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  • Lesenby Ursula Rautenberg; Ute Schneider

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 210.00

    Our contemporary media and knowledge society is paying steadily more attention to ?reading,? ?reading comprehension,? and ?reading competency.? Especially since the PISA study in 2000, these issues have been the focus of both political and popular discussion. Reading: A Handbook is based on the latest research findings in neurophysiology, psycholinguistics,... more...

  • The Literacy Leader's Toolkitby Graham Tyrer; Patrick Taylor

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99

    In their new book, the winners of the TES National Award for Outstanding Literacy Initiative share the secrets behind school improvement through raising literacy levels across the curriculum. Graham Tyrer and Patrick Taylor draw on the successful literacy initiative that raised their school from good to outstanding, as well as their work in three... more...

  • Making Sense of Learners Making Sense of Written Languageby Kenneth S. Goodman; Yetta M. Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Ken and Yetta Goodman?s professional work has been a lifelong collaboration, informed by shared philosophical strands. An overarching goal has been to provide access for all children to literacy and learning and to inform and improve teaching and learning. Each also is recognized for specific areas of focus and is known for particular concepts. This... more...

  • Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictionsby Molly Peacock

    McClelland & Stewart 2014; US$ 27.95

    Take the sumptuousness of Molly Peacock's own #1 bestselling The Paper Garden , the extraordinary creative variety of The Bedside Book of Birds , and the cat-nip-for-language-geeks appeal of Eats, Shoots and Leaves , and wrap it around tales rich with wisdom and humanity, and you get Alphabetique : the most gorgeous gift book of the season.  ... more...

  • A Creative Approach to Teaching Writingby Steve Bowkett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Why should children learn to write fluently? What difference will it make to them and the opportunities available to them later on in life? The ability to communicate clearly, accurately and persuasively is a vital life skill. Deficiencies in motivation and thinking skills pervade the challenge of improving children's literacy levels. Get Them... more...

  • Pragmatic Literary Stylisticsby Siobhan Chapman; Billy Clark

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    In considering the ways in which current theories of language in use and communicative processes are applied to the analysis, interpretation and definition of literary texts, this book sets an agenda for the future of pragmatic literary stylistics and provides a foundation for future research and debate. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...