The English Connection, an integrated skills course, highlights the holistic approach to language teaching and learning. The underlying principles of language learning advocated by the CBSE, i.e., learner autonomy, reflective thinking, creativity, and interactive learning, have been incorporated in the pedagogy that is embedded in the course content of the series.
The fourth edition of this comprehensive resource helps future and practicing teachers recognize and assess literacy problems, while providing practical, effective intervention strategies to help every student succeed. The author thoroughly explores the major components of literacy, providing an overview of pertinent research, suggested methods and tools for diagnosis and assessment, intervention strategies and activities, and technology applications to increase students' skills. Discussions throughout focus on the needs of English learners, offering appropriate instructional strategies and tailored teaching ideas to help both teachers and their students. Several valuable appendices include assessment tools, instructions and visuals for creating and implementing the book's more than 150 instructional strategies and activities, and other resources.
In many ways, the history of domestic humor writing is also a history of domestic life in the twentieth century. For many years, domestic humor was written primarily by females; significant contributions from male writers began as times and family structures changed. It remains timeless because of its basis on the relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, houses and inhabitants, pets and their owners, chores and their doers, and neighbors. This work is a historical and literary survey of humorists who wrote about home. It begins with a chapter on the social context of and attitudes toward traditional domestic roles and housewives. The following chapters, beginning with the 1920s and continuing through today, cover the different time periods and the foremost American domestic humorists, and the humor written by surrogate parents, grown children about their childhood families, husbands, and Canadian and English writers. Also covered are the differences among various writers toward traditional domestic roles—some, like Erma Bombeck and Judith Viorst, embraced them, while others, like Caryl Kristenson and Marilyn Kentz, resisted them. Common themes, such as the isolation and competitiveness of housework, home as an idealized metaphysical goal and ongoing physical challenge, and the urban, suburban, and rural life, are also explored.
Looks at how to share poetry with children ages five to twelve, describing popular and classic poets, poets from diverse cultures, important poets with lists of their websites, and types of poetry collections.
Introduces twenty-four activity programs for children and families using books, songs, crafts and dance to approach common topics including the seasons, animals, holidays, and the sea.
Mark Twain once described golf as a good walk spoiled. Most golfers have had a round (or two) where these words rang especially true. That is because golf is a game where failure is unavoidable. Every shot, every lie, is a unique event involving a multitude of intricate variables, any of which can cause a shot to go awry. But fear nothelp is here! Former profession golfer Bob Glanville shares the knowledge he has gained from more than half a century of playing and teaching golf. In Golf: The Game of Lessening Failures, he teaches golfers to eliminate their golfing failures, one swing at a time. He dispenses his wit and wisdom through sixteen chapters that touch upon nearly every aspect of the game, including the equipment, the terminology, the etiquette, and the origins of the PGA. Through it all, readers learn to improve their game physically and mentally, as well as by using a set of clubs that will help them get the most out of every swing. The course awaits.
'Having a baby is like watching two very inefficient removal men trying to get a very large sofa through a very small doorway, only in this case you can't say, "Oh, sod it, bring it through the French windows"' Victoria Wood 'It's not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it' Dorothy, The Golden Girls Motherhood is a tough job and a serious business. Which means there's all the more reason to step back and see the funny side of it, and Just Like Mum Says is packed with humorous insights and wry observations on all matters maternal. Tracing the course of mothering through pregnancy, the terrible twos, the teenage years and the empty nest, Just Like Mum Says includes wise and witty words from celebrated matriarchs from Marge Simpson to Sharon Osbourne, and Victoria Beckham to Victoria Wood. In short, Just Like Mum Says amuses, delights, enlightens and touches the heart - just like Mum. 'When my husband comes home, if the kids are still alive, I figure I've done my job' Roseanne
Manage and monitor behavior to improve student success using Teaching Tips for Challenging Behaviors for grades PK–2. This 128-page resource includes tips on record-keeping, physical development, language and literacy, attention span, cognitive development, social and emotional development, dealing with parents, and ways to help students monitor their own behavior.
From the trivial to the arcane to the bizarre to the hilarious to the tragic, Alliss' 19th Hole is a compulsively readable compendium of golf facts, told in the wry voice of the man Golf Digest called the "best golf commentator ever," the legendary Peter Alliss. Marvel at the accomplishments of golfers who have won a revered place in "Alliss' Hall of Fame," shake your head in disbelief at the chaos that ensues "When Good Golfers Go Bad," and relive "The Great Battles of Golf History." Take an armchair expedition to "The World's Ten Greatest Holes," learn "Ten Essential Facts About the Hole in One," and see what happens when the green is subject to "Animal Intrusions." Informed by a deep love of the game and a whimsical eye for detail that will delight and engage anyone who shares his enthusiasm for the game, Alliss' 19th Hole is the perfect book for any duffer who can't get enough links lore.
Brevity is the soul and wit of this publication; however, the medical industry is the largest and most complex combination of human resources ever assembled, earning it a status well worth writing about. Certain epigrams are gentle and subtle, and others quite caustic, but all contain some form of social or scientific commentary. If the reader has a morbid sense of humor, this book will be especially enjoyed.
A collection of more than 270 memorable quotations about the relationships between fathers and their sons and daughters—some wise, some thoughtful, and some downright hilarious. The musings, advice, and observations inside are drawn from famous writers, politicians, actors, comedians, athletes, businessmen, and philosophers. Complete with a new foreword by Nick and Tony Lyons, The Little Red Book of Dad's Wisdom is the perfect Father’s Day—or any day—gift for dad.
This uplifting, easy-to-read, but hard-to-forget anthology is full of powerful reminders that there is no such thing as "only a teacher."
Based on current research, Teaching Tips for Kids with Dyslexia provides teachers and parents with practical multisensory methods that will help children acquire the necessary phonological skills to become successful readers. Included are the early signs and symptoms of dyslexia; language intervention strategies; the importance of developing pre-phonemic and phonemic awareness; multisensory methods for identifying letters, reading sight words, and spelling; as well as suggestions for classroom and material modifications; improving handwriting; building confidence; and new instructional concepts. This resource is a must for all elementary classroom teachers!
The journey to "Somewhere Else" is easy to read straightforward light verse with illustrations reminiscent of the works of Shel Silverstein and Bruce Lansky. Along the way you'll encounter Pirates, Mr. Perfect, and the unfortunate Mr. Schnee. You'll be warmed by Foolish Frank's Fire, get to see the great Computer Race, and solve the puzzle of the missing part in Incomplete. After meeting Billy on page #1 you will finish at the Ant Races on page #105 and each verse along the way will bring a smile. Everyday situations are made absurd and the impossible is made to seem probable with style and wit to be enjoyed by all ages. Parents will enjoy reading these verses to their children as much as the children will enjoy hearing them. Readers will see places, people, and things that may be familiar, but curiously different with a new point of view. They may even recognize themselves. Over one hundred poems and illustrations to lift the spirit and have you smiling. Reader's Comments: "My eleven-year-old was delighted and wanted to read every verse to me. He couldn't wait to share it with his friends." Stacey Wallman Westwood, California "What fun! What a refreshing view of people and life's simple problems and pleasures. for fans of Shel Silverstein-a must read." Mary Peterman Rockport, Massachusetts "A great read-aloud book for both kids and adults. The illustrations are right on target." Bobbi Beavers Southberwick, Maine "Wonderfully witty! I'm sure I know some of the characters. One or two might be me. Relaxing reading that put a smile in my heart." Rita Wilson Valencia, California
Volume 1 includes activities and lessons to accompany children's books by Michael Bond, Margaret Musgrove, Seymour Chwast, Doug Cushman, Gene Baer, Pam Conrad, Monica Wellington and Andrew Kupfer, Sara Fanelli, Sandra Markle, David Wisniewski, Alexandra Day, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, Miela Ford, Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson, Wendy Pfeffer, Kay Dokken, Mordicai Gerstein, Ted Lewin, David A. Adler, Shirley Climo, Michael O. Tunnell, D. Anne Love, Ron Roy, Mary Pope Osborne, Fred Gwynne, Raffi, Alma Flor Ada, Ann Jonas, Stuart J. Murphy, Alan Baron, Amy Ehrlich, Syd Hoff, Sarah Weeks, James Stevenson, Carol Ann Timmel, Carolyn Jackson, Linda Martin, Janet Perlman, Robert Kraus, George Shannon, Laura Joffe Numeroff, Amy Schwartz, Bruce Lansky, David Kirk, Chris Van Allsburg, Deborah Blumenthal, Nina Laden, Jon Scieszka, Judy Blume, Elaine Greenstein, Colin Thompson, June Crebbin, Vivian French, Charlotte Dematons, Timothy Bush, Miriam Moss, Emily Arnold McCully, Phillis Gershator, Jan Romero Stevens, Rachel Isadora, Carmen Agra Deedy, Peter Mandel, Anita Jeram, Nancy Van Laan, Jack Prelutsky, Sue Tarsky, Gail Gibbons, Paul Giganti, Byron Barton, Scott Gustafson, Teri Sloat, Eve Merriam, Tana Hoban, Zita Newcome, Sarah Perry, Pat Hutchins, Margaret Read MacDonald, Shirley Neitzel, Ann Morris, Margaret Wise Brown, Rick Brown, Andrew Clements, Sylvia Andrews, Larry LaPrise, Charlotte Zolotow, Luis Garay, Ann Whitford Paul, Betsy Byars, Harriet Lerner, Marjorie Priceman, Rod Clement, Diana Appelbaum, Melvin Berger, Katherine K. Winkleman, Amy Axelrod, Eve Bunting, Henry Cole, B.G. Hennessy, Arthur Dorros, Bernard Most, Colin West, Franklyn M. Branley, Susi Greg Fowler, Deborah Heiligman, Patricia Lauber, Pamela Duncan Edwards, Jama Kim Rattigan, Allan Fowler, Carole Lexa Schaefer, Max Grover, Louis Phillips, Betsy and Giulio Maestro, Richard Egielski, Kevin Henkes, Nurit Karlin, Leo Lionni, Aliki, Joy N. Hulme, Eloise Greenfield, Liz Rosenberg, Jill Murphy, Karla Kuskin, Jack Gantos, Jean Marzollo, Katrin Hyman Tchana, Eric Carle, Eugene Trivizas, John Updike, Chris Raschka, Judith Gorog, Jonathan London, Jane Manning, Joan L. Nodset, Rose Robart, Laura Rader, Bob Barner, Marcia Vaughan, Margot Zemach, David Martin, and Ellen Stoll Walsh. Volume 2 includes activities and lessons to accompany children's books by Jane Bayer, Gayle Corbett Shirley, Kevin Henkes, Scott Gustafson, Jeff Moss, Jack Prelutsky, Aliki, Seymour Simon, Lynn Reiser, Sid Fleischman, Kathleen Karr, Sharon Creech, Delia Ray, Margaret Read MacDonald, Bo Flood, Betty Fraser, Charles Keller, Pam Conrad, Elizabeth Levy, Avi, Roger Ressmeyer, John Christopher Fine, Robert D. Ballard, George Shannon, Judy Sierra, Andrew Santella, Jean Fritz, Martin Hallet, Jane Yolen, Brian Selznick, Elizabeth Winthrop, Gloria Whelan, Arlene Erlbach, Sylvia Whitman, Gary Bowen, Zlata Filipovic, Chris Van Allsburg, E.L. Konigsburg, Charlotte F. Otten, A. Mifflin Lowe, Susi Gregg Fowler, Bruce Coville, Karen Hesse, Audrey Wood, Mary Pope Osborne, Marvin Terban, Darleen Bailey Beard, Janet and Allan Ahlberg, Barbara Ware Holmes, Demi, Vicki Cobb, Alan Arkin, Eth Clifford, Marvin Miller, Sylvia Cassedy, Tara and Kathy Darling, James Gurney, Barbara Cohen, Anne Mazer, Gerald Hausman, Laura Numeroff, Bruce Lansky, Paul Fleischman, Margaret Mahy, Tor Seidler, Jessie Haas, Gail Carson Levine, Johanna Hurwitz, Toby Forward, Sylvia Waugh, Arnold Lobel, Jon Scieszka, Michael J. Rosen, Barbara Robinson, Betty Levin, Joy Cowley, Thomas J. Dygard, Barbara Park, Norton Juster, Ashley Bryan, Donald M. Silver, Ruth Heller, Naomi Shihab Nye, Virginia Grossman, Karla Kuskin, Barbara Juster Esbensen, Taro Gomi, Patricia Mullins, Jerry Spinelli, Natalie Babbitt, John Walker, Loretta Krupinski, Lois Lowry, Kathleen Leverich, Ilene Cooper, Janice Lee Smith, Martin W. Sandler, Veronica Lawlor, Lucille Recht Penner, Mary D. Lankford, Steve Tomecek, Jamie Gilson, Jacqueline Morley, James Klein, Tana Hoban, Beverly K. Duncan, Monalisa DeGross, Lawrence Yep, Carlos Cumpian, Russell Freedman, Jeanne Steig, Fred Gwynne, Linda Bourke, Artie Bennett, J. Patrick Lewis, Bobbye S. Goldstein, Eve Merriam, Phillis Gershator, Layne Longfellow, Mary Beth Miller, George Ancona, David F. Birchman, Judith Viorst, and Tiphaine Samoyault.
The most authoritative and comprehensive calendar reference for teachers--revised annually to keep readers up-to-date! Offers unique facts, important holidays, and major anniversaries in a handy day-by-day calendar format. New to this edition is a blog that will feature content from the book, fresh ideas for incorporating information into curriculum, and occasional guest entries by some of our other authors on the teacher resource list.
Storytelling, as oral tradition and in writing, has long played a central role in Jewish society. Family, educators, and clergy employ stories to transmit Jewish culture, traditions, and values. This comprehensive bibliography identifies 668 Jewish folktales by title and subject, summarizing plot lines for easy access to the right story for any occasion. Some centuries old and others freshly imagined, the tales include animal fables, supernatural yarns, and anecdotes for festivals and holidays. Themes include justice, community, cause and effect, and mitzvahs, or good deeds. This second edition nearly doubles the number of stories and expands the guide’s global reach, with new pieces from Turkey, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Chile. Subject cross-references and a glossary complete the volume, a living tool for understanding the ever-evolving world of Jewish folklore.
The bestselling text on the market -- now in its thirteenth edition -- CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. In addition to its unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, the text is unrivaled in its strong research base and currency. The chapters in Part Three (Crime Typologies) cover some of the hottest issues in the field today: ISIL and terrorism, mass shootings, green crime, transnational crime, and cybercrime. Packed with real-world illustrations, the thirteenth edition is completely updated and includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. Renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies, Dr. Siegel encourages students to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
ORGANIZED CRIME examines how criminal groups are organized; the widening of their business activities; and the statutes, agencies, and techniques used to combat organized crime. Updated throughout, the eleventh edition reflects the decline of the American Mafia, its importance dwindling as new criminal organizations emerge. The text also explains how criminal organizations operating on a global scale have become more sophisticated and more threatening, and examines additional crime groups that have been added to the pantheon we refer to as organized crime.
The Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Pennsylvania is the ultimate guidebook to the crime, injustice, and seedy history of the Keystone State. With photographs, maps, directions, and sites to visit, this collection of outlaw tales serves as both a travel guide and an entertaining and informational read. It is a one-of-a-kind exploration into well-known and more obsure sites in Pennsylvania that retain memories of bandits and their scandalous deeds. The Crime Buff series offers indispensable guidebooks for criminal-history enthusiasts and travelers. Each site description includes a brief summary of the spot’s significance, historical context, maps, directions, and photos. Appealing to both residents and visitors, the books reveal the exploits of famous and less famous outlaws in an irresistable and informational manner. Readers will be shocked, unsettled, and captivated by the true stories and secrets illuminated in the Outlaw collection.
Like his compositions, Milton Babbitt's writings about music have exerted an extraordinary influence on postwar music and thinking about music. In essays and public addresses spanning fifty years, Babbitt has grappled profoundly with central questions in the composition and apprehension of music. These writings range from personal memoirs and critical reviews to closely reasoned metatheoretical speculations and technical exegesis. In the history of music theory, there has been only a small handful of figures who have produced work of comparable stature. Taken as a whole, Babbitt's writings are not only an invaluable testimony to his thinking--a priceless primary source for the intellectual and cultural history of the second half of the twentieth century--but also a remarkable achievement in their own right. Prior to this collection, Babbitt's writings were scattered through a wide variety of journals, books, and magazines--many hard to find and some unavailable--and often contained typographical errors and editorial corruptions of various kinds. This volume of almost fifty pieces gathers, corrects, and annotates virtually everything of significance that Babbitt has written. The result is complete, authoritative, and fully accessible--the definitive source of Babbitt's influential ideas.
Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty-eight years ago, Harry Houdini’s life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and bestselling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy. The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame—his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend.
Plant a tree upon the birth of each grandchild, and then take a picture of it each year to mark your grandchild's birthday. Devise a secret handshake with your grandchild Watch a sunset with your grandchild and listen to his or her thoughts Encourage grandchildren who live far away to write to you by sending them stamped and addressed postcards. Vicki Lansky's bestselling books include 101 Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special, 101 Ways to Tell Your Child "I Love You," 101 Ways to Be a Special Dad, 101 Ways to Be a Special Mom, and the Practical Parenting Series, which together have sold more than three million copies.
The earliest Jewish settlers arrived in Michigan during the mid-18th century. Primarily traders associated with the burgeoning fur industry, few of these entrepreneurs remained permanently. During the early 1840s, the five Weil brothers, farmers and tanners from Germany, became the first prominent Jewish settlers in Washtenaw County. By the end of that decade, a Jewish cemetery was established on what is now the site of the Horace Rackham Building on the University of Michigan campus. Though the Weil family eventually moved west, the cemetery remained as a marker for what was then a miniscule Jewish presence. In the early 20th century, Osias Zwerdling and the Lansky family arrived. In addition to reestablishing a Jewish presence in Ann Arbor, they helped form what became Beth Israel Congregation. Growth of the Ann Arbor Jewish community coincided with the evolution of the university, as well as the city. By the end of the 20th century, a vibrant community representing all facets of Judaism had been established.
What happens in Vegas doesn't necessarily stay in Vegas and the proof is in this lively and entertaining compilation of stories chronicling decades of decadence, celebrity shenanigans, and political corruption, as well as the glitz and glamour of the casinos that pass for everyday life in Las Vegas. Underneath the city's present success lies many infamous tales of excess and debauchery. Using new information from recently released FBI documents, Jeff Burbank brings to life the Vegas mob in its heyday, recounting never-before-heard tales of the mobsters who made Vegas what it is today. But mobsters aren't the only ones with skeletons in Las Vegas' closet. Over the years, Hollywood stars have had their share of the limelight. Burbank has uncovered the many fateful, and often amusing, incidents that have befallen the glamorous and here he recalls the details of the darkest moments in the lives of the famous and foolish: Marilyn Monroe's quickie divorce; boxer Sonny Liston's secret heroin deal just before his death; The Doors singer Jim Morrison's arrest for fighting on the Strip; and the hookers who trick-rolled comedian Tommy Smothers in his hotel room. With fast-paced and entertaining prose, Burbank captures the true stories from Las Vegas' seedy underbelly that have led to America's 100-year fascination with the aptly named Sin City.
A handsome CEO attempts to acquire another company whose CEO is a beautiful woman.
Beginning in the 1920s, an all-star team of goons, gunmen and garrotters transformed America's criminal landscape. Its membership was diverse; the mob recruited men from all ethnicities and religious backgrounds. Most were natives of the Big Apple, handpicked from the city's toughest neighborhoods: Brownsville, Ocean Hill, Flushing. So prolific were their exploits that the media soon dubbed this bevy of hired hands Murder, Incorporated. The brainchild of aging mob bosses, including Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, this ruthless hit squad quickly captured America's attention, making headlines coast to coast for over two decades. As for who these men were and how their partnership came to be, join author Graham Bell as he sheds light on this dark history of the Mafia's most notorious crime syndicate.