onslaught of the Luftwaffe, people have always devised cunning weapons, with all the skills at their command, to breach such barriers and invade the camps and fortified places of their enemies. Beseiged is the story of seven great modern sieges: Madrid in the Spanish Civil War; London, Warsaw, Singapore and Stalingrad in World War II; Berlin during the Post World War II Airlift; and Jerusalem under Arab attack from four sides in 1947. Bell, a veteran historian, describes in detail the actual battles involved, clearly demonstrating the universality of sieges and siegecraft and showing that all these beleaguered places have things in common and obey certain basic laws or principles. Bell points out commonalities showing, for example, though no bullets were fired during the Berlin Airlift, the city itself was as much under siege as was Warsaw, where the Polish Underground fought a fierce but hopeless battle against Hitler's Wehrmacht. By the same token, Bell shows though no German infantry ever came close to London, it was nonetheless besieged by aerial squadrons just as surely as Stalingrad was by both German and Russian ground forces. The histories of these sieges are ones of heroism and cowardice, meticulous planning and incredible blunders, all of which can be studied and used even currently in similar situations in either defending, or piercing the defenses of, a location in times of unrest or war. Beseiged is a must-read for those interested in modern conflict pondering the enigma of human endeavor in wall building and breaking involved in siegecraft. A must-read for everyone from military strategist aficionados and historians to science and technology buffs. If it is to be believed the danger of not knowing history is the possibility of unknowingly repeating it, then Beseiged should appear on all required reading lists. J. Bowyer Bell (1931-2003) was professor of International Relations at Columbia University, and president of International Analysis Center, focusing on problems of unconventional law, terrorism, deception, and crisis management.
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Francis Galton

Pioneer of Heredity and Biometry

Author: M. G. Bulmer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801874031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 357

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"Bulmer guides us skillfully through a great deal of the beginnings of our science. We are where we are because of the labors of people like Francis Galton. Science is not the same thing as progress but Galton's story is relevant to understanding something about the way in which science is related to progress." -- Human Genetics
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What Else Should I Read?

Guiding Kids to Good Books

Author: Matt Berman

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563084195

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Suggests thirty juvenile titles for grades three and up and links them with 500 other titles
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Cat, Dog and Dove

Author: Maida Makotsi

Publisher: East African Publishers

ISBN: 9789966466716

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 13

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For young children, this simple story picture book tells about a cat, a dog and a dove. Cat chases Dove, and Dog Chases Cat. But Dove triumphs.
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Book Smart

How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers

Author: Anne E. Cunningham PhD,Jamie Zibulsky PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199384002

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at supporting reading development and addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that can be fostered by reading with young children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together, from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to raising an independent reader. This journey begins with a discussion of oral language and early reading skills and then moves into early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development, and social-emotional growth. This book will help parents bring the joy of reading into the home.
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