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  • 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

    Give digital kids a voice! Today?s kids are digital natives, but what?s the best way to help them become empowered and responsible communicators across different media? Discover insights and strategies specific to reaching children ages 5-12 in this guide from a nationally-acclaimed media literacy program. Readers will find: Thought-provoking... more...

  • Rereading Appalachiaby Sara Webb-Sunderhaus; Kim Donehower

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    Appalachia faces overwhelming challenges that plague many rural areas across the country, including poorly funded schools, stagnant economic development, corrupt political systems, poverty, and drug abuse. Its citizens, in turn, have often been the target of unkind characterizations depicting them as illiterate or backward. Despite entrenched social... more...

  • Video Reflection in Literacy Teacher Education and Developmentby Evan Ortlieb; Mary McVee; Lynn Shanahan

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 92.95

    Within education there is a growing body of research focused on the use of video as a mediational tool for reflection. The purpose of this volume is to bring together research and research-based practices from a wide array of literacy scholars and practitioners who are using video in educational research and teaching. 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...

  • Baptism by Yang Jiangby Judith M. Amory; Yaohua Shi; Jiang Yang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 40.00

    The characters in this vivid, witty, and engrossing novel, set in a Beijing literary institute right after the revolution, are a group of intellectuals from the old society adjusting to a new reality. There is a love story, intrigue, back-biting, and deception, familiar circumstances of academic life. more...

  • The Bewitching Braidby David Brookshaw

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 27.00

    The novel is a fascinating look into the inner world of the Eurasian inhabitants of the city, and their relationship with their Chinese and Portuguese legacies. more...