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- 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...
- 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...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2014; US$ 24.99
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...
- Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 16.39
Finely written in the very best tradition of American long-form narrative, Reading With Patrick is a story of hope, redemption and the power of books to transform - and even to save - a life. As a young English teacher keen to make a difference in the world, Michelle Kuo took a job at a tough school in the Mississippi Delta, bringing the wonders... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
Despite several efforts by the New Zealand government in the 1990s this book suggests that their national literacy strategy has failed to reduce the literacy achievement gap. The major contributing factors are examined and alternative effective strategies are suggested to achieve excellence and equity in New Zealand's literacy education. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99
In this third edition, bestselling author Sue Cowley offers advice on improving skills and confidence, and getting students excited about writing - not just in literacy or English, but across the curriculum. This book is full of engaging and creative approaches for writers at all stages of confidence and competence: from children just starting to write,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
Literacy is a perennial ?hot topic? in Britain and other English-speaking countries. Concerns about falling standards and a ?literacy crisis? are frequently raised. In response, governments initiate new policies and teaching guidelines. This book addresses the current policies, practices and media debates in England, the US, Scotland and Australia.... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99
Retrouvez dans cet ouvrage les chapitres suivants : - Contextualisation et hyperpertinence figurale - La métaphore injurieuse comme construction contextuelle - Le rôle du contexte dans l?interprétation de figures discursives fondées sur des oppositions de sens - Les contextes de l?hyperbate - La réduplication et son contexte - Métaphore et cohérence... more...
- Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 15.00
This book aims to enhance and challenge our understanding of language and literacy as social practice against the background of heightened globalisation. Juffermans presents an ethnographic study of the linguistic landscape of The Gambia, arguing that language should be conceptualised as a verb (languaging) rather than a countable noun (a language,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95
Exploring Diversity through Multimodality, Narrative, and Dialogue awakens educators to the ways in which values, beliefs, language use, culture, identity, social class, race, and other factors filter approaches to teaching and expectations for students. Designed as a guide to help educators engage in dialogic interactions, the text articulates... more...