The Word Detective

The Word Detective

The "Word Detective" searches out clues to the origin of interesting words and phrases, such as Big Apple, moxie, yahoo, gormless, feed a cold, and many others, in a collection of articles from the syndicated "Word Detective" column.

Author: Evan Morris

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: UVA:X004595213

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 488

The "Word Detective" searches out clues to the origin of interesting words and phrases, such as Big Apple, moxie, yahoo, gormless, feed a cold, and many others, in a collection of articles from the syndicated "Word Detective" column. Reprint.
Categories: Reference

The Word Detective

The Word Detective

Helps children understand the meaning of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns by using these parts of speech in stories and puzzles.

Author: Heather Amery

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 0746003986

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

View: 948

Helps children understand the meaning of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns by using these parts of speech in stories.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Word Detective

The Word Detective

The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.

Author: John Simpson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408706596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 311

Language is always changing. No one knows where it is going but the best way to future-cast is to look at the past. John Simpson animates for us a tradition of researching and editing, showing us both the technical lexicography needed to understand a word, and the careful poetry needed to construct its definition. He challenges both the idea that dictionaries are definitive, and the notion that language is falling apart. With a sense of humour, an ability to laugh at bureaucracy and an inclination to question the status quo, John Simpson gives life to the colourful characters at the OED and to the English language itself. He splices his stories with entertaining and erudite diversions into the history and origin of words such as 'kangaroo', 'hot-dog' , 'pommie', 'bicycle' , not ignoring those swearwords often classed as 'Anglo-Saxon' ! The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Word Detective

The Word Detective

Helps children understand the meaning of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns by using these parts of speech in stories.

Author: Heather Amery

Publisher: Edc Pub

ISBN: 0860206629

Category: Picture dictionaries

Page: 46

View: 317

Helps children understand the meaning of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns by using these parts of speech in stories.
Categories: Picture dictionaries

Word Detective Grade 2

Word Detective Grade 2

This spelling (grade 2) book includes: This is going to be F-U-N!--They'll encounter plenty of spelling (grade 2) exercises including Letter Slide, Merry-Go-Round, and Crack the Code.

Author: Ann Richmond Fisher

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 1641529601

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 190

View: 714

A fun spelling mystery for second grade sleuths Kids love learning through amusing games and activities--and what's more fun than learning to spell by solving a mystery? As they weave their way through Word Detective, they'll learn to spell 200 words through 130 engaging puzzles. When they complete the spelling (grade 2) book, they'll be able to solve "The Case of the Hidden Gold." Each chapter in this spelling (grade 2) book will take them through different themes like friends, family, and animals. Creative puzzles will help them practice the words, and they'll use some of them in their own sentences. This spelling (grade 2) book includes: This is going to be F-U-N!--They'll encounter plenty of spelling (grade 2) exercises including Letter Slide, Merry-Go-Round, and Crack the Code. Whodunit--The answers to the puzzles reveal secret letters that, when put together, solve the case. Words they'll use--They'll learn words for colors, emotions, and other topics from 10 chapters that will help them describe the world around them. Word Detective is everything a spelling (grade 2) book should be and more! Learning new words has never been this much fun.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Word Detective in German

The Word Detective in German

Helps children understand the meaning of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns in German by using these parts of speech in stories.

Author: Heather Amery

Publisher: Edc Pub

ISBN: 0860206645

Category: German language

Page: 47

View: 356

Helps children understand the meaning of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns in German by using these parts of speech in stories.
Categories: German language

Julia

Julia

This book represents a careful selection of words and sentences intended to do the following: Increase child's interest in word comprehension at a young age; Raise the child's level of curiosity and promote early reading skills; Build and ...

Author: Simina Gentry

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1725949407

Category:

Page: 56

View: 140

An educational and fun introduction to the world of words intended to promote early reading skills. This book represents a careful selection of words and sentences intended to do the following: Increase child's interest in word comprehension at a young age; Raise the child's level of curiosity and promote early reading skills; Build and enhance a rich vocabulary at a young age; Provide brain stimulation by comparing: words that sound the same but have different spelling AND meaning such as "WOULD"-"WOOD", or "HEAR" - "HERE"; words that are spelled the same but have different meaning such as "FALL" (season) - "FALL" - the act of falling or "BANK" (river) - "BANK" (institution); changes in the meaning of the word such as for example "MOUSE"- "HOUSE" or "HERE" - "HER"; synonyms such as "BAGGAGE" - "LUGGAGE". The book is intended for children of all ages.
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Shona Word Detective

Shona  Word Detective

A warm and charming tale of diversity, language, and the shared cultures that make-up modern life.

Author: John Agard

Publisher: 4u2read

ISBN: 1781127867

Category: Children's stories

Page: 64

View: 540

Shona has always loved words and for many years she has written down any strange word she finds to create her very own thesaurus! When her and her classmates learn that some languages are dying out, Miss Bates tasks them with becoming top-class word detectives, proving to themselves and their families that there are many beautiful languages still thriving, even within their classroom.
Categories: Children's stories

Writing Lesson Level K Be a Word Detective

Writing Lesson Level K  Be a Word Detective

Word. Detective: What. Do. You. See? (cont.) Engage 4. Have students Turn and
Talk to partners about three ways they might write words they are unsure of in
their stories. Remind students that both partners need to share. Apply 5.

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480769007

Category:

Page: 4

View: 192

Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.
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Word Explorer

Word Explorer

As they make their way through Word Detective, they will learn to spell 300 words with 100 engaging puzzles. Each chapter in this spelling book (grade 2) will take them through different topics such as friends, family and animals.

Author: School Detective Book

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798642753132

Category:

Page: 104

View: 449

A fun spelling spell for beginners Kids love to learn through fun games and activities. What is more fun than learning to spell by solving a puzzle? As they make their way through Word Detective, they will learn to spell 300 words with 100 engaging puzzles. Each chapter in this spelling book (grade 2) will take them through different topics such as friends, family and animals. Creative puzzles will help them practice words, and they will use some of them in their own sentences. This will be F-U-N! - They will face a lot of spelling exercises (Grade 2) including Letter Slide, Merry-Go-Round and Crack the Code. Whodunit answers The answers to the puzzles reveal secret messages that solve the issue when put together. The words they will use - they will learn words of colors, emotions and other 10-chapter topics that will help them describe the world around them. The detective is everything a must-have spelling book (grade 2) and more! Learning new words has never been this fun before.
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Word Detectives

Word Detectives

This story is then associated with a body movement that reminds students of the meaning of the root. Finally, the root is associated with a picture that reminds the student of the story, the movement, and the meaning.

Author: Trista Gleason

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1512037044

Category:

Page: 188

View: 215

Word Detectives Volume 2 is the second of three workbooks that make Latin roots accessible to elementary students through stories, movements, and pictures. Many programs start with prefixes and suffixes. In contrast, Word Detectives begins with the "meatiest" part of the word. Prefixes and suffixes modify words, but the roots are the essence. These roots can form a foundation for vocabulary and spelling. Each root is introduced using a simple story. This story is then associated with a body movement that reminds students of the meaning of the root. Finally, the root is associated with a picture that reminds the student of the story, the movement, and the meaning. There are 4 roots per lesson. The lessons are designed to be short and simple. Intensive worksheets combined with a scripted instructor's guide teach students to identify familiar roots when they encounter them in words. First students study a list of words with a common root using fine discrimination to differentiate between similar words, and then students learn to infer the meaning of unfamiliar words using gross discrimination based on the clues provided by the roots, prefixes, and suffixes. This book is meant to be a tool. If introduced early (between third and fifth grade), Latin roots can be highlighted in spelling, reading, and vocabulary, but it is never too late. The story-movement-image combination impacts multiple learning styles and makes high level skills attainable for younger students. Let's become "word detectives." Word Detectives Worksheets Volume 2 is an optional companion workbook. It eliminates the need to make copies and keeps student work organized. Instructors may prefer to purchase one Word Detectives Volume 2 Workbook which includes the stories, movements, pictures, worksheets, and scripted instruction guide. Instructors may choose to additionally purchase one Word Detectives Worksheets Volume 2 workbook which includes only the pictures, worksheets, and prefix/suffix appendixes for each student. Let's start looking for clues!
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No Spoken Word

No Spoken Word

Why would a woman who runs a corner shop in South Manchester be shot dead in cold blood in apparently contract killing?

Author: David Menon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1532946066

Category:

Page: 150

View: 617

Why would a woman who runs a corner shop in South Manchester be shot dead in cold blood in apparently contract killing? Who could she have offended so much that they wanted her out of the way permanently? And what's happened to her partner? They're supposed to be inseperable but she hasn't been seen at all on the day of the killing and has disappeared. DSI Jeff Barton and his team, including newcomer Louisa Pilkington who joins as a civilian member but who holds a pretty big secret of her own, begin to unravel a complicated trail in pursuit of a killer who brings a touch of espionage and the Cold war into the investigation. More murders put the pressure on Jeff to find a way through and see what's really going on and apprehend a determined killer.
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Very Difficult Word Search

Very Difficult Word Search

★ Enjoy the Timeless pleasure of Word Searching with these challenging puzzles the Word Search Book is already gaining a reputation for being not only challenging but fun and brain stimulating. ★ With Word Search Puzzles over the most ...

Author: Somchong K Gradedee

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798645208288

Category:

Page: 106

View: 235

★ Enjoy the Timeless pleasure of Word Searching with these challenging puzzles the Word Search Book is already gaining a reputation for being not only challenging but fun and brain stimulating. ★ With Word Search Puzzles over the most interesting topics, this book will allow you to get lost in the test that is Word Search. What a great way to increase your vocabulary and activate your mind! ★ Game Word Search from recent studies have shown that playing mentally demanding games decreases the risk of degenerative brain diseases such as alzheimer's. ★ However, Puzzle Words can run forward, backward, or diagonally. Many Words Share common letters and criss-cross each other for greater variety.
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American Mystery and Detective Novels

American Mystery and Detective Novels

The word "detective" first appears in English in 1843 (OED, compact edition,
1971). A number of events prepared for a transformation in fiction, mainly the
Russian Revolution, the great crash, the Depression, the rise of fascism, and the
crises ...

Author: Larry Landrum

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313213879

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

View: 99

A guide to research on American mystery and detective novels emphasizing the historical development of the genre and major critical approaches to the literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Words Words Words

Words  Words  Words

Words, Words, Words is all about the wonder of words. Drawing on a lifetime's experience, David Crystal explores language in all its rich varieties through words: the very building blocks of our communication.

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199210770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

View: 640

Words, Words, Words is all about the wonder of words. Drawing on a lifetime's experience, David Crystal explores language in all its rich varieties through words: the very building blocks of our communication. Language has no life of its own: it only exists in the mouths and ears, hands, eyes and brains of its users. As we are guided expertly and passionately through the mysteries and delights of word origins, histories, spellings, regional and social variations, taboo words, jargon,and wordplay, the contribution we all play in shaping the linguistic world around us becomes evident. Words, Words, Words is a celebration of what we say and how we say it. It invites us to engage linguistically with who we are: to understand what words tell us about where we come from and what we do. And as they continually shape our lives, it suggests ways that we can look at words anew and get involved with collecting and coining words ourselves.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Legendary Detective

The Legendary Detective

Chapter Three Service Providers On December 22, 1917, managers of eight
regional offices of the Sherman Detective Agency met at the Hotel Biltmore in ... “
The word 'detective' has never quite done justice to the full scope of our
endeavors.

Author: John Walton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226308265

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 467

Private detectives and detective agencies played a major role in American history from 1870 to 1940. Pinkerton, Burns, Thiels, and the smaller independents were a multi-million dollar industry, hired out by many if not most American corporations, who needed services of surveillance, strike breaking, and labor espionage. Not only is John Walton's account the first sustained history of this industry, it is also the first book to trace the ways in which the private detective came to occupy a cherished place in popular imagination. Walton paints lively portraits of these mythical figures from Sherlock Holmes, the brilliant eccentric, to Sam Spade, the hard-boiled hero of Dashiell Hammett's best-selling tales. There's a great question lurking in here: how did pulp magazine editors shape the image of the hard-boiled private eye, and what sorts of interplay obtained between the actual records (agency files, memoirs) of these motley individuals in real life and the legend of the private detective in mass-market fiction? This history of the private eyes and this account of how the detective industry and the culture industry played off of each other is a first. Walton show us, in clean clear outline, the figure of the classical private eye, and he shows us further how the memory of this iconic figure was sustained in fiction, radio, film, literary societies, product promotions, adolescent entertainments, and a subculture of detective enthusiasts.
Categories: History

Reading First and Beyond

Reading First and Beyond

Puzzles and games, www.vocabulary.com • The Word Detective. E-zine with
column about words and their meanings, www.word-detective.com • Super Kids.
Vocabulary section includes hangman games, word-a-day, make your own word
 ...

Author: Cathy Collins Block

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412914973

Category: Education

Page: 203

View: 437

Packed with enriching ideas for all educators, this guide summarizes the key areas of the Reading First program to provide a comprehensive understanding of its components.
Categories: Education

Word Aware

Word Aware

This has extended to many using their Word Aware strategies when they face
new or less familiar words in differing contexts. ... Glenn writes: “We started the '
Word Detective' approach with the concepts of 'alien' words which were
introduced ...

Author: Stephen Parsons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351698900

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 279

This comprehensive and practical book provides an ideal platform for the provision of effective vocabulary development in children of all abilities. This rigorously tried and tested approach is an outstanding resource that will be an essential addition to any school and classroom and is also an important addition to the materials used by speech and language therapists. It provides a structured approach to promote vocabulary development in all children. It details a comprehensive and structured approach to learning with a multitude of activities and lesson plans. It adopts a whole school approach but is equally effective for specific classes and groups or individual learners. It is an effective tool to teach children who speak English as an additional language. It particularly suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2. 286pp, A4, spiral bound with CD. CD resources can also be found here: www.routledge.com/cw/speechmark
Categories: Education