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  • A Comedy & A Tragedyby Travis Hugh Culley

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00

    In this powerful memoir, former bicycle messenger and acclaimed author of The Immortal Class recounts his difficult journey to literacy.   A Comedy & A Tragedy is the story of one young man?s effort to teach himself to read. Complex and many-leveled, this book is also a manifesto about the acquisition of intellectual independence. It is a plea... more...

  • Literacy Teacher Educationby Deborah G. Litt; Susan D. Martin; Nancy A. Place; Victoria J. Risko

    Guilford Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    Few resources exist to give literacy teacher educators a comprehensive view of effective, innovative practices in their field, making this uniquely practical volume an important addition to the literature. Each chapter describes research findings and pedagogical methods, with an emphasis on what teachers really need to know to succeed. Woven into... more...

  • Readers Writingby Elizabeth Hale

    Stenhouse Publishers 2014; US$ 18.99

    When faced with a blank page in their readers’ notebooks, students often fall back on what is familiar: summarizing. Despite our best efforts to model through comprehension strategies what good readers do, many students struggle to transfer this knowledge and make it their own when writing independently about books. In Readers Writing, Elizabeth... more...

  • Educating for Language and Literacy Diversityby Mastin Prinsloo; Christopher Stroud

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Educators and researchers in variety of locations increasingly encounter linguistically and socio-culturally diverse groups of students in their classrooms and lecture halls. This book examines everyday forms of talk and writing in relation to standardised forms and schooling expectations to suggest ways forward in educational discourse. more...

  • Educating for Language and Literacy Diversityby Mastin Prinsloo; Christopher Stroud

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Educators and researchers in variety of locations increasingly encounter linguistically and socio-culturally diverse groups of students in their classrooms and lecture halls. This book examines everyday forms of talk and writing in relation to standardised forms and schooling expectations to suggest ways forward in educational discourse. more...

  • Developing Reading Comprehensionby Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl; Georgia Earnest Garcˇa

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 26.00

    Early literacy instruction typically emphasizes foundational skills--often at the expense of engaging young children in reading and supporting their comprehension of different types of texts. This book explains the essential elements of comprehension and shares a wealth of classroom-tested instructional practices. It presents developmentally informed... more...

  • Discovering Media Literacyby Renee Hobbs; David Cooper Moore

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 36.95

    "Many professional books talk about digital and media literacy, but this text addresses the complete continuum?from television to technology?and guides teachers to think deeply about their own preferences and beliefs, as well as those of their students to develop knowledgeable, informed media users and consumers for the 21st century." more...

  • 1001 Brilliant Writing Ideasby Ron Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 38.95

    How often do you hear your pupils cry 'what can I write about?' 1001 Brilliant Writing Ideas offers teachers endless ideas and inventive suggestions, opening up new opportunities for creative writing lessons. With over 1000 different ?story-starters? across a vast range of genres and narrative styles, this versatile book provides food for thought... more...

  • Extraordinary Women from U.S. History: Readers Theatre for Grades 4-8by Chari Greenberg Smith

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 28.00

    Bring the women who shaped American history to life in the_ classroom! Each script embraces an event or portion of these famous womens lives, and illustrates the contribution that the women made in shaping history in politics, art, sports and medicine. Readers Theatre format empowers students to focus on learning about historical events of the womens... more...

  • The Secular Visionariesby Joel Gwynne

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 81.00

    This retrospective study examines short fiction in the context of stylistic tradition in New Zealand’s literary history. By exploring the extent to which the major exponents of twentieth-century short fiction extend the traditions of realism and impressionism as initiated by Katherine Mansfield and Frank Sargeson, this study embraces the stylistic... more...